Welcome From the Chair

Robert K. Jackler, MD

Stanford OHNS at a Glance

  • Top Ten  in US News & World Reports Ranking for ENT (2015) and highest ranked Stanford Medicine department
  • 47 Faculty / 20 Residents
  • 268 Total OHNS Department members, including a basic science research community of 107
  • 7 Post-residency fellowship/instructor programs, including 2 ACGME accredited fellowships
  • 51 Extramural grants. Principal investigator on 11 NIH R-01s, U01, 3 DoDs and a CIRM award


Otolaryngologist Lloyd Minor, Dean of the School of Medicine (2013–)


Eben Rosenthal, Clinical Head of the Stanford Cancer Center (2015–)

Edward Damrose, Stanford Hospital Vice Chief of Staff (2014–)


  • Academic and Education home at 801 Welch Road
  • Rhinology, Laryngology, Facial Plastics, and Comprehensive ENT Clinics at 801 Welch Road
  • Integrated Head and Neck Center at Blake Wilbur
  • Pediatric ENT at Mary Johnson Center
  • Stanford Ear Institute at Watson Court
  • Sleep Surgery at Redwood City Stanford North Campus
  • Research Labs in Edwards, Grant Buildings, Lokey Building, and Center for Clinical Sciences Research

OHNS Divisions

OHNS Yearbook

Stanford's OHNS Department through the years.

Notable Stanford OHNS Accomplistments

  • Transoral Robotic Surgery – Chris Holsinger
  • Endoscopic Skull Base Surgery – Peter Hwang
  • Inner Ear Regeneration – Stephan Heller
  • The evolution of Sleep Surgery – Nelson Powell & Robert Riley
  • Medical device entrepreneurship (Resound, Laserscope, Erlens) – Rodney Perkins
  • Nasopharyngectomy for Nasopharyngeal cancer – Willard E. Fee
  • Implantable hearing aid – Richard Goode
  • Otobiomechanics – Richard Goode, Sunil Puria & Charles Steele
  • Infant screening – Blair Simmons
  • Development of the multichannel cochlear implant – Blair Simmons & Robert L. White

Stanford OHNS Timeline

2003 Otolaryngology  Head & Neck Surgery awarded departmental status 
(From 1909 - 2003 it had been a Division of the Department of Surgery)
2004 Department moves to new academic home at 801 Welch Rd.
2004 Stanford Cancer Center opens
2005 Residency expands from 3 to 4 residents per year
2012 Stanford Initiative to Cure Hearing Loss launches
2002 - 2015 Growth from 5 to 43 faculty members