Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery Residency

Dear Prospective Residency Applicant,

Welcome to our departmental website, where you will find information about our historypeopleresearchdivisions, and the plethora of education programs and resources available to our residents, from residency didactics to simulations, to courses to atlases, to our online text.

Our residency is supported by a fully-staffed team that is dedicated to providing the highest quality educational experiences , including evidenced-backed innovations to provide the best training possible for our residents. 

We have 23 residents currently. The total will expand to 27 by the year 2021.  Specific information about our residency is detailed on this page, including the two distinct tracks that we offer: traditional five-year clinical track and T32-funded seven-year clinician scientist track.

Our Annual Chair Letter details the past year’s developments within the department. 

We are delighted to share with you the abundant goings-on of Stanford OHNS.  Thank you for your interest in our program.



Kwang Sung, MD, MS
Residency Program Director

Robert K. Jackler, MD

Breadth and Depth

Clinical Education

Dedicated to providing the highest caliber of training.


Innovative Approaches

Global Health

Currently our faculty and trainees make routine trips to Zimbabwe and Cambodia.

Simulated Learning

Clinical Assistant Professor, Dr. Jennifer Lee, talks about the simulation program for residents.

State-of-the-Art Facilities

The Perkins Lab is a dedicated lab within OHNS. Our researchers have additional lab space throughout the medical school campus.

Interactive Learning Methods

OHNS residents featured in this airway course video by the Department of Anesthesiology.

Education Conferences

Our residents participate in educational opportunities throughout the School of Medicine, Stanford University, the California Bay Area, and beyond.

Quality of Life

Beach at Half Moon Bay, CA

About the Bay Area

  • Home of Silicon Valley and 7.5 million people
  • Known for its natural beauty, cultural diversity and progressivism
  • Ranks second in highest density of college graduates
  • Offers abundant outdoor activities, year-round
  • Alive with a thriving professional sports scene

Residents in San Francisco, CA


Stanford OHNS is committed to increasing the diversity of leaders pursuing careers in clinical practice, research and policy. In collaboration with the Center of Excellence and D-CORE,  we aim to foster a supportive and inclusive community of learners. To that end, we especially encourage under-represented minorities to apply for our training programs.