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New Physician Spotlight

Aug. 12, 2019, 1:12 PM

Ryan Belcher, MD

Assistant Professor

Pediatric Otolaryngology


Ryan Belcher, MD, has joined Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt’s Pediatric Department of Otolaryngology after completing a yearlong fellowship with the program.

Ryan Belcher, MD

He began seeing patients Aug. 1 in the Ear, Nose and Throat Clinic in the Doctors’ Office Tower at Children’s Hospital. He will also see patients in the new Vanderbilt Children’s Surgery and Clinic in Murfreesboro once the facility opens later this year.

“Dr. Belcher was selected after a national search. He not only is extremely well trained, he is committed to global health as evidenced by his past experiences and his acceptance into the Vanderbilt MPH program,” said Ron Eavey, MD, Guy M. Maness Professor and chair of Otolaryngology and director of the Vanderbilt Bill Wilkerson Center.

Belcher’s clinical expertise focuses on pediatric head and neck cancer and masses, cleft lip/palate along with other craniofacial disorders, velopharyngeal dysfunction, and other general areas of pediatric otolaryngology.

He also has a strong interest in global health endeavors, and this fall, he will be starting his Master’s in Public Health with a focus on Global Health at Vanderbilt University.

“I am very excited to start my job with Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt, as it is a special place,” Belcher said. “The Children’s Hospital and Vanderbilt University Medical Center names travel far around the world, and I hope to continue to build upon that legacy and prestige.”

Belcher earned his Bachelor of Science in biology at the University of Arkansas, remaining there to get his medical degree from the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences. He did a residency with a global health track at the Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery at Emory University School of Medicine.

He is member of several committees for the American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, including pediatric otolaryngology, humanitarian efforts and media and public relations.

Patients can be referred to Belcher by calling the Pediatric ENT Clinic at 615-936-8176


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