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Dr. Scott Schoem M.D.
Pediatric Ear, Nose and Throat Issues
In years past, it was very common for children to have their tonsils and adenoids taken out. Today, doctors know much more about tonsils and the adenoid and are more careful about recommending removal.
Dr. Scott Schoem M.D. chair of the AAP Section on Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery, comes on the show to discuss information related to our childrens Tonsils, Adnoids, and those pesky Ear Infections: When Otitis Media Gets Out of Control.
Dr. Schoem is the Director of the Division of Otolaryngology – Head & Neck Surgery with Connecticut Children’s Specialty Group at Connecticut Children’s Medical Center. He was the first pediatric fellowship trained otolaryngologist at Connecticut Children’s, arriving in 1999 and establishing a practice which now treats approximately 10,000 children each year. He is also an active member of the Craniofacial Team at Connecticut Children’s, providing multidisciplinary specialty care for children with congenital defects of the head and neck or acquired defects secondary to trauma and/or oncology. Prior to this position, he served as an attending physician in the Division of Otolaryngology at Children’s National Medical Center, and as the assistant residency director at the National Naval Medical Center, both in Washington, D.C. Dr. Schoem has been a surgeon in practice since 1991. He is a Clinical Professor of Otolaryngology at the University of Connecticut Health Center. Dr. Schoem is also the immediate Past President of the Connecticut ENT Society and Chair of the Section of Otolaryngology of the American Academy of Pediatrics.
Dr. Schoem obtained his B.S. in 1979, and his M.D. in 1985 from Georgetown Univeristy. He completed his otolaryngology residency in 1991 with the National Naval Medical Center in Washington, D.C., followed by a fellowship in pediatric otolaryngology at the Children’s National Medical Center. He has held academic appointments in otolaryngology and pediatrics with the University of Connecticut Health Center, George Washington University, and the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences in Bethesda, MD. He has also acted as a consultant otolaryngologist for the National Institutes of Health. He has been named a “Top Doctor” both in Washingtonian Magazine and numerous times in Connecticut Magazine. Dr. Schoem has authored and/or co-authored numerous publications.
Dr. Schoem served 20 years in Medical Corps, United States Navy, retiring in 2006 at the rank of Captain (0-6). He has worked closely with the United States Marine Corps with overseas travels to Okinawa, Korea & Haiti.
Dr. Schoem is board certified in otolaryngology specializing in pediatrics. He has particular interests in endoscopic and minimally invasive surgery, patient safety in surgical practice, cochlear implantation and bioethics.
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