The University of Kansas Medical Center Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery is pursuing excellence in clinical care, resident and medical student education, and research in diseases of the head and neck. The department consists of physician scientists, nurses, speech pathologists, and audiologists all committed to developing and practicing cutting edge care for ear, nose and throat disorders.
The department has an active clinical program in diseases of the ear and balance, head and neck cancer treatment, sinus disease, pediatric disorders, and voice and swallowing disorders. The entire spectrum of practice of otolaryngology is covered. Learn more about the department by selecting a topic at the left.
Hinrich Staecker, MD, PhD
Staecker, Professor of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, received the Edmund Prince Folwer Award for a thesis submitted to the Triological Society, the most prestigious society in otolaryngology. His research focuses on developing gene therapy treatments to cure hearing loss and balance disorders. The study he submitted described the development of advanced generagtion adenovectors for treating loss of vestibular function. He was inducted as a fellow into the society at a ceremony this past May.
KU ENT was ranked #21 by the U.S. News and World Report for the 2013-2014 year.