About the Department

Founded in 1942, the Department of Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery at VCU has a long history of providing clinical care, conducting research and training students and physicians in the evaluation and treatment of patients with diseases of the ear, nose, throat and related structures of the head and neck.

With considerable growth in recent years, we’re proud to have fellowship-trained faculty in all aspects of otolaryngology and head and neck surgery. We treat patients and train residents in the following subspecialty areas:

The field of otolaryngology/head and neck surgery is composed of a varied, diverse group of diseases and an equally diverse, varied group of treatments, surgeries and procedures. As our department continues to grow, we look forward to deepening our reach in patient care, research and education within each of our subspecialty areas.


Our Mission

We strive to provide unparalleled, comprehensive care for a diverse patient population, to engage in innovative, outcomes-based scholarly activity and to prepare medical students and residents for successful careers in academic or private practice otolaryngology/head and neck surgery through preeminent, immersive education.

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

We're proud to treat a diverse population of patients in the Richmond area, many of whom are critically ill and from historically disadvantaged groups. As educators clinicians, researchers and colleagues, we reaffirm the core values of human dignity and of mutual, unconditional respect , and we acknowledge our responsibility to condemn racism and all forms of discrimination.

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