Dr. Joshua Gottschall grew up in Long Island, New York. He attended the University of Florida where he graduated with honors and earned a Bachelor of Science in Microbiology in 1995. He was awarded a Medical Doctorate at the State University of New York, Downstate College of Medicine in 1999.
After medical school, Dr. Gottschall moved to Michigan where he completed his training in otolaryngology, head and neck surgery at Henry Ford Hospital. During his final year of training, he was nominated 'Most Outstanding Resident' by the Henry Ford Medical Group. In 2004, he moved to Washington, D.C. to pursue pediatric otolaryngology fellowship training at the Children's National Medical Center at George Washington University.
In 2005, Dr. Gottschall moved to Northern California where he was appointed Chief of Pediatric Otolaryngology at Kaiser Permanente; the largest integrated health care system in the United States. During his nearly 6 years there, he was responsible for the care of children with the most complex Pediatric Otolaryngology disorders. Additionally, he served as Program Director for the Otolaryngology Residency Program where he trained young surgeons in his field of expertise. In recognition of his commitment to teaching and research, Dr. Gottschall was honored with the Golden Adam's Apple Teaching Award by his students and peers.
Dr. Gottschall has authored numerous research papers and book chapters. He has served as guest faculty at Stanford University and the University of California in San Francisco. He was Editor of the Otolaryngology Section of the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) Grand Rounds publication from 2007-2009. Currently, he serves on the AAP Executive Committee for Pediatric Otolaryngology.
An expert in all aspects of Otolaryngology, Dr. Gottschall is well versed in caring for children with diseases of the head and neck from simple to the most complex. He has particular interest in the treatment of deafness and congenital ear deformities including microtia (small ear), ear canal reconstruction, and cochlear implant surgery.
Each year, Dr. Gottschall leads a team of surgical volunteers to the Philippines in order to provide much needed surgery to those without access to health care. During these overseas humanitarian trips, he repairs cleft lip and palate deformities, and performs surgery to correct ear and thyroid disorders. He serves on the Board of Directors of Bay Area Surgical Mission (BASM), a 501c not for profit organization.
Dr. Gottschall is certified by the American Board of Otolaryngology. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery, the American Academy of Pediatrics, and the American College of Surgeons. He is a member of the American Society of Pediatric Otolaryngology and the American Broncho-Esophagological Association. He serves as the Medical Director of Pediatric Otolaryngology for the Walt Disney Pavilion at
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