Bianca Siegel, M.D.

Bianca Siegel, M.D.


Bianca Siegel, M.D.

Position Title

Assistant Professor (Clinical)
Clinical Educator track (FTA), full time
Director – Pediatric Cochlear Implant Team
Pediatric Otolaryngology Division
Children’s Hospital of Michigan

Office Address

Wayne State University School of Medicine
Department of Otolaryngology
4201 St. Antoine, 5E-UHC
Detroit, MI  48201

Clinical offices:
Children's Hospital of Michigan
Carls Building, 3rd floor
3901 Beaubien, Detroit, MI  48201

Children's Hospital of Michigan - Troy
350 W. Big Beaver Road 
Troy, MI  48084

Children’s Hospital of Michigan – Stilson Specialty Center
42700 Garfield Rd
Clinton Township, MI 48038

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Links of Interest

Dr. Siegel honored by Marquis Who's Who for Professional Excellence in Otolaryngology

Narrative Bio

Dr. Bianca Siegel is a board certified otolaryngologist specializing in pediatric otolaryngology. She focuses on children with the full spectrum of ear, nose and throat problems, but has a particular interest in pediatric hearing loss and cochlear implantation. She is involved in the Lion’s Hearing Center, which aims to improve access to hearing related services for individuals with hearing loss. She also runs the cochlear implant team at the Children’s Hospital of Michigan. Her practice focuses exclusively on the care of pediatric patients at the Children’s Hospital of Michigan.

Dr. Siegel earned her undergraduate degree with honors in Biochemistry from the University of Michigan. She then earned her medical doctorate at the Wayne State University School of Medicine, graduating with high distinction and serving as vice-president of the prestigious Alpha Omega Alpha honors society. She completed her residency training in otolaryngology at the Albert Einstein School of Medicine – Montefiore Medical Center in New York City, where she had extensive training in pediatric otolaryngology at both the Children’s Hospital of Montefiore and The Steven and Alexandra Cohen’s Children’s Hospital at Long Island Jewish Medical Center. After serving as chief resident, she elected to pursue further training in pediatric otolaryngology at the Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh, where she had extensive training in all aspects of pediatric otolaryngology.

Dr. Siegel has presented at numerous national and international meetings, and has published several peer-reviewed manuscripts and book chapters. She is a diplomate of the American Academy of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery and a fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics. Her research interests include pediatric airway techniques and outcomes as well as resident education. 

Post Graduate Training

Board certification
American Board of Otolaryngology – 2015, exp 2025

July 2013-June 2014: Chief Resident
Department of Otorhinolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery
Albert Einstein College of Medicine – Montefiore Medical Center
Bronx, NY 

July 2009 – June 2013: Resident 
Department of Otorhinolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery 
Albert Einstein College of Medicine– Montefiore Medical Center 
Bronx, NY

July 2014-June 2015: Fellow in Pediatric Otolaryngology 
Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh 
University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
Pittsburgh, PA

Areas of Interest

All aspects of pediatric otolaryngology, including:

  • Recurrent ear infections
  • Recurrent tonsillitis
  • Obstructive sleep apnea
  • Pediatric airway and digestive disorders
  • Airway reconstruction
  • Endoscopic airway surgery
  • Recurrent respiratory papillomatosis
  • Laryngeal cleft
  • Hearing loss
  • Cochlear implantation
  • Pediatric neck masses
  • Pediatric thyroid disease
  • Pediatric sinus disease


Peer-reviewed articles  

Barbot C, Brown J, Siegel B.  Nodular Fasciitis of the Ear: A Case Report and Literatire Review. Int J Pediatri Otorhinolaryngol Case Reports 2019.

Hanba C, Svider PF*, Siegel B, Sheyn A*, Shkoukani M, Lin HS, Raza SN.  Pediatric Thyroidectomy. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2017; 156: 360-367.

Eloy JA, Bobian M, Svider PF*, Culver A, Siegel B, Gray ST, Baredes S, Chandrasekhar SS, Folbe AJ.  Association of gender with financial relationships between industry and academic otolaryngologists. JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2017; 143 (8): 796-802.

Chou CT, Siegel B, Mehta D.  Stridor and apnea as the initial presentation of primary hypoparathyroidism. Int J Pediatr Otorhinolaryngol 2016; 80: 30-32.

Siegel B, Thottam PJ, Mehta D.  The role of laryngotracheal reconstruction in the management of recurrent croup in patients with underlying subglottic stenosis. Int J Pediatr Otorhinolaryngol 2016; 82: 72-80.

Siegel B, Ow TJ, Abraham SS, Loftus PA, Tassler AB, Smith RV, Schiff BA.  How radiologic/clinicopathologic features relate to compressive symptoms in benign thyroid disease. Laryngoscope 2016;

Hanba C, Bobian M, Svider PF*, Sheyn A*, Siegel B, Lin HS, Raza SN.  Perioperative considerations and complications in pediatric parathyroidectomy. Int J Pediatri Otorhinolaryngol 2016; 91: 94-99

Siegel B, Mehta D.  Open airway surgery for subglottic hemangioma in the era of propanolol: Is it sill indicated? Int J Pediatr Otorhinolaryngol. 2015; 79(7): 1124-1127. 

Siegel B, Chi D.  Contemporary guidelines for tympanostomy tube placement.  Curr Treat Options Peds 2015; 1: 234-241.

Siegel B, Bent JP.  Securing stent for multi-stage laryngotracheoplasty – an evolved technique. Int J Pediatr Otorhinolaryngol 2015; 79(9): 1418-1420.

Thottam PJ, Trivedi S, Siegel B, Williams K, Mehta D.  Comparative outcomes of severe obstructive sleep apnea in pediatric patients with trisomy 21. Accepted to Int J Pediatr Otorhinolaryngol.

Siegel B, Bent JP, Weinstein S.  Tracheal rupture in complicated delivery: a case report and review of the literature. Int J Pediatr Otorhinolaryngol 2014; 78(10): 1784-1788. 

Loftus P, Ow TJ, Siegel B, Tassler AB, Smith RV, Cohen HW, Schiff BA.  Risk factors for perioperative airway difficulty and evaluation of intubation approaches among patients with benign goiter. Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol 2014; 123(4): 279-285. 


Book chapters 

Siegel B  Chapter - Endoscopic anatomy of the ear. In: Bent JP, Cheng J. Atlas of Endoscopic Pediatric Otolaryngology. In press.

Siegel B, Rimell F, Choi S.  Chapter – Surgery for aspiration. In: Myers Operative Otolaryngology 3e. 2017

Siegel B and Smith LP. (2013) Chapter - Gastroesophageal and Laryngopharyngeal Reflux.  In: Parikh, SR. Pediatric Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery – Clinical reference guide.

Siegel. B, Parikh. S.R. (2013).  Chapter - Adenoidectomy.  In: Stilianos E. Kountakis Ed.). Encyclopedia of Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery. New York, NY: Springer, pp 54-58


Current projects

Post-operative steroids after tonsillectomy – funded RCT

Optimizing tracheostomy care for hospitalized patients – a quality improvement initiative

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