Department and Faculty
The Department of Otorhinolaryngology at Mayo Clinic composes one of the largest groups in this specialty in the world. The department handles more than 80,000 patient visits per year 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.
At Mayo Clinic, the Department of Otorhinolaryngology is divided into experts in the specialties:
- Head and neck cancer surgery
- Pediatric otorhinolaryngology
- Facial plastic and reconstructive surgery
- 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 well regarded in their field. You will have direct access to these individuals throughout your training program.
Advisors and Mentors
You will be assigned a staff mentor to review progress and career goals. Your mentor will meet with you periodically throughout the entire residency program to ensure that your educational needs are being met.
The department invites two or three prominent guest lecturers each year to present in historic Balfour Hall. Guest professors also are frequently invited to participate in departmental courses.