Residency

Group portrait of standing residents

The University of Arizona Department of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery Residency Program is a five year training program covering the breadth and depth of the field of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery. Dedicated weekly didactics, tumor board conferences and clinical case conferences give structure to the week and our residents can expect to travel to at least one conference or meeting a year. Tremendous case volumes at the University hospitals, VA hospital and affiliated community partners allow our residents to confidently grow in their surgical skills. Our fellowship-trained faculty provide comprehensive training in the following:

  • General Otolaryngology
  • Facial Plastics and Reconstructive Surgery
  • Cranial Base Surgery
  • Rhinology
  • Head and Neck Oncology
  • Microvascular Free Flap Reconstruction
  • Laryngology
  • Otology/Neurotology
  • Pediatric Otolaryngology

The main philosophy behind building an Otolaryngology program at the University of Arizona was to center it around a strong residency program. We have taken great pride in our residents and rely on their feedback and suggestions to further strengthen the program. We foster a family atmosphere among our faculty and residents and hope to train tomorrow’s leaders in academia and private practice.

Thank you for your interest and we look forward to hearing from you soon.

Program History

Established initially as a division within the Department of Surgery in 2010, the Otolaryngology program has rapidly grown to become a broad academic program with fellowship-trained surgeons in every subspecialty of Otolaryngology. In March 2013, the ACGME granted accreditation to the program. Our first two residents began their training in July 2013. We participated in our first NRMP match in 2014 and currently have a full complement.