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Texas Medical Center
West Campus
Specialty Care

Ear, Nose and Throat (Otolaryngology)
Phone: 832-822-3250 (Main) | 832-277-1420 (West) | 713-839-0164 (Bellaire)
Fax: 832-825-9070


Texas Children's Hospital - Main Campus
6701 Fannin Street, Mark Wallace Tower, Suite 540
77094 TX
United States

Joshua R. Bedwell, MD, FACS

Attending Surgeon, Otolaryngology

Texas Children's Hospital
Associate Professor, Baylor College of Medicine


School Education Degree Year
Children’s National Medical Center fellowship Pediatric Otolaryngology 2011
New York Eye and Ear Infirmary residency Otolaryngology 2010
Beth Israel Medical Center internship General Surgery 2006
Mount Sinai School of Medicine medical school Doctor of Medicine 2005


Dr. Bedwell’s clinical interests include pediatric airway disorders, masses and tumors of the head and neck, salivary gland disorders, and improving care for patients living with a tracheostomy.  He is active in clinical and translational research, and collaborates with colleagues at home and around the world in efforts to improve medical education, quality of care, and patient outcomes.


Organization Name Role
American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery

American Academy of Pediatrics
Subspecialty Fellow
American Society of Pediatric Otolaryngology
Global Tracheostomy Collaborative
Society of University Otolaryngologists

Selected Publications

Bedwell J, Pandian V, Roberson D, McGrath B, Cameron T, Brenner M. Multidisciplinary Tracheostomy Care: How Collaboratives Drive Quality Improvement. Otolaryngology Clinics of North America 2018.

Bedwell JR, Zalzal G. Laryngomalacia. Seminars in Pediatric Surgery 2016 Jun;25(3):119-22.

Lavin J, Shah R, Greenlick H, Gaudrau P, Bedwell J. The Global Tracheostomy Collaborative: one institution’s experience with a new quality improvement initiative. International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology 2015; 80:106-8.

Bedwell JR, Pierce M, Levy M, Shah RK. Ibuprofen and acetaminophen for post-operative pain control following tonsillectomy does not increase emergency department utilization. Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery 2014; 151(6):963-6.

Bedwell J, Choi SC. Medical versus surgical management of pediatric orbital subperiosteal abscesses. Laryngoscope 2013; 123(10):2337-8.

Bedwell J, Shah RK, Bauman N, Zalzal GH, Preciado DA. Balloon dilation for management of choanal atresia and stenosis. International Journal of Pediatric Otolaryngology 2011; 75(12):1515-8.

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