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

SNE Seminar

Towards Hearing Restoration: Investigating the Genetic Restrictions on Hair Cell Regeneration in the Mature Inner Ear

One significant cause of hearing loss is the loss of sensory cells in the inner ear called hair cells. These cells detect sound from the environment and send signals to the brain.

Stanford OHNS at AHNS in Montreal

Dr. Nathan Reticker-Flynn, has been awarded a grant from the Advanced Research Projects Agency for Health (ARPA-H). The project and team are named THOR, an acronym for “targeted hybrid oncotherapeutic regulation.” THOR’s implant, or “hybrid advanced molecular manufacturing regulator,” goes by the acronym HAMMR. Dr. Reticker-Flynn will lead the Stanford team to determine the ideal combinations of immunomodulatory molecules in humanized mouse models of cancer metastasis.

Grand Rounds and Goode Lectureship on Thursday Sept 14, 2023

This Thursday, September 14th, begins the 2023 Stanford Facial Plastic Surgery Course! In collaboration with our Grand Rounds Lecture Series, we will hold The Richard L. Goode Lectureship from 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM (PDT). Our guest speaker is Dr. Brian J.-F. Wong from UC Irvine! ⁠ ⁠ This lecture will be held at Li Ka Shing Center’s Paul Berg Hall C and will NOT be recorded at the request of our guest speaker.⁠ ⁠ To join virtually, please use the following Zoom information:⁠ ⁠
Meeting ID: 952 1100 4560
Password: 801801⁠ ⁠

Dr. Zara Patel featured in Stanford Medicine Magazine

Dr. Patel recently spoke with Nina Bai about her practice to our most underappreciated sense — smell. She has developed a faster, more successful treatment using platelets derived from a patient’s own blood.


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