Department of Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery
Training the Next Generation, Shaping the Future of Research

Amongst the first of its kind, our training program is still one of the most sought-after in the country. Both our clinics and world-renowned research institute lead the industry in innovation and shape the future of patient care.

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Innovation for an International Impact

Every day, the U-M Medical School Department of Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery is working to be the global leader in care, research and innovation. Our comprehensive adult and pediatric treatment of ear, nose, throat, head, and neck conditions include the country’s top center for laryngeal disorders, international fieldwork, and life-changing treatment within the University of Michigan hospital and clinics.

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ABOUT US

Learn more about our groundbreaking research, training and patient care.

EDUCATION

We offer a wide range of multidisciplinary training experiences, led by specialty leaders.

RESEARCH

From faculty to trainees, we are driven to innovate, discover and publish our findings.

PEOPLE

We’re the proud home of otolaryngology thought leaders and innovators, both on the faculties of our clinics and in the laboratories of our research institute.

PATIENT CARE

Explore comprehensive medical and surgical care for ear, nose, throat, head and neck conditions.

OUTREACH

Every person serves compassionate, quality care. That’s why we dedicate ourselves to serving patients in need worldwide.

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

Since 1980, the department’s DEI committee has worked to create a safe space, combat racism, support health equity, and promote inclusion within the otolaryngology community.

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BE A PART OF OUR PROGRESS

Private support is the foundation of the vital work we do. From funding missions to treat patients in remote parts of the world, to saving the lives of babies and children with 3D printing, your gift is life-changing for patients, today and in generations to come.

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Upcoming Events See all events
World Voice Day Concert
Annual vocal concert that celebrates World Voice Day, presented by the U-M Vocal Health Center in partnership with the U-M School of Music, Theater and Dance. This event is free and open to the public.
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Temporal Bone Dissection Course
This extensive five-day course is designed as a complete temporal bone dissection course for a resident or fellow in training or as an update for the practicing otolaryngologist.
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Head and Neck Cancer for the Primary Care Provider
After completing this activity participants will be able to apply knowledge learned to evaluate patients at high risk for oropharynx cancer. The University of Michigan Medical School designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™.
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ORL Essentials Summer Bootcamp
The ORL Essentials Boot Camp is a simulation course held annually with instructors from around the Midwest to help junior residents develop essential skill, including intubation, surgical airway management, bronchoscopy and epistaxis management.
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Temporal Bone Dissection Course
This extensive five-day course is designed as a complete temporal bone dissection course for a resident or fellow in training or as an update for the practicing otolaryngologist.
Woman looking through a microscope
Temporal Bone Dissection Course
This extensive five-day course is designed as a complete temporal bone dissection course for a resident or fellow in training or as an update for the practicing otolaryngologist.
Woman looking through a microscope
Featured News & Stories See all news Blue image of a microscopic helix strand
Health Lab
Researchers discover urine based test to detect head and neck cancer
At-home test can detect tumor DNA fragments in urine samples, providing a non-invasive alternative to traditional blood-based biomarker tests
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Department News
Introducing the 2024 Incoming Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery Residents
Meet the newest residents to join our program
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Health Lab
Primary care scarcity linked to more surgical emergencies, problems
Patients living in areas with the worst shortages of primary care providers are more likely to have emergency surgery, surgical complications and hospital readmissions.
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Health Lab
Less chemoradiation is possible for some cancer patients
Some oropharynx cancer patients may qualify for less radiation treatments, according to a new study from experts at the University of Michigan Health Rogel Cancer Center.
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Health Lab
Are headphones and earbuds exposing your children to noise health risks?
2 in 3 parents in national poll say their child ages 5-12 use personal audio devices; pediatrician offers 4 tips to reduce noise exposure risks
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Health Lab
Worries about costs, time off work and COVID-19 kept some older adults from having surgery
Elective surgery study shows older adults have concerns about what it will cost them, how much work they’ll miss and whether they’ll catch COVID-19.
Otolaryngology Internal Website

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