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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

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
Dr. Michael Merzenich's pioneering work on neuroplasticity was the subject of a recent Wall Street Journal article. Please follow the link to the story: Our Amazingly Plastic Brains
Posted February 09, 2015
It gives me great pleasure to announce that Charles Limb, MD will be joining UCSF as the Francis A. Sooy, MD Professor and Chief of Otology/Neurotology and Skull Base Surgery! Charles will also be the Director of the Douglas Grant Cochlear Implant...
Posted February 05, 2015
By Karin Rush-Monroe on February 02, 2015: With 40 ambulances, approximately 300 UC San Francisco staff and faculty, as well as 100 emergency medical services personnel, UCSF Medical Center on Sunday, Feb. 1, safely transported 131 patients to...
Posted February 04, 2015