Dr. Bruce R. Maddern graduated from the University of Vermont in 1976 with a Bachelor’s degree in Zoology. He has two years of Master’s level work in Developmental Biology and Biochemistry, followed by medical education at Tulane University. He received his M.D. degree in 1982. Dr. Maddern completed graduate medical education and residency in Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery and Pediatrics at Tulane University in 1987. He completed a combined research and clinical two-year fellowship program in pediatric otolaryngology under the sponsorship of the University of Pittsburgh, Children’s Hospital and The National Institute of Health in 1989. He is board certified in Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery and is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons and the American Academy of Pediatrics. He is a current member of the board of directors and treasurer of the American Society of Pediatric Otolaryngology.
Dr. Maddern was the founder and chief of the division of pediatric otolaryngology at Nemours Children’s Clinic, Jacksonville, Florida from 1989-2000. He is now in private practice specializing in pediatric otolaryngology at Wolfson Children’s Hospital and Center One Medical Center in Jacksonville, Florida. He has served as chief of otolaryngology and chief of Children’s Surgical Services (anesthesia and surgery) and member of the Medical Board at Wolfson Children’s Hospital. He has held several leadership positions in a number of national peer organizations, including the board of the American Society of Pediatric Otolaryngology. He has served as past president of the Florida Society of Otolaryngology, chairman of the Section on Ear, Nose and Throat Advances in Children (SENTAC) and past president of the American Lung Association of NE Florida. He is a longtime member of the Rotary Club of South Jacksonville. He has had academic appointments at Mercer University and Mayo Clinic, and is currently a Courtesy Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Florida. Dr. Maddern was the developer and medical director for the regional children’s cochlear implant team and he helped develop and implement the Newborn Hearing Screening Program for Florida. He is a longtime member and contributes pro bono to the regional CMS/University of Florida Cleft Lip/Palate Craniofacial Team. He also served on the State of Florida Task Force on Newborn Hearing Screening Program.
Academic interests and publications have included several book chapters and professional peer reviewed articles in the areas of pediatric infectious disease, obstructive sleep apnea, laser surgery and biophysics, airway surgery, and head and neck reconstructive surgery. He has served and continues to serve on several local, state, and national committees concerned with children’s health issues in an effort to help children with hearing loss, communication disorders and other diseases of the head and neck through education, research, and patient care. He has participated in medical mission projects to the Philippines, Grenada, and Brazil and is a member of the CHORES service group through Wolfson Children’s Hospital.
He has been awarded a certificate of honor for teaching and service by the American Academy of Otolaryngology and American Academy of Pediatrics. He has been recognized repeatedly as one of the “Best Doctors in Jacksonville” and, by peer reviewed surveys, “Best Doctors in America: in 2005-2014. Along with U.S. News & World Report and Castle-Connolly Services, he received the Steve Grey Award for Humanitarian Service in 2012, given by the Society of Ear Nose and Throat Disorders in Children.
He has been married to his lovely wife, Barbara, for 35+ years and has 3 grown children. His outside interests include fishing, gourmet cooking and skiing. He is a charter Jaguars season ticket holder.