Head & Neck Surgery

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At Stanford University School of Medicine’s Department of Otolaryngology – Head & Neck Surgery (OHNS), discovering the cause of deafness and curing hearing loss, countering nose and sinus disease, seeking a cure for head and neck cancer, restoring the voice after disease has struck, and relieving sleep apnea are some of the ways we seek to make a difference.

Chaired by Robert K. Jackler, MD, a leader in Otology & Neurotology, the department houses a talented team of some of the most skillful and innovative surgeons, scientist – surgeons, and basic scientists in the world. Our philosophy is that close collaboration between basic scientists and clinicians is the key to success in bringing discoveries from our research labs to the actual benefit of our patients. Our goal is to discover new cures for the major diseases that affect the head and neck.

Charitable gifts to the Department of Otolaryngology – Head & Neck Surgery (OHNS) enable us to meet this goal as well as to provide the critical resources to develop new therapies and prevention strategies, and create world class clinical and translational research programs.



How to Contribute


Gifts to Stanford’s OHNS can be made in several ways:

Otolaryngology – Head & Neck Surgery
Medical Center Development
c/o Development Services
PO Box 20466
Stanford, CA 94309



Ways to Give

Charitable contributions to OHNS come in many shapes and sizes – through outright cash, appreciated securities and bequests, to gifts in honor or in memory of a loved one or close friend. When making your next gift to OHNS, please keep the following giving ideas in mind. Our development staff is here to assist you with your philanthropic plans and decisions.

The Otolaryngology Gift Fund

Our Otolaryngology Gift Fund is a valuable source of unrestricted support that impacts every aspect of OHNS, including research, patient care and services, physician and scientist training, and community outreach. With gifts to this Fund, we are able to respond more rapidly to new ideas and to support areas of greatest promise.

Program Support

You may choose to designate your gift for a specific purpose, such as patient care, research, education or head and neck cancer programs. You may also choose to support the work of a particular physician, researcher or clinical specialty area. Contact our development staff for the full range of available funding opportunities.

Tribute Gifts

Gifts may be made in memory or in honor of a loved one or friend, or to celebrate a birthday, anniversary or other special occasion. Stanford will inform the person you designate that a gift has been made in their honor or in memory of their loved one. Tribute gifts are a thoughtful way to show your support for Stanford’s OHNS programs.

Matching Gifts

Many companies match gifts made by their employees to non-profit organizations. If your employer has a matching gifts program your gift to Stanford’s Otolaryngology – Head & Neck Surgery Department could be doubled. Contact your human resource department to see if they will match your donation. They will provide you with a matching gift form for you to fill out and return with your donation.

Endowment Support

Endowed gifts create a lasting legacy for the donor and provide a perpetual source of support for OHNS. Income from the endowment allows us to attract and retain the best physicians and scientists, and provides needed resources to establish and sustain programs in research, patient care and treatment. Examples of endowment support include:

Planned Gifts

Planned gifts often receive special tax benefits and include gifts through your estate, gifts of principal that pay you income for life, and gifts of retirement plan assets, real property or other complex assets. Planned gifts can be tailored to meet your current and future needs and can provide you with tax savings and other benefits. Examples of some common planned gifts include:

To learn more, please contact Carol Kersten, J.D., Director of Planned Giving for the Medical Center, at 650-725-5524 or ckersten@stanford.edu . Further information is also included at the following website: http://pgmed.stanford.edu

Publicly Traded Securities and Other Non-Cash Assets

Gifts to OHNS can also be made with non-cash assets, such as real estate and publicly traded securities. Publicly traded securities can be used to make any type of charitable gift: lifetime outright gifts, life income gifts or bequests. In making such gifts, you receive a charitable income or estate tax deduction and may defer or avoid altogether the recognition of long-term capital gain in those securities. Publicly traded securities held in a brokerage account may be transferred electronically to Stanford University. Please use our online giving application or contact the Stanford OHNS development staff to make a gift of publicly traded securities.

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Contact the Development Staff

For more information on making a gift to OHNS, please contact:


Otolaryngology – Head & Neck Surgery
Medical Center Development
c/o Development Services
PO Box 20466
Stanford, CA 94309

Medical Center Development:

Phone: 650-725-2504


Medical Center Development: http://medicalgiving.stanford.edu


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