Residency Training

Dear Prospective Residency Applicant,

Welcome to our departmental website, where you will find information about our historypeopleresearchdivisions, and the plethora of education programs and resources available to our residents, from residency didactics to simulations, to courses to atlases, to our online text.

Our residency is supported by a fully-staffed team that is dedicated to providing the highest quality educational experiences , including evidenced-backed innovations to provide the best training possible for our residents. 

We have 25 residents currently. The total will expand to 27 by the year 2021.  Read specific information about our residency, including the two distinct tracks that we offer: traditional five-year clinical track and T32-funded seven-year Clinician-Scientist Training Program (CSTP).

Our Annual Chair Letter details the past year’s developments within the department. 

We also welcome you to attend, virtually, the clerkship talks that we host for our medical students, which are about an hour long and include a Q&A portion for all participants. You are also welcomed to join our weekly Resident Education sessions that take place on Monday mornings at 8:00 am PDT (11:00 am EDT) via Zoom. Please see details below, if interested and eligible.*

We are delighted to share with you the abundant goings-on of Stanford OHNS.  Thank you for your interest in our program.



Kwang Sung, MD, MS
Residency Program Director

Robert K. Jackler, MD

*In order to mitigate the possibility of technical disruption, eligible participants must be students of US medical schools with active .edu email accounts. To register, please contact Xiaoyu Feng at Please note that participation in the clerkship talks and resident education sessions does not affect one’s candidacy for residency.

Residency Program Overview

Resident Life at a Glance

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

A warm  welcome and heart felt congratulations to our graduates and especially to their families, who lent their loved ones to us as they undertook the arduous journey to become highly trained surgical specialists.

Chief Residents: Class of 2021

Residency Program Director

C. Kwang Sung, MD
Associate Professor of Otolaryngology — Head & Neck Surgery (OHNS) and, by courtesy, of Music
Residency Program Director

Associate Residency Program Director

Jennifer Christy Alyono, MD, MS
Clinical Assistant Professor of Otolaryngology — Head & Neck Surgery (OHNS)
Residency Program Associate Director

Program Overview

Dedicated to providing the highest caliber of training.

Clinician-Scientist Training Program

7-year research residency track, which combines 5-year clinical training in otolaryngology – head and neck surgery with 2 years of research training.

Research Training Opportunities

World-class research programs, faculty, and facilities. Our researchers have additional lab space throughout the medical school campus.

Global Health

Currently our faculty and trainees make routine trips to Zimbabwe and Cambodia.

Simulated Learning

Clinical Assistant Professor, Dr. Jennifer Lee, talks about the simulation program for residents.

Interactive Learning Methods

OHNS residents featured in this airway course video by the Department of Anesthesiology.


Salaries and Benefits

Education Conferences

Our residents participate in educational opportunities throughout the School of Medicine, Stanford University, the California Bay Area, and beyond.

Quality of Life

Lake Lagunita, Stanford, CA

About the Bay Area

  • Home of Silicon Valley and 7.5 million people
  • Famous for groundbreaking innovation, cultural diversity, progressivism and natural beauty
  • Abundant outdoor activities, year-round
  • Thriving professional sports scene
  • One of the country’s culinary capitals

Social Events

OHNS Residents

What Residents Do for Fun

  • Hikes/outdoor activities
  • Traveling
  • Sports (eg resident soccer/basketball)
  • Wine tasting
  • Sleeping


Stanford OHNS is committed to increasing the diversity of leaders pursuing careers in clinical practice, research and policy. In collaboration with the Center of Excellence and D-CORE,  we aim to foster a supportive and inclusive community of learners. To that end, we especially encourage under-represented minorities to apply for our training programs.