Meet Michele Torre, MD (Guest Faculty)
Meet Ian N. Jacobs, MD (Guest Faculty)
Meet Rajanya S. Petersson, MD (Guest Faculty)
Meet Reza Rahbar, DMD, MD (Guest Faculty)
Children's National Faculty
Meet Habib G. Zalzal, MD (Course Director)
Meet Nancy Bauman, MD, FACS, FAAP (Course Director)
Meet Diego Preciado, MD, PhD, FAAP (Course Director)
Meet George Zalzal, MD (Course Instructor)
George Zalzal, MD Professor and Emeritus chief of Children’s National Health System in 1986 and was the department chief from 1994- 2022. 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 Maria Pena, MD (Course Instructor)
Meet Brian K. Reilly, MD (Course Instructor)
Meet Pamela Mudd, MD (Course Instructor)
Meet Alexandra Espinel, MD (Course Instructor)
Meet Claire Lawlor, MD (Course Instructor)
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.