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.  Specific information about our residency is detailed on this page, including the two distinct tracks that we offer: traditional five-year clinical track and T32-funded seven-year clinician scientist track.

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

We also welcome you to attend, virtually, the talks that we host for our medical students, which are about an hour long and include a Q&A portion for all participants.  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 these talks does not affect one’s candidacy for residency.

Residency Program Director

Dr Kwang Sung, MD
Residency Program Director

Clinical Education

Dedicated to providing the highest caliber of training


State-of-the-Art Facilities

The Perkins Lab is a dedicated lab within OHNS. 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
  • Known for its natural beauty, cultural diversity and progressivism
  • Ranks second in highest density of college graduates
  • Offers abundant outdoor activities, year-round
  • Alive with a thriving professional sports scene

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.