Penn Otorhinolaryngology — Head & Neck Surgery

Penn Otorhinolaryngology (ENT) — Head & Neck Surgery: Mission

The Department of Otorhinolaryngology — Head and Neck Surgery is committed to excellence, innovation, and leadership in meeting the health care needs of the people we serve. In addition, we foster the very best medical education and biomedical research in our field.


The vision of the Department of Otorhinolaryngology — Head and Neck Surgery is to continue serving as the leading health care provider of our specialty in the region. In order to achieve this vision, we must improve the health of the communities we serve through the development of novel and more efficient healthcare models, and through research-driven patient care.

Through careful stewardship of our resources, we will preserve and promote our core missions of outstanding clinical care, and innovative research. We are dedicated to inspiring staff, students, residents, fellows and faculty to further their knowledge and skills that meet the personalized needs of our patients.


We believe it is a privilege to serve our community. As a result, we continuously strive to involve patients in their health care planning and treatment.


We strive to deliver compassionate, respectful, and high quality care to promote optimal treatment outcomes for our patients.


We pledge to our patients the highest standards of safety, innovative care, and clinical excellence.