Daniel Choo, MD, has been selected as director of the Division of Pediatric Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery at Cincinnati Children’s.

Choo replaces long-time director Robin Cotton, MD, who recently stepped down. Choo joined the division in 1999. He had been serving as director of Otology and Neuro-otology for the medical center.

Choo obtained his medical degree from the State University of New York Health Science Center at Syracuse, NY, and completed his otolaryngology residency training in Syracuse. He subsequently completed fellowships in otology/neuro-otology at the Ear Research Foundation in Sarasota, FL, and the Neuro-otology Branch of the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD.

“Over the past 13 years, Dr. Choo has earned an international reputation as a superb clinician. He is recognized as a leading expert for the diagnosis and management of children with hearing loss, including pediatric cochlear implantation and other hearing restoration procedures, surgery for congenital ear abnormalities, and the management of children with CMV-related hearing loss,” says Richard Azizkhan, MD, Surgeon-in-Chief at Cincinnati Children’s.

Cotton, who trained more than 80 pediatric otolaryngologists during his career, will continue to serve as director of the Aerodigestive and Sleep Center and will maintain his clinical practice.