The University of Pittsburgh, School of Medicine, Department of Otolaryngology offers an exceptionally strong training experience for Otolaryngology residents. The fundamental principle of the program is that resident responsibility is allocated gradually over the course of the five-year program, commensurate with the resident’s abilities and maturity.
The greatest strength of our program is the outstanding and committed teaching staff of full-time faculty, all of whom place the excellence of the residency-training program as their highest priority in their academic endeavors. The administrative, research, and a portion of the clinical activities of the Department of Otolaryngology are housed in The Eye & Ear Institute, one of very few centers in the United States dedicated solely to the specialties of Otolaryngology and Ophthalmology.
Additional inpatients as well as outpatient clinical sites are located at UPMC hospitals including Presbyterian, Montefiore, Shayside, St. Margaret, Mercy, Children’s and the affiliated VA Hospital located a short walk from the Eye and Ear Institute. Today, with 40,000 employees, UPMC comprises 19 hospitals and a network of other care sites across a 29-county service area: doctors’ offices, cancer centers, outpatient treatment centers, specialized imaging and surgery facilities, in-home care, rehabilitation sites, behavioral health care, and nursing homes. Senior faculty provide tertiary sub-specialty care in all the major disciplines of Otolaryngology including: Head and Neck, Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Allergy and Rhinology, Voice, Pediatrics, Swallowing, Skull Base, and Neurotology.