Number 4 in NIH funding
70 thousand patient visits annually
Number 13 residency in the U.S.

Exceptional Patient Care

Our teams provide high-quality ENT 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 and strong mentorship
  • Extensive research opportunities
  • Emphasis on work-life balance
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#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

Gender and race interaction revealed in cancer survival disparities

Gender and race interaction revealed in cancer survival disparities
Washington University researchers, led by Angela Mazul, PhD, have demonstrated the first interaction between gender and race with regards to survival outcomes for head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC). The results will help establish a greater awareness of the susceptibility, diagnosis and treatment of these cancers based on race and gender. Survival outcomes in […]

ENT celebrates 41st Senturia Lecture

ENT celebrates 41st Senturia Lecture
The Department of Otolaryngology at Washington University celebrated the 41st annual Senturia Lectureship on Nov. 17, 2021. Invited guest speaker Michael Hoa, MD, presented his recent work on hearing instability disorders, which includes Meniere’s disease, a disorder of the inner ear that often causes hearing loss and vertigo (dizzy spells). Hoa, an associate professor in […]

Q&A with Theresa Tharakan, T32 resident

Q&A with Theresa Tharakan, T32 resident
Theresa Tharakan, MD, is a resident in the physician-scientist training (T32) program, which prepares trainees for a successful research career in academic otolaryngology. What attracted you to WashU’s residency program? WashU’s friendly residents, broad surgical experience, and research support are what drew me here.  What do you like most about being a trainee here? The […]

 

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