Newswise — Prashant Solanki Malhotra, MD, FAAP, recently was appointed a physician in Otolaryngology and director of the Hearing Program at Nationwide Children’s Hospital. Dr. Malhotra, board-certified in Otolaryngology, comes to Nationwide Children’s from the Cleveland Clinic in Cleveland, Ohio where he was an associate physician staff member of the Head and Neck Institute and the Pediatric Institute. In addition to his appointment at Nationwide Children’s, Dr. Malhotra will serve as an assistant professor in Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery at the Ohio State University (OSU) College of Medicine.
“We are very pleased to welcome Dr. Malhotra to Nationwide Children’s Hospital,” said Charles Elmaraghy, MD, interim chief of Otolaryngology at Nationwide Children’s, and a professor in Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery and Clinical Otolaryngology at OSU College of Medicine. “His expertise will be invaluable to our patients and to our team, and will help continue to advance our strides as a national leader in the treatment of pediatric hearing loss.”
While at the Cleveland Clinic, Dr. Malhotra was a pediatric surgeon in the Hearing Implant Program and a provider for the Vascular Malformations Clinic, Cleft-Craniofacial Clinic and Pediatric Hearing Management Clinic, as well as an instructor of ENT and pediatric resident trainees and medical students.
Dr. Malhotra received his medical degree from Case Western Reserve University (Cleveland) in 2004. He completed an internship in General Surgery at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia, Penn., and completed his residency in Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital and Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children in Wilmington, Delaware. He spent an additional year as a fellow and clinical instructor of Pediatric Otolaryngology at Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital, Stanford University in Palo Alto, Calif.
Dr. Malhotra’s clinical and research interests primarily focus on problems relating to pediatric hearing loss and cochlear implantation, pediatric head and neck masses including malignancies, and all other aspects of pediatric otolaryngology and facial reconstructive surgery.
About the Hearing Program at Nationwide Children’s HospitalThe Hearing Program at Nationwide Children’s Hospital offers a comprehensive approach to helping children with a diagnosis of hearing loss. The progam offers a multidisciplinary clinic that allows families to see many specialists in one visit including an otolaryngologist, pediatric audiologist, speech-language pathologist, registered nurse, social worker and the Hearing Program coordinator (an advanced practice nurse). Together, the team assesses each patient and makes medical recommendations including further diagnostic testing, appropriate assistive listening devices and surgical interventions. The program also includes comprehensive pediatric audiologic services from newborn screening to advanced diagnostics, specialized speech and language therapy services for children with hearing loss, cochlear implant evaluation and surgery, and multiple opportunities for family engagement, support and sense of community.
NOTE TO EDITOR: Dr. Malhotra is a resident of Upper Arlington, OH 43220.