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The Department of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery provides care for people suffering from illnesses of the head and neck. Our faculty are highly trained in their specialty areas to deliver the most advanced medical and surgical care available. We were recently ranked the 30th best Otolaryngology program in the nation by U.S. News and World Report. Our 3 basic goals are:

  • To provide comprehensive and compassionate care to patients in Arizona and the Southwest United States with conditions of the ear, nose, face and throat
  • To continue to be leaders in the education of patients and physicians
  • To continue to be leaders in the development and research of the latest treatments, procedures and diagnoses for head and neck cancer and conditions of the ear, nose, face and throat

Surgical & Medical Care for the Ear, Nose, Face & Throat

Our team of board-certified otolaryngologists work closely with other medical and surgical specialists in the diagnosis and treatment of otolaryngic conditions to provide comprehensive patient care.

We offer comprehensive, multidisciplinary, up-to-the-minute surgical and medical care for patients with all types of head and neck disorders. Our clinical programs focus on:

We also specialize in the latest in cosmetic procedures for the face, including revision rhinoplasties, facelifts and reconstructive surgeries following treatments for cancers of the face.

Department News

UA Researchers Seek to find if Better Hearing may Halt or Reverse the Slide into Senility
A University of Arizona collaborative study among the Departments of Otolaryngology – Head & Neck Surgery, Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences, and Psychology received approval in early May to begin accepting human subjects in an effort to determine if older adults suffering from prolonged hearing loss get a cognitive boost after cochlear implant surgery.
Third Annual ‘ENT in the Desert’ Symposium Draws National Audience and Prominent Ear, Nose & Throat Surgeons to Tucson, Feb. 19-21
Aimed at general otolaryngologists, residents and primary care physicians and clinicians, symposium course themes include: Rhinology and Allergy, Otology and Audiology, Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Practice Management, and Head and Neck Cancer Treatment.
New UA Otolaryngology Surgeon and Pharmacology Researcher Set to Pursue Breakthroughs for Airway Disorders, Cystic Fibrosis in New Department
Two recent faculty additions at the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson’s newest department, Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery, have teamed up to pursue innovative research to treat airway disorders like cystic fibrosis (CF) and allow patients – often children – a chance at a better life.