The Department of Head and Neck Surgery academic programs consist of a nationally recognized residency program, medical school education, prestigious fellowships, and ongoing continuing medical education. A critical success factor in these academic efforts is the high level of clinical expertise demonstrated by all faculty, which attracts outstanding applicants.
Additionally, department faculty have an active commitment to basic science and clinical research as an integral component of the program of instruction. These tenets not only ensure quality at every educational level, but also provide a superior milieu for the development of teacher-investigators. A significant number of former trainees have pursued careers in investigative head and neck surgery; 25 former trainees have become department chairs at academic institutions.
The head and neck surgery residency program is incorporated into the department's patient care and research activities in 6 affiliate medical centers and exposes residents to all of the subspecialties during the course of their training. Medical student teaching is a combined effort by faculty, fellows, and residents, consisting of lectures, didactic learning, and hands-on experience in clinical and research settings. The department's 1 to 2 year fellowships are long-standing and sought after by graduates from the best residency programs in the country. Our commitment to maintain excellence in patient care, to achieve academically, and to advance research in the field is accomplished primarily through the continuation of exceptional educational programs within the Department of Head and Neck Surgery.