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Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery

The Indiana University School of Medicine Department of Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery, established in 1908, has a proud tradition of achievement in the areas of medical research and education and patient care. The faculty of this department treat diseases of the ear, nose and throat; research innovative new treatments; and educate the next generation of otolaryngology—head and neck surgeons.

Education

Education

The faculty members of this department are educating students, residents, fellows and other physicians in the field of otolaryngology and related areas of medicine. IU School of Medicine offers the only Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery residency in Indiana.
Research

Research

Department of Otolaryngology faculty members are advancing research regarding disorders within this complex specialty. These scientists and clinician-investigators perform a broad range of research, including speech perception, stem cell research in the auditory system, and peripheral nerve regeneration.
Clinical Care

Clinical Care

Renowned as one of the best otolaryngology departments in the nation, the fellowship-trained faculty physicians of this team are nationally and internationally recognized as clinical experts in the communication sciences, having been pioneers in the field of cochlear implants.
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Otolaryngology Experts

Bruce H. Matt, MD

Bruce H. Matt, MD

Associate Professor of Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery
Dr. Matt joined IU School of Medicine in 1989 as the first fellowship-trained pediatric otolaryngologist in the state of Indiana.
Taha Z. Shipchandler, MD

Taha Z. Shipchandler, MD

Associate Professor of Clinical Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery
Dr. Shipchandler spearheads the training of IU School of Medicine Otolaryngology surgical residents in his role as Residency Program Director. He has been honored with the Faculty Teacher of the Year Award.
“Our mission is to deliver preeminent patient care, transformative innovation and excellence in the education and the development of future leaders in a collegial environment.”
Dr. Marion Couch, Chair, Department of Otolaryngology--Head and Neck Surgery

Otolaryngology Residency Program

By gaining experience in a variety of clinical settings--including advanced tertiary/ quaternary-care hospitals, a county hospital, a VA Hospital and private outpatient surgery centers--graduates of the IU School of Medicine Otolaryngology Residency Program are able to perform diagnostic and therapeutic procedures related to otolaryngologic pathological conditions and achieve enhanced academic and clinical proficiencies.

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