Dr. James Sidman
Pediatric ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
39 years experience male
Dr. Sidman started Pediatric ENT Associates in 2001 after practicing in the Twin Cities for 8 years. In 2012, Pediatric ENT Associates merged with Children's Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota. He is now the Director of Children's ENT and Facial Plastic Surgery for Children's Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota. His areas of special interest in pediatric otolaryngology are cleft lip and palate, airway reconstruction, and the treatment of facial paralysis. Dr. Sidman graduated from Vassar College. He spent two years in the Peace Corps in Micronesia and then went to Dartmouth Medical School. He served in the National Health Service Corps as a general practitioner in rural Maine for two years. He then completed his Otolaryngology training at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. After residency, he was on the full time faculty at the University of Connecticut and was the acting Chief of Otolaryngology there for one year. He has served on numerous committees for the American Academy of Otolaryngology, the American Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Society, American Society of Pediatric Otolaryngology, and has been an oral board examiner for the American Board of Otolaryngology. In addition, he has been a visiting professor at numerous medical schools. He has published numerous articles in addition to local and national presentations, and is the director of the Pediatric Otolaryngology Fellowship at Children's Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota and the University of Minnesota Children's Hospital. He is a Professor in Otolaryngology and in Pediatrics at the University of Minnesota.
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Doctors may have more than one area of specialty interest. Board certification in a specialty area means the doctor has completed formal training and has practice experience in that specialty, and has passed the certification examination from the corresponding accredited medical specialty board.
Pediatric ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Facial Plastic Surgery
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Yes, but not likely: Brain tumors near the brainstem can cause facial paralysis but that is not a common cause of facial paralysis. This would almost always show up on an ... Read More
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Not by waiting: After about 1 year, there is not much chance of further recovery of facial function. If it looks like the symmetry is improving, that is probably fro ... Read More
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Apr 10, 2015
Dr James Sidman is an excellent physician, very knowledgeable,passionate, and on the top of his field. He is a great value to the people of MN, and to the family of health tap
Apr 23, 2013
Dr. Sidman is an excellent surgeon and world-leader in pediatric facial plastic surgery.
Apr 8, 2013
Dr. Sidman is a tremendous Pediatric ENT. I cannot recommend him more highly!
Thanks. I know exactly what it is. I have read my surgeon's chapter on the procedure. For us it's more about the recovery trauma for my daughter right now and how small she is- although BIG compared t...Read More
Thanks. She is now in her first pedi trach- up from a Neo. Same diameter. She has used PMV without desat for years before trach change. We are following up. (she's 6, small for age, but trach is aok p...Read More
Thanks for your quick reply! Had cystectomy from sinus, few days smell of rotten meat..antibiotic. .grafted with gentomycimn impregnated material. .allergy, new fix fail
Education & Training
Dartmouth Medical School, NH
UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA HOSPITAL
Children's Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota
University of Minnesota Medical School