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Department of Otorhinolaryngology

Dr. Rodney J Taylor, is Professor and Chairman of the Department of Otorhinolaryngology- Head & Neck Surgery at the University of Maryland School of Medicine (UMSOM). 

The Department of Otorhinolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery is nationally recognized for its excellence in the comprehensive management of ear, nose and throat (ENT) disorders.  We treat adults and children for conditions that include diseases of the throat, airway, hearing and balance disorders, allergy and sinus conditions, voice disturbances, facial plastic cosmetic and reconstructive deficits, and complex tumors of the mouth, throat, thyroid, salivary glands and skull base.

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 from research will benefit patients as quickly as possible.

All department physicians actively participate in research and patient care, and also are committed to training the next generation of otorhinolaryngology-head and neck specialists.  Our nationally ranked research endeavors are well-funded by a combination of federal, philanthropic, industry and institutional support.

We believe our success is based on an uncompromising commitment to our shared values for empathic care, collaboration and accountability, as well as our singular focus on the care and wellness of our patients.


As a Department, our goal is to boldly advance the human condition for diseases of the head & neck while keeping a human touch through:  Patient Care, Discovery, Education, and Service.


As a diverse community of physicians and scholars, we exist to provide to every patient that we are privileged to meet the highest quality, compassionate care that is recognized nationally for its excellence. We dedicate ourselves to discovery that will contribute to new solutions for diseases of the ear, nose and throat. We will remain steadfast in our resolve to train the next generation of physicians who will be of the finest character, exceptional thinkers, and extraordinary technical experts.

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Our Department strongly endorses a climate where every patient, physician, and employee feel welcomed and valued, no matter ethnicity, gender identity, sexual orientation, social economic status, faith, disability or any other uniqueness. We believe that our differences allow for illuminating perspectives that promotes broader understanding and a safer, more productive, healthy environment.

Video Overviews

Department of Otolaryngology Virtual Tour

Given the current pandemic, medical students from other institutions are not able to rotate in our Department of Otolaryngology. This video serves as an introduction to members of our department as well as to the University of Maryland Otolaryngology Residency Program and to Baltimore.

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Department of Otorhinolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery
James Frenkil Building
16 S. Eutaw St., Suite 500
Baltimore, MD 21201-1734

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Department Chair

Rodney J. Taylor, MD, MPH

U.S. News & World Report ranks UMMC's ENT a National Best Hospital
UMMC Ear, Nose and Throat Ranks #21 in the nation, according to U.S. News & World Report 2020-2021 rankings.