The Chronic Ear Clinic Team at UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh

Our team works together to make sure your child receives a thorough exam and the best treatment plan for their ear problem.

Our clinic is a one-stop center for all types of testing and treatment options. And our team-based approach means we're always here for you -- even between appointments.

Your Child's Care Team at the Ear Clinic

At the Chronic Ear Clinic at UPMC Children's Hospital, your child has access to a full range of experts.

The care team includes ENT doctors, nurses, physician assistants, and nurse practitioners. Our on-site audiologists check all aspects of hearing to support your child's developmental needs.

We also can link you to other UPMC experts outside of our clinic, including speech-language pathologists.

Meet the Chronic Ear Clinic's Doctors

About Dr. David Chi, MD, chief of ENT at UPMC Children's

Dr. Chi is a pediatric ENT (ear nose and throat) doctor and:

  • Is an expert in the Greater Pittsburgh region in assessing and treating a wide range of hearing problems.
  • Promotes the latest evidence-based advances in ear health.
  • Performs research on children's chronic ear problems.
  • Is an active member of the leading children's ENT societies.

Dr. Chi has a kind and caring approach. He takes time to respond to any concerns you or your child have so you can feel confident in the treatment plan.

About Dennis Kitsko, MD, ENT at UPMC Children's

Dr. Kitsko is a skilled and caring pediatric ENT doctor and:

  • Works to restore hearing, ease discomfort, and support your growing child's needs.
  • Is a leading expert in middle ear reconstruction and has published many articles in leading medical journals.
  • Belongs to a number of leading ENT membership groups.

Dr. Kitsko's warm and gentle approach puts both children and parents at ease. And he goes out of his way to make sure you know the details of all treatment options.


Contact The Division of Pediatric Otolaryngology at UPMC Children's

  • Call 412-692-5460 to make an appointment.