Rutgers Center for Pediatric Otolaryngology

At Rutgers New Jersey Medical School, we provide evaluation and treatment options for children experiencing the full spectrum of ear, nose, and throat (ENT) disorders. The subspecialty of Pediatric Otolaryngology focuses on these disorders in newborns, infants, and children. The problems facing the pediatric population are unique due to the child's head development and the location of structures that change as the child grows. Pediatric otolaryngologists are not only knowledgeable about the ear, nose, and throat issues of children but they also understand the importance of physical and mental development and the needs of families in planning care. We put families first, welcoming parents into the OR during their child’s surgery and continuously incorporating feedback from families like yours.

Under the leadership of Christen Caloway, MD, our team has the capacity to treat a broad spectrum of both common and rare conditions, including: 

  • Ear and sinus infections (including cholesteatoma)
  • Obstructive or infectious problems of the tonsils and adenoid 
  • Hearing and language disorders 
  • Ankyloglossia (tongue tie)
  • Malformations of the head and neck present at birth 
  • Tumors of the head and neck surgery
  • Breathing and voice problems 
  • Cleft lip, cleft palate, and velopharyngeal insufficiency (VPI)
  • Many others requiring pediatric medical and surgical care

Pediatric Otolaryngology at Rutgers New Jersey Medical School provides the following services:

  • Pediatric Sleep and Snoring evaluations
  • Adenotonsillectomy
  • Ear Tube Insertion
  • Endoscopic Ear Surgery
  • Cochlear Implantation
  • Pediatric airway, voice, and swallowing evaluations
  • Airway endoscopy
  • Sleep endoscopy 
  • Pediatric sinus surgery
  • Ear Molding & Otoplasty
  • Cleft lip & palate surgery
  • Many others requiring pediatric subspecialty training

Meet our Pediatric Team at Rutgers New Jersey Medical School

Christen Caloway, MD. She is a fellowship-trained Pediatric Otolaryngologist and board-certified Otolaryngologist who specializes in the treatment of children. She completed her residency training at Vanderbilt in Nashville, TN and fellowship in pediatric otolaryngology at Massachusetts Eye & Ear Infirmary/Harvard Medical School in Boston, MA. She has a special interest in treating children with airway disorders, ear problems, and obstructive sleep apnea.

Evelyne Kalyoussef, MD. She is a board-certified Otolaryngologist and treats children of all ages. She has an interest in diagnosing and treating children with complex congenital malformations as well as addressing long term respiratory and pulmonary care for sick children in the Neonatal ICU.

Rachel Kaye, MD She joined the faculty as an academic laryngologist. Dr. Kaye specializes in all aspects of voice disorders and swallowing difficulties in adults and children. Her clinical expertise lies in the treatment of laryngeal disorders, especially those that affect voice, breathing, and swallowing. She has a special interest airway disorders such as tracheal stenosis, tracheomalacia, and laryngeal stenosis or scarring.

Joel Levitt, MD He is a fellowship-trained Pediatric Otolaryngologist with over 30 years of experience in treating children with ear, nose, and throat disorders.

Boris Paskhover, MD A fellowship trained Facial Plastics and Reconstructice Surgeon, he is the department's full time academic expert on all aspects of Facial Plastics. He has a particular interest in aesthetic and reconstructive surgery of the nose, eyes and face including revision procedures. He also has training in all aspects of craniofacial deformities, trauma and facial nerve disorders. In addition to his facial plastics training, he is a board certified Otolaryngologist.

Mary Ying, MD Dr. Ying completed her undergraduate studies in chemical engineering at MIT before graduating with distinction in research from Stony Brook School of Medicine, which included a year-long Howard Hughes scholarship at the NIH.  She then finished her otolaryngology residency at the University of Pittsburgh, followed by a fellowship with the Pittsburgh Ear Associates and then a neurotology fellowship at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston.  She brings a wealth of surgical experience and expertise in vestibular disorders, cholesteatoma, chronic otitis media, facial nerve surgery, otosclerosis and stapedectomy, cochlear implants, Bone-anchored Hearing Aids, glomus tumors, acoustic neuromas and Meniere's disease.