Congenital Ear Center

The Congenital Ear Center (CEC) is a comprehensive center of excellence for the diagnosis and treatment of congenital ear conditions. The center is available for all patients from birth to 21 years of age who have certain ear conditions including:

  • Microtia – very small or missing ear
  • Malformed ears – cup ears or lop ears
  • Excessively large ears
  • Protruding ears
  • Congenital aural atresia – missing ear canal with hearing loss
  • External auditory canal stenosis – very narrow ear canal
  • Missing portions of ear from injuries

Learn about treatment options for these ear conditions available through the Congenital Ear Center.

Referral Requirements

As a comprehensive resource center, the Congenital Ear Center is available not only to patients, but also to referring physicians and surgeons who may request diagnoses, second opinions, treatment plans, and definitive treatment.

Referrals for patients enrolled in managed care insurance plans also may require authorization from the insurance provider and primary care physician. All necessary referral and authorization forms must be received before the patient’s visit. For accurate provider numbers or more information, please call the office number listed.

To refer a patient to or schedule an appointment in the Congenital Ear Center at Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC, please call 412-692-6216.



  • Congenital Ear Center

    Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC
    4401 Penn Avenue
    Floor 3
    Pittsburgh, PA 15224
  • Children's North

    2599 Wexford Bayne Rd.
    Sewickley, PA 15143