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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Medical School News
Medical School faculty promotions approved by U-M Board of Regents
Nearly 200 Medical School faculty members earned promotions in the 2024 cycle. Their new appointments were approved May 16 by the U-M Board of regents and take effect Sept. 1, 2024.
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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
Department News
Former DCMB PhD student Dr. Shuze Wang published in Developmental Cell
Former DCMB PhD student Dr. Shuze Wang was published in Developmental Cell.
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Department News
Chioma Anidi announced as 2024 Albert C. Furstenberg Award recipient
Congratulations to incoming intern, Chioma Anidi on being the 2024 recipient of the Albert C. Furstenberg Award
Headshot photos of 2024 U-M otolaryngology-head and neck surgery incoming residents.
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.