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.


Undergraduate School
Yale University (2000)
Medical School
Vanderbilt University Medical Center (2005)
Vanderbilt University Medical Center (2010), Otolaryngology
The New York Center for Voice & Swallow Disorders (2011), Laryngology


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Professional Associations/Affiliations

  • American Academy of Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery (2005)
  • American Broncho-Esophagological Association (ABEA), active member (2015)
  • American Choral Directors Association (2012)
  • American Laryngological Association, post-graduate member (2011)
  • Dallas Academy of Otolaryngology (2011)
  • Dallas County Medical Society (2011)
  • North Texas Voice Foundation (2011)
  • Pan-American Vocology Association, voting member (2015)
  • Society of University Otolaryngologists (2016)
  • Texas Association of Otolaryngology (2011)
  • Texas Medical Association (2011)
  • Texas Music Educators Association (2015)