Exceptional Patient Care

Our teams provide high-quality coordinated care and offer the most advanced technology and techniques available.

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Ear & Hearing

Ear disease, hearing loss, dizziness, tinnitus, facial nerve disorders

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Facial Reconstructive Surgery

Cosmetic and reconstructive surgery plus medspa to correct or restore aesthetic form and function

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General Otolaryngology

Comprehensive evaluation for disorders affecting all regions of the head and neck

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Head & Neck Cancer

Comprehensive treatment of tumors and a focus on reconstructive surgery

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Nose and Sinus

Full range of care for nose and sinus disease, nasal allergies and nasal obstructions 

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Pediatric Otolaryngology

General and complex otolaryngology care for children

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Skull Base Surgery

Medical and surgical treatment and therapy for skull base diseases

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Sleep

Care for sleep apnea and other sleep disorders

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 Voice & Airway

Medical and surgical treatment for all conditions affecting voice and airway

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Education

Training the world’s future leaders in otolaryngology

  • History of training national leaders
  • Welcoming, approachable faculty
  • Early clinical autonomy with strong mentorship
  • Extensive research opportunities
  • Emphasis on work-life balance
#6 in NiH funding among otolaryngology departments

Bold, groundbreaking research

Our innovative basic science and clinical studies translate into better ENT care for patients worldwide

Globally recognized leaders

Keiko Hirose, MD

Dr. Hirose’s clinical interests include hearing loss in children, chronic ear disease, cochlear implants and speech language disorders. 

Craig A. Buchman, MD, FACS

Dr. Buchman’s clinical interests include medical and surgical management of ear and hearing disorders in adults and children. 

Randal C. Paniello MD, PhD

Dr. Paniello’s clinical interests include head and neck cancers, microvascular reconstruction, nerve injuries, and laryngeal & voice disorders.

Latest News

Pedal the Cause team raises $43K

Pedal the Cause team raises $43K
Cheers to our Pedal the Cause team for completing the big ride on Sept. 26 and for raising more than $43,000 to fund cancer research! The Department of Otolaryngology’s team Heads Up has raised more than $300,000 since the first Pedal the Cause event in 2011. This year’s 53-member team included faculty, residents, medical students, […]

Staff recognized for years of service

Staff recognized for years of service
At the Department of Otolaryngology’s annual Town Hall last month, 16 employees were recognized for their years of dedication and service to the department and Washington University. Anniversaries ranging from five years to 35 years were celebrated. Please join us in congratulating the following individuals. 5 Years Ann ChanitzEmily HarveySarah McConkeyLisa ShoemakerSarah Swiney 10 Years […]

Residents gain experience in surgical simulation lab

Residents gain experience in surgical simulation lab
One of the unique advantages of surgical training for residents in ophthalmology, neurosurgery and otolaryngology at Washington University in St. Louis is their multidisciplinary surgical simulation lab. The lab has become an increasingly beneficial tool for resident training as more and more surgical specialties adopt hands-on training in the lab as a routine part of […]

 

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