The Division of Pediatric Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery at Cincinnati Children’s is the worldwide leader in performing pediatric airway reconstructions. We combine world-class surgeons, cutting-edge research, multidisciplinary care and a specialized support staff to provide the best care for roughly 129 children a year.

Our team has performed more than 3,500 airway reconstructions, treating patients from the United States, Canada, the Middle East, South America, Australia, South Africa and Asia. Thanks to the pioneering efforts of Robin T. Cotton, MD, FACS, FRCS(C) and our team of highly skilled surgeons -- including Michael Rutter, MD, Alessandro de Alarcon, MD, MPHCatherine Hart, MDCharles M. Myer IV, MD, and Matthew Smith, MD -- we perform more than an estimated five times the number of open pediatric airway reconstructions than any other medical facility in the world.