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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.


Founded in 1870, Penn Otorhinolaryngology is one of the oldest departments and residency programs in the country. The legacy and tradition of excellence in patient care, education, and research continues to grow and flourish today.

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