Department of Otolaryngology

Chairman's Welcome

The past century has seen the evolution of otolaryngology and head and neck surgery. Today, the medical and surgical therapies otolaryngologists provide rely heavily on modern technologies and innovations such as advanced imaging, microsurgery, and endoscopic surgical techniques. Our specialty’s rapid evolution offers endless opportunities, during and after residency training, to explore new diagnostic techniques and therapies.

Expertise in providing otolaryngologic services only can be achieved through a commitment to continuing education. Residency training is not to be an apprenticeship. Our department strives to encourage independent thinking and dedication to lifelong study, qualities that enable our residents to offer outstanding care to their patients in an era of constant technological changes and ever-increasing knowledge.

Our faculty are seasoned and committed educators. The training program is rigorous. Our graduates are superbly trained Otolaryngologists who are prepared to enter private practice, a fellowship preparing for specialty training, or begin a career as a physician scientist.

The University of Pittsburgh Department of Otolaryngology seeks for its residency program individuals who accept the dual challenge of excellence in patient care and self-improvement in their chosen specialty. We encourage individuals with the energy, talent, and discipline to achieve these goals to apply to our program.

Jonas T. Johnson, M.D., F.A.C.S.
Professor and Chairman, Department of Otolaryngology
The Eugene N. Myers, M.D., Professor and Chairman of Otolaryngology
Professor, Department of Radiation Oncology
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
Professor, Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine
Professor, Department of Communication Science and Disorders 
School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences