The Indiana University School of Medicine Department of Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery, established in 1909, has a proud tradition of achievement in the areas of medical research, 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.
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 the state of Indiana.
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.
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.
The Department of Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery at Indiana University School of Medicine, part of Indiana University Health Medical Center, is nationally ranked as the 40th best hospital system for Ear, Nose and Throat Care in the United States, according to the U.S. News and World Report 2020-21 Best Hospitals Rankings. The department is the highest ranked adult specialty at IU Health and No. 1 in ENT Care in Indiana.
Otolaryngology Training Programs
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. The department also offers three one-year fellowships to to prepare trainees for a career in academic head and neck surgery, facial plastic and reconstructive surgery and rhinology.