Otolaryngology Overview

An otolaryngologist is a head and neck surgeon who provides comprehensive medical and surgical care for patients with diseases and disorders that affect the ears, nose, throat, the respiratory and upper alimentary systems, and related structures of the head and neck. The otolaryngologist diagnoses and provides medical and surgical therapy or prevention of diseases, allergies, neoplasms, deformities, disorders, and injuries of the ears, nose, sinuses, throat, respiratory and upper alimentary systems, face, jaws, and the other head and neck systems. Head and neck oncology, facial plastic and reconstructive surgery, and treatment of disorders of hearing and voice are fundamental areas of expertise.1

1 The American Board of Medical Specialties. Guide to Physician Specialties. Evanston, IL: American Board of Medical Specialties; February 2008.

Otolaryngology Faculty Advisor

Helen Xu HXXu@llu.edu

Otolaryngology Interest Group

President: David Macias

Co-Vice Presidents: Cedrid Thiel and William Guthrie and Christelle Miot

Research Coordinator: Ethan Frank

Faculty Advisor: Dr. Chris Church