Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery Residency
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Training Outstanding Leaders in Otolaryngology

Our residency program stands out as one of the nation’s finest, where cutting-edge research and clinical practices shape the learning experience for future leaders.

Small Training Culture, Big Clinical Impact

Excelling in otolaryngology calls for a deep understanding of clinical practices and the drive to continually investigate ways to improve patient care. Residents here become immersed in all facets of otolaryngology, from temporal bone surgery, to head and neck oncology, to facial plastic and reconstructive surgery, microvascular surgery and nasal endoscopy. 

As one of the first residency programs of its kind established in the early 20th century, the Otolaryngology Residency Program has springboarded generations of medical professionals. As a resident, you’ll work alongside faculty who are committed to your wellness and success. 

The program features small group and departmental teaching conferences, weekly lectures, specialized courses and research projects lasting six to 18 months that conclude with a research findings presentation at the annual Charles J. Krause Lectureship.

Our goal is to empower our residents to confidently excel in diagnosing, treating, and researching ear, nose and throat conditions.

Please contact [email protected] with any questions.


Learn about the application and interview process for the otolaryngology-head and neck surgery residency training program.

Clinical Rotations

Our residency programs offers a robust clinical training experience. Explore the clinical rotations schedule.

Resident Research

Residents engage in mentored research training throughout the residency period, including six months doing research during the PGY-4 year.

Why choose University of Michigan for your Otolaryngology Residency? Our faculty and residents share what they love about our program and Michigan.

#2 National Residency Program

We are proud to be ranked as the second-leading Otolaryngology Residency Training Program nationwide (Doximity). Every year, we offer five residency positions. Four are dedicated to our five-year clinical training program and one to our six-year advanced research training track. While at the University of Michigan Medical School, residents are trained in the following:

  • Cranial base surgery
  • Facial plastic and reconstructive surgery
  • General otolaryngology
  • Head and neck oncology
  • Laryngology
  • Otology/neurotology
  • Pediatric otolaryngology
  • Rhinology

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Salary & Benefits

The University of Michigan offers highly competitive salaries and generous benefits to our fellows and advanced trainees. Trainee salary will be commensurate with that of a House Officer at an equivalent level of training based on the HOA contract.

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Meet our residents

Under the guidance of dedicated faculty, residents receive in-depth instruction in all facets of otolaryngology and develop skills that equip them to exceed the highest standards of patient care and research.

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Residency Program Leadership
Profile-RobbiKupfer-2023 Robbi A Kupfer, MD
Associate Professor of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery
Assistant Chair, Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery
Otolaryngology Education Lead
Fellowship Director
Residency Program Director
Rudy-Shannon.jpeg Shannon F Rudy
Assistant Professor of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery
Program Assistant, Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery
Program Associate, Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery
profile-marc-thorne-2019 Marc C Thorne, MD, MPH, FACS
Professor of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery
Associate Chair, Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery
Medical Director, Section Head and Service Chief, Pediatric Otolaryngology
Otolaryngology Pediatric Services
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