Department of Otorhinolaryngology



Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania

Residents will perform the majority of their rotations at the Department of Otorhinolaryngology at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP). Founded in 1874 as the nation's first teaching hospital, the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania is the flagship hospital of the University of Pennsylvania Health System. The hospital has 695 patient beds and provides a comprehensive range of both in- and out-patient services, including highly specialized tertiary and quaternary levels of care in more than 200 specialty programs and clinics.


Hospital of the University of Pennysylvania, located at 34th and Spruce Streets.

HUP has also been recognized as an "Honor Roll" hospital by U.S. News & World Report and achieved Magnet status-the highest institutional honor awarded for nursing excellence-from the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC).

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Pennsylvania Hospital

The original Pennsylvania Hospital was the first hospital in the United States and over the years had a long teaching and faculty affiliation with the University. The hospital evolved into a 450-bed tertiary care hospital with a very busy subspecialty surgical component.

Pennsylvania Hospital
Pennsylvania Hospital, located at 8th & Spruce Streets.

The hospital was acquired by the Health System in 1997 and provides an excellent addition and a very strong clinical volume for resident education.

The rotations at Pennsylvania Hospital are under the direction of full-time faculty and provide an emphasis on high volume general otolaryngology, laryngology, facial plastic surgery, and head and neck surgery.

The Penn Center for Voice at Pennsylvania Hospital emphasizes and specializes in care of the professional voice and movement disorders.

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Penn Presbyterian Medical Center

The Penn Presbyterian Medical Center Department of Otorhinolaryngology provides one resident rotation. The rotation provides complementary experience in general otolaryngology, laryngology, head and neck surgery, and otology, and provides for very close interaction between the faculty and the resident on the rotation.

Penn Presbyterian Medical Center, located at 39th and Market Streets.

The Presbyterian Division also houses the Speech and Swallowing Center, a facility that provides significant opportunities for clinical research for the resident on the rotation.

The Penn Center for Voice at Penn Presbyterian Medical Center specializes in the aging voice and swallowing disorders and provides an opportunity for clinical research.

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The Philadelphia VA Medical Center (PVAMC)

The Philadelphia Veterans Affairs Medical Center is located only two blocks from the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. The hospital is a 453-bed facility with 170 surgical beds and a large otolaryngology service under the direction of two full-time faculty.

Philadelphia Veterans Affairs Medical Center
Philadelphia Veterans Affairs Medical Center, located at 42nd and Woodland Streets.

Two residents at a time rotate at the PVAMC during each three-month rotation. Faculty provides extensive additional staffing from the Department. The service is active in all aspects of otolaryngology including otology and endoscopic sinus surgery but special emphasis is placed on head and neck oncologic surgery.

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The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP)

The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) is the oldest children's hospital in the United States. Inpatient services include general pediatrics, medical and surgical subspecialties, radiology and anesthesia and critical care medicine. Annually, over 8,000 otolaryngology operative procedures are performed at CHOP. The variety of these procedures spans the breadth of pediatric otorhinolaryngology.

The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, located at 34th Street and Civic Center Boulevard.

Audiology and speech pathology services are provided through the Children's Seashore House, an affiliated rehabilitation institution. In conjunction with this facility, CHOP maintains a program for cochlear implantation in children.

The pediatric otolaryngology research scientist and clinical faculty direct a diverse program of basic science and clinical research projects. Areas of interest include evoked responses and developmental auditory research, airway obstruction and outcome research.

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