Department Overview

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.

Mission Statement

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.

Department of Otolaryngology – Head & Neck Surgery Resident Handbook

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