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Hofstra Northwell School of Medicine

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Department of Otolaryngology

Committed to excellence in clinical care, research, and resident education in all specialties related to the ear, nose, and throat, the Department of Otolaryngology is comprised of internationally and nationally renowned instructors. The department presents a curriculum rich in content, covering the full spectrum of medical and surgical problems related to the head and neck, including but not limited to: head and neck oncology, thyroid and parathyroid surgery, otology and neurotology, skull base surgery, laryngeal, voice and swallowing disorders, pediatric otolaryngology, facial plastic and reconstructive surgery, airway disorders, sleep apnea and sleep surgery, and diseases of the sinus and nose. The department promotes a “care team approach” to the diagnosis, evaluation, and treatment of adult and pediatric patients, incorporating feedback and input from colleagues in ancillary and related departments, such as radiology, radiation oncology, endocrinology and pathology.

The department consists of nineteen full-time board-certified otolaryngologists, eighteen community-based physicians, twenty-nine full-time audiologists and speech pathologists, a voice scientist, and eight full-time research scientists.

Otolaryngological research at Northwell Health is devoted to advancing basic and clinical biomedical research, as well as training residents and students. Studies focus on a variety of clinical topics including new surgical techniques, innovative treatment for head and neck carcinomas, and hearing loss. Research is supported through a variety of funding sources, including the National Institute of Health.