Sidney Kimmel Medical College

Department of Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery


Otolaryngology Upcoming Events

We offer multiple educational programs throughout the year including lectures and CME courses.

Coming up:

  • William Keane, MD Lecture in Head & Neck Surgery
  • Louis Clerf, MD Lecture in Otolaryngology

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 surgeryhearing and balance disordersvoice and swallowing disordersthyroid disorders, sleep disordered breathing, skull base and sinus surgery and pediatric otolaryngology.


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.


Year In Review: New Research

Jefferson Otolaryngologists continue to advance medicine to make procedures and others better and safer for patients.

Important Otolaryngology – Head & Neck Surgery research from 2021 is highlighted as we take a look back at the outstanding research our team has accomplished.

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 Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive 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.