Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Residents will perform the majority of their rotations at the Department of Otorhinolaryngology at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP). Founded in 1874 as the nation’s first teaching hospital, the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania is the flagship hospital of the University of Penn Medicine. The facility provides a comprehensive range of both in- and out-patient services, including highly specialized tertiary and quaternary levels of care in more than 200 specialty programs and clinics. For the fiscal year of 2021, HUP had 35,191 adult admissions, 69,472 emergency department visits, and 1,974,678 outpatient visits.
The original Pennsylvania Hospital was the first hospital in the United States and over the years has had a long teaching and faculty affiliation with the University of Pennsylvania. Pennsylvania hospital has evolved into a 551-bed tertiary care hospital with a very busy subspecialty surgical component. The hospital was acquired by the University of Pennsylvania Health System in 1997 and provides an excellent addition and a very strong clinical volume for resident education. For the fiscal year of 2021, Pennsylvania Hospital had 18,426 adult admissions, 37,921 emergency department visits, and 292,553 outpatient visits. The rotations at Pennsylvania Hospital are under the direction of seven full-time faculty providing an emphasis in high volume general otolaryngology, laryngology, facial plastic surgery, and head and neck and reconstructive surgery.
Penn Presbyterian Medical Center
The Penn Presbyterian Medical Center provides complementary experience in general otolaryngology, facial plastic surgery, and facial trauma reconstruction. Outpatient surgery is performed in an ambulatory surgery center within the new Penn Medicine University City building. The Level 1 Trauma Center for the University of Pennsylvania Health System is located at Penn Presbyterian Medical Center, which is now a 399-bed facility with the recent addition of the Pavilion for Advanced Care. For the fiscal year of 2021, Penn Presbyterian Medical Center had 17,828 adult admissions, 47,925 emergency department visits, and 282,395 outpatient visits.
The Philadelphia VA Medical Center (PVAMC)
The Philadelphia Veterans Affairs Medical Center is located only two blocks from the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. The hospital is a 453-bed facility with 170 surgical beds and a large otolaryngology service under the direction of three faculty providing general otolaryngology services as well as specialty care in head and neck oncology, laryngology, and rhinology. The Philadelphia VAMC is a referral hospital for other VA hospitals in the region. Our faculty are actively involved in basic science research with laboratories located at the Philadelphia VAMC.
The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP)
The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) is the oldest children’s hospital in America. CHOP and is consistently ranked as one of the best children’s hospitals in the United States. CHOP attracts patients from across the globe who wish to receive world-class care. CHOP is a 594-bed facility with 25,003 hospital admissions and 57,291 emergency department visits in the 2021 fiscal year. Annually, over 8,000 otolaryngology operative procedures are performed at CHOP. The variety of these procedures spans the breadth of pediatric otorhinolaryngology. CHOP maintains a Cochlear Implant Program as well as a Center for Pediatric Airway Disorders. The pediatric otolaryngology research scientist and clinical faculty direct a diverse program of basic science and clinical research projects.