Scott R. Schoem, MD, is the Division Head of Otolaryngology at Connecticut Children’s. He specializes in treating conditions impacting the ears, nose, and throat. Dr. Schoem leads the ENT Down Syndrome Clinic.


Georgetown University


National Naval Medical Center


Children's National Medical Center

American Board of Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery

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

  • 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.

Locations for this Doctor

Connecticut Children’s Specialty Care Center – Westport

191 Post Road West
Westport, CT06880
United States

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

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Most Recent Comments

February 2, 2024
Dr. Schoem always talks directly to the child and makes sure they understand everything.Dr. Schoem always make sure that the guardian is fully aware of what the diagnosis is and how he will proceed. If the child needs to come back etc.
January 1, 2024
I'm actually more confident and less worried moving forward when my child needs ear tubes, so I'm very pleased with the care and attention given by Dr. Schoem
January 1, 2024
Dr. Schoem is always friendly and through with his visits, you can tell he has read your chart & understands your concerns before the visit. He is patient, answering all questions, is efficient but never makes your visit feel rushed. He's a great physician that I feel incredibly safe with my child's care and I would recommend him to anyone.
November 11, 2023
Dr Schoem was very patient and ensured both my daughter and I understood everything we needed for this follow up appointment. He even took the time to clearly answer my 5-year olds questions about the tubes in her ears.
October 10, 2023
As stated before [...] wishes that Dr. Schoem was her pediatrician.
October 10, 2023
Would highly recommend.
September 9, 2023
Dr. Schoem is the best! So caring, knowledgeable, patient, and age-appropriate for my adolescent son. We are lucky to have him caring for our son!
August 8, 2023
Just a very strange man who kept speaking to my daughter instead on me..but she's 8 and had no idea what he was talking about.
July 7, 2023
[...]Dr. Schoem was also very informative; he also included [...] in the conversation about her health in terms she understood. I appreciated that he explained [...] health, all the options and did not make me feel pressured to make a decision that day; Dr. Schoem answered all my questions and concerns. I highly recommend both [...] and Dr. Schoem, the ENT physician.
June 6, 2023
June 6, 2023
Love Dr Schoem! Personable and thorough and my kids love seeing him!