For Patients

Taking Care of You: Our Philosophy

At Vanderbilt Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery, we do things differently - with distinction. The multidisciplinary environment at the Vanderbilt Bill Wilkerson Center focuses on taking care of our patients, working across all specialties to ensure that patient care is our highest priority. Our otolaryngology experts are leaders in their respective fields and bring that expertise to caring for our patients each day.

Our staff interacts with our patients in a transformative rather than a transactional or corporate manner. The staff coined the phrase "Taking Care of You" to greet and thank our patients.

Coordination of Care

As a national leader in Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, we see patients from all 50 states and around the world. Our Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery team has worked to streamline coordination of care, offering out-of-town patients a full day of appointments that can include diagnosis, creation of a care plan, and, in some circumstances, even surgery on the same day.

Our specialists, leadership, and resources have brought international renown to the Vanderbilt Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery program. Our team knows that healthcare is always evolving, and we are committed to growing with it to provide the best possible care for each of our patient's unique needs.

Taking Care of You

U.S. News & World Report ranks Vanderbilt Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery among top programs in the nation and we are proud to be ranked as the number one adult hospital in the state of Tennessee and metropolitan Nashville.

Our robust research program, nationally and internationally recognized team of experts, cutting-edge technology and innovative specialty programs all work together to create a powerhouse otolaryngology group committed to improving technology, offering innovative treatment options and putting the needs of our patients first.


  • Vanderbilt General Otolaryngology offers two general ENT locations in the greater Nashville community: one on the Vanderbilt campus and one in Franklin. Our general ENT practice works closely with other Vanderbilt Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery subspecialties to ensure patients have access to the latest diagnostic tools and treatment options.

  • Vanderbilt Laryngology and Care of the Professional Voice offers comprehensive, innovative vocal care to patients of all types. No matter if you are a professional opera singer or someone who likes to sing in the shower - the world-class experts at the Vanderbilt Voice Center are here to help.

  • Vanderbilt Otology and Neurotology provides patients with ground-breaking technology and innovative treatment options for ear disorders of all kinds. Our program collaborates with other Vanderbilt experts in the field to ensure the highest quality patient care.

  • Vanderbilt Pediatric Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery focuses on our smallest - and some of our mightiest - Ear, Nose, and Throat patients. Our pediatric program works closely with many Vanderbilt subspecialties to make sure each child receives comprehensive, compassionate care.