Daniel W. Nuss, MD, FACS
George D. Lyons Professor and Head of the Department
The primary mission of the Department of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery, in concert with the mission of the School of Medicine, is to serve our community. We fulfill that mission through extensive programs in Education, Clinical Patient Care and Research.
The Department’s full-time faculty includes accomplished clinicians as well as research scientists who have been recognized nationally and internationally for their contributions to the clinical practice and science of otolaryngology. This is a distinguished and diverse group, currently composed of eight physicians, four full-time (PhD) research scientists, four clinical audiologists, 3 speech and language pathologists and three research associates, all supported by an exceptionally dedicated administrative staff.
The physicians who make up our clinical faculty are active surgeons with broad experience encompassing all of the sub-specialties in otolaryngology. All are certified by the American Board of Otolaryngology or are board eligible, and all have received advanced clinical training in one or more sub-specialties of otolaryngology, including pediatric otolaryngology, facial plastic and reconstructive surgery, laryngology, otology, neurotology, skull base surgery, allergy, and head and neck oncology and microvascular reconstruction. This breadth of expertise has allowed us to develop innovative clinical programs dealing with some of the most challenging problems in otolaryngology. Through these special programs, we are able to offer singular expertise for patients who have rare or unusual head-and-neck problems; or those who have head-and-neck problems in association with advanced illness, complicated clinical circumstances, and/or special needs.
One of the greatest sources of pride for members of the Department is its legacy of providing excellent training for resident physicians in the specialty of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery. The residency program, which to date has graduated more than 150 otolaryngologists, is fully accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME), and we are pleased to attract residents of the highest caliber, year after year.