Advancing care through science

The faculty, fellows and residents of the Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery perform active research in a large number of disciplines. Researchers work on a wide variety of basic science, outcome and translational topics.  These include hearing related topics; molecular and genetic profiles of oral cavity cancer; outcomes studies in head and neck cancer; rhinology; sleep surgery; computer-aided skull base surgery; and vascular and lymphatic malformations.


Basic Science Program

We seek to enhance understanding of fundamental processes involved in hearing, vocal communication, balance, and cancer of the head and neck.

Translational and Clinical Research Program

We use fundamental research and epidemiological approaches to develop and evaluate new strategies to prevent, diagnose, measure, and treat human disorders.

Research Training

We provide mentorship, resources, and the environment for undergraduate and graduate students and postdoctoral trainees, including surgical residents, to develop independent and sustainable academic careers in basic, clinical, and/or translational research.

NIH T-32 Research Training Grant

The rationale for our Research Training Program is to provide an environment that supports the systematic refinement of a physician trainee’s analytical and research skills, and facilitates the potential for a productive research-oriented career in academic medicine.