Harvard Medical School Voted Best OHNS Residency Program in the Nation

August 24, 2021

Residents performing an ENT procedureFor the second consecutive year, the Harvard Combined Program in Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery (OHNS) was voted the top OHNS residency program in the nation by Residency Navigator from Doximity.

Doximity determined its 2021-2022 rankings from a survey of over 30,000 U.S. physicians. The survey, which was conducted in late spring, asked physicians to nominate residency programs that offered the best clinical training across 27 different specialties. The Harvard Combined Program in OHNS was ranked ahead of other elite OHNS residency programs at Johns Hopkins University, the University of Michigan Health System and Vanderbilt University Medical Center.

Formally established in 1830, the Harvard Combined Program in OHNS program is led by program director Stacey T. Gray, MD, and associate program directors Kevin S. Emerick, MD, and Alice Z. Maxfield, MD. Twenty-seven residents are currently enrolled in the program, which offers the expertise of over 150 world-renowned faculty at four different clinical venues.

Mark Varvares, MD, FACS, Chief of the Departments of OHNS at Mass Eye and Ear and Mass General Hospital and Chair of the Department of OHNS at Harvard Medical School, praised the program’s commitment to delivering a world-class education to its residents.

“One of our residency program’s greatest assets is its dedicated community of educators,” Dr. Varvares said. “Through a wealth of collective experience, our faculty create an effective, supportive and stimulating learning environment, and serve as effective role models and mentors in the operating room, clinic and laboratories.”