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Department of Otorhinolaryngology

Surgeon operating on patient
Case Studies

These actual case reports in Penn’s complex cases series reveal the intricacy, sophistication, and complexity of the surgeries performed every day at Penn Otorhinolaryngology — Head and Neck Surgery.

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Welcome from Bert W. O'Malley, Jr, MD – Chair

Located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, the Department of Otorhinolaryngology — Head and Neck Surgery at Penn Medicine is one of the oldest departments in the country. We provide diagnosis and treatment of tumors and cancers of the head and neck area, cranial base cancer, skull base surgery and other problems of the ear, nose and throat.
Bert W. O'Malley, Jr.

Chair, Department of Otorhinolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery
Professor of Radiation Oncology
Gabriel Tucker Professor of Otorhinolaryngology: Head and Neck Surgery

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About Us

Penn Otorhinolaryngology has been ranked among the nation's best in evaluation, diagnosis and treatment for disorders of the ear, nose, throat and areas of the head and neck.


Our faculty is made up of clinicians, educators and researchers in the field of otorhinolaryngology.

Clinical Care

Penn Otorhinolaryngology offers clinical programs of excellence for the ears, nose and throat.

Education and Training

Penn's Academic Department of Otorhinolaryngology offers residency and fellowship training programs that provide a diverse and professionally fulfilling foundation for future otolaryngologists.


Penn's Department of Otorhinolaryngology — Head and Neck Surgery conducts basic and clinical studies with the goal of further understanding and advancing treatments for disorders of the head and neck.

Case Studies

Learn about complex cases performed at Penn Otorhinolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery Department