Scott E Brietzke, MD

Specialties
Pediatric Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery
Primary Office
Address 1131 North 35th Avenue
3rd Floor
Hollywood, FL 33021
Phone: 954-265-1616
Fax: 954-893-6325
Alternate Location
Address 5830 Coral Ridge Drive
Suite 140
Coral Springs, FL 33076
Phone: 954-265-1616
Fax: 954-265-1615

About Me

I am an otolaryngologist and sleep medicine subspecialist at Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital. I treat pediatric patients with ear infections, hearing loss (including cochlear implants), cleft palates, congenital syndromes, voice problems, and other ear, nose and throat concerns.

I also work with Memorial’s sleep medicine team treating children with sleep apnea, snoring and other sleep issues. I am passionate about helping pediatric patients improve their sleep quality, which is critical to their growth, development and function in everyday life.

I love working with children and I am proud to be the father of five wonderful children. My favorite part of my job is improving the quality of life for a child and their family.

Before joining Memorial in 2017, I served for more than 20 years in the U.S. Military caring for our servicemen and women and their families. Most recently, I served as Otolaryngology Residency Program director, director of Pediatric Otolaryngology and director of Adult Sleep Surgery at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland. I was also very active in the cochlear implant program for both children and adults there.  I also devoted a great deal of time teaching residents, medical students, and new physicians at Walter Reed and enjoyed having an impact on our next generation of physicians.

While in the military, I had the pleasure of making 11 trips to a community in Honduras, where we provided complex ear surgery and hearing rehabilitation to children and adults, and helped teach otolaryngologists in the country how to provide this much-needed care. It was a unique experience where we were able to return to the same community and see the impact of our work grow over time.

Now, at Joe DiMaggio, I am proud to serve with a team devoted to caring for children in the Broward community. 

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Education

Education
  • Uniformed Services University of Health Sciences, 1997
Internships
  • Uniformed Services University of Health Sciences, 1998, Surgery
Residencies
  • Uniformed Services University of Health Sciences, 2002, Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery
Fellowships
  • Boston Children's Hospital, 2003, Pediatric Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery
Certifications
  • American Board of Otolaryngology-Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery
  • American Board of Otolaryngology-Sleep Medicine
Languages
  • Spanish

Professional Highlights

Awards

  • January 2015: Journal Of Laryngology and Otology , Best Paper Prize “Smartphone apps for snoring”
  • September 2013: Distinguished Service Award, American Academy of Otolaryngology
  • September 2013: Society of Military Otolaryngologist Research Award (1st Place) “Nasal Anatomy and Obstructive Sleep Apnea”
  • September 2013: Society of Military Otolaryngologist Research Award (2nd Place) “YouTube as an Information Source for Pediatric Surgery”
  • January 2013: Guidelines International Network Scholar selection American Academy of Otolaryngology
  • April 2011: American Society of Pediatric Otolaryngology Clinical Research Award (3rd Place) “Use of Thrombolytics for Clotted Ear Tubes”
  • July 2009: American Society of Pediatric Otolaryngology Daiichi Clinical Technologies Research Grant Award ($5,000)
  • September 2007, 2008, 2014: Star Journal Manuscript Reviewer (Three times) Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery Journal
  • September 2006: Honor Award for Distinguished Service American Academy of Otolaryngology
  • July 2003: American Society of Pediatric Otolaryngology Clinical Research Grant Award ($15,000)
  • June 2002: Bailey K. Ashford Clinical Research Award, Top Research Award for Graduating Resident, National Capital Consortium
  • September 2000: Society of Military Otolaryngologist Research Award (1st Place) “Injection Snoreplasty” 

Professional Organizations

  • American Academy of Otolaryngology 

Research

My research focuses on exploring common concerns or questions that arise in my clinical practice with patients, with the goal continually improving common everyday patient care. My main research interests include sleep apnea, snoring and other sleep concerns.  I am also honored to serve on national committees within the American Academy of Otolaryngology as a journal article reviewer for several medical journals, as well as a consultant to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for ear, nose, and throat related issues.  

Presentations

  • Brietzke SE, O’Connor PD. Office Management of Snoring in 2016. Accepted for instruction course presentation at the American Academy of Otolaryngology Annual Meeting, San Diego, California, September 2016.
  • Brietzke SE, Baldassarri C. Management of Pediatric Snoring and Mild Obstructive Sleep Apnea. Accepted for instruction course presentation at the American Academy of Otolaryngology Annual Meeting, San Diego, California, September 2016.
  • Friedman N (Moderator), Ishman S, Baldassarri C, Brietzke SE. Controversies in the Evaluation and Treatment of Pediatric Sleep Apnea.  Accepted for miniseminar presentation at the American Academy of Otolaryngology Annual Meeting, San Diego, California, September 2016.
  • Shin JJ (Moderator), Brietzke SE, et al. Recent Pubs That Could Change Your Practice: Pediatric and General ENT. Accepted for miniseminar presentation at the American Academy of Otolaryngology Annual Meeting, San Diego, California, September 2016.
  • Justin G, Brietzke SE. Trends in Malpractice Litigation for Cleft Lip and Palate Surgery. Podium Presentation at the American Academy of Otolaryngology Annual Meeting, Dallas Texas, September 2015.
  • George R*, Brietzke SE, Lindsay RW. Reliability of a Structured Nasal Anatomic Assessment. Podium Presentation at the American Academy of Otolaryngology Annual Meeting, Dallas Texas, September 2015.
  • Brietzke SE (Moderator), Ishman S, Baldasarri C, Mitchell R. Pediatric Snoring and Mild OSA: What to do? Mini-seminar Presentation at the American Academy of Otolaryngology Annual Meeting, Dallas Texas, September 2015.
  • Friedman N (Moderator), Brietzke SE, Koltai P, Ishman S. Persistent Pediatric OSA: An Evidence Based Approach. Mini-seminar Presentation at the American Academy of Otolaryngology Annual Meeting, Dallas Texas, September 2015.
  • Brietzke SE, O’Connor PD. Office Management of Snoring in 2015. Instruction Course Presentation at the American Academy of Otolaryngology Annual Meeting, Dallas Texas, September 2015.
  • Brietzke SE, Pusz MD*. An Anatomic, Objective Analysis of Pediatric Snoring. Oral Podium Presentation at the American Academy of Otolaryngology Annual Meeting, Orlando Florida, September 2014.
  • Baik G*, Brietzke SE. Does the Type Of Tymapnostomy Tube Matter?: A Decision Analysis. Oral Podium Presentation at the American Academy of Otolaryngology Annual Meeting, Orlando Florida, September 2014.
  • Stasio S*, Brietzke SE, Shah R. Tonsillotomy versus Tonsillectomy: Which do Parents Prefer? Oral Podium Presentation at the American Academy of Otolaryngology Annual Meeting, Orlando Florida, September 2014.
  • Brietzke SE (Moderator), Shin JJ, Rosenfeld RM. Pediatric Chronic Rhinosinusitis: A Clinical Consensus Statement. Mini-Seminar Presentation at the American Academy of Otolaryngology Annual Meeting, Orlando Florida, September 2014.
  • Brietzke SE, Ishman SL. Office Management of Snoring in 2014. American Academy of Otolaryngology Annual Meeting Instruction Course, Orlando Florida, September 2014. 

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