Laryngology, Neurolaryngology and Professional Voice

Lesley French Childs, MD serves as Assistant Professor of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery and a Laryngologist in the Clinical Center for Voice Care.  She grew up in Austin, Texas and received her undergraduate degree from Yale University.  Dr. Childs completed medical school and her residency training at Vanderbilt University in Nashville.  She finished a fellowship in Laryngology and Neurolaryngology at Columbia and Cornell Universities in New York City.  A classically trained soprano, Dr. Childs has experience singing in various professional chamber ensembles as well as recording for Walt Disney Records.


Medical School
Vanderbilt University School of Medicine (2005)
Vanderbilt University Medical Center (2010), Otolaryngology
The New York Center for Voice & Swallow Disorders (2011), Laryngology


Featured Publications LegendFeatured Publications

An estimate of the number of mastoidectomy procedures performed annually in the United States.
French LC, Dietrich MS, Labadie RF Ear Nose Throat J 2008 May 87 5 267-70
Tracheotomy in the preschool population: indications and outcomes.
French LC, Wootten CT, Thomas RG, Neblett WW, Werkhaven JA, Cofer SA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg 2007 Aug 137 2 280-3
Tracheotomy in the first year of life: outcomes in term infants, the Vanderbilt experience.
Wootten CT, French LC, Thomas RG, Neblett WW, Werkhaven JA, Cofer SA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg 2006 Mar 134 3 365-9

Professional Associations/Affiliations

  • American Choral Directors Association (2012)
  • Dallas Academy of Otolaryngology (2011)
  • Texas Medical Association (2011)
  • American Academy of Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery (2005)