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Our Mission: UCSF Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery (OHNS)

Our mission is to benefit the communities we serve through the delivery of outstanding patient care, excellence in medical education, and innovative biomedical research.

The Department of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery’s expertise is comprehensive and encompasses all aspects of the field: head and neck surgical oncology, thyroid and parathyroid surgery, laryngology, rhinology, neurotology, skull base surgery, pediatric otolaryngology, sleep surgery, endoscopic salivary gland surgery, and facial plastic and reconstructive surgery. The breadth and depth of the department enables it to be one of the best Otolaryngology departments in the Nation.

We offer an outstanding residency and fellowship training programs, and are dedicated to creating the future leaders of our field.

UCSF is an international presence in advancing medical knowledge and translating this to state of the art patient care. Our esteemed research scientists are among the most sought after in the world.

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Latest News & Highlights

It gives me great pleasure to announce that Jordan Virbalas will be joining the UCSF Benioff Team! Jordan is a graduate of Emory University with a BA in English and Psychology. He has a Masters in the Science of Teaching from Pace in New York...
Posted December 28, 2015
It gives me great pleasure to announce that Anna Meyer has been appointed to be an inaugural Coach within the school of medicine effective January, 2016. The coach position is part of our soon to be rolled out Bridges Curriculum. It is a funded...
Posted December 14, 2015
December 3, 2015: This year, we were extremely fortunate to have Dr. Steven Telian visit us at UCSF for the 2015 Schindler Endowed Lecture in Otology. Dr. Telian is the John Kemink Professor and Chief of Otology and Neurotology at the University of...
Posted December 09, 2015
In October 2015, Dr. Jennifer Grandis and Dr. Jonathan George collaborate with Kolltan Pharmaceuticals in a new clinical study related to head and neck cancers that will evaluate tissue responses to KTN3379; an antibody drug developed to treat adult...
Posted November 10, 2015
On October 15, 2015 Roger Crumley gave the 10th Annual Roger Boles, MD Endowed Lecture at UCSF. This was a special year as Roger Crumley began his academic career at UCSF back in 1975. Many alumni attended to honor Dr. Boles and to reminisce with...
Posted October 22, 2015