Residency Training

Mission and Philosophy

  • Provide patient care with both expertise and compassion.
  • Foster dedication to life-long learning and teaching.
  • Excel at state-of-the art medical care for patients with otolaryngological diseases.
  • Take an investigative approach to the scientific and policy questions in medicine.
  • Invent new approaches to diagnosis and therapy.
  • Implement and optimize emerging technologies.
  • Be active world citizens in the provision of health care to those most in need.


Departmental specialties where residents receive exposure and experience.

Core Education

As part of their curriculum, residents attend routine conferences including:

  • Weekly residency education sessions
  • Grand Rounds
  • Monthly temporal bone labs
  • Journal clubs

Continuing Medical Education (CME)

Residents are invited to supplement their knowledge and core education with departmental CME events:

  • Otolaryngoloy/Neurotology Update
  • Pediatric Otolaryngology Update
  • Western States Rhinology Conference
  • Facial Plastics Conference
  • Resident Symposium

Resident Rotation Schedule

We follow all ACGME guidelines for duty hours.


Anes - Anesthesia (SUH)
ED – Emergency Department (SUH)
Gen SCVMC – General Surgery, Santa Clara Valley Medical Center (SCVMC)
H&N – Head and Neck service (SUH)
NeuroRad – Radiology (neuroradiology) (SUH)
NF – Nightfloat (SUH)
Peds – Pediatric Otolaryngology (LPCH)
Research – Clinical track residents have 3 mo. of full-time research; clinician-scientist track residents have 2 yrs. of full-time research after PGY2.
SICU – Stanford University Hospital Intensive Care Unit (SUH)
VA – Palo Alto Veterans’ Administration (VA)

Rotation Sites:
SUH – Stanford University Hospital
LPCH – Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital
PAVA – Palo Alto Veterans’ Administration
SCVMC – Santa Clara Valley Medical Center

The Stanford OHNS Residency Handbook