Boston, Mass. — Gillian Diercks, M.D., MPH, recently joined the Department of Otolaryngology at Mass. Eye and Ear. Dr. Diercks is fellowship-trained in pediatric otolaryngology and holds a board certification in otolaryngology-head and neck surgery. She practices both adult and pediatric otolaryngology.
Dr. Diercks sees patients at both the Mass. Eye and Ear main campus (243 Charles St., Boston) and the Newton-Wellesley outpatient offices (2000 Washington St., Newton and 65 Walnut St., Wellesley). Her clinical specialties include pediatric otolaryngology and general adult otolaryngology. Dr. Diercks is also involved in clinical research. She is interested in conducting clinical trials to advance evidence-based practice and the use of new technology. She developed and is currently conducting an ongoing multi-center blinded randomized controlled trial to evaluate ibuprofen and the risk of hemorrhage after adenotonsillectomy. Dr. Diercks was also an integral member of the Mass. Eye and Ear team that performed the first pediatric hypoglossal nerve stimulator implantation for sleep apnea in the United States, and she continues to participate in research development and study of the nerve stimulator in pediatric patients.
Dr. Diercks earned her medical degree from Columbia University’s College of Physicians and Surgeons before completing a general surgery internship at Brigham and Women’s Hospital. After her internship, Dr. Diercks joined Mass. Eye and Ear/Harvard Medical School for her residency in otolaryngology-head and neck surgery. She completed her fellowship training in pediatric otolaryngology and airway reconstruction at Mass. Eye and Ear. In 2016, she earned a Masters in Public Health, with a concentration in clinical effectiveness, from the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.
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