About Us

Established in 1904, the University of Michigan’s Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery is one of the oldest otolaryngology departments in the country. We have a long tradition of excellence and innovation in diagnosing, treating and rehabilitating ear, nose and throat patients.

We are committed to training the next generation of leaders in the field, with training opportunities for medical students, residents, fellows graduate students and post-doctoral students. Our residency program is one of the most sought-after training programs in the country.

Our department is a research leader, with research programs in head and neck cancer, health services, neurolaryngology and hearing. Our world-renowned Kresge Hearing Research Institute, established in 1961, consists of a diverse and dedicated group of scientists and physicians working on basic and clinical aspects of hearing and balance, in health and disease.

Mark E. Prince, M.D.
Dr. Mark Prince

From the Interim Chair

Welcome to the U-M Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery. As interim department chair, it is an honor to serve the region, state and nation with my colleagues here at what I believe to be one of the greatest academic institutions in the country.

Our department is a point of pride and distinction for the University of Michigan Health System. We are consistently ranked as one of the top ear, nose and throat programs in the country by U.S. News & World Report.  We are home to a robust faculty who provide exceptional patient care, train the next generation of leaders in the field and make innovative research discoveries. Their work is supported by a committed and compassionate staff.

We provide top-notch education to medical students, residents, fellows, graduate students and post-doctoral students. Following graduation, these trainees become part of an elite group of alumni who go on to make important contributions to the field and serve in important leadership roles around the world. These alumni strengthen and build upon our rich history.

There is no place like the U-M Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery. I encourage you to learn more about our work, and I welcome your questions and comments.

Best regards,

Mark E.P. Prince, M.D.

Professor and Interim Chair