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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

Matthew Russell, MD, has been awarded the 2014 Excellence in Teaching Award, presented by the Academy of Medical Educators.  The Excellence in Teaching Awards were established in 2005. These are peer-nominated awards for UCSF teaching...
Posted September 12, 2014
"On behalf of Mark Laret and the UCSF Medical Center leadership, we are pleased to let you know that we had another highly successful year for the Resident and Fellow Quality Improvement Incentive Program." All three of the 2013-2014 resident and...
Posted September 12, 2014
Congratulations UCSF!  How far have we come in the last 150 years?  Today, UCSF is recognized as a leading innovator of biomedical technology, research, education, and health care.  Celebrating a century and a half of change and...
Posted September 11, 2014
UCSF is listed as top 5 among all the universities around the world, and ranked number 2 in the world for "Top Universities in Clinical Medicine and Pharmacy".  As we continue to climb the ladder, innovation and hard work definitely shows that...
Posted September 11, 2014
The UCSF Department of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery has been recognized for its outstanding patient care in the US News & World Report’s annual ranking of the nation’s best hospitals. Our department ranked an impressive number eight in...
Posted July 15, 2014