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Pediatric Aerodigestive Program

The Weill Cornell Medicine Aerodigestive Center is a state-of-the-art clinic designed exclusively to provide care for children with complex medical problems involving the airway, lungs and upper gastrointestinal tract. Our multidisciplinary teams of esteemed pediatric physicians and healthcare professionals are dedicated to coordinating their efforts for our patients. We offer exceptional diagnostic techniques and treatment options for children with frequently complex and challenging problems related to the aerodigestive tract. 

Aerodigestive Center specialists are committed to:

  • Family- and child-centered care.
  • Cutting-edge, multidisciplinary medical diagnostics and therapeutics.
  • Patient, family and caregiver education.
  • Innovation and research investment for improved care.

We are affiliated with the Komansky Children’s Hospital at New York Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center, a top ranked childrens hospital in New York City in the US News & World Report Best Children’s Hospital Survey. 

Conditions We Treat

Our team specialists provide expert care for children with complex medical problems involving the airway, lung and upper gastrointestinal tract, including: 

Pediatric Otolaryngological (ENT) Conditions 

  • Stridor
  • Apnea
  • Voice disorders
  • Laryngomalacia
  • Tracheomalacia and bronchomalacia
  • Tracheostomy dependence
  • Laryngeal cleft
  • Vocal cord paralysis
  • Subglottic stenosis
  • Craniofacial disorders

Pediatric Pulmonary Conditions 

  • Chronic cough
  • Difficult asthma
  • Chronic aspiration
  • Recurrent pneumonias
  • Recurrent, persistent wheeze
  • Bronchopulmonary dysplasia

Pediatric Gastrointestinal Conditions 

  • Feeding problems
  • Swallowing problems (dysphagia)
  • Acid reflux
  • Esophageal atresia/tracheoesophageal fistula

Coordinated Care

Our highly trained medical specialists deliver collaborative, coordinated care to diagnose and treat complex aerodigestive problems in your child. The Aerodigestive Center team includes physicians and healthcare professionals who specialize in:

  • Pediatric otolaryngology.
  • Pediatric pulmonology.
  • Pediatric gastroenterology.
  • Feeding and swallowing therapy.
  • Pediatric sleep medicine.

In addition to our specialists who regularly evaluate each patient, we also offer referrals for sleep physicians, surgeons, geneticists and others.

All Aerodigestive Center medical specialists review recommendations and develop unified care plans together, eliminating the typical stress parents encounter when navigating multiple visits to medical specialists on their own. We also assist with scheduling related office visits and diagnostic procedures, and connect you with a care coordinator who serves as a point of contact through all phases of your child’s care.

For an appointment or get more information about our Pediatric Aerodigestive Program please call 646-962-4334 or email Aerodigestive@med.cornell.edu.

Providers

Alison M. Maresh, M.D.

Alison M. Maresh, M.D.

Anne Belcher, M.D., Assistant Professor of Otolaryngology

Clinical Profile

Vikash K. Modi, M.D.

Vikash K. Modi, M.D.

Chief of Pediatric Otolaryngology, Associate Professor of Otolaryngology in Pediatrics

Cinical Profile

Steven D. Rosenblatt, M.D.

Steven D. Rosenblatt, M.D.

Assistant Professor of Otolaryngology

Clinical profile

Thomas Ciecierega, M.D.

Thomas Ciecierega, M.D.

Associate Professor of Clinical Pediatrics
Pediatric Gastroenterology

Clinical Profile

Katharina Dorothea Graw-Panzer, M.D.

Katharina Dorothea Graw-Panzer, M.D.

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
Pediatric Pulmonology 
Pediatric Sleep Medicine

Clinical Profile

Demetri Merianos, MD 

Demetri Merianos, MD 

Assistant Professor of Surgery 
Pediatric Surgery 

Clinical Profile

Elizabeth Fiorino, MD 

Elizabeth Fiorino, MD 

Assistant Professor of Clinical Pediatrics
Pediatric Pulmonology 

Haviva Veler, MD 

Haviva Veler, MD 

Director for the Weill Cornell Pediatric Sleep and Breathing
Disorders Center
Associate Professor of Pediatrics

Michelle Kantor, MS, CCC-SLP

Michelle Kantor, MS, CCC-SLP

Speech and Language Pathology
Feeding and Swallow Therapy 

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Samantha Dalmas, MS, CCC-SLP

Speech and Language Pathology 
Feeding and Swallow Therapy 

Clinical coordinator

Carly Zupnick, MS, RN, FNP

Carly Zupnick, MS, RN, FNP

Board-certified Pediatric Nurse Practitioner of Otolaryngology in Pediatrics

Clinical Profile

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