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J. Paul Willging, MD


  • Director, Interdisciplinary Feeding Team, FEES Clinic and the Velopharyngeal Insufficiency Clinic
  • Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics
  • UC Department of Otolaryngology – Head & Neck Surgery
Often, several treatment paths could be followed to get the same result, and I enjoy working with the family to determine the best option to manage their child.

About

Biography

While I practice in all areas of pediatric otolaryngology (ear, nose, throat or ENT), I have a special interest in feeding problems in children (pediatric dysphagia) and abnormal resonance when speaking (velopharyngeal insufficiency).

Often, several treatment paths could be followed to get the same result, and I enjoy working with the family to determine the best option to manage their child. I also feel that many patients are best served by multidisciplinary care teams, and I participate in several multidisciplinary clinics. I direct the Interdisciplinary Feeding Team, the Functional Endoscopic Evaluation of Swallow (FEES) Clinic and the Velopharyngeal Insufficiency Clinic.

In my research, we seek to the learn the best treatment methods to use when managing patients with feeding and speech resonance problems. Other research interests include hearing loss, cleft lip and palate, and ENT conditions.

Additional Languages

French

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Publications

Evaluating the biomechanical characteristics of cuffed-tracheostomy tubes using finite element analysis. Subramaniam, DR; Oren, L; Willging, JP; Gutmark, EJ. Computer Methods in Biomechanics and Biomedical Engineering. 2021; 24:1595-1605.

Management of noncleft velopharyngeal insufficiency. Jefferson, ND; Willging, JP. Current Opinion in Otolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery. 2021; 29:283-288.

Competency-Based Assessment Tool for Pediatric Esophagoscopy: International Modified Delphi Consensus. Faucett, EA; Wolter, NE; Balakrishnan, K; Ishman, SL; Mehta, D; Parikh, S; Nguyen, LH P; Preciado, D; Rutter, MJ; Prager, JD; et al. Laryngoscope. 2021; 131:1168-1174.

Competency-Based Assessment Tool for Pediatric Tracheotomy: International Modified Delphi Consensus. Propst, EJ; Wolter, NE; Ishman, SL; Balakrishnan, K; Deonarain, AR; Mehta, D; Zalzal, G; Pransky, SM; Roy, S; III, MC M; et al. Laryngoscope. 2020; 130:2700-2707.

The use of videos in preparation for pediatric otolaryngology cases-a national survey. Redmann, AJ; Willging, JP; Roby, BB. International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology. 2020; 138.

Fiberoptic Endoscopic Evaluation of Swallowing in Infants and Children: Protocol, Safety, and Clinical Efficacy: 25 Years of Experience. Miller, CK; Willging, JP. Annals of Otology, Rhinology and Laryngology. 2020; 129:469-481.

How design characteristics of tracheostomy tubes affect the cannula and tracheal flows. Subramaniam, DR; Willging, JP; Gutmark, EJ; Oren, L. Laryngoscope. 2019; 129:1791-1799.

Who Should Pass the Endoscope During a Fiberoptic Evaluation of Swallowing Procedure. Willging, JP. Pediatric Dysphagia. 2018.

Nasal rustle: An evidence-based description. Rollins, M; Oren, L; Kummer, AW; Willging, JP; Boyce, SE. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America. 2017; 142:2552-2552.

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