Pediatric Otolaryngology | Pediatric Otolaryngology Team


Keiko Hirose, MD

Associate Professor, Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery
Division Chief, Pediatric Otolaryngology

Dr. Hirose is the Division Chief of Pediatric Otolaryngology and specializes in hearing loss, cochlear implantation, and chronic ear surgery in children. She attended Harvard Medical School and completed her residency in Otolaryngology at the University of Washington in Seattle then returned to Boston for a fellowship in pediatric otolaryngology at Boston Children's Hospital. Dr. Hirose also conducts basic research of the inner ear and is currently studying the role of the immune system in inner ear damage and repair.


Judith E. Cho Lieu, MD

Associate Professor, Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery

Dr. Lieu has been on the faculty at St. Louis Children's Hospital since 2003. Her training includes a fellowship with the Robert Woods Johnson Clinical Scholars Program at Yale University and a fellowship in pediatric otolaryngology here at Children's Hospital. Her clinical interests include otitis media, chronic middle ear disease, hearing loss in children, tonsillitis, sleep apnea, head and neck masses, airway problems in children and endoscopic sinus surgery. Dr. Leiu's research program examines patient based outcomes in children with hearing loss.


David S. Leonard, MB, BCh, BAO

Assistant Professor, Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery

Dr. Leonard received his medical and specialty training in Dublin, Ireland and completed a fellowship in pediatric otolaryngology at Harvard University in Boston in 2009. His clinical interests include pediatric airway reconstructive surgery and head and neck surgery in children. He joined the Division of Pediatric Otolaryngology in 2012.


Maithilee Menezes, MD

Assistant Professor, Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery

Dr. Menezes received her medical training and completed a residency in otolaryngology at the University of Iowa where she also completed an NIH research fellowship. She subsequently completed a fellowship in pediatric otolaryngology at Rady Children's Hospital in San Diego and joined us here at CHildren's Hospital in 2012. Her clinical interests include lymphatic malformations of the head and neck, infantile hemangiomas, airway management, hearing loss in children and cleft and craniofacial concerns.


David W. Molter, MD

Professor, Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery

Dr. Molter received his medical training and residency in Otolaryngology at Duke University School of Medicine in Durham, NC. He completed a fellowship in pediatric otolaryngology at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital and joined the Division of Pediatric Otolaryngology in 2000. His clinical interests include airway management and reconstruction, velopharyngeal imaging and reconstruction, cleft palate and craniofacial abnormalities, pediatric sleep apnea, hearing disorders, primary ciliary dyskinesia, juvenile laryngeal papillomatosis and Hunter’s syndrome. Research interests include applications of biomedical engineering and computer science.

 

Craig A. Buchman, MD

Lindberg Professor and Head, Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery

Dr. Buchman received his medical training at the University of Florida and completed a residency in otolaryngology at University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. Following a fellowship in neurotology at the House Ear Institute and Clinic in Los Angeles, he served on the faculty at University of Miami then University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.  He was appointed Chair of the Department of Otolaryngology at Washington University in St. Louis in 2015 and is one of the most accomplished cochlear implant surgeons in the US.


Richard A. Chole, MD, PhD

Professor, Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery

Dr. Chole received his medical training at the University of Southern California and his PhD from the University of Minnesota. He completed a residency in Otolaryngology at the University of Minnesota and was on the Faculty of the University of California until 1998 when he moved to Washington University as Head of the ENT department. His clinical expertise is in the field of diseases of the ear and hearing loss and he does research on cochlear implants and ear infections.


Andrew J. Drescher, MD

Assistant Professor, Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery


Margaret Allison Ogden, MD

Associate Professor, Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery
Medical Director, West County Otolaryngology


Stanley E. Thawley, MD

Associate Professor, Otoalryngology - Head and Neck Surgery
Director, Washington University Sinus Institute