Appointments:(504) 896-2888
Office Hours:8:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Locations:Children's Hospital, Main Campus
Children's Hospital, Metairie Center

Michael Dunham, MD - Director

Office Staff:
Lisa Duffy, RN - Nurse Coordinator
Alyson Finnan, RN - Cochlear Implant Nurse Coordinator
Michele Botello - Secretary
Sarah Scott - Secretary

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The Otolaryngology Department provides both inpatient and outpatient evaluation and treatment of problems associated with the ears, nose and throat. This department works in conjunction with the Speech, Language and Audiology department in joint medical and audiological assessments and follow-up.

Moises Arriaga, MD
Medical Director of the Cochlear Implant Center, Children’s Hospital
Professor of Otolaryngology and Neurosurgery, LSU Health Sciences Center
Director of Neurotology at the LSU Department of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery, LSU Health Sciences Center

Professional School:
Brown University Medical School, Providence, RI

Specialty Training:
Ochsner Foundation Hospital, New Orleans
University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, PA
House Ear Clinic and House Ear Institute, Los Angeles, CA

Special Interests:
Hearing restoration surgery including cochlear implants and BAHA implants

In Area Since: 2005
In Practice Since: 1990
Michael Hagmann, MD Michael Hagmann, MD
Otolaryngologist, Children's Hospital
Assistant Professor of Otolaryngology, LSU Health Sciences Center

Professional School:
LSU Health Sciences Center, New Orleans
Specialty Training:
LSU Health Sciences Center, New Orleans
Special Interests:
Pediatric diseases of the ear, nose and throat

In Area Since: 1989
In Practice Since: 1989
Anita S. Jeyakumar, MD
Director of Pediatric Otolaryngology, LSU Health Sciences Center
Pediatric Otolaryngologist

Professional School:
Meharry Medical College

Specialty Training:
Pediatric Otolaryngology, Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, OH
Otolaryngology, Strong Memorial Hospital, Rochester, NY
Special Interests:
Pediatric hearing loss including cochlear implantation; Pediatric ear disease including otitis media, chronic ear disease; cholesteatoma; Pediatric thyroid disease and neck masses; craniofacial anomalies

In Area Since: 2011
In Practice Since: 2006

Sohit P. Kanotra, MD
Assistant Professof of Pediatric Otolaryngology, LSU Health Science Center
Pediatric Otolaryngologist

Professional School:
Government Medical College, India

Specialty Training:
Government Medical College, India
Thyroid & Parathyroid Surgery: St Luke's Roosevelt Hospital, Columbia University, New York
Pediatric Otolaryngology: The Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto

Special Interests:
Pediatric airway including open airway reconstructions, pediatric thyroid disease, minimally invasive ear surgery, management of pediatric hearing loss and management of head and neck vascular anomalies.

In Area Since: 2013
In Practice Since: 2013



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