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 25 residents currently. The total will expand to 27 by the year 2021.  Read specific information about our residency, including the two distinct tracks that we offer: traditional five-year clinical track and T32-funded seven-year Clinician-Scientist Training Program (CSTP).

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

We also welcome you to attend, virtually, the clerkship talks that we host for our medical students, which are about an hour long and include a Q&A portion for all participants. You are also welcomed to join our weekly Resident Education sessions that take place on Monday mornings at 8:00 am PDT (11:00 am EDT) via Zoom. Please see details below, if interested and eligible.*

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

*In order to mitigate the possibility of technical disruption, eligible participants must be students of US medical schools with active .edu email accounts. To register, please contact Xiaoyu Feng at Please note that participation in the clerkship talks and resident education sessions does not affect one’s candidacy for residency.

Open House

Registration deadline: Friday, 8/28/2020

Open House

Saturday Aug 29, 2020
1:00 – 3:30 pm PDT
(4:00 – 6:30 pm EDT)

Stanford University Department of Otolaryngology – Head & Neck Surgery will be hosting a Virtual Departmental Open House on Saturday, August 29, 2020, 1:00 – 3:30 pm PDT (4:00 – 6:30 pm EDT) on Zoom.

You will be introduced to the department chair, program director, and representatives from all of our divisions, as well as several of our current residents and alumni. The session will conclude with a Panel Q & A at 2:45 pm and Breakout Rooms hosted by our residents at 3:00 pm. You are welcome to come for any part or all of the open house. 

Note: Eligible registrants must be students of US medical schools with an active .edu email account, which is required for registration approval. After your registration is approved, you will receive a confirmation email containing detailed information to join the event.

From Our Current Residents

2020 Graduation Message from the Chair

A warm  welcome and heart felt congratulations to our graduates and especially to their families, who lent their loved ones to us as they undertook the arduous journey to become highly trained surgical specialists.

Chief Residents: Class of 2021

Residency Program Director

C. Kwang Sung, MD, MS
Assistant Professor

Associate Residency Program Director

Jennifer Alyono, MD, MS
Clinical Assistant Professor

Program Overview

Dedicated to providing the highest caliber of training

Clinician-Scientist Training Program

7-year research residency track, which combines 5-year clinical training in otolaryngology – head and neck surgery with 2 years of research training.

Research Training Opportunities

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

Interactive Learning Methods

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


Salaries and Benefits

Education Conferences

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

Quality of Life

Lake Lagunita, Stanford, 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

Social Events

OHNS Residents

What Residents Do for Fun

  • Hikes/outdoor activities
  • Traveling
  • Sports (eg resident soccer/basketball)
  • Wine tasting
  • Sleeping


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.