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Department of Otorhinolaryngology

The Department of Otorhinolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of ear, nose and throat disorders, including difficult to treat cancers of the throat, mouth, larynx, sinuses, and salivary glands.

Through our research, education and clinical practice, we are dedicated to providing the best possible care for our patients, while at the same time discovering new treatments, novel drug therapies and diagnostic tools. Our commitment to translational research means that lessons learned in the laboratory will benefit patients as quickly as possible.

The department Interim Chair is Dr. Rodney Taylor, an associate professor in the Department of Otorhinolaryngology- Head & Neck Surgery at the University of Maryland of School of Medicine (UMSOM).

Dr. Taylor is the Director of General Otorhinolaryngology at UMSOM and the Chief of Otolaryngology at the Veteran’s Administration Medical Center at Baltimore. He joined the faculty of the Department of Otorhinolaryngology in 2001. Dr. Taylor has been recognized by local and national organizations as one of 'America’s Top Otolaryngologist.'

All department physicians remain active in research and patient care, while also training the next generation of otorhinolaryngology-head and neck specialists. Our research efforts are well-funded by a combination of federal, philanthropic, industry and institutional support.

This success is self perpetuating, making it easier to recruit more talented teachers, medical students and residents who are attracted to our proven success.