Bruce R. Maddern, M.D., FACS, FAAP

Dr. Bruce R. Maddern graduated from the University of Vermont in 1976 with a Bachelor's degree in Zoology. He has two years of Master's level work in Developmental Biology and Biochemistry, followed by medical education at Tulane University. He received his M.D. Degree in 1982. Dr. Maddern completed graduate medical education and residency in Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery and Pediatrics at Tulane University in 1987. He completed a combined research and clinical two-year fellowship program in pediatric otolaryngology under the sponsorship of the University of Pittsburgh, Children's Hospital and The National Institute of Health in 1989. He is board certified in Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery and is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons and the American Academy of Pediatrics.

Dr. Maddern was the founder and chief of the division of pediatric otolaryngology at Nemours Children's Clinic, Jacksonville, Florida from 1989-2000. He is now in private practice specializing in pediatric otolaryngology at Wolfson Children's Hospital in Jacksonville, Florida. He is currently chief of otolaryngology, and has served as chief of Children's Surgical Services (anesthesia and surgery) and member of the Medical Board at Wolfson Children's Hospital. He has served as past president of the Florida Society of Otolaryngology, chairman-elect of the Section on Otolaryngology for the American Academy of Pediatrics, past president of the American Lung Association of NE Florida and is a member of the Rotary Club of South Jacksonville. He has had academic appointments at Mercer University and Mayo Clinic, and is currently a Courtesy Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Florida. Dr. Maddern was the developer and medical director for the regional cochlear implant team and serves on the State of Florida Task Force on Newborn Hearing Screening Program.

Academic interests and publications have included several book chapters and professional peer reviewed articles in the areas of obstructive sleep apnea syndrome, laser surgery and biophysics, and head and neck reconstructive surgery. He also serves on several local, state and national committees concerned with children's health issues in an effort to help cildren with hearing loss, communication disorders and other diseases of the head and neck through education, research and patient care. He has participated in medical mission projects to the Philippines and is a member of the CHORES service group through Wolfson Children's Hospital.

He has been awarded a certificate of honor for teaching and service by the American Academy of Otolaryngology. He has been recognized repeatedly as one of the “Best Doctors in Jacksonville” (1998, 2002, 2004 & 2005) and “Best Doctors in America” in 2005-2006.


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