Your Child's Aerodigestive Team at UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh

The Aerodigestive Center includes a diverse team of breathing and swallowing experts to care for your child.


Contact the Aerodigestive Center at UPMC Children's Hospital

With basic questions, call our main ENT office at 412-692-5460.

To make an appointment, call 412-692-7337.


Based on your child's needs, he or she may see:

  • Digestive disease and GI doctors.
  • Face, skull, and jaw bone surgeons.
  • General surgeons.
  • Lung and breathing experts.
  • Medical imaging doctors.
  • Plastic surgeons.
  • Sleep doctors.

Your child also may receive support or care from:

  • Occupational therapists.
  • Respiratory and feeding therapists.
  • Respiratory therapy/tracheotomy education specialists.
  • Social workers.

David Chi, MD

Chief, Division of Pediatric Otolaryngology
Director, Hearing Center
Associate Professor of Otolaryngology, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
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Cuneyt Metin Alper, MD

Professor of Otolaryngology, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
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Joseph Dohar, MD

Clinical Director, Pediatric Voice, Resonance and Swallowing Center
Professor of Otolaryngology, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
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Noel Jabbour, MD

Director, Congenital Ear Center
Faculty Member, Cleft-Craniofacial Center
Faculty Member, Vascular Anomalies Center
Fellowship Director, Division of Pediatric Otolaryngology
Assistant Professor of Otolaryngology, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
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Dennis J. Kitsko, DO

Associate Professor of Otolaryngology, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
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Raymond C Maguire, DO

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Reema Kirit Padia, MD

Research Director, Vascular Anomalies Center, UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh
Assistant Professor of Otolaryngology, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
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Jeffrey P. Simons, MD

Professor of Otolaryngology, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
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Amanda L Stapleton, MD

Assistant Professor of Otolaryngology, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
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Allison B.J. Tobey, MD

Assistant Professor of Otolaryngology, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
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Rachel Lynn Whelan, MD

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Kristin Burke, CRNP

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Kathryn Williams, CRNP

Quality Subcommittee Chair, Advanced Practice Provider Advisory Committee
APP Supervisor, Division of Pediatric Otolaryngology
UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh
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Brianna Brancazio, PA-C

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Jonelle Chir, PA-C

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Amber Goodenow, PA-C

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Jennifer Hanselman, PA-C

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Katie Kubicek, PA-C

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