Ear, Nose & Throat, Otolaryngology


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Dr. Grindle is a Red Sox fan, but is married to a Yankees fan.

Christopher Grindle, MD


Education: BS, Fairfield University, 1998

MD, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, 2005
Residency: General Surgery, Thomas Jefferson University Hospitals, 2005-2006
Otolaryngology, Thomas Jefferson University Hospitals, 2006-2010
Fellowship: Pediatric Otolaryngology, Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children, 2010-2011

Board Certifications

Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery

Faculty Appointment

Assistant Professor of Clinical Otolaryngology, University of Connecticut School of Medicine


Dr. Grindle has particular clinical interests in chronic ear disease, hearing loss, cochlear implants and endoscopic evaluation and management of ear disease.  His research interests include techniques for management of congenital cholesteatoma, oto-endoscopy, medical educational utilizing simulation and competency based training, and the use of technology within otolaryngology.

Published Research

  • Levi J. Grindle CR. O'Reilly RC. Pie-slice tympanoplasty for transcanal removal of small congenital cholesteatoma. Int. J. Pediatr. Otorhinolaryngol. Accepted for publication.
  • Grindle CR. Murray R. Chennupati SK. Barth P. Reilly JR Incidence of Revision Adenoidectomy in Children. Laryngoscope, 121:2128-2130, 2011.
  • Dalton P. Menella JA. Maute C. Castor SM. Silva-Garcia A. Slotkin J. Grindle CR. Parkes W. Pribitkin EA. Reilly JR. Development of a Test to Evaluate Olfactory Function in a Pediatric Population. Laryngoscope, 121:1843–1850, 2011.
  • Grindle CR, Shah GB, O'Reilly RC. Intratympanic membrane cholesteatoma: A rare bilateral presentation within a single-institution case series, Int. J. Pediatr. Otorhinolaryngol. Extra 6 (2011) 373-375.
  • O'Reilly R, Grindle CR, Zwicky EF, Morlet T. Development of the vestibular system and balance function: differential diagnosis in the pediatric population, Otolaryngol Clin North Am (2011) Apr;44(2):251-71.
  • Grindle CR. Shah UK. Rhinologic Issues in CHARGE. In Hartshorne T, Hefner M, Davenport S, Thelin J, Eds. CHARGE Syndrome. Plural Publishing (San Diego, CA) 1/2011.
  • Grindle CR. O'Reilly R. Morlet T. Central Auditory Processing Deficiency Associated with Anatomic Deficit in Left Superior Temporal Lobe. Laryngoscope (2010) 120(8):1671-4.