About Us

Welcome from the Chair

Robert K. Jackler, MD
Edward C. and Amy H. Sewall Professor of Otolaryngology — Head & Neck Surgery (OHNS) and, by courtesy, of Neurosurgery and Surgery

OHNS Divisions

At a Glance

  • Top Two in US  News & World Reports Rankings for ENT (2018)
  • 55 Extramural grants; 10 competitive intramural grants 
  • 55 Faculty/ 27 Residents
  • 387 Total OHNS Department members
  • 9 Post-residency fellowship/instructorship programs, including 2 ACGME accredited fellowships

OHNS Leadership

Lloyd B. Minor, MD
The Carl and Elizabeth Naumann Professorship for the Dean of the School of Medicine, Professor of Otolaryngology — Head & Neck Surgery (OHNS), by courtesy, of Neurobiology and Bioengineering
School of Medicine Dean

Eben Rosenthal, MD
Professor of Otolaryngology — Head & Neck Surgery (OHNS) and, by courtesy, of Radiology/Molecular Imaging Program
Ann and John Doerr Medical Director
(Stanford Cancer Center)

Edward Damrose, MD
Professor of Otolaryngology — Head & Neck Surgery (OHNS) and, by courtesy, of Anesthesiology, Perioperative and Pain Medicine
Chief of Laryngology
Stanford Hospital Chief of Staff (2017–2020)
Immediate Past Chief of Staff
Clinical Instructorship Director of Laryngology/Bronchoesophagology


  • Academic and Education home at 801 Welch Road
  • Rhinology, Laryngology, Facial Plastics, and Comprehensive ENT Clinics at 801 Welch Road
  • Integrated Head and Neck Center at Blake Wilbur
  • Pediatric ENT at Mary Johnson Center
  • Stanford Ear Institute at Watson Court
  • Sleep Surgery at Redwood City Stanford North Campus
  • Research Labs in Edwards, Grant Buildings, Lokey Building, and Center for Clinical Sciences Research

The Definitive Guide to Stanford OHNS

Advancing Innovation, Inspiring Research, Excellence in Care

A comprehensive overview of the ways Stanford Otolaryngology–Head & Neck Surgery (OHNS) contributes to health care, scientific innovation, education, and our community.

OHNS Yearbook

Notable Stanford OHNS Accomplistments

  • Transoral Robotic Surgery – Chris Holsinger
  • Endoscopic Skull Base Surgery – Peter Hwang
  • Inner Ear Regeneration – Stephan Heller
  • The evolution of Sleep Surgery – Nelson Powell & Robert Riley
  • Medical device entrepreneurship (Resound, Laserscope, Erlens) – Rodney Perkins
  • Nasopharyngectomy for Nasopharyngeal cancer – Willard E. Fee
  • Implantable hearing aid – Richard Goode
  • Otobiomechanics – Richard Goode, Sunil Puria & Charles Steele
  • Infant screening – Blair Simmons
  • Development of the multichannel cochlear implant – Blair Simmons & Robert L. White

Stanford OHNS Timeline

2003 Otolaryngology–Head & Neck Surgery awarded departmental status 
(From 1909–2003 it had been a Division of the Department of Surgery)
2004 Department moves to new academic home at 801 Welch Road
2004 Stanford Cancer Center opens
2005 Residency expands from 3 to 4 residents per year
2006 Perkins Microsurgery Laboratory dedicated
2012 Stanford Initiative to Cure Hearing Loss launches
2015 Stanford Ear Institute opens
2017 Residency expanded from 4 to 5 per year, T32 program begins
2018 New Stanford Children’s Hospital Opens
2018 Stanford OHNS achieves #2 ranking on US News and #5 recipient of NIH funding
2019 New Stanford Hospital opens
2003 - 2019 Growth from 5 to 53 faculty members