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Jeffrey Cheng

Associate Professor of Head and Neck Surgery & Communication Sciences
Pediatric Otolaryngology
Duke South Yellow Zone 4000DUK, DUMC Box 3805, Durham, NC 27710
40 Medicine Circle, DUMC Box 3805, Durham, NC 27710


My passion is for taking excellent care of children. After completing my residency training at Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York, I pursued a two-year pediatric otolaryngology fellowship at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP), where I received subspecialty training, which covered a wide breadth of otolaryngologic pathologies in children, as well as continued to grow and develop my expertise in comprehensive and coordinated care that is unique to the pediatric population. I have a particular clinical interest in pediatric airway disorders and chronic ear diseases, as well as anterior skull base surgery. I continue to be excited about the continued growth and development of our pediatric aerodigestive, hearing loss, and skull base surgery programs, in a multidisciplinary fashion. 

Current Research Interests

My research spans a wide range of pediatric otolaryngology conditions with over 50 peer reviewed publications. Currently, my focus is in patient quality and safety. As medical director for quality and safety for the Duke Children's Surgery Program and the Department of Head and Neck Surgery and Communication Sciences, I am really interested in building a culture of safety and advancing quality improvement science. I think that by working towards improving our processes and procedures we can reduce harms and waste and improve clinical outcomes for our patients. 

Current Appointments & Affiliations

Associate Professor of Head and Neck Surgery & Communication Sciences · 2023 - Present Pediatric Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery & Communication Sciences
Associate Professor in Pediatrics · 2020 - Present Pediatrics, Clinical Science Departments

Education, Training & Certifications

Brown University · 2006 M.D.
Brown University · 2002 B.A.