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Scott R. Schoem, MD

Division Head, Otolaryngology

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Practice Name Connecticut Children's Specialty Group

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BS, Georgetown University, 1979
MD, Georgetown University School of Medicine, 1985
MBA, UMass Amherst Isenberg School of Business


Surgery, National Naval Medical Center, 1985-1986


Otolaryngology, National Naval Medical Center, 1987-1991


Pediatric Otolaryngology, Children’s National Medical Center, 1993-1994

Board Certifications

  • Otolaryngology
  • Faculty Appointment

    Professor of Surgery and Head, Division of Otolaryngology, University of Connecticut School of Medicine

    Selected Publications

    • White JD, Butterfield AB, Greer KA, Schoem SR, Johnson C, Holloway RR. Controlled comparison of radio wave regional hyperthermia and peritoneal lavage rewarming after immersion hypothermia. J Trauma 1985;25:989-993.

    • White JD, Butterfield AB, Greer KA, Schoem SR, Johnson C, Holloway RR. Comparison of rewarming by radio wave regional hyperthermia and warm humidified inhalation. Aviation Space Environ Med 1984;55:1103-1106.

    • White JD, Butterfield AB, Almquist TD, Holloway RR, Schoem SR. Controlled comparison of humidified inhalation and peritoneal lavage in rewarming of immersion hypothermia. Am J Emer Med 1984;2:210-214.

    • Schoem SR, Morton AL. Paranasal sinus Burkitt’s lymphoma in a HIV positive male. ENT J 1989;69:844-846.

    • Schoem SR, Morton AL, Brock N. Invasive Alternaria alternata. Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg 1990;116:1342-1345.

    • Schoem SR, Watkins GL, Kuhn JJ, Thompson DH. Control of early postoperative pain with bupivacaine in pediatric tonsillectomy. ENT J 1993;72(8):560-563.

    • Schoem SR, Kuhn JJ, Watkins GL, Alburger JF, Kim KZ, Thompson DH. Control of early postoperative pain with bupivacaine in adult local tonsillectomy. Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg 1993;119:292-293.

    • Schoem SR. Oxyphil cell neoplasms of the thyroid gland. South Med J

    • 1993;86(8):919-923.

    • Kuhn JJ, Schoem SR, Warnock GL. Squamous cell carcinoma arising in a benign teratoma of the maxilla. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg 1996;114:447-452.

    • Schoem SR, Khan A, Wilson WR, Laws ER. Minimizing postoperative upper lip and incisor teeth paresthesias in transsphenoidal surgery. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg 1997;116(6):656-661.

    • Schoem SR, Choi SS, Zalzal GH. Pneumomediastinum and pneumothorax from blunt cervical trauma in children, Laryngoscope 1997;107:351-356.

    • Schoem SR, Choi SS, Zalzal GH, Grundfast KM. Management of oropharyngeal trauma in children. Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg 1997;123:1267-1270.

    • Uretzky ID, Mair EA, Schoem SR. Endoscopically guided midfacial degloving in infants for removal of congenital and acquired midfacial masses. Int J Pediatr Otorhinolaryngol 1998;46(3):145-58.

    • Klein AM, Schoem SR. Unrecognized aspiration of a dental retainer: A case report. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg 2002;126:438-9.

    • Schoem SR, Josephson GD, Mendelson LM, Wohl DL. Why won’t this child’s nose stop running? Contemporary Pediatrics 2002;19:48-63.

    • Klein AM, Schoem SR, Altman A, Eisenfeld L. Inflammatory myofibroblastic tumor in the neonate: a case report. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg 2003;128:145-147.

    • Kolker MT, Batti JS, Schoem SR. The ex utero intrapartum treatment procedure for congenital ranula in a Jehovah’s Witness. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg 2004;130:508-510.

    • Schoem SR. Transnasal endoscopic repair of choanal atresia: Why stent? Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg 2004;362-366.

    • Kavanagh K, Parham K, Schoem S. Auditory function after a prolonged course of Ciprofloxacin – dexamethasone otic suspension in a murine model. Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg 2009;135:238-241.

    • Schoem SR, Shah UK. Act to keep patients safe: Device-related adverse event reporting. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg 2010;142:651-653.

    • Szabo C, Langevin K, Schoem S, Mabry K. Treatment of persistent middle ear effusion in cleft palate patients. Int J Ped Oto 2010;74:874-877.

    • Schoem SR, Willard A, Combs, J. A prospective, randomized, placebo-controlled, Double-blind study of montelukast’s effect on persistent middle ear effusion. ENT J 2010;89:434-437.

    • Rutherford KD, Lerer TS, Schoem SR, Valdez TA. Evaluation of pediatric sensorineural hearing loss: a survey of pediatric otolaryngologists. Annals ORL 2011;120:674-681.

    • Pediatric Otolaryngology. Scott R. Schoem, David H. Darrow, eds., American Academy of Pediatrics 2012.

    • Schoem SR, Khan A, Wenig BM. Evaluation and Management of the Thyroid Nodule: A Practical Approach. American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery Foundation Self Instructional Package, 1998:1-112, Alexandria, VA.

    • Schoem SR, Shapiro AM. Pediatric Rhinosinusitis. American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery Foundation Self-Instructional Package, 2000:1-69, Alexandria, VA.

    • Schoem SR, Darrow D. Update on laser-assisted tympanic membrane    fenestration. American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery Bulletin June 2001;20:45-46.

    • DiNardo LJ, Schoem SR, Arnold JE. Managing Head and Neck Lesions. Chapter 17, p273-292. In Complications in Pediatric Otolaryngology. Gary Josephson and Daniel Wohl, eds. 2005, Boca Raton, Taylor & Francis.

    • Batti JS, Schoem SR. Evaluation and Management of the Neck Mass and Adenopathy in Children. Self-Instructional Packet. American Academy of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery, 2008.

    • Sanders M, Estrada E, Leopold H, Makari J, Murray N, Schoem S, Wiley C, Bhandari A. Flexing to ageing: A children’s hospital responds to a maturing workforce. J Pediatrics 2010; 157:177-179.

    • Schoem SR, Finck C. Time out for surgeons: When is the attending surgeon too tired? Connecticut Medicine, 2012;76(3):171-2.

    • Schoem SR, Rosbe K. Aerodigestive Foreign Bodies and Caustic Ingestion. In Cummings, et al Textbook on Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery. 2014.

    • Schoem SR, Bennett N, Johnson K. Complications of Otitis Media. In Infectious Diseases in Pediatric Otolaryngology – A Practical Guide. Springer, 2015.

    • Schoem SR. Neonatal Nasal Obstruction. In Disorders of the Neonatal Airway: Fundamentals for Practice. J. Lioy and S.E. Sobol (eds.), Springer, 2015.

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