Assistant Professor
Fellowship trained in Pediatric Otolaryngology

Interests: Pediatric Airway, Airway Reconstruction, Swallowing Disorders, Ear & Microtia Reconstruction

LeBonheur Children's Hospital
St. Jude Research Hospital

Office: 430 910 MADISON BUILDING
Tel: (901) 448-5886

Bio Statement

Dr. Jennifer McLevy is a board certified otolaryngologist who subspecializes in Pediatric Otolaryngology.  After achieving her medical degree at New York Medical College, she received her otolaryngology residency training at the University of California, Davis.  Dr. McLevy then completed a two year fellowship in pediatric otolaryngology at the University of Pittsburgh.

Dr. McLevy focuses on pediatric otolaryngology.  In particular, she specializes in difficult airways, swallowing disorders, pediatric trauma care, and ear reconstruction.  She operates predominantly at Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital.  Dr. McLevy also operates at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, where she assists in the management of otolaryngology pathology in pediatric cancer patients.  

As a member of the Otolaryngology Department of the University of Tennessee, Dr. McLevy is active in medical student and resident teaching. She participates in daily clinical training, has assisted in airway bootcamp, and is heading the otolaryngology journal club. 

Clinical care specialist/interest

Difficult airways – management of stridor, laryngomalacia, subglottic stenosis and reconstruction

Dysphagia - diagnosis,  functional endoscopic evaluation of swallow, and management

Head and neck trauma – repair of complex facial fractures, lacerations, and airway concerns

Ear reconstruction – rib graft cartilage grafts and microtia repair

Congenital neck masses – diagnosis and resection

Office Contact


910 Madison Avenue, Suite 406

Memphis, TN 38163

Tel: 901-448-5886

Fax: 901-448-5120



Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital

51 North Dunlap, Suite G10

Memphis, Tennessee 38105

Tel: 901-287-4400

Fax: 901-287-5047



100 North Humphries

Memphis, Tennessee 38120

Tel: 901-287-7337

Fax: 901-266-6620

Research interest/specialty

Management of subglottic stenosis – balloon plasty & laryngotracheal reconstruction

Inter-relationship between stridor, laryngomalacia, & gastroesophageal reflux

Pediatric facial skeleton trauma – methods of fixation

Speech and swallowing function in cleft patients

Middle ear effusion and eustachian tube dysfunction

Research keywords

Maxillofacial reconstruction

Laryngomalacia, supraglottoplasty, subglottic stenosis, airway reconstruction

Microtia repair, rib graft

Aspiration, dysphagia

Tracheostomy Acute airway management

Publications and presentations

1. Pham, AM, McLevy, JD, Strong, EB. Computer Modeling in Maxillofacial Reconstruction. Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery, Volume 133, Issue 2, Pages P248-P249, August 2005.


2. McLevy, JD, Tinling, SP., Senders, CW. Tonsillectomy Technique and Degree of Thermal Injury. Poster Presentation; COSM, May 2008.


3. McLevy, JD, Silva, RC, Mandell, DL, Simons, JP, Haibeck, LE, Mehta, D. Use of Fiberoptic Endoscopic Evaluation of Swallowing in the Management of Phagophobia in Children.  Podium Presentation; SENTAC, December 2008.


4. McLevy JD, Li-Korotky HS, Cullen-Doyle A, Lo CY, Yuksel S, Dohar JE, Hebda PA. Monocyte Chemotactic Protein-1 Deficiency Lowers Middle Ear Inflammation Susceptibility in Eustachian Tube Obstruction Model. Podium Presentation; ASPO at COSM, May 2010.


5. McLevy JD, Alper CM. Status of Aspiration Before and After Supraglottoplasty for Laryngomalacia.  Poster Presentation; ASPO at COSM, May 2010.


6. Challis M, McLevy JD, Thompson JW.  Treatment of Lingual Thyroglossal Duct Cyst via Aspiration and Sclerotherapy: a Review of Two Cases. Poster Presentation; ASPO at COSM, April 2012.


7. Velargo PA. McLevy JD. A “Nail-biting” Case of an Airway Foreign Body. Ear, Nose and Throat Journal, 93(4-5):154, 156, April 2014.


8. Wood JW, Thornton B, Brown CS, McLevy JD, Thompson JW. Traumatic tracheal injury in children: a case series supporting conservative management. Int J Pediatr Otorhinolaryngol. 2015 May;79(5):716-20.


9. Thottam PJ, Silva RC, McLevy JD, Simons JP, Mehta DK. Use of fiberoptic endoscopic evaluation of swallowing (FEES) in the management of psychogenic dysphagia in children. Int J Pediatr Otorhinolaryngol. 2015 Feb;79(2):108-10.


10. Thompson JW, Vieira F, Rutter M. Managing the Difficult Airway, A Surgeon’s Manual.  Pediatric Airway Management, Chapter 8. London: JP Medical Publishers, 2016.

11. Giurintano J, Thornton B, McLevy JD, Thompson JW. Airway Foreign to Get “Charged Up About”. Poster Presentation; ABEA at COSM, May 2016.


12, Giurintano J, Moak JS, McLevy JD, Thompson JW. Rigid Bronchoscopy Through Trachea for Foreign Body.  Poster Presentation; ABEA at COSM, May 2016.