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Pediatric sleep apnea: Beyond the tonsils
Jonathan Kopelovich, MD

February 12 @ 9:00 pm - 10:00 pm EST

Pediatric obstructive sleep apnea occurs in 1.2%-5.7% of children in the United States. While adenotonsillectomy is considered first-line, persistent OSA occurs in greater than 25% of children. The management of persistent OSA can be challenging for providers and families as there are a variety of causes and co-morbidities.  Medical, dental and surgical treatments need to be considered prior to establishing a comprehensive and individualized treatment plan.


*Understand current consensus among pediatric otolaryngologists about the means of assessing persistent OSA after adenotonsillectomy

*Describe techniques and outcomes for persistent pediatric OSA

*Discuss holes in our current understanding and future directions to improve care in this challenging population

Jonathan Kopelovich, MD is doubly board-certified in general and complex pediatric otolaryngology, one of the first in the nation to receive this certification as of 2021.

Trained at the highly ranked and respected University of Iowa Otolaryngology for his residency, he completed his fellowship at the Children’s Hospital of Colorado in Denver.

His research focused during training on hearing loss and cochlear implantation in children including neurobiology and mouse models of this important innovation.

Since graduation he has practiced with Bellevue Ear Nose and Throat, a division of Proliance Surgeons in Bellevue, Issaquah and Seattle in Washington State, which specializes in all aspects of otolaryngology including complex sleep.

Additionally, he initiated and leads multidisciplinary clinics to help coordinate care for children with complicated head and neck issues. These include: Puget Sound Cleft and Complex Sleep Clinic, Eastside Pediatric Communications Clinic, Swedish Pediatric Aerodigestive Clinic. Dr. Kopelovich also serves as the pediatric otolaryngology consultant for four neonatal ICUs.

Dr. Kopelovich lives on Mercer Island with his wife, Rachel, a Seattle native and acupuncturist, and their three children.

1 CE credit available to AAPMD members



February 12
9:00 pm - 10:00 pm EST
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