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

Researchers have recently found an aggressive form of thyroid cancer associated with exposure to radioactive iodine. In the 1986 Chernobyl nuclear disaster, over 10,000 children and adolescents were exposed to radiation.  Shortly after the...
Posted October 29, 2014
UCSF is celebrating diversity throughout the month of October, honoring champions of the 2014 Chancellor Diversity Award. Cathy Garzio, MBA, is the administrative director the Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery at UCSF, and she...
Posted October 13, 2014
The UCSF team will mint two new neurotologists and a head and neck oncologic surgeon!  Two of our Chief Residents have matched into neurotology fellowships: Ryan Goepfert, MD, will be training in advanced head and neck oncologic...
Posted October 09, 2014
Dear Colleagues: I am pleased to announce that Jennifer R. Grandis, MD, has accepted the position of Associate Vice Chancellor—Clinical and Translational Research (AVC-CTR). Dr. Grandis will begin service in her new post in January 2015 while...
Posted October 06, 2014
"Oromandibular Reconstruction: Options and Controversies" Douglas A. Girod, MD, FACS was the 2014 Roger Boles MD Lecturer at UCSF on October 2, 2014. Dr. Girod is currently the Vice Chancellor for the Medical Center at the University of Kansas...
Posted October 03, 2014