About Us

 

OHNS Yearbook

  

  • We are a family of 55 faculty, 11 fellows & clinical instructors, 27 residents and over 400 total department members.
  • Our department has 9 divisions.
  • 11 of our faculty have major leadership roles at Stanford University, Stanford Health Care, Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford, and the State of California.
  • Stanford Health Care-Stanford Hospital is ranked #1 in Ear, Nose and Throat according to 2022-2023 and 2023-2024 US News and World Report.
  • Stanford Health Care is ranked #16 in the World by Newsweek for 2023.
  • Stanford University School of Medicine is ranked #5 in research according to 2023-2024 US News and World Report. 
  • Stanford OHNS had 5 faculty promotions and 2 new faculty members join in 2022.
  • Our faculty members received a total of 30 achievements and awards of merit in 2022.

OHNS Leadership

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School of Medicine Dean

Bertarelli Foundation Professor and Professor of Otolaryngology — Head & Neck Surgery and, by courtesy, of Neurosurgery

Department Chair

Edward C. and Amy H. Sewall Professor in the School of Medicine and Professor, by courtesy, of Dermatology

Associate Dean
Academic Affairs

Associate Professor of Otolaryngology — Head & Neck Surgery

Director of
SPARK Global

Edward C. and Amy H. Sewall Professor in the School of Medicine and Professor of Otolaryngology — Head & Neck Surgery and, by courtesy of Molecular and Cellular Physiology

Associate Dean
Graduate Education
Postdoctoral Affairs

Professor of Otolaryngology — Head & Neck Surgery and, by courtesy, of Anesthesiology, Perioperative & Pain Medicine

Chair
Committee for Professionalism

Associate Professor of Otolaryngology — Head & Neck Surgery

Chair, Quality, Patient Safety, and Effectiveness Committee
SHC

Assistant Professor of Otolaryngology — Head & Neck Surgery

Unit-Based Medical Director
SHC

Associate Professor of Otolaryngology — Head & Neck Surgery

California Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology and Hearing Aid Dispensers Board

Associate Professor of Otolaryngology — Head & Neck Surgery

Susan B. Ford Surgeon-in-Chief at Stanford Children's Health, Co-chair at Stanford Medicine Teamwork Advisory Committee, Medical Director at Surgical Performance Improvement, LPCH

Associate Professor of Otolaryngology — Head & Neck Surgery and, by courtesy, of Pediatrics

Vice President, Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital
Medical staff

Places

Clinical Highlights

  • Stanford OHNS has 10 adult and pediatric clinics & centers.
  • Stanford Health Care and Stanford Health Care Tri-Valley have been ranked among the best in the nation for hospital safety by the Leapfrog Group, a national leader focused on quality and safety in U.S. hospitals.
  • U.S. News & World Report named Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford among Top 10 Children’s Hospitals in the Nation.
  • LPCH is verified as American College of Surgeon's Level 1 Children's Surgery Center.
  • The Aerodigestive and Airway Reconstruction Center received approval by California Children’s Services to be the first airway program to receive such an accolade in the state of California.
  • Our providers performed nearly 90,000 adult and 17,000 pediatric outpatient & inpatient visits in 2022.
  • Our affiliates include Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Stanford Medicine Partners, and Santa Clara Valley Medical Center.

Research Highlights

  • In 2022, Stanford OHNS was awarded 25 new grants, totaling $17.8M. We now have 46 extramural grants (NIH/ DoD/ industry) and 8 competitive intramural grants.
  • We have NIH-funded clinician scientists in 6 clinical divisions: facial plastic & reconstructive surgery, head and neck surgery, laryngology, otology-neurotology, pediatric OHNS, rhinology & endoscopic skull base surgery.
  • We are ranked #5 in NIH Funding for medical schools by BRIMR for 2022
  • 135 active clinical trials and studies in the department.
  • Stanford OHNS published 344 Peer-Reviewed Publications in 2022; 20 COVID-related.
  • Stanford is home to 21 living Nobel laureates, including most recent Dr. Carolyn Bertozzi in Chemistry in 2022.

Notable Stanford OHNS Accomplishments

  • 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