Department of Otorhinolaryngology



The Department of Otorhinolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery is devoted to a multidisciplinary approach to studying diseases of the head and neck. Our investigators are currently conducting basic and clinical studies to gain an increased understanding of the causes and interventions for head and neck diseases such as sinusitis, speech, hearing, taste, smell, cancer, and reconstructive surgery. We are committed to conducting clinical research that protects our patients by following the good clinical practices established at the University of Pennsylvania. As we strive for advances in otorhinolaryngology, we are proud to be a part of a consistently top-ranked medical center and a leading research institution.

We offer state-of-the-art facilities and techniques, such as transoral robotic surgery (TORS) and the cochlear implant program, and we have strong collaborations and resources established throughout the Hospital, University, and the community. The ultimate goals of our research are to make treatment advancements in head and neck diseases, particularly cancer, and to utilize basic science findings toward improvements in patient care and quality of life.