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Surgical Director, Upper Airway Center

Professor, UC Department of Otolaryngology, Head & Neck Surgery

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About Me

Biography

I’ve wanted to be a doctor since I was 4 years old. However, I had never heard of otolaryngology (ear, nose and throat, or ENT) until the summer between my first and second years of medical school. At that time, I worked in the anatomy lab and met several ENTs who were putting on an educational course. I was able to assist them with the course and was hooked from then on.

As a pediatric ENT surgeon and sleep medicine specialist, I strongly believe that multidisciplinary care improves patient outcomes and clinical understanding. I also think that partnering with parents is the best way to understand a patient and a disease or condition. Toward that end, I have worked with the Upper Airway Center as the surgical director to include parents in the creation of shared decision-making tools and to initiate a parent advisory group.

I am also passionate about mentorship and medical student education, and in 2019, I was honored to receive the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine Excellence in Mentoring Award. This award is given to two faculty members a year who are nominated by the medical students. It recognizes the value of quality mentoring on the medical students' career development, including their transition to residency.

I have served the specialty of otolaryngology – head and neck surgery and have been recognized for this service by the American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery (AAOHNS) with the Distinguished Service Award in 2015 and 2018. These awards recognized my work as the chair of the Board of Governors and as a member of the Board of Directors of the AAOHNS.

In my research, my colleagues and I are seeking the best ways to treat obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) in children, especially infants with OSA or those children with sleep apnea that persists after their tonsils and adenoids are removed.

In my personal life, I am a displaced east-coaster, an out-of-place Penn State alumnus and football fan, and a lover of Broadway musicals.

Academic Affiliation

Professor, UC Department of Otolaryngology, Head & Neck Surgery

Clinical Divisions

Otolaryngology ENT, Pulmonary Medicine, Sleep Disorders, Upper Airway



Blog Posts

Sleep Apnea with Down Syndrome: New Treatment Shows Promise

BlogResearch and Discoveries

Sleep Apnea with Down Syndrome: New Treatment Shows Promise

By Stacey Ishman, MD, MPH2/21/2020

Snoring: Is it Normal in Kids?

BlogChild Development and BehaviorChild Development and Behavior

Snoring: Is it Normal in Kids?

By Stacey Ishman, MD, MPH9/12/2018

My Locations

My Education

BS:  Biology/Vertebrate  Physiology, The Pennsylvania State University, State College, PA, 1992.

BA: Political Science, The Pennsylvania State University, State College, PA, 1992.

MD: Medicine, Rush Medical College, Chicago, IL, 2000.

Internship: General Surgery, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI, 2001.

Residency: Otolaryngology, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI, 2005.

Fellowship: Pediatric Otolaryngology, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD, 2006.

Advanced Training: Sleep Medicine, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD, 2007.

MPH: Epidemiology, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, MD, 2010.

My Publications

Clinical Consensus Statement: Ankyloglossia in Children. Messner, AH; Walsh, J; Rosenfeld, RM; Schwartz, SR; Ishman, SL; Baldassari, C; Brietzke, SE; Darrow, DH; Goldstein, N; Levi, J; et al. Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery. 2020; 162:597-611.

Update on hypoglossal nerve stimulation in children with down syndrome and obstructive sleep apnea. Caloway, CL; Diercks, GR; Keamy, D; de Guzman, V; Soose, R; Raol, N; Shott, SR; Ishman, SL; Hartnick, CJ. The Laryngoscope. 2020; 130:E263-E267.

Hypoglossal Nerve Stimulator Outcomes for Patients Outside the US FDA Recommendations. Sarber, KM; Chang, KW; Ishman, SL; Epperson, MV; Patil, RD. The Laryngoscope. 2020; 130:866-872.

Cornelia de lange manifestations in otolaryngology: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Bergeron, M; Chang, K; Ishman, SL. The Laryngoscope. 2020; 130:E122-E133.

Pediatric Adenotonsillectomy Trial for Snoring (PATS): Protocol for a randomised controlled trial to evaluate the effect of adenotonsillectomy in treating mild obstructive sleep-disordered breathing. Wang, R; Bakker, JP; Chervin, RD; Garetz, SL; Hassan, F; Ishman, SL; Mitchell, RB; Morrical, MG; Naqvi, SK; Radcliffe, J; et al. BMJ Open. 2020; 10:e033889-e033889.

The impact of persistent pediatric obstructive sleep apnea on the Quality of Life of Patients’ families. Bergeron, M; Duggins, AL; Cohen, AP; Leader, BA; Ishman, SL. (2020) Elsevier BV. 129:109723-109723.

Clinical Practice Guideline: Nosebleed (Epistaxis). Tunkel, DE; Anne, S; Payne, SC; Ishman, SL; Rosenfeld, RM; Abramson, PJ; Alikhaani, JD; Benoit, MM; Bercovitz, RS; Brown, MD; et al. Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery. 2020; 162:S1-S38.

Clinical Practice Guideline: Nosebleed (Epistaxis) Executive Summary. Tunkel, DE; Anne, S; Payne, SC; Ishman, SL; Rosenfeld, RM; Abramson, PJ; Alikhaani, JD; Benoit, MM; Bercovitz, RS; Brown, MD; et al. Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery. 2020; 162:8-25.

The effect of cleft palate repair on polysomnography results. Bergeron, M; Cohen, AP; Maby, A; Babiker, HE; Pan, BS; Ishman, SL. The Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine. 2019; 15:1581-1586.

Hypoglossal nerve stimulation in three adults with down syndrome and severe obstructive sleep apnea. Li, C; Boon, M; Ishman, SL; Suurna, MV. The Laryngoscope. 2019; 129:E402-E406.