Nationally ranked as one of the top ear, nose and throat programs in the country


For over 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 came in as the sixth program 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.


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History of the Department of Otolaryngology


The history of the Department of Otolaryngology at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center and that of the College of Medicine itself are intertwined. The department was established under the direction of John Edwin Brown, MD, in 1914 and has a rich history of over a century's worth of innovation and excellence.

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Divisions and Specialties

Allergy and Immunology Care

Ohio State Wexner Medical Center's Division of Sinus and Allergy physicians have specialized fellowship training in the medical and surgical treatment of a broad range of diseases and disorders affecting the nose and sinuses. Our physicians will evaluate whether allergies are contributing to these problems and, if needed, provide allergy immunotherapy.

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Audiology

The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center Hearing and Balance Program encompasses the Divisions of Otology/Neurotology, Audiology and Balance Disorders. We work hand-in-hand to provide the best hearing and balance care available in central Ohio. 


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Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

The Division of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center is led by division director Leslie Kim, MD, MPHAesthetic procedures include but are not limited to rhinoplasty, facial rejuvenation surgery (including facelift, brow lift and eyelid surgery) and nonsurgical treatments such as Botox injections and fillers. Reconstructive procedures include surgery for nasal obstruction, reanimation after facial paralysis, skin cancer reconstruction (Mohs reconstruction), facial trauma repair and scar revision.

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General Adult and Pediatric Otolaryngology

The Division of General Adult and Pediatric Otolaryngology physicians provide specialty expertise in the diagnosis and treatment of infectious, inflammatory and neoplastic conditions affecting the ear, nose and throat in adult and pediatric patients.

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Otology, Neurotology and Cranial Base Surgery

The Division of Otology, Neurotology and Cranial Base Surgery, in partnership with Audiology: OSU Hearing Professionals, The Cochlear Implant Center and the Balance Disorders Program provides comprehensive services for disorders of the ear and skull base. With three fellowship trained otologists/neurotologists, six full-time audiologists and the most experienced vestibular (balance) testing and rehabilitation facilities in the city, The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center is the most complete source for ear care in Central Ohio. Our faculty further sub-specialize in the care of patients with complex cranial base disorders that require the multi-specialty resources of an academic tertiary care referral center.

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Sinus Care

The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center is a top-ranked center for care of patients with sinus conditions. Our physicians have special expertise in the latest technologies for medical and surgical care of the nose and sinuses. We treat a broad range of problems from nasal obstruction and rhinosinusitis to complicated conditions involving the nose, sinuses and anterior skull base.

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Sleep Surgery

Our ENT and sleep sub specialists work together with other specialists to provide you with a targeted diagnosis and safe, effective treatment. In fact, the sleep medicine and cardiology researchers at Ohio State’s Wexner Medical Center were the first to evaluate the impact of common sleep disorders on heart failure patients.

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Voice and Swallowing Disorders

Physicians who specialize in voice and swallowing disorders at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center are fellowship-trained surgeons. These specialists receive training above the level most ENT specialists receive. Half of the fellowship specialists in all of Ohio can be found at Ohio State's Wexner Medical Center. We’re considered among the world’s experts on PVCMD, partly because our academic affiliation enables us to conduct research that leads to better diagnosis and treatment.

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