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Children’s Minnesota announces new medical director of ENT and facial plastic surgery

Timothy A. Lander, MD, and his mentors helped create Minnesota’s first and only exclusively pediatric ear, nose and throat specialty practice

MINNEAPOLIS (June 12, 2020) – Children’s Minnesota has a new medical director for its ear, nose and throat (ENT) and facial plastic surgery program. Timothy A. Lander, MD, accepted the position effective May 22, 2020.

Learn about Children’s Minnesota ENT and Facial Plastic Surgery program

Dr. Lander joined the professional staff at Children’s Minnesota in 2002, first as a partner at Pediatric ENT Associates and later as a member of Children’s Minnesota employed physicians. Together with his mentors, Dr. James Sidman and Dr. Frank Rimell, he helped build Minnesota’s first and only specialty practice devoted exclusively to ear, nose, and throat care for children.

Dr. Lander is an assistant professor of pediatric otolaryngology in the department of otolaryngology – head and neck surgery at the University of Minnesota and until recently was the moderator of the department’s monthly morbidity and mortality conferences. Dr. Lander has previously served as Children’s Minnesota vice chief of surgery and as a member at large on the credentials committee.

Since its 2002 inception, Dr. Lander has been an integral mentor the pediatric ENT and facial plastic surgery fellowship program at Children’s Minnesota. The program is training its 18th fellow this year. Former program fellows are practicing around the country in both academic and private practices.

In addition to his interest in clinical medicine, Dr. Lander has a background in software engineering and database design. He currently chairs the Children’s Minnesota health information management (HIM) committee and its medical rules subcommittee. His committee work has focused on improving EMR functionality and improving patient safety with electronic-based treatment guidance. He is particularly interested in advancing quality improvement and patient satisfaction initiatives throughout Children’s Minnesota.

Dr. Lander attended medical school at University of Minnesota and completed otolaryngology residency at University of California San Diego Medical Center. He went on to complete his pediatric otolaryngology fellowship at Children’s Minnesota and the University of Minnesota.

About Children’s Minnesota

Children’s Minnesota is the seventh largest pediatric health system in the United States and the only health system in Minnesota to provide care exclusively to children, from before birth through young adulthood. An independent and not-for-profit system since 1924, Children’s Minnesota serves kids throughout the Upper Midwest at two free-standing hospitals, 12 primary and specialty care clinics and six rehabilitation sites. Children’s Minnesota is regularly ranked by U.S. News & World Report as a top children’s hospital.

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Nick Petersen