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Ear, Nose & Throat

We provide care for children with disorders of the ears, nose and throat.
Our Program

The Division of Pediatric Otolaryngology provides care for children with disorders of the ears, nose and throat. These disorders can be congenital or acquired. The otolaryngologists care for problems such as ear infections, hearing loss, airway obstruction, snoring, obstructive sleep apnea, tonsillitis, nosebleeds, dysphonia, congenital cysts, sinuses and fistulae of the head and neck, foreign bodies and tumors. Surgery ranges from myringotomy and tympanostomy tube insertion, adenoidectomy and tonsillectomy to cochlear implantation, bronchoscopy and airway reconstruction (often with laser).

In a year, about 8,000 children are assessed in the Ear, Nose and Throat Clinic. In addition, the team members participate in these multi-disciplinary clinics: cleft palate, craniofacial, vascular anomalies and cochlear implantation

You can find information about myringotomy and tubes, adenoidectomy and tonsillectomy in the Family Resource Library and about choking prevention & safe feeding though the Safe Start Program.


Your Visit

What to bring

It is important to your child to make this visit as informative as possible, so the adult(s) who come with her/him should have the best knowledge of the history. Please bring the following to each clinic visit:
  • BC CareCard/Services Card
  • List of medications your child takes
  • Medical or personal records, such as x-rays or lab tests. If you are unsure about what to bring, please call the clinic office.
  • If you have a number of questions, most parents find it handy to make a list to bring with them
For more information on planning your visit, please see here: http://www.bcchildrens.ca/our-services/your-visit/planning-your-visit

If you need to cancel

If you need to cancel your appointment, please contact us as soon as possible (at least 48 hours ahead of time, if you can) so that your appointment time can be used by another patient.

If you child has an infection

If your child has been in contact with any infectious diseases (such as chicken pox or measles) during the three weeks before your appointment, please let us know immediately. We might need to reschedule your appointment.

If you need an interpreter

If an interpreter would be helpful for you, please phone us as soon as possible and we will arrange for this.

Our Team

Our dedicated and highly experienced team of healthcare professionals work diligently to create a safe, compassionate and healing environment for you and your child. 

Administrative Staff

Aisa Danganan, MOA to Dr Chadha & Dr. Felton

Nancy Davies, MOA to Dr. Ludemann & Dr. Moxham

Philiana Do, MOA to Dr. Kozak & Dr. Rahmanian

Michelle Poulsen, MOA to Dr. Ludemann & Dr. Moxham


Nursing Staff

Valerie Yeung RN, Pediatric Otolaryngology Clinical Nurse

Physicians

Dr. Neil K Chadha, MBChB(Hons), MPHe, BSc(Hons), FRCS, (Depatment Head)

Chadha headshot.pngDr. Neil Chadha joined the Division of Pediatric Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery (Ear Nose and Throat Surgery) at BC Children’s Hospital in July 2010.  He has been Division Head since September 2018. Dr. Chadha is also the Director of Pediatric Otolaryngology Research at BC Children’s Hospital and an Associate Clinical Professor at the University of British Columbia. Dr Chadha completed his Medical and Otolaryngology training in the United Kingdom and his Pediatric Otolaryngology Fellowship at The Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto. 

His practice is exclusively pediatric, with special interests in airway surgery including airway reconstruction, voice disorders, congenital head and neck lesions, thyroid surgery, salivary gland surgery, and endoscopic sinus surgery. 

He has a Masters Degree in Public Health and Epidemiology and to date has published over 80 research articles and 5 book chapters. In his spare time, Dr. Chadha loves playing and coaching soccer, running half marathons and is a terrible and uncommitted guitar player.

Dr. Mark Felton, MBchB, Msc, MD, FCRS

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Dr. Felton is a consultant Pediatric Otolaryngologist at BC Children’s Hospital and Clinical Assistant Professor for the University of British Columbia. 

Originally from the UK, he studied at the University of Leeds in England, graduating with an Honours degree in Anatomy before completing his medical degree. Dr. Felton carried out his specialist ENT training at the University of Manchester. Following this, he undertook a subspecialist pediatric ENT fellowship in Vancouver at BC Children’s Hospital in 2015/2016. After this he spent over 3 years at the Evelina London Children’s Hospital, UK, as a consultant otolaryngologist with a subspecialist interest in children’s ear disorders. He rejoined the Division of Pediatric Otolaryngology at BC Children’s Hospital as a consultant in 2019. 

Dr Felton is active in medical teaching, having completed a Masters degree in Medical Education. He regularly enjoys teaching trainees, students and allied specialists. He is also active in research, having a postgraduate research degree, with numerous international presentations and peer reviewed publications. His research focuses on ear disorders and outcomes from implantable hearing aids. 

Dr. Fred Kozak, MD, FRCSC

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Dr. Jeffrey Ludemann, MD, FRCSC

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Dr. Jeffrey Ludemann joined the Division of Pediatric Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery at BC Children’s Hospital in 1999. He is a Clinical Professor of Otolaryngology at UBC; and the Quality of Care Lead for the Division of Otolaryngology at BC Children’s Hospital.

Dr. Ludemann is the principle founder of https://dontchoke.ubc.ca (in 8 languages) - and the Be Smart, Don't Choke Facebook page (evidence-based injury prevention education).  Dr. Ludemann was the Founder and former Chair of the Canadian Society of Otolaryngology Pediatric Study Group. He conceptualized development of the Storz Vancouver Forceps, which have been used since 2006, by Pediatric Otolaryngologists around the world, for safer removal of small foreign bodies.

His hobbies include Kung Fu, playing guitar, hiking, farming, skiing and snowshoeing. He also enjoys biking, especially to fundraise money via the Vancouver Rotary Club, for hearing loss research.  Dr. Ludemann is married, with 3 amazing children - and Scout, their Huskador puppy.


Dr. Paul Moxham, MD, FRCSC

PMoxham.jpegDr. Paul Moxham is a Pediatric Otolaryngologist at BC Children’s Hospital in Vancouver, Canada. He completed medical school at the University of Alberta in Edmonton in 1992, followed by an internship at Charles Camsell Hospital (1993), a residency in Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery at the University of British Columbia 1998), and finally a fellowship in Pediatric Otolaryngology at the Royal Children’s Hospital in Melbourne, Australia, with the University of Melbourne (1999). 

In his downtime, Dr. Moxham enjoys running, particularly trailing running for the last 10 years. When his oldest daughter is home from school, they run together in Pacific Spirit Park 4-5 days a week. He also enjoys cycling with his wife and younger daughter several days a week as well. During the winter, Dr. Moxham loves downhill skiing, trying new hills or his old favorites in BC and Alberta. Dr. Moxham was born in London, Ontario, and has lived all across Canada (Toronto, Calgary, Edmonton, Vancouver) as well as Melbourne, Australia. He has called Vancouver home for 26 of the last 27 years. 

Dr. Ronak Rahmanian, MD, FRCSC

RR headhsot.jpgDr. Ronak Rahmanian completed her undergraduate education in Microbiology and immunology at the University of British Columbia, during which time she worked at the British Columbia Center for Disease Control as well as the Protiva Biotherapeutic Company performing basic science research. 

She then earned her medical degree and completed her residency at the University of British Columbia. She pursued a fellowship in Otology & Neurotology at the St. Paul’s Hospital Rotary Hearing Clinic & Vancouver Hospital Neurotology Services. She completed a second fellowship in Pediatric Otolaryngology at Rady Children’s Hospital and worked as an Assistant Clinical Professor at the University of California San Diego (UCSD) – Rady Children’s Hospital as a full-time pediatric otolaryngologist prior to joining the pediatric otolaryngology team at BC Children’s Hospital. 

Although she enjoys all aspects of clinical pediatric otolaryngology, she has a special interest in pediatric ear surgery and cochlear implants. Dr. Rahmanian was raised in Vancouver, Canada. During her spare time she enjoys the outdoors, playing tennis, skiing, learning to surf and spending time with her friends and family.


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