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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

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
The UCSF Skull Base & Cerebrovascular laboratory is formed by world-renowned Neurosurgeons and Otolaryngologists in the fields of skull base, neuro-oncology and cerebrovascular surgery. Every year, we welcome talented research fellows, who, with...
Posted October 20, 2015
Congratulations to Drs. Arnau Benet, Michael Lawton, and Ivan El-Sayed on their successful development of a newly funded fellowship at UCSF. Through the generous support of Medtronic, the Skull Base and Cerebrovascular Laboratory will be able to...
Posted August 27, 2015
Steve Pletcher nominated for membership in the UCSF Haile T. Debas Academy of Medical Educators! Of course, Dr. Pletcher is our Program Director and therefore our key administrator for residency education. However, Dr. Pletcher is also a talented...
Posted August 13, 2015