Christopher Grindle, MD, is Medical Director in the Division of Otolaryngology. Dr. Grindle has particular clinical interests in chronic ear disease, hearing loss, cochlear implants and endoscopic evaluation and management of ear disease. His clinical and research interests include the use of technology within otolaryngology, endoscopic management of middle ear disease, pediatric hearing loss, quality and safety improvements, medical education utilizing simulation and competency-based training.

Education

University of Wisconsin Medical School

Residency

Thomas Jefferson University Hospital

Fellowship

Alfred I. Dupont Hospital for Children

American Board of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery

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

  • Valdez TA, Spegazzini N, Pandey R, Longo K, Grindle C, Peterson D, Barman I. Multi-color reflectance imaging of middle ear pathology in vivo. Anal Bioanal Chem. 2015 May;407(12):3277-83. doi: 10.1007/s00216-015-8580-y. Epub 2015 Mar 10. PubMed PMID: 25753015.
  • O’Reilly RC, Soundar S, Tonb D, Bolling L, Yoo E, Nadal T, Grindle C, Field E, He Z. The role of gastric pepsin in the inflammatory cascade of pediatric otitis media. JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2015 Apr;141(4):350-7. doi: 10.1001/jamaoto.2014.3581. PubMed PMID: 25633964.
  • Grindle CR. Pediatric hearing loss. Pediatr Rev. 2014 Nov;35(11):456-63; quiz 464. doi: 10.1542/pir.35-11-456. Review. Erratum in: Pediatr Rev. 2014 Dec;35(12):539. PubMed PMID: 25361905.
  • Marom T, Joseph RA, Grindle CR, Shah UK. Tracheotomy after laryngotracheoplasty: risk factors over 10 years. [Corrected]. J Pediatr Surg. 2014 Aug;49(8):1206-9. doi: 10.1016/j.jpedsurg.2013.11.065. Epub 2013 Nov 28. Erratum in: J Pediatr Surg. 2014 Dec;49(12):1882. PubMed PMID: 25092077.
  • Levi J, Grindle C, O’Reilly R. Pie-slice tympanoplasty for transcanal removal of small congenital cholesteatoma. Int J Pediatr Otorhinolaryngol. 2012 Nov;76(11):1583-7. doi: 10.1016/j.ijporl.2012.07.017. Epub 2012 Aug 4. PubMed PMID: 22867519.
  • 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.
  • 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.

Locations for this Doctor

Exterior view of Connecticut Children's Medical Center in Hartford

Connecticut Children’s Medical Center – Hartford

282 Washington Street
Hartford, CT06106
United States

Exterior view of 310 Western Boulevard in Glastonbury

Connecticut Children’s Specialty Care Center – Glastonbury

310 Western Boulevard
Glastonbury, CT06033
United States

Exterior of 505 Farmington Avenue

Connecticut Children's Specialty Care and Surgery Center – Farmington

505 Farmington Avenue
Farmington, CT06032
United States

4.8
out of 5

Provider showed concern

4.8

Provider explained things clearly

4.8

Provider included you in decisions

4.8

Provider discussed treatment options

4.8

Likelihood of recommending this provider

4.8

Most Recent Comments

November 11, 2023
My son said this was his favorite doctor he has ever seen
November 11, 2023
The MD was wonderful.
November 11, 2023
Would highly recommend to others
October 10, 2023
Highly recommend
September 9, 2023
He was patient answering all of my questions
November 11, 2023
My son said this was his favorite doctor he has ever seen
November 11, 2023
The MD was wonderful.
November 11, 2023
Would highly recommend to others
October 10, 2023
Highly recommend
September 9, 2023
He was patient answering all of my questions
August 8, 2023
Dr. Grindle was very kind and my child felt very comfortable with him. His insights and explanations were clear and I appreciated the thoroughness. He was very easy to talk to for both myself and my daughter.
August 8, 2023
Dr. Grindle is exceptional!! He is patient, kind and very knowledgeable! Took plenty of time to answer all questions and explain everything in great detail. He made my anxious child feel totally at ease during the visit. He is an excellent physician!! Will always highly recommend!
July 7, 2023
Dr. Grindle was very thorough yet continued to use "layman's terms" instead of medical terminology which makes it very easy to understand. He brought a superb level of comfort to us and our child and included us on every decision made that day. We rate Dr. Grindle right up there with [...] as our favorite doctors: respectful, thorough, comforting, friendly, inclusive....like speaking with an old friend.
May 5, 2023
Compassionate and thorough responses
May 5, 2023
Dr. Grindle was great with my daughter. He took the time to thoroughly explain things and answer questions. He was respectful of my daughter's sensory issues and discussed alternatives to her areas of concern