Department of Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery
The Department of Otolaryngology – Head & Neck Surgery at the Kirk Kerkorian School of Medicine at UNLV offers state of the art care in head and neck oncology, neuro-otology, laryngology, plastic and reconstructive surgery, rhinology, pediatric, and otolaryngology. The Department consists of seven full-time faculty and several community faculty members associated with the many public and private facilities in Las Vegas. Inpatient care services take place at University Medical Center, Mountain View Hospital, Sunrise Hospital, and in collaboration with our outpatient clinics at Spring Valley and Mountain View medical centers. Our emphasis is on caring for the Las Vegas community and surrounding regions of Southern Nevada while facilitating both clinical and basic science research. Our department offers top-notch education in medical and surgical management of patients of all ages with diseases and disorders of the ears, nose and throat, which aids in cultivating the newest generation of otolaryngologists/head & neck surgeons.
Welcome to the Department of Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery at the Kirk Kerkorian School of Medicine at UNLV. We are a clinical service providing exceptional care in disorders of the head & neck and a resident training program dedicated in producing highly skilled practitioners. Our core objective is to provide cutting-edge medical and surgical care of adult and pediatric advanced ear, nose, & throat disorders and head & neck surgical oncologic services to the community of Las Vegas and surrounding areas. We are committed to teaching vital and contemporary practices of individualized patient care. Our residents are trained in delivering safe, ethical, and superior patient care, which gives them the potential to develop into leaders in our field and in their desired subspecialty. Our program provides residents and medical students with opportunities to explore and conduct innovative transitional research. Graduates from our program have been successful in pursuing fellowships in diverse regions of the country. Cooperatively, our dedicated team of faculty members and numerous training sites offer residents the most comprehensive otolaryngology training and experience.
Robert C. Wang, M.D., F.A.C.S.
Department Chair & Professor of Otolaryngology
Our mission is to teach our residents how to deliver quality, culturally sensitive patient care with disorders of the ears, nose, throat, head, and neck while simultaneously fostering opportunities for innovative research and providing an exceptional medical education. Our department emphasizes patient education, compassionate care, clinical excellence, and the use of the most modern state-of-the-art technologies available to treat the medical and surgical problems within our specialty. We recognize and support the values of diversity and inclusion to better the educational and service climate. We provide tertiary-level care for complex problems in the head and neck. Our principles are personified in the ethical management of services that ensure our patients are cared for in a courteous and respectful manner. We serve the entire Southern Nevada community and surrounding areas to provide care to all, including the underserved. Our trainees continue to practice with these highest standards while becoming leaders and active contributors to our specialty.
GME: Department of Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery