Otology Team

Dr. John Dornhoffer and the pediatric otolaryngologists at Arkansas Children's are experts in the diagnosis and management of pediatric ear related problems. Dr. Dornhoffer is a graduate of the University of Kansas Medical School and completed a residency in otolaryngology at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences College of Medicine. He completed a fellowship in otology and neurotology in Germany and Switzerland. Dr. Dornhoffer has been on the medical staff at Arkansas Children's for more than 10 years. He is Director of the Cochlear Implant Program and has developed a program of providing comprehensive otology needs for the children of Arkansas. With state of the art equipment, including an operating suite devoted to ear surgery, Arkansas Children's is dedicated to making children better today and healthier tomorrow.

Specialty Nurses ­

The specialty nurses at Arkansas Children's are critical for management of children with ear related problems. They are important for continuity of patient care, education of caregivers and families, and for development and dispensation for hospital therapy. 

Audiologists ­

Arkansas Children's has a highly skilled team of pediatric audiologists who are experts in the diagnosis and management of pediatric hearing loss. They provide comprehensive care including the latest hearing aid technology such as digital hearing aids and cochlear implants. 

Speech Therapists ­

Speech therapists are on staff to provide diagnostic and therapeutic needs for children with hearing loss as well as a variety of other speech delays. The hospital also has two speech-language pathologists certified in auditory/verbal therapy of only 300 worldwide. 

Anesthesia ­

Arkansas Children's has a team of highly trained pediatric anesthesiologists skilled in the special needs of providing anesthesia for critically ill infants and children.