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, mail or email the above documents to the program directors, L. Arick Forrest, MD, Brad deSilva, MD, or program coordinator, Jamie Wohrer.

Jamie Wohrer
Program Coordinator

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

Current Fellows

Current Fellows

Fernando Morell, MD

MD: University Central del Caribe School of Medicine, Bayamon, Puerto Rico
Residency: University of Puerto Rico, San Juan

Laryngology Faculty

Our leaders

Brad  deSilva

Brad deSilva, MD

Director, Division of Laryngology and The Voice Center

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

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L Arick Forrest

L. Arick Forrest, MD

Co-Director, Laryngology Fellowship Program

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Laura Matrka

Laura Matrka, MD

Assistant Professor - Clinical

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Brandon Kim

Brandon Kim, MD

Assistant Professor - Clinical

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