Research Training Opportunities

Clinical Research Course for Senior Residents & Fellows (SPECTRUM)


PROFICIENT Program ("Promoting Future Investigator-Clinicians in ENT")


Biodesign Fellowship


Research Rotations

Collaborative Research

Basic scientists in the OHNS Research laboratories investigate regeneration of inner ear cell types with stem cell and drug candidate-based approaches; their research focuses on the molecular and biophysical makeup of sensory hair cell function.

Research Specializations

We conduct research on issues relevant to human disease, especially curing deafness through regenerative means.

Clinician-Scientist Training Program (CSTP) in Otolaryngology

Tina Munjal, MD, 2nd year research resident

OHNS residents in this program have two years to pursue research after PGY2. This program brings researchers from diverse departments together in collaboration with the common goal of overcoming diseases in otolaryngology. 

Laboratory Facilities

Wet laboratory space, imaging and auditory function core facilities, as well as hands-on mentoring are readily available for interested residents. 

The Veterans Affairs-Palo Alto Hospital houses an auditory physiology laboratory, and tissue culture facilities for resident projects.

Resident Research Symposium

Every June, we host a resident research forum in which each resident (PGY2-5) gives a research presentation on a current or planned research project.  Prizes are awarded for the best presentation.