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

Otolaryngology residents test their microvascular skills

Otolaryngology residents test their microvascular skills
A group of otolaryngology residents recently got to try their hands at reconstructing blood vessels, also known as microvascular anastomosis, in the surgical simulation lab. Reconnecting cut or severed blood vessels is one of the most challenging surgical skills to acquire — the repaired vessel has to remain patent (open), but not leak.  The course […]

Q&A with Research Specialist Angie Schrader

Q&A with Research Specialist Angie Schrader
What is your role in the department? I am a research specialist in the Department of Otolaryngology. I manage Mark Warchol’s lab, and I also work for Lavinia Sheets. How long have you been at WashU? I have been here since April, 2003. I actually started as a research technician at Central Institute for the […]

Q&A with Fellow Andrea Hanick, MD

Q&A with Fellow Andrea Hanick, MD
What is your role in the department? I am currently a fellow in the Division of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. I work with Drs. Greg Branham, John Chi, and Emily Spataro. What most attracted you to a fellowship at WashU? I was attracted to this fellowship because of the diverse range of surgical exposure […]

 

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