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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

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
It gives me great pleasure to announce our standing in the 2015-2016 US News Rankings: We are ranked 11th in the nation for OHNS! As a hospital, we retain our #8 ranking. We excelled in patient survival, patient safety, nursing intensity, and...
Posted July 22, 2015
Welcome to the 2015-2016 academic year! I am very proud to lead this fine team of outstanding residents, fellows, and faculty and I am very excited about our future as we continue to innovate and collaborate...
Posted July 15, 2015
Congratulations to our Chief Residents who have now been informed of the match results for fellowship training: Dr. Shethal Bearelly will pursue advanced head and neck oncologic surgery training at Vanderbilt University. Dr. Daniel Faden will...
Posted July 06, 2015