As the Harvard Medical School Department of Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery, we are privileged to work with one of the largest and most innovative communities of clinicians and scientists within the field of otolaryngology. Formally established in the 1800's, our department has been built upon a rich foundation in medical education, research, and clinical care. Through the years, our faculty and alumni have greatly influenced otolaryngology—helping to transform the field into an independent medical specialty at the forefront of science. Today, we are working with our national and international colleagues to find cures for deafness and to reduce the mortality and morbidity of head and neck cancer.

Featured Events

2020 Mar 20

The Difficult Airway 2020 Course

(All day)


Massachusetts Eye and Ear

By the end of this course, learners will have an improved understanding of airway anatomy and management in both controlled and emergent situations.
This is a multidisciplinary course with faculty specializing in anesthesiology, otolaryngology, trauma surgery, and emergency medicine, who will be reviewing airway management. Topics reviewed include adult and pediatric airway, including abnormalities from trauma, radiation, malignancy, as well as congenital malformation. We will review novel techniques and equipment.

The format includes both didactic lectures and hands-on...

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2020 May 04

Endoscopic Surgery of the Sinuses, Eustachian Tube, and Ear

Mon May 4 (All day) to Wed May 6 (All day)


Massachusetts Eye and Ear
With recent advances in endoscopic treatment of disorders of the sinuses, Eustachian tube, and ear, it is imperative that otolaryngologists are up to date on the latest surgical techniques. The first day of this course will highlight rhinologic topics, including surgery of the skull base, frontal sinus, and orbit. The second day will focus on treatment of Eustachian tube dysfunction. Balloon dilation techniques of the sinuses and Eustachian tube will be discussed and demonstrated. The third day will be dedicated to innovative technologies for endoscopic ear surgery.
All sessions are led by... Read more about Endoscopic Surgery of the Sinuses, Eustachian Tube, and Ear
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