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Joshua P. Wiedermann, M.D.

  1. Otolaryngologist

Josh Wiedermann, M.D., is a pediatric otolaryngology-head and neck surgeon who specializes in complex airway disease, head and neck tumors and congenital malformations.

His primary areas of focus are:

  • Endoscopic and open airway surgery for diseases such as subglottic/tracheal stenosis, vocal cord paralysis or vascular compression (In both children and adults)
  • Head and neck tumors (benign and malignant)
  • Lymphovascular malformations
  • Sinus disease and sinonasal tumors
  • Surgery for complex sleep apnea and sleep disordered breathing

Dr. Wiedermann lived in Ethiopia following his training helping to establish an academic otolaryngology-head and neck surgery residency program. He will continue his international work and teaching while also researching methods to improve global surgery and global surgical outcomes.

In addition to his clinical and surgical activities, Dr. Wiedermann is active in research and education, providing mentorship to learners of all levels. He authors expert content in otolaryngology.

  1. Congenital anomaly of the larynx
  2. Congenital anomaly of the trachea
  3. Congenital craniofacial anomaly
  4. Congenital high airway obstruction syndrome
  5. Congenital neck anomaly
  6. Congenital vascular malformation
  7. Head and neck cancer
  8. Head and neck infection
  9. Laryngeal atresia
  10. Laryngeal cleft
  11. Laryngeal papillomatosis
  12. Laryngeal stenosis
  13. Laryngeal trauma
  14. Sinonasal cancer
  15. Sinusitis
  16. Sleep apnea
  17. Subglottic stenosis
  18. Thyroglossal duct cyst
  19. Tracheal stenosis
  20. Tumors and masses
  21. Vascular malformation
  22. Vascular ring
  23. Velopharyngeal insufficiency
  24. Vocal cord paralysis
  25. Vocal cord paresis
  1. Airway management
  2. Airway reconstruction
  3. CO-2 laser treatment
  4. Laryngeal reinnervation surgery
  5. Laryngoscopy
  6. Laryngotracheal reconstruction
  7. Laser vocal cord surgery
  8. Minimally invasive surgery
  9. Neck dissection
  10. Parotid gland surgery
  11. Phonosurgery
  12. Salivary gland surgery
  13. Sinus surgery
  14. Tongue reduction surgery
  15. Tracheobronchoplasty
  16. Velopharyngeal insufficiency surgery
  • Laryngotracheal reconstruction
  • Airway abnormalities
  • Endoscopic airway surgery
  • Rare pediatric head and neck tumors
  • Lymphovascular malformations
  • Sinonasal tumors
  • Fetal airway disease
  • Fetal head and neck masses/tumors
  1. 2018
    Fellowship - Pediatric Otolaryngology, Head and Neck SurgeryNorthwestern University McGaw Medical Center and Lurie Children's Hospital
  2. 2017
    Residency - Otolaryngology, Head and Neck SurgeryGeorge Washington University Hospital
  3. 2012
    Doctor of Medicine - Medical Education LeadershipGeorge Washington University School of Medicine
  4. 2008
    BS - Molecular and Cellular Biology, Magna Cum LaudeVanderbilt University
    Master of Surgery - Masters in Global SurgeryFaculty of Medicine, University of British Columbia


  1. 2018
    Otolaryngology-Head & Neck SurgeryAmerican Board of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery

Awards and honors

  1. 2019
    Most Outstanding Clinical TeacherWestern University's Department of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery
  2. 2017
    George Washington Hospital Excellence in Quality Improvement AwardGeorge Washington University Hospital
  3. 2015
    George Washington Hospital Innovation Award: Consult Study George Washington University Hospital
  4. 2014
    Golden Apple Award Winner: George Washington University

Professional memberships

  1. 2022 - present
    American College of Surgeons
  2. 2022 - present
    Mayo Medical School Longitudinal Selective in Global Surgery
  3. 2021 - present
    Mayo Clinic International Health Program
  4. 2021 - 2022
    Mayo Clinic Children's Center Visibility Committee
  5. 2021 - present
    Society for Ear, Nose and Throat Advances in Children
  6. 2021 - present
    Global Surgery Student Alliance
  7. 2020 - present
    Global OHNS Initiative
  8. 2020 - present
    Global Otolaryngology- Head and Neck Surgery
  9. 2019 - present
    American Society of Pediatric Otolaryngology
  10. 2019 - present
    American Academy of Otolaryngology- Pediatric Otolaryngology Committee
  11. 2019 - present
    American Academy of Otolaryngology- International Humanitarian Committee
  12. 2018 - present
    American Academy of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery
  13. 2011 - present
    Gold Humanism Honor Society


Research activities

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