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Otolaryngology Fellowship

The Otolaryngology Fellowship at Children's National Hospital was established in 1984 to prepare fellows to become recognized leaders in the field of pediatric otolaryngology. This fellowship is a one-year training program that will provide a solid foundation in all aspects of pediatric otolaryngology clinical care and research. In addition, fellows will receive teaching experience through exposure to otolaryngology residents, medical students and other specialty trainees. This fellowship is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME).

Fellows gain exposure to a wide range of disorders that are encountered in clinical practice and a large volume of experience will involve the management of middle ear disorders and airway problems. In addition, fellows gain experience in diagnosis and management of children with disorders of the paranasal sinuses, congenital abnormalities and tumors of the head and neck, craniofacial anomalies, voice and speech disorders, vascular malformations and aerodigestive diseases.

Learn more about our research and curriculum requirements, meet the Otolaryngology team and get answers to some of our most frequently asked questions.

How to Apply

The program participates in the Pediatric Otolaryngology Match program through SF Match

Applications are accepted from November 15 - February 15.

  • Duration of fellowship: 1 year with an option of a 2nd year of research
  • Number of fellows per year: 2
  • Accreditation: Accredited by ACGME 
  • University Affiliation: George Washington University School of Medicine & Health Sciences
  • Eligibility: Applicants from all ethnic, social and cultural backgrounds are encouraged to apply. Individuals must have completed an ACGME or Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada accredited Otolaryngology residency and are eligible or certified by the American Board of Otolaryngology. District of Columbia license is also required.

The interview dates are set in the fall through the American Society of Pediatric Otolaryngology Fellowship Committee.  

Applications should be directed to the fellowship program director, Alexandra Espinel, M.D. We use the universal application form through SF Match.

Contact Information

For more information about the Otolaryngology Fellowship, please contact the program coordinator, Donita Gresham.

Our Team

We have a large staff of ENTs, physicians assistant, speech language pathologists and more.

Explore Our Program


Take a look at the educational opportunities that our Otolaryngology fellows experience.

Frequently Asked Questions

Get the answers to some of the most frequently asked questions about the Otolaryngology Fellowship.


Learn about our research requirements for the Otolaryngology Fellowship.