We appreciate your interest and invite you to learn more about the University of Kentucky College of Medicine Department of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery.

Otolaryngology – head and neck surgery is a progressive, expanding specialty that addresses a wide variety of medical and surgical disorders affecting the ear, nose, and throat. Our department features highly-skilled faculty members with specialized training in all aspects of our field. This includes general otolaryngology; otology, neurotology, and skull base surgery; nasal and sinus surgery; allergy and immunology; facial plastic surgery; head and neck cancer surgery; laryngology and bronchoesophagology; pediatric otolaryngology; maxillofacial trauma surgery; audiology; and speech-language pathology. We take pride in providing outstanding patient care within an atmosphere that fosters both resident education and research activities.

Our residency training program produces highly-trained, board-certified otolaryngologists equipped to comprehensively assess and treat the following areas of the head and neck:


Infections, malignancies, cosmetic surgery, maxillofacial trauma surgery, and facial reanimation following paralysis.


Acute and chronic infections, congenital and acquired hearing loss, audiologic testing balance disorders, vestibular testing, and skull-base tumors.


Infections, malignancies, cosmetic surgery, maxillofacial surgery, functional endoscopic sinus surgery, septoplasty, turbinate reduction, endoscopic CSF leak repair, endoscopic tumor removal.


Infectious, neoplastic, and congenital disorders of the oral cavity and salivary glands.


Infections, malignancies, congenital malformations, voice and communication disorders, and swallowing and breathing disorders.


Infections, congenital malformations, benign and malignant tumors of the thyroid gland, and other neck cancers.