Skip to main content


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.

Read more>>

Latest News & Highlights

Message from Andrew H. Murr, M.D., FACS:  It is with great sadness that I report that Dr. Roger Boles passed away on December 3, 2014. Dr. Boles became Chairman of the Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery at the University...
Posted December 10, 2014
Congratulations to Dr. Ryan Goepfert who has recently been recognized with the Triological Society Western Section’s Shirley Baron Award! Dr. Goepfert’s winning submission was “Development of a Chemoradiation Therapy Toxicity Staging System for...
Posted December 09, 2014
Presented by the Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery at University of California, San Francisco and the Tripler Army Medical Center, Honolulu, Hawaii Pacific Rim Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery Update...
Posted November 14, 2014
The 2014 Robert A. Schindler, MD lecture in Otology/Neurotology occurred on November 13. David Haynes, MD Vice Chair and Professor at The Vanderbilt Bill Wilkerson Center for Otolaryngology and Communication Disorders was our guest lecturer. His...
Posted November 14, 2014
The UCSF Medical Center has begun a new recognition program called the "Great Catch for Patient Safety Program." The program will recognize individuals at UCSF who prevent or mitigate harm as reflected in an incident report. The program is sponsored...
Posted November 06, 2014