All board-certified otolaryngologists have been trained to care for pediatric patients. Pediatric otolaryngology is a subspecialty within otolaryngology—head and neck surgery. The additional training is a fellowship in pediatric otolaryngology at a tertiary care pediatric facility. Such advanced training may include management of children with otolaryngologic diseases who have complicated co-morbidities, management of more unusual pediatric head and neck diseases, and performance of less common surgery such as that needed to treat complex aerodigestive disease
and anomalies of the head and neck in young children. Pediatric otolaryngology is a subspecialty that has been recognized by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME),the American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS), and the American Board of Pediatrics (ABP).
Workshops held in cities nationwide will help otolaryngologists, their staff, and other healthcare professionals code correctly, learn risk reduction strategies, and organize business systems.