Otolaryngology training for a new generation of physicians and scientists

The UW Department of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery develops, promotes and advances our specialities by comprehensively training physicians, fellows, medical students and graduate students.

Our diverse, multi-disciplinary faculty is sought out nationally and internationally to further otolaryngology education around the world.

Our instruction and training occurs throughout the University of Washington system including UW Medical Center, Harborview Medical Center, Seattle Children’s Hospital, Puget Sound Veteran’s Administration Hospital, UW Eastside Specialty Clinic, Seattle Cancer Care Alliance and the Virginia Merrill Bloedel Hearing Research Center.


UW Otolaryngology residents


Residents who match with the department receive otolaryngology and intensive research training at the University of Washington and affiliated hospitals.

Fellowship: Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

The objective of the fellowship is to provide opportunities for the fellow to be trained and competent in all aspects of facial plastic and reconstructive surgery. The fellow gains clinical and operative experience in aesthetic, reconstructive and congenital facial plastic surgery throughout the fellowship year and is provided progressive responsibility intra-operatively as well as in the peri-operative management of patients.
Laryngology faculty and residents in the OR

Fellowship: Laryngology

The UW Laryngology fellowship year provides a truly comprehensive experience in the evaluation and management of all three domains of laryngology: voice, swallowing, and airway. The fellowship is particularly strong in diagnostic and therapeutic neurolaryngology as well as in airway stenosis and in the management of laryngeal cancer.

Fellowship: Pediatric Otolaryngology

Our goal is to provide in-depth training in the broad spectrum of pediatric otolaryngology and to foster innovation and inquiry.

Fellowship: Head & Neck Oncology and Microvascular Reconstruction

The program is designed to provide advanced clinical training in extirpative surgery, complicated salivary/endocrine surgery, microvascular reconstruction, skull base surgery, and transoral robotic/transoral laser endoscopic approaches. The program also offers intensive research mentoring with the intent to support the development of clinician researchers who are planning an academic career.
Rhinology team in surgery

Fellowship: Rhinology

The UW Rhinology fellowship is a one-year program that provides a truly comprehensive experience in the management of all aspects of rhinology and anterior skull base surgery.


UW and visiting students may elect to take either a 2-week or 4-week clerkship rotating at any of the affiliated hospitals (Children's Hospital and Medical Center, Harborview Medical Center, Pacific Medical Center, Veteran's Administration, University of Washington Medical Center).