Ranked #3 in the country for ear, nose and throat care by U.S. News and World Report

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For more than 25 years, The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center Department of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery has been ranked by U.S. News & World Report as one of the top ear, nose and throat programs in America. This year, we were ranked #3 in the nation.

The Department of Otolaryngology has been a distinct academic department since its inception. This long-standing departmental autonomy has provided the opportunity for accelerated growth and expansion of the diverse activities associated with patient care, research and education. The department has created a desirable patient care model that has enabled continued expansion of patient volume. This large and diverse patient population provides a rich environment for graduate medical education and research.

The educational mission within our department consists of medical student and resident training as well as several fellowship programs. Research in basic science and clinical medicine is also highly encouraged and has resulted in numerous national presentations and publications. We provide a wide variety of educational programs, ranging from post-graduate fellowships in clinical and research activities to opportunities for interested high school students. Our focus is on providing the best possible patient care in an excellent teaching environment.


Message from the Chair

Hear from our chair, James W. Rocco, MD, PhD, in this message about the department.

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History of the Department

The history of the Department of Otolaryngology at Ohio State and the College of Medicine itself are intertwined.

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Divisions and Specialties

Divisions and Specialties

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