60726-Partain, Matthew

Matthew P. Partain, MD

Assistant Professor of Clinical Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery

FH 400
Indianapolis, IN
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Matthew P. Partain, MD joined Indiana University School of Medicine faculty in 2021. He is fellowship-trained in pediatric otolaryngology and sees patients at Riley Hospital for Children in downtown Indianapolis and IU Health North Hospital in Carmel.

Dr. Partain earned his medical degree at Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine in 2015. Dr. Partain attended the Medical College of Wisconsin for his residency where he was recognized as the Tracy M. Kidder, MD Residency Educator of the Year in 2020. He completed a fellowship in pediatric otolaryngology at the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary / Harvard University. He was selected by the department as the Fellow Educator of the Year in 2021.

Dr. Partain is passionate about caring for children with aerodigestive problems, sleep apnea, complex airway anomalies and ear and hearing concerns including minimally-invasive endoscopic ear surgery. He has an interest in patients with Trisomy 21 as well as treatment of recalcitrant obstructive sleep apnea. He has training in complex and advanced cochlear implantation for patients that have inner ear malformations.  Dr. Partain also cares for children with tracheostomies, sialorrhea, laryngomalacia, choking and swallowing problems, hearing loss, head and neck masses, velopharyngeal insufficiency and thyroid disease. He enjoys working not only with children but their families  as well to develop treatment plans that work for everyone.

His academic interests are medical education of residents, short and long term outcomes of patients with airway narrowing, pediatric endoscopic ear surgery and hearing outcomes following endoscopic ear surgery. He also enjoys quality improvement projects and multidisciplinary approaches to complex upper aerodigestive problems.

In his time away from the hospital, Dr. Partain can be found with his wife and their three young children.   

Titles & Appointments

  • Assistant Professor of Clinical Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery
  • Assistant Professor of Clinical Pediatrics
  • Education
    2021 FEL Fellowship, Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary/Harvard Medical School
    2020 RES Residency, Medical College of Wisconsin Affiliated Hospitals
    2015 MD Loyola University Chicago
    2009 BA College of the Holy Cross
  • Professional Organizations
    American Society of Pediatric Otolaryngology
    Indiana Academy of Otolaryngology- Head and Neck Surgery
    International Working Group on Endoscopic Ear Surgery
    Society for Ear, Nose and Throat Advances in Children
  • Board Certifications
    American Board of Otolaryngology - Otolaryngology
    American Board of Otolaryngology - Pediatric Otolaryngology
  • Clinical Interests
    Minimally Invasive Endoscopic Ear Surgery 
    Ear Drum Perforations
    Cochlear Implantation 
    Aerodigestive Problems 
    Tracheostomy Management
    Airway Reconstruction 
    Trisomy 21 
    Sleep Apnea 
    Hypoglossal Nerve Stimulator
  • Awards
    Org: Institute for Cochlear Implant Training
    Desc: Advanced Cochlear Implantation Training Certification
    Scope: National
    Date: 2022-02-27

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