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

Dr. Iram Ahmad has received a 2023 McCormick Faculty Award!

Dr. Iram Ahmad has received a 2023 McCormick Faculty Award for her project, "Radiographic Changes in the Auditory Pathway to Predict Outcomes of Children with Hearing Loss." The annual McCormick Faculty Awards provide research/project funding to support the advancement of women in medicine and/or medical research directly, or by supporting the mentoring, training and encouragement of women pursuing the study of medicine, teaching medicine, and engaging in medical research.

Dr. Davud Sirjani has been promoted to Clinical Professor!

Dr. Davud Sirjani is an outstanding clinician and educator who serves as Chief of Otolaryngology at the VA in Palo Alto. Under his leadership, the Palo Alto VA has become a premier hub for head and neck cancer care across the West Coast and the Pacific. The telemedicine system he developed for OHNS to provide top-quality care to people in remote locations is now being adopted across the entire VA Health Care enterprise. In addition, he directs the salivary program at Stanford and is passionate about surgical innovation and simulation to minimize morbidity from and invasiveness of surgical parotid cancer treatment.⁠

Grand Rounds Lecture Series Welcomes Robert I. Grossman on June 15

Robert I. Grossman, MD, leads one of the nation's preeminent academic medical centers, ranked #1 in the U.S. for Quality and Safety by Vizient and #3 in the nation by U.S. News & World Report. NYU Grossman School of Medicine ranks #2 for research. Dr. Grossman, an internationally distinguished neuroradiologist, became Dean and CEO on July 1, 2007, having previously served as Chair of NYU Langone's Department of Radiology, which he joined in 2001 as the Louis Marx Professor of Radiology and Professor of Neurology, Neurosurgery, and Neuroscience and Physiology. He received his MD from the University of Pennsylvania in 1973.

He is the author of over 300 publications and four books, including the textbook Neuroradiology: The Requisites.



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