Clinical Care

Located in the Children’s Hospital of Richmond at VCU, our pediatric unit is a microcosm of the Department of Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery – we treat the same broad spectrum of ear, nose, throat, head and neck conditions, just in younger patients.

Our fellowship-trained pediatric otolaryngologists treat patients with both common and complex conditions, such as:

  • Airway abnormalities
  • Allergies
  • Ear drum perforations
  • Facial paralysis
  • Hearing loss
  • Head and neck cancer
  • Neck masses
  • Obstructive sleep apnea
  • Recurrent nosebleeds
  • Recurrent ear infections
  • Swallowing disorders
  • Tongue tie
  • Vascular malformations

We're proud to collaborate with health care providers across a multitude of specialties — including pediatrics, neurosurgery, gastroenterology and pulmonology — to provide care for our patients and their families. This includes several multidisciplinary clinics such as cleft/craniofacial, aerodigestive and pediatric voice.

Education

For those pursuing careers in pediatric otolaryngology, we provide support in preparing and applying for fellowship programs. Continuing with prior trends, recent ENT residents with a desire to complete a pediatric otolaryngology fellowship have matched to their top choice, and those choosing a general practice feel confident in caring for a wide range of issues in pediatric patients.


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Daniel Coelho, M.D., FACS

Daniel Coelho, M.D., FACS

Professor

Daniel Coelho, M.D., FACS

Daniel Coelho, M.D., FACS

Professor

Department of Otolaryngology

Director, Otologic and Neurotologic Skull Base Surgery
Hayden Professor of Otolaryngology and Neurosurgery

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Kelley Dodson, M.D.

Kelley Dodson, M.D.

Professor

Kelley Dodson, M.D.

Kelley Dodson, M.D.

Professor

Department of Otolaryngology

Residency Program Director

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Rajanya Petersson, M.D., FACS

Rajanya Petersson, M.D., FACS

Assistant Professor

Rajanya Petersson, M.D., FACS

Rajanya Petersson, M.D., FACS

Assistant Professor

Department of Otolaryngology

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Lauren Riggs, P.N.P.

Lauren Riggs, P.N.P.

Lauren Riggs, P.N.P.

Lauren Riggs, P.N.P.

Department of Otolaryngology