Dr. Jacqueline E. Weinstein is a pediatric otolaryngologist and head and neck surgeon who cares for children with airway abnormalities; disorders of speech, voice and swallowing; hearing loss (present from birth or developed later); thyroid disease; head and neck masses; sleep-disordered breathing; and sinus disease.
She specializes in all facets of pediatric head and neck surgery, including removal of the tonsils or adenoids, placement of ear tubes; airway reconstruction; middle ear surgery; removal of neck masses; surgical removal of all or part of the thyroid gland; surgery to improve voice or swallowing; and surgery for sinus disease, among others.
Weinstein's research focuses on how hearing loss impacts the way children process and interpret sound, with the goal of developing new treatments for pediatric hearing loss. She is also interested in socioeconomic factors that influence access to timely hearing care. In additional research, she has extensively examined the connection between obstructive sleep apnea (when breathing stops intermittently during sleep because of an airway obstruction) and laryngomalacia (a congenital condition in which a structural problem with the larynx – or voice box – causes noisy breathing in infants), as well as complications of sinus disease in children.
Weinstein earned her medical degree at the Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California. She completed a residency in otolaryngology – head and neck surgery at Tulane University School of Medicine, followed by a fellowship in pediatric otolaryngology – head and neck surgery at Children's National Hospital.