Vanderbilt Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery

Outdoor Portrait of Eben RosenthalWelcome to the Vanderbilt Department of Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery.  Our department is committed to providing and innovating treatments for the most complex diseases of the head and neck

Our providers are nationally recognized leaders in their field, and our teaching methodology seeks to avoid traditional lectures, putting emphasis, instead, on the flipped classroom. We are proud of our large cohort of residents (25) and our six fellowship training programs (9 fellows). Our decade-old Residency Leadership Training program has been noted in several high impact journals. Our culture for training is one of "family," with easy accessibility to our stellar faculty and excellent camaraderie among us all.

Eben Rosenthal, MD
Professor and Chair 
Department of Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery


Check out the AAO-HNS's video featuring some of our faculty:



Introducing the Haynes Award for Innovation in Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery

This award was designed to honor a resident who has shown innovation in the field of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery. Learn more about the award and what you can do to apply by visiting the Award information page


Patient Care

Patient Care




Research & Trials


Grid of department's accomplishments, including 237 publications, #1 residency, #2 in NIH funding.