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

New WashU program helps fill medical assistant shortage

New WashU program helps fill medical assistant shortage
Medical assistants are in high demand these days. At any given time there might be more than 100 openings for this position at Washington University School of Medicine. Working around an existing national shortage, made even worse by the closing of several national vocational training programs, the medical school’s Human Resources department launched its own […]

Spector Lectureship adds research symposium

Spector Lectureship adds research symposium
The Department of Otolaryngology at Washington University celebrated the 5th annual Spector Lectureship in the Biology of Cancer on April 20. Invited guest speaker Neil Hayes, MD, presented a summary and new thoughts on the roles of cisplatin and HPV in head and neck cancer. The Spector Lectureship celebrates the career of Gershon Spector, MD, […]

Residents learn surgical approaches to anterior skull base

Residents learn surgical approaches to anterior skull base
Residents from the departments of Neurosurgery and Otolaryngology practiced a variety of surgical approaches to the anterior skull base at the annual Anterior Skull Base Lab on Saturday, April 23. Held at Washington University School of Medicine’s surgical simulation lab, the event included lectures on anatomy and surgical approaches, followed by hands-on surgical practice using […]

 

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