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Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery

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.

1st Clinical Trial to restore hearing

Fifteen years of research by Dr. Hinrich Staecker are behind a clinical study to implant a remarkable virus to restore hearing in patients with severe hearing loss. Dr. Staecker is accepting applicants now for phase one of the trial.


KU ENT was ranked #21 by the U.S. News and World Report for the 2015-2016 year.

Last modified: Feb 10, 2016