Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery Research
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Leading Innovation in Michigan’s #1 ENT Program

Our dedicated researchers are shaping the future of ear, nose and throat science, treatment and care.

Discovery & Innovation for Better Outcomes

By exploring a wide range of basic science, translational and clinical outcomes in our robust research programs, our faculty, staff and students are committed to advancing the field through discovery and innovation. Their findings are published and presented throughout the country and around the world.

Experts across departments collaborate here in state-of-the-art facilities and programs focused on basic, clinical, behavioral, population and translational research in our key research areas.

Advanced Research Training in Otolaryngology (ARTOP) pairs clinician-scientists with internationally recognized faculty to advance the care of patients with hearing loss, head and neck cancer, vocal disorders, sleep disorders and more.

Our Research Areas
Head and Neck Cancer Research

This program is committed to eradicating head and neck cancer through multidisciplinary studies that include basic, clinical, behavioral, population and translational research.

Kresge Hearing Research Institute

Our Kresge Hearing Research Institute houses a diverse group of scientists and physicians working on basic science and clinical aspects of hearing and balance disorders.

Resident Research Opportunities

Our residents have been remarkably successful in competing for extramural grants and have had impressive research productivity. Residents have opportunities to engage in mentored research training throughout the residency period.

Learn More About Resident Research
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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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Introducing the 2024 Incoming Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery Residents
Meet the newest residents to join our program
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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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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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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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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.