Department and Faculty

The Department of Otorhinolaryngology — Head and Neck Surgery at Mayo Clinic is one of the largest otorhinolaryngology specialty groups in the world. Each year, the department handles more than 80,000 patient visits and performs approximately:

  • 2,000 head and neck surgical procedures
  • 1,000 otologic surgical procedures
  • 900 outpatient operative procedures
  • 1,500 rhinologic and sinus procedures

The department performs all of its own reconstructive surgery.

The Department of Otorhinolaryngology is divided into these specialties:

  • Otology and neurotology
  • Audiology
  • Dysphonia and dysphagia
  • Head and neck cancer
  • Pediatric otorhinolaryngology
  • Facial plastic and reconstructive surgery
  • Rhinology
  • General otorhinolaryngology
  • Medical otorhinolaryngology

Department members collaborate with other specialists in audiology, speech and swallowing therapy, ophthalmology, pediatrics, neurosurgery, dermatology, allergy and immunology, pulmonary medicine, and oncology. Through this collaboration, the department offers comprehensive and excellent care for pediatric and adult patients with disorders involving the head and neck.


In addition to caring for patients in their clinical practices, Mayo Clinic's faculty members are committed to teaching and facilitating the growth of medical knowledge. Many faculty members have published and lectured extensively and are highly regarded in their fields.

Fellows have direct access to these individuals throughout the Advanced Head and Neck Oncologic and Reconstructive Surgery Fellowship.

Advisers and mentors

Fellows are assigned faculty advisers to review their progress and career goals. Advisers meet with trainees periodically throughout the fellowship to ensure their educational needs are being met.

Visiting professors and lecturers

The Department of Otorhinolaryngology invites two or three prominent guest lecturers to present each year. Guest professors also are frequently invited to participate in departmental courses.

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