Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery


Clinical Care

Otolaryngology is a surgical specialty dealing with disorders of the ear, nose, throat, head and neck. Otolaryngology encompasses dozens of subspecialties, including allergies and cochlear implants, and interacts and overlaps with other specialties that treat disorders in these same areas of the body.

Many of the faculty in the IU School of Medicine Department of Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery are specialist otolaryngologists who care for patients with disorders involving the entire spectrum of otolaryngology. These physicians care for both adult and pediatric otolaryngology patients within facilities of IU Health and the school’s other clinical partners in downtown Indianapolis as well as in suburban offices and hospitals of the greater Indianapolis area. They also work closely with the audiology and speech pathology departments of the IU Health.

The IU School of Medicine Department of Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery is committed to ensuring patients receive state-of-the-art head and neck care for the best outcomes with respect to survival as well as quality of life. As a major referral center, this department and works closely with other medical disciplines to treat patients comprehensively. 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.

Residents in the Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery Department at IU School of Medicine are highly motivated graduate medical students with the focus and passion to care for and research diseases of the ear, nose and throat. These residents contribute regularly to the department, the wider community, and the field of otolaryngology as a whole. Throughout their training experience, residents in Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery diligently provide service in health improvement projects, basic science research, clinical services, international medical mission work, and community outreach programs.