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Your child deserves world-class care
Our award-winning team of pediatric ENTs has the knowledge and expertise required to treat a wide variety of conditions, from simple to complex, and achieve the best possible outcomes.

What we treat

Though many ENT disorders are among the most common diseases affecting children (sore throat, sinusitis and ear infections to name a few), the physiological intricacies of the craniofacial areas encompassing the ears, nose, throat, head and neck are incredibly complex and require the attention of a highly trained specialist. The disorders treated by our pediatric otolaryngologists include:

  • Adenoid and tonsil problems
  • Congenital and acquired airway abnormalities
  • Congenital and acquired hearing loss
  • Congenital cysts of the head and neck
  • Ear abnormalities
  • Ear infections
  • Hemangioma and vascular malformations
  • Masses of the head and neck
  • Obstructive sleep apnea and other sleep disorder
  • Voice disorders in children

Our approach

The dedicated team of pediatric otolaryngologists at Cohen Children’s diagnoses and treats a wide range of disorders, from routine nose bleeds, sinusitis, tonsil and ear infections, inner ear problems and dizziness, snoring and obstructive sleep apnea to more complex conditions such as congenital hearing loss, complex neck masses, larynx, voice and airway issues as well as craniofacial surgeries of the head and face.

Our pediatric otolaryngology staff understands the physical and emotional needs of children, which are very different from those of adult patients. We provide compassionate care for all our young patients and work closely with your child’s referring physician. We encourage open communication and active participation of parents in all aspects of treatment. It is our goal to create a supportive, family-friendly healing environment for your child.

Patients are seen at our state-of-the-art clinical suites at the Hearing and Speech Center on the campus of Long Island Jewish Medical Center. The pediatric ENT facility includes specialists from otolaryngology, audiology, speech and language pathology.


Lee Phillip Smith, MD

Chief of Division of Otolaryngology and Communicative Disorders - Pediatric Otolaryngology, Long Island Jewish Medical Center

Specialties: Pediatric Otolaryngology, Otolaryngology
Dr. Lee Smith, a pediatric otolaryngologist, examines a baby's ear.
Meet Dr. Lee Smith

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