Department of Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery
Otolaryngology Upcoming Events
We offer multiple educational programs throughout the year including lectures and CME courses.
- Herbert Kean, MD Lecture in Facial Plastic Surgery
- Annual Research Day
- Otolaryngology Specialty Webinar Series
Our residency program consists of five years of progressive clinical and surgical training in all aspects of Otolaryngology; this includes head and neck oncology, facial plastics and reconstructive surgery including microvascular free flap reconstructions, otology, rhinology, laryngology, pediatric otolaryngology, skull base surgery, sleep surgery, and allergy.
The department sponsors a fully accredited residency training program, fellowship programs, research fellowship programs, as well as education programs for medical students. A strong emphasis is placed on surgical training, multidisciplinary patient care and management, and clinical and basic sciences research endeavors for the advancement of the field. The great success of graduating residents from this program, both in private practice and academic tracks, is a testament to the quality of training here at Jefferson.
Message from the Chair
Jefferson has been recognized nationally and internationally for clinical and research expertise and innovation in the field of otorhinolaryngology. The department has been consistently ranked as a top specialty program by U.S. News & World Report. Members of our faculty have played a key role in the development and advancement of many of the techniques and tools used today in our specialty.
Our physicians are experts in issues of head and neck surgery, facial plastics and reconstructive surgery, hearing and balance disorders, voice and swallowing disorders, thyroid disorders, sleep disordered breathing, skull base and sinus surgery and pediatric otolaryngology.
Centers of Excellence
Jefferson Otolaryngology Research
Research is an important mission in the Department of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery at Thomas Jefferson University. Clinical databases have been created by members of our centers, including for our skull base and rhinology center, microvascular surgery patients, head and neck cancer patients and endocrine patients, facial plastic and reconstruction and sleep surgery.
A Multi-Disciplinary Approach to Patient Care
The department works closely in collaboration with the other departments within Jefferson, especially the Departments of Ophthalmology (Will's Eye Institute), Medical Oncology, Radiation Oncology and Neurosurgery. We have fostered a close relationship with the Oculoplastics and Ocular Oncology Services at the Will's Eye Institute, one of the nation's leading eye hospitals, where we work with attending ophthalmologists to perform cutting-edge ocular surgery. We have also partnered with the Department of Neurosurgery to develop the Minimally Invasive Cranial Base Surgery and Endoscopic Neurosurgery Center co-directed by Dr. Marc Rosen and Dr. James Evans. Jefferson has one of the busiest skull base programs in the country and through the work of our center, we are continually working to push the boundaries of what is possible in endoscopic skull base surgery. In addition, our staff works together with the physicians and researchers of the Kimmel Cancer Center at Jefferson, a National Cancer Institute (NCI)-designated clinical cancer center for excellence in cancer care and research. Multidisciplinary meetings occur on a weekly basis and include Thyroid and Parathyroid Conference with the Division of Endocrinology as well as Tumor Board Conference where care plans are discussed with leaders in the field from Pathology, Diagnostic Radiology and Radiation Oncology.