For Healthcare Professionals

For Healthcare Professionals

The specialists at Vanderbilt Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery are available for patient consultations, second opinions, research, and clinical support for our fellow physicians. We are committed to offering both patients and referring physicians the vast otolaryngology resources available at Vanderbilt Bill Wilkerson Center.

Refer a Patient

To refer a patient to Vanderbilt Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery services:

Adult general referrals: (615) 322-6180

Pediatric general referrals: (615) 936-8176

Send On-line Referrals via Vanderbilt Health Connect (requires pre-registration)

For referrals to Care Coordinated Programs:

Adult Complex Airway Program

(615) 343-0540
Care Team:

Cochlear Implants

(615) 875-1038

Facial Nerve Disorders Program


Head and Neck Cancer Surgery

(615) 875-1193


(615) 343-8848

Sleep Surgery


Skull Base Center/Acoustic Neuroma Program

(615) 936-0730

Upper Airway Stimulation Program

(615) 936-3002


Pediatric Anterior Skull Base

(615) 875-0113

Pediatric Cleft-Craniofacial Clinic

(615) 875-3725

Pediatric Complex Aerodigestive Evaluation Team (CADET)

(615) 343-0540

Pediatric Refractory Obstructive Sleep Apnea (ROSA)

(615) 936-4541

Pediatric Tracheostomy Clinic and

Pediatric Thyroid, Head, and Neck Masses

(615) 875-0113

Pediatric Vascular Anomalies

(615) 875-0113

Pediatric Velopharyngeal Insufficiency (VPI)

(615) 875-0113

Pediatric Voice

(615) 343-7464


If you are a referring physician, Vanderbilt provides real-time access to clinical data for your adult patients. Visit Vanderbilt Health Connect to:

  • Make patient referrals
  • Submit orders for select imaging
  • Review records, test results, and imaging reports
  • Receive notifications about your patient's outpatient appointments, ED visits, and admissions
  • Easily communicate with your patient's Vanderbilt care team
  • Access to clinical notes, physician directory, and on-call schedules

To enroll in Vanderbilt Health Connect, please sign the site agreement.


For adult patient referral questions or concerns, please call:


For pediatric patient referral questions or concerns, please call:


For Referrals to Other Vanderbilt University Medical Center Departments

Referrals: (615) 343-4444

Adult admissions/transfers: (615) 343-0976 or (877) 236-4888

Quick reference appointment guide (adult) (PDF)


For Referrals to Other Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt Departments

Referrals: Pediatric admissions: (615) 936-4444

Quick reference appointment guide (pediatrics) (PDF)


News, Events, and Education

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You can also follow the Vanderbilt Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery on Twitter @VanderbiltENT or YouTube VanderbiltOHNS to see our most recent events and news stories.

Selected Publications and Resources

Vanderbilt Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery is frequently featured in the following publications for our commitment to research, clinical expertise, and commitment to exemplary patient care.

  • Discover: digital journal highlighting Vanderbilt's research and innovation. Discover explores the future of medicine, from moonshot research in precision cancer therapy to unique clinical programs that are reinventing patient care today.
  • VUMC Reporter: Vanderbilt University Medical Center's weekly news and information resource.
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