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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

UCSF Benioff Children's Hospitals Oakland and San Francisco Present: Pediatric Audiology/Otolaryngology Conference on Multidisciplinary Evaluation & Management of Permanent Childhood Hearing Impairment   When: May 14th &...
Posted April 16, 2015
Guest Lecturer: Jon Kaas, PhD Distinguished Centennial Professor of Psychology Associate Professor of Cell and Developmental Biology Professor of Radiology and Radiological Sciences Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN This event is...
Posted April 03, 2015
On March 10, 2015, the University of California, San Francisco, Department of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery honored the memory of Dr. Lewis F. Morrison. Dr. Morrison was Chairman of the UCSF Division of Otolaryngology from 1945 to 1956....
Posted April 03, 2015
Jennifer R. Grandis, MD, Associate Vice Chancellor, Clinical and Translational Research Director, Clinical and Translational Science Institute Professor, Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery University of California, San Francisco will present a...
Posted March 05, 2015
Dear Colleagues: I am pleased and proud to inform you that our Schools of Dentistry, Medicine, Nursing, and Pharmacy topped the nation in federal biomedical research funding in their fields in 2014 for the second year in a row, with the...
Posted February 26, 2015