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Welcome to Our Program!

Our residency program is supportive and rigorous, where those with grit, drive, team spirit and intellectual curiosity will thrive. Ideal candidates will be responsive, conscientious, detail-oriented, ready to pitch in during crisis, go the extra mile, be the voice for the vulnerable and strive for excellence in everything they do. 

What distinguishes our program are the boundless opportunities for clinical eminence, transformative research, innovative education, disruptive technology and impactful entrepreneurship. 

We take pride in our culture which nurtures discovery, innovation and collegiality while educating leaders who will shape the future of our field and medicine at large.

Stanford OHNS extends a special welcome to candidates from under-represented minority groups of all kinds.


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

Program Director

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

Associate Residency
Program Director

Clinical Assistant Professor of Otolaryngology — Head & Neck Surgery

Dear Prospective Residency Applicant,

Welcome to our departmental website, where you will find information about our history, people, research, divisions, 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 27 residents.   For more about our residency, please 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).

We 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 welcome 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

*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.

Message From Our Chair

For a more comprehensive look at our department, please view a recording of our Open House from 2020.

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 & 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.

Resident 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

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.