Erik Waldman, MD

Specialty

Otolaryngology, Pediatric Otolaryngology

Conditions & Treatments

Adenoids, Airway Disorder, Airway Reconstruction, Allergic Rhinitis, Allergy/Allergies, Asthma, Baha (Bone Anchored Hearing Aid), Balance Disorders, Breathing Problems, Cholesteatoma, Chronic Ear Infections, Cleft Lip Palate, Cochlear Implantation, Cochlear Implants, Dizziness, Down Syndrome, Ear Infection, Ear Surgery, Ear Tumors, Endoscopic Sinus Surgery, Endoscopy, Facial Cosmetic Surgery, Facial Reconstruction, Fiberoptic Bronchoscopy, Head & Neck Cancers, Hearing & Speech, Hearing Disorders, Hearing Loss, Hoarseness, Laryngoscopy, Laser Surgery of Larynx, Nasal Reconstruction, Neck Pain, Neurotology, Obstructive Sleep Apnea, Parathyroid Disease, Parathyroid Surgery, Pediatric Airways, Pediatric Asthma, Pediatric Bronchoscopy, Pediatric Ear Infection, Pediatric Neck Mass, Pediatric Otolaryngology, Reconstructive Surgery, Rhinology, Salivary Diseases, Sinus Disease, Sinusitis, Sleep Apnea, Sleep Disorders, Snoring, Speech Disorders, Swallowing Disorders, Thyroid Disease, Thyroid Surgery, Tinnitus, Tonsil and Adenoid Problem, Tonsillectomy, Tracheal Surgery, Voice Disorders, Voice Rehabilitation Surgery


Phone
(877) 925-3637
Accepting New Patients

Biography

Erik Waldman, MD, wants parents to know that he understands how worrisome it can be to hear that your child needs or might benefit from surgery. Discussing those concerns and answering questions is not only an important part of his job, it’s his favorite part.

“Parents come to me to help them make important healthcare decisions for their kids,” says Dr. Waldman, who is chief of Pediatric Otolaryngology at Yale Medicine. “There can be a lot of anxiety and stress over even the smallest procedures with kids. I spend as much time as possible listening and explaining.  Parents often tell me it makes them much less anxious both before and after their child’s procedure. It’s a huge part of why I love what I do.”

Dr. Waldman isn’t shy about sharing his own experiences as his own daughter had a partial tonsillectomy when she was 5. “She was able to eat normally the day after surgery and her sleep is much more restful since the surgery,” he says. Now Dr. Waldman is among the few pediatric otolaryngologists (ear, nose and throat specialist) in the area who regularly performs a partial tonsillectomy, which results in less pain and a quicker recovery for appropriate patients.

“I don’t remember ever meeting a family who is unhappy about having had the surgery a month afterward, whether a full or a partial tonsillectomy,” Dr. Waldman says. “A child’s quality of life, and therefore a family’s, often improves dramatically after this type of procedure.”

Dr. Waldman treats the entire spectrum of pediatric ear, nose and throat (ENT) disorders, including hearing loss, snoring, ear infections and aerodigestive problems.

Gender

Male

Language(s)

English

Years In Practice

11

Affiliated With

Yale Medicine, Yale New Haven Children’s Hospital

Locations

Yale New Haven Children's Hospital

1 Park Street
New Haven, CT 06504

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Fax
(203) 785-3970

Pediatric Specialty Center

747 Belden Avenue
Norwalk, CT 06850

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Tuesday8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Fax
(203) 737-8035

Park Avenue Medical Center

5520 Park Avenue
Trumbull, CT 06611

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Monday8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Fax
(203) 785-3970

800 Howard Ave, New Haven, CT, 06519

800 Howard Ave
New Haven, CT 06519

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Fax
(203) 785-3970

Education & Training

Education

University of California - San Diego

Internship

University of California Los Angeles (UCLA)

Residency

John Hopkins Hospital

Fellowship

Boston Children's Hospital

Accepted Insurance

Insurance coverage regularly changes, please contact the doctor’s office directly to verify that your specific insurance plan is accepted.

  • aetna
  • anthem bc/bs
  • berkeley care network
  • cigna healthcare
  • community care network
  • connecticare
  • corvel
  • first health network
  • focus healthcare
  • great west
  • husky
  • medicaid
  • medicare
  • multiplan
  • oxford health plans
  • railroad medicare
  • tricare/champus
  • united healthcare
  • us family health plan
  • wellcare