About the Program

The Laryngology Fellowship was established by L. Arick Forrest, MD, in the JamesCare Voice and Swallowing Disorders Clinic. The fellowship offers a diverse clinical experience with exposure to professional voice, neurolaryngology, laryngeal cancer, vocal cord paralysis, dysphagia therapy and airway stenosis.

Clinical fellows have the opportunity to work alongside speech language pathologists and participate in the Voice and Swallowing Clinic at Nationwide Children’s Hospital. There is an emphasis in surgical procedures including microlaryngoscopy, thyroplasty, injection laryngoplasty, tracheal reconstruction, Zenker’s diverticulectomy, cricopharyngeal myotomy and endoscopic treatments for laryngeal cancer.

There is ample opportunity for developing skills in office-based procedures including: 

  • Videolaryngostroboscopy 
  • Fiberoptic endoscopic evaluation of swallowing (FEES) 
  • Laryngeal EMG
  • Laryngeal BOTOX injections
  • Injection laryngoplasty
  • Transnasal esophagoscopy
  • Office-based flexible fiberoptic laryngoscopy with biopsy/LASER ablation

Application Process

Application materials must include:
  • A letter of interest
  • A complete CV
  • Three letters of recommendation

To apply, please mail or email the above documents to program director Brad deSilva, MD, or program coordinator Jamie Wohrer.

Brad deSilva, MD
Program Director

Jamie Wohrer
Program Coordinator

Eye and Ear Institute
915 Olentangy River Road, Suite 4000
Columbus, OH 43212

Our Faculty


Brad deSilva, MD

Director, Division of Laryngology and The Voice Center

Vice Chair, Education
Director, Residency Program
Director, Laryngology Fellowship Program
Professor - Clinical

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L. Arick Forrest, MD, MBA

Professor - Clinical


Brandon Kim, MD

Assistant Professor - Clinical


Laura Matrka, MD

Professor - Clinical

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Apoorva Ramaswamy, MD

Assistant Professor - Clinical

Laryngology Fellows

Caitlin Pacheco, MD

Caitlin Pacheco, MD

Medical School: Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
Residency: Kaiser Permanente