Meet Patricio Varela, MD (Guest Faculty)
Meet Andrew F. Inglis Jr., MD (Guest Faculty)
Dr. Andrew F. Inglis Jr., MD, a long standing attending at Seattle Children’s Hospital and associate professor of otolaryngology/head and neck surgery at the University Of Washington School Of Medicine, recently retired from his clinical practice. He completed his medical school training at the Medical College of Pennsylvania (now Drexel University School of Medicine) and his otolaryngology residency and pediatric otolaryngology fellowship at the University of Washington where he stayed on faculty. He also completed a fellowship in pediatric laryngology with Professor Bruce Benjamin in Sydney, Australia where he learned to appreciate recognizing subtle laryngeal pathology that may affect treatment.
Dr. Inglis is a skilled, thoughtful and innovative surgeon. He is recognized internationally for pioneering endoscopic cartilage grafting for treatment of posterior glottis stenosis. He also popularized the use of the Karl Lindholm laryngeal spreaders - a critical tool for endoscopic airway surgeons. In 2013, Dr. Inglis received the Gabriel Tucker award in recognition for his contributions to the field of pediatric otolaryngology. He is an excellent teacher with a keen sense of humor that often surfaces when least expected at airway courses.
Meet Ian N. Jacobs, MD (Guest Facuty)
Meet Rajanya S. Petersson, MD (Guest Faculty)
Meet George Zalzal, MD (Course Director)
George Zalzal, MD, joined Children’s National Health System in 1986 and has been the chief since 1994. Dr. Zalzal has taught and trained many Pediatric Otolaryngology subspecialty fellows and is regarded as one of the leading experts on the pediatric airway and in pediatric laryngotracheal reconstruction.
Dr. Zalzal has authored more than 135 publications, many of which are landmark articles in clinical and basic science research on laryngeal and tracheal disease. He has presented at nearly 200 national and international meetings. Dr. Zalzal was the president of the American Society of Pediatric Otolaryngology in 2003-2004 and is a member of many professional organizations. He is the associate editor for Pediatric Otolaryngology for the Archives of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery, serves on the editorial review board for the International Journal of Pediatric Otolaryngology, and is a reviewer for many specialty journals.
Meet Diego Preciado, MD, PhD, FAAP (Course Director)
Meet Nancy Bauman, MD, FACS, FAAP (Course Director)
Meet Claire Lawlor, MD (Course Director)
Claire Lawlor, MD., is a pediatric otolaryngologist who also works in the Advanced Sleep Apnea Program (ASAP) and Aerodigestive Clinic (ADC) at Children's National. She completed her fellowship at Boston Children’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School. She is board-certified by the American Board of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery and is the former chair of the American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery (AAO-HNS) section for residents and fellows. Dr. Lawlor won the 2018 Charles Furgeson Award for best clinical manuscript at the American Society of Pediatric Otolaryngology annual meeting. She is a member of the AAO-HNS Sleep Disorders Committee.
Dr. Lawlor has a special interest in caring for children with sleep disorders, airway lesions, difficulty swallowing, difficulty breathing and head and neck masses. She sees patients with a wide range of otolaryngologic concerns, such as hearing loss, recurrent ear infections, ear drum perforations, sinus disease, surgery of the tonsils and adenoids, tongue ties and fetal medicine.