Otorhinolaryngology – Head & Neck Surgery

Founded in 1870, the Department of Otorhinolaryngology – Head & Neck Surgery is one of the oldest otorhinolaryngology programs in the nation. We have a long and distinguished history of providing outstanding patient care that has been cultivated through years of experience in treating the diseases of the ear, nose and throat.  Our mission to advance the field of otorhinolaryngology is founded on our extensive research and teaching divisions where we develop novel treatment techniques and train the future leaders of our specialty.  We are committed to this tradition by fostering an environment where our faculty not only provide outstanding patient care, but engage in bench to bedside research that provides real therapeutic benefits to our patients.  We also strive to provide our residents and fellows with an exceptional training experience that prepares them to be successful members and leaders in our specialty.

Message from the Chair of Penn Otorhinolaryngology (ENT) – Head and Neck Surgery

Excellence in every mission! That is the spirit that drives the Department of Otorhinolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery at Penn Medicine. Whether it is innovative, patient-centered clinical care that revolutionizes the field, cutting-edge research that brings novel discovery and treatments to our patients, or the most contemporary education for future leaders, Penn Otorhinolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery has been making a difference since 1870.

Our dedicated team boasts world leaders in every discipline, including sinus and allergy treatments, head and neck cancer care, sleep surgery, hearing restoration, facial reconstruction and rejuvenation, voice and swallowing conditions, and pediatric ENT conditions. From auditory science and inflammatory and immunologic etiologies of sinonasal disease to cancer biology and data science, the research engine at Penn continues to grow and generate influential knowledge. Our new clinical and translational research division is already making a significant impact with even greater things to come.

Penn has been a recognized international leader, but what is most inspiring about Penn Otorhinolaryngology is our continuous determination to improve and make a greater impact. It is a passion that pushes us each and every day. We are not satisfied with the status quo and are committed to researching today’s problems to create tomorrow’s solutions. We are collaborating to discover new clinical approaches to cure head and neck diseases and improve lives. It is why we are constantly striving to bring in the best and brightest new faculty, trainees, and staff to ensure our position as a leading department.

I am humbled by the privilege of leading this great department. It is my sincere belief that when it comes to our efforts in clinical care, research, and education, Penn Otorhinolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery will create tomorrow’s “standard of care!”

D. Gregory Farwell, MD, FACS

Professor and Chair, Penn Otorhinolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery