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Bronchoscopy and Airway Management


Aerodigestive Program at Montefiore (ADAM)

The Aerodigestive Program at Montefiore (ADAM) consists of a unique multidisciplinary team devoted to the medical and surgical management of complex pediatric airway and esophageal disorders, swallowing disorders, and sleep abnormalities. ADAM team members include specialists in pediatric pulmonary, otorhinolaryngology (ear, nose and throat specialist), gastroenterology and speech pathology. This multidisciplinary approach begins with the patient’s combined clinical evaluation and ensures comprehensive, highly specialized and personalized care for every child—from newborns to 21-year-olds. Some aerodigestive patients benefit from endoscopic evaluation of the larynx, trachea, lungs, esophagus and stomach during the same encounter (triple scope: flexible and rigid bronchoscopy, esophagogastroduodenoscopy [EGD]).

Clinical Expertise

  • Aspiration-related lung disease Bronchiectasis
  • Bronchomalacia
  • Bronchopulmonary dysplasia
  • Chronic cough
  • Chronic lung disease
  • Chronic or recurrent pneumonia
  • Complete tracheal rings
  • Congenital airway problems
  • Difficult to treat asthma Eosinophilic esophagitis Feeding difficulties
  • Oral aversion
  • Gastroesophageal reflux Laryngeal cleft
  • Laryngeal stenosis
  • Laryngomalacia
  • Tracheomalacia
  • Obstructive sleep apnea
  • Persistent wheezing Subglottic web
  • Subglottic stenosis Tracheal stenosis
  • Tracheoesophageal fistula/ esophageal atresia
  • Esophageal stricture
  • Tracheostomy dependence
  • Vocal cord dysfunction or paralysis

Our Team

Michel N. Nassar, MD  
Michel Nassar, MD
Pediatrics, Pediatrics - Otorhinolaryngology
Christina J. Yang, MD  
Christina J. Yang, MD
Pediatrics, Otorhinolaryngology- Head and Neck Surgery
Alanna M. Windsor, MD  
Alanna Windsor, MD
Otorhinolaryngology- Head and Neck Surgery
Aneela Bidiwala, MD  
Aneela Bidiwala, MD
Pediatric Pulmonology
Rachel Borlack, MD  
Rachel Borlack, MD
Pediatric Gastroenterology
Nicole Scafura, MS, CCC-SLP  
Nicole Scafura, MS, CCC-SLP
Michelle Hesari, MS, CCC-SLP  
Michelle Hesari, MS, CCC-SLP
Emily Stoddard, MS, CCC-SLP  
Emily Stoddard, MS, CCC-SLP
Hannah Tahhan-Jackson, MS, CCC-SLP  
Hannah Tahhan-Jackson, MS, CCC-SLP

Contact Us

Michel Nassar, MD, Director