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

Congratulations to Jayakar Nayak, MD, and collaborators for being awarded a 6 million dollar research grant!

Dr. Nayak has been awarded a $6 million grant from the California Institute of Regenerative Medicine for his collaborative research in confirming the safety and feasibility of a CRISPR-based human nasal stem cell therapy for the treatment of cystic fibrosis sinusitis.

Congratulations to Dr. Balakrishnan and key member Zoe Fullerton receiving John Lillie/Lane Donnelly seed grant!

Congratulations to Dr. Balakrishnan and key member Zoe Fullerton for being awarded one of the John Lillie and Lane Donnelly seed grants for the pilot program EMBRACES (Empowering Bidirectional Regional Academic-Community Engagement in Surgery). The seed grant promotes improvements in quality, safety, efficiency, cost, patient experience, and health equity at Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital and Stanford Medicine Children’s Health as part of the care provided to children, expectant mothers, and their families.

Congratulations to Michael Chang, MD for receiving a Stanford CARE seed grant!

The seed grant of $50,000 from the Stanford Center for Asian Health Research and Education (CARE) will be for Dr. Chang’s research on “Improving Nasopharyngeal Carcinoma Diagnosis Through Deep Learning of Endoscopic Images.”  This collaborative research grant further strengthens our team’s foundational work towards being an AI research center of distinction in rhinology.


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