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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