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Posts by Brian Skotko, MD, MPP

  • A new study from Mass Eye and Ear has proven the safety and efficacy of using hypoglossal nerve stimulation to treat obstructive sleep apnea in children with Down syndrome—and has uncovered exciting new clues on the treatment's impact on neurocognition.


Brian Skotko, MD, MPP, a Board-certified medical geneticist, has dedicated his professional energies toward children with cognitive and developmental disabilities. In 2001 he co-authored two national award-winning books. He received the Christian Pueschel Memorial Research Award for his pioneering research and has been featured guest on multiple TV and radio news shows.

Mass Eye and Ear/Mass General Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery

A teaching hospital of Harvard Medical School, Mass Eye and Ear/Massachusetts General Hospital combines the expertise of highly specialized ear, nose, and throat physicians, audiologists, speech-language pathologists and auxiliary health care professionals to provide care for patients with problems affecting the ear, nose, throat, head and neck areas. The department, which is led by Chief and Chair Mark A. Varvares, MD, FACS, is one of the largest otolaryngology–head and neck surgery (OHNS) departments in the country, with more than 70 physicians staffed at 15 locations in the greater Boston area.