Residency Program

Welcome to Our Residency Program

The top-ranked Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery residency program at Vanderbilt University Medical Center is consistently recognized for producing world-class surgeons. We create exceptional clinicians and nurture curious minds while providing all our residents with the resources to become outstanding community or academic leaders. We value individuality, diversity, and teamwork; and, we take pride in our unique culture—which respects resident autonomy, emphasizes collegiality, and prizes efficiency.

Dr Rosenthal with residents

We accept 5-6 residents​ into our program:

  • 4 or 5 in a five-year clinical track
  • 1 in a seven-year physician-scientist training program (VTOPS) (which includes two years of protected research time). 

Program Leadership:

Program Highlights: