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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

On January 12th and January 16th, the Department of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery will be welcoming 42 applicants from across the nation to visit and interview with our residency program. These extremely bright and talented men and women...
Posted January 09, 2015
Congratulations to Michael Merzenich, PhD on his being recognized with the Fritz A. and Doris H. Russ Prize awarded by the National Academy of Engineering! Dr. Merzenich was selected based upon his pioneering work as part of a UCSF team in...
Posted January 08, 2015
February 1, 2015, UCSF to open new Mission Bay Medical Hospital. The UCSF Medical Center at Mission bay is focused on outpatient services for women, children, and cancer patients.  Comprising of the San Francisco Children's Hospital, UCSF...
Posted December 29, 2014
Message from Andrew H. Murr, M.D., FACS:  It is with great sadness that I report that Dr. Roger Boles passed away on December 3, 2014. Dr. Boles became Chairman of the Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery at the University...
Posted December 10, 2014
Congratulations to Dr. Ryan Goepfert who has recently been recognized with the Triological Society Western Section’s Shirley Baron Award! Dr. Goepfert’s winning submission was “Development of a Chemoradiation Therapy Toxicity Staging System for...
Posted December 09, 2014