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Bianca Siegel, M.D.
Assistant Professor
Clinical Educator track (FTA), full time
Co-Director – Pediatric Aerodigestive Multidisciplinary Program
Pediatric Otolaryngology Division

Wayne State University School of Medicine
Department of Otolaryngology
4201 St. Antoine, 5E-UHC
Detroit, MI  48201

Clinical offices:
Children's Hospital of Michigan
Carls Building, 2nd floor
3901 Beaubien, Detroit, MI  48201

Children's Hospital of Michigan - Troy
350 W. Big Beaver Road 
Troy, MI  48084


Dr. Bianca Siegel is a board certified otolaryngologist specializing in pediatric otolaryngology.  She focuses on children with the full spectrum of ear, nose and throat problems, but has a particular interest in pediatric airway disorders, which she manages using both endoscopic and open surgical techniques.  Dr. Siegel serves as co-director of the multidisciplinary aerodigestive center at the Children’s Hospital of Michigan. Additionally, she has an interest in hearing loss and cochlear implantation.  She is involved in the Lion’s Hearing Center, which aims to improve access to hearing related services for individuals with hearing loss.  Her practice focuses exclusively on the care of pediatric patients at the Children’s Hospital of Michigan.

Dr. Siegel earned her undergraduate degree with honors in Biochemistry from the University of Michigan.  She then earned her medical doctorate at the Wayne State University School of Medicine, graduating with high distinction and serving as vice-president of the prestigious Alpha Omega Alpha honors society.  She completed her residency training in otolaryngology at the Albert Einstein School of Medicine – Montefiore Medical Center in New York City, where she had extensive training in pediatric otolaryngology at both the Children’s Hospital of Montefiore and The Steven and Alexandra Cohen’s Children’s Hospital at Long Island Jewish Medical Center.  After serving as chief resident, she elected to pursue further training in pediatric otolaryngology at the Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh, where she had extensive training in all aspects of pediatric otolaryngology.

Dr. Siegel has presented at numerous national and international meetings, and has published several peer-reviewed manuscripts and book chapters. She is a diplomate of the American Academy of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery and a fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics.  Her research interests include pediatric airway techniques and outcomes as well as resident education.  

Areas of Interest
All aspects of pediatric otolaryngology, including:
Pediatric airway and digestive disorders
Airway reconstruction
Endoscopic airway surgery
Recurrent respiratory papillomatosis
Laryngeal cleft
Hearing loss
Cochlear implantation
Pediatric neck masses
Pediatric thyroid disease
Pediatric sinus disease
Post Graduate Training

American Board of Otolaryngology – 2015, exp 2025

July 2013-June 2014: Chief Resident
Department of Otorhinolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery
Albert Einstein College of Medicine – Montefiore Medical Center
Bronx, NY 

July 2009 – June 2013: Resident 
Department of Otorhinolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery 
Albert Einstein College of Medicinen– Montefiore Medical Center 
Bronx, NY

July 2014-June 2015: Fellow in Pediatric Otolaryngology 
Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh 
University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
Pittsburgh, PA

Selected Publications

Siegel B, Mehta D. Open airway surgery for subglottic hemangioma in the era of propanolol: Is it sill indicated? Int J Pediatr Otorhinolaryngol. 2015; 79(7): 1124-1127. 

Siegel B, Chi D. Contemporary guidelines for tympanostomy tube placement.  Curr Treat Options Peds 2015; 1: 234-241.

Siegel B, Bent JP. Securing stent for multi-stage laryngotracheoplasty – an evolved technique. Int J Pediatr Otorhinolaryngol 2015; 79(9): 1418-1420.

Thottam PJ, Trivedi S, Siegel B, Williams K, Mehta D. Comparative outcomes of severe obstructive sleep apnea in pediatric patients with trisomy 21. Accepted to Int J Pediatr Otorhinolaryngol.

Siegel B, Bent JP, Weinstein S. Tracheal rupture in complicated delivery: a case report and review of the literature. Int J Pediatr Otorhinolaryngol 2014; 78(10): 1784-1788. 

Loftus P, Ow TJ, Siegel B, Tassler AB, Smith RV, Cohen HW, Schiff BA. Risk factors for perioperative airway difficulty and evaluation of intubation approaches among patients with benign goiter. Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol 2014; 123(4): 279-285. 

Schaerer D, Virbalas J, Willis E, Siegel B, Gonik N, Bent J. Pectus excavatum in children with laryngomalacia. Int J Pediatr Otorhinolaryngol 2013; 77(10): 1721-1723.

Siegel B, Smith LP. Management of complex glottic stenosis in children with recurrent respiratory papillomatosis. Int J Pediatr Otorhinolaryngol 2013; 77(10): 1729-33.

Seidman M, Siegel B, Shah P, Bowyer SM. Hemispheric dominance and cell phone use. JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg 2013; 139(5): 466-70

Li S, Siegel B, Hidalgo I, Yoo D, Gitler D. Laryngopyocoele: an unusual cause of a sore throat. Am J Emerg Med. 2011 Oct. 24 (Epub)

Siegel B and Smith LP. (2013) Chapter - Gastroesophageal and Laryngopharyngeal Reflux.  In: Parikh, SR. Pediatric Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery – Clinical reference guide.

Siegel. B, Parikh. S.R. (2013).  Chapter - Adenoidectomy.  In: Stilianos E. Kountakis Ed.). Encyclopedia of Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery. New York, NY: Springer, pp 54-58