Pediatric Endoscopic & Open Airway Surgical Course

The Children’s National Pediatric Endoscopic & Open Airway Surgical Course is intended for specialists in the field of Pediatric Otolaryngology and Pediatric Surgery who commonly treat simple and complex airway disorders. The course is also ideal for Otolaryngologists who may not treat complex airway cases on a daily basis, but who continue to see pediatric patients with airway problems in their clinic or emergency room setting.

This course combines morning didactic sessions and interactive panel discussions with case presentations to illustrate diagnosis and management of pediatric airway disorders. A practical review of endoscopy equipment and tools is also included to familiarize the attendee with surgical instrumentation. The afternoon is dedicated to hands on laboratory sessions providing practical useful information for endoscopy (Lab Option 1) or endoscopy and open airway reconstruction in a live animal surgical suite (Lab Option 2).

Course Objectives

1. To recognize the presenting features and clinical characteristics of congenital and acquired airway anomalies in pediatric patients.
2. To understand the ideal approach to the diagnosis and management of airway disorders in pediatric patients.
3. To improve surgical and endoscopic skills used in the treatment of pediatric airway disorders through didactic sessions and hands on live laboratory with a high faculty to participant ratio.


Date : Friday February 3rd – Saturday February 4th 2023
Training Location : Children’s National Hospital - Sheikh Zayed Surgical Institute - West Wing Building, Floor 5, Board Room
Address : Children’s National Health System 111 Michigan Ave., NW | Washington, DC 20010

Guest Faculty

Michele Torre, MD

Istituto Giannina Gaslini
Genoa, Italy

Ian N. Jacobs, MD

Medical Director,
Center for Pediatric Airway Disorders,
Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia,
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Rajanya S. Petersson, MD, FACS

Associate Professor Section Director, Peidactric Otolaryngology Children’s Hospital of Richmond, Virginia Commonwealth University Health System Richmond, Virginia

Reza Rahbar, DMD, MD

Associate Otolaryngologist-in-Chief Airway Disorder Chair in Pediatric Otolaryngology Director of Center of Airway Disorder Boston Children's Hospital Professor of Otolaryngology, Head-Neck Surgery Harvard Medical School

Course Directors

Children’s National Otolaryngology Faculty

Pamela A. Mudd, MD, MBA

Children's National Faculty

Alexandra G. Espinel, MD

Children’s National Faculty

Clair M. Lawlor, MD

Children’s National Faculty

Lyuba Gitman, MD

Children’s National Faculty

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