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Airway Center recognized for high-quality care

The Airway Center is the first specialty practice at the hospital to receive this designation, which honors exceptional care and dedication to patient needs.

Chandler's family is grateful for the care she received at UNC.

Chandler’s Story

Chandler is sometimes asked about the "mark” on her neck. Her parents call it a blessing, a reminder of the life-saving care she received at UNC.

Airway Team

Meet the Team

Faculty -

Pediatric Otolaryngology, Head & Neck Surgery

Amelia F. Drake, MD

Amelia F. Drake, MD

Executive Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, UNC School of Medicine
Director, UNC Craniofacial Center
Newton D. Fischer Distinguished Professor

Pediatric Surgery

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Lauren Kilpatrick, MD

Lauren Kilpatrick, MD

Assistant Professor of Pediatric Surgery

Pediatric Surgery, Pediatric Ear, Nose and Throat.

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Wade G. McClain, DO

Wade G. McClain, DO

Assistant Professor of Surgery

Pediatric Otolaryngology.

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Austin S. Rose, MD

Austin S. Rose, MD

Associate Professor of Surgery

Pediatric Surgery
Pediatric Ear, Nose and Throat.

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Carlton J. Zdanski, MD

Carlton J. Zdanski, MD

Division Chief, Pediatric Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery
Surgical Director, North Carolina Children's Airway Center

Pediatric otolaryngology, reconstructive airway surgery, cochlear implantation, microtia repair, cleft palate, Velopharyngeal Insufficiency, pediatric head and neck masses.

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Ask for a Referral

Urgent referrals should be made directly to the on-call physician of in the Division of Pediatric Pulmonology or Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery through the UNC Consultation Center at 800-862-6264 or via the hospital operator at 984-974-1000

All other referrals can be made by through UNC CareLink or by calling the N.C. Children's Airway Center at 919-843-6858.

Contact Us

If you have questions about your child's appointments, need to reschedule, or want a referral, please contact the N.C. Children's Airway Center's administrative coordinator, Mandy Gee, at 919-843-6858.

Mailing address:
N.C. Children's Airway Center
Campus Box 7217
Chapel Hill, NC 27514-7217

Fax: 919-966-6179

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