Stanford Otolaryngology — Head & Neck Surgery Department

A thriving department with a world-class reputation and a culture of respect and consideration for one another.

Health Care

Exceptional medical care for common to complex ear, nose, and throat issues.


Breakthrough research of human disease with an emphasis on curing deafness.


Providing world-class medical training to residents, instructors, and students.



In Spotlight

Apply to Our NIH/NIDCD R25 Clinician Scientist Training Program

Medical Student Research Track

Spring Application Deadline: April 8, 2024.
Expected decisions in May 2024.

 The Stanford NIH/NIDCD R25 Clinician Scientist Training Program (Medical Student Research Track) supports comprehensive training in basic, translational, and clinical research on communications disorders. Trainees are also encouraged to attend and participate in the weekly OHNS research seminars, journal clubs, and Sensory Neuroscience and Engineering seminars. The goal of this program is to train the next generation of physician-scientists in the field of communication disorders.

Featuring the OHNS Head & Neck Surgery Surgical Team

Our gender-diverse patients deserve the latest and greatest in innovation. Here at Stanford OHNS we are one of the few academic medical institutions in the world that offers a "scarless tracheal shave" (aka transoral chondrolaryngoplasty) for our transfeminine/nonbinary patients - a way to reduce the Adam's Apple without any scars on the neck. Here's a photo of our surgical team, led by Drs. Brian Nuyen and Lisa Orloff.

Resident Arifeen S. Rahman published Personal Essay

In “Until Further Notice”, PGY 3 Resident, Arifeen S. Rahman, MD, shares about transitional moments in residency and navigating new challenges while reflecting on the nature of patient-physician relationships.

Congratulations to the 2024 Castle Connolly Top Doctors!

Congratulations to Uchechukwu Megwalu, MD, MPH, who was recently appointed to the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine’s Committee on Meaningful Outcome Measures in Adult Hearing Health Care.


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