Thank you for your interest in the U-M Department of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery.  Established in 1904, our department is the oldest otolaryngology department in the country and has a long tradition of excellence and innovation in diagnosing, treating and rehabilitating otolaryngic patients.  We see approximately 60,000 patients and perform more than 5,000 surgeries each year.

The Department of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery provides exceptional training through our Residency Program.  Residents receive in-depth training in all facets of otolaryngology from world-renowned faculty who are committed to providing a top-notch residency experience.  Under their guidance, our residents develop skills that equip them to both meet and exceed the highest standards of patient care and research.

Four residency positions are available each year.  Three of these positions are dedicated to our five-year clinical training program and one to our six-year Advanced Research Training in Otolaryngology Program. While at Michigan, residents are trained in the following:

  • Cranial Base Surgery
  • Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
  • General Otolaryngology
  • Head and Neck Oncology
  • Laryngology
  • Otology/Neurotology
  • Pediatric Otolaryngology
  • Rhinology

Small group and departmental teaching conferences occur throughout the program. Didactic teachings include weekly lectures, grand rounds and laboratory sessions.  Special courses are given in temporal bone surgery, head and neck oncology, facial plastic and reconstructive surgery, microvascular surgery, nasal endoscopy and research techniques.

Residents complete 6-18 months of research, depending on their program track.  Results are presented during the annual Charles J. Krause Lectureship and submitted for publication.  During the 2011-2012 academic year, our residents submitted 30 papers, 29 of which were accepted for publication.

Overall, it is our goal to develop residents who have expertise and knowledge in the diagnosis, management and research of otolaryngic conditions.


Mark Prince, M.D.
Director, Residency Program

Carol R. Bradford, M.D.
Professor and Chair, Department of Otolaryngology

Dr. Prince

Mark E. P. Prince , M.D. Department of Otolaryngology, Associate Professor and Residency Program Director