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When your child can't sleep because of swollen tonsils or a continually stuffy nose, it may be time to see one of the ear, nose and throat specialists at the Children's Hospital at Montefiore (CHAM). Our skilled and compassionate physicians can provide solutions to frequent childhood complaints like sinus and ear infections, tonsillitis and snoring.  

We treat all ear, nose, throat, head and neck illnesses in the Division of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery. We also diagnose and treat larger concerns such as head and neck tumors, voice box and large airway obstruction, communication problems, birth defects and pediatric hearing loss.

If your child is struggling with hearing loss or communication problems, you'll be pleased to know that we have numerous resources to help. For those children who do not benefit from hearing aids, we have extensive experience in cochlear implant surgery. Studies show that children who receive cochlear implants at a young age develop language skills at a rate similar to children with normal hearing, and many go on to succeed in mainstream classrooms. Our physicians are skilled surgeons with a minimum of five years' training in head and neck surgery. 

We're happy to answer questions about your child's complaints honestly and considerately, and, because we're a comprehensive children's hospital, we have the staff and resources to treat the whole child. 

We work hand-in-hand with a large team of audiologists, speech and language therapists, pediatric psychologists, developmental pediatricians and more specialists within CHAM and the award-winning Albert Einstein College of Medicine.  


John P. Bent, MD

Our team treats children with a range of head and neck conditions—from the most common to far more obscure ailments.

John P. Bent, MD
Attending Physician
Professor, Albert Einstein College of Medicine


As a parent, you know when your child is having trouble hearing or learning to speak. The specialists in the Otolaryngology Division at CHAM take special care to make sure your child benefits from the latest auditory and communication health technology. Our programs stress that no child is too young for a complete auditory checkup.


  • Cochlear Implantation

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Education & Training

MMG_University_Avenue_2013_05-369_316x210OtolayngologyIn partnership with Albert Einstein College of Medicine, the Otolaryngology Division at CHAM offers hands-on clinical opportunities for medical students interested in pursuing the complex field of ear, nose and throat medicine.  Einstein consistently ranks among the nation's leaders in research support from the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Einstein and Montefiore Medical Center have been awarded a Clinical and Translational Science Award (CTSA) by the NIH that supports the Institute for Clinical and Translational Research (ICTR), one of only 39 such centers in the nation.  



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Members of the otorhinolaryngology team at CHAM conduct research in order to better understand disorders affecting the ear, nose and throat. We are actively involved in research involving common conditions such as tonsil and adenoid inflammation, as well as more obscure and complex ailments, including rare tumors and severe hearing impairments.