We provide the best possible care of ear, nose, & throat conditions, education of medical students, training of otolaryngology residents, and otolaryngologic research.

Number 30 in the nation

Highest Ranked ENT Program in Florida!

UF Health Shands Hospital is committed to providing the highest quality of compassionate, state of the art care to patients affected by conditions of the Ear, Nose and Throat. As a leader in care, UF Health ranks among the nation’s best Ear, Nose and Throat programs according to U. S. News & World Report 2023-2024 Best Hospital rankings.

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Department of otolaryngology-head and neck surgery

Our Mission

Deliver the highest quality otolaryngologic care to those who need it most, through innovation, education, and continuous self-improvement.


Our Vision

To make a difference in Otolaryngology and the world, by being the best in patient care, research, education, and leadership, one patient at a time.

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A message from the Chair


Greetings and welcome to the University of Florida’s Department of Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery! Whether you are a current or prospective patient, fellow medical professional, or a student or prospective resident, we think that you will find our department a warm and welcoming environment. We are committed to providing the highest level of achievement in each of the academic missions. Our patients can expect to receive the latest, groundbreaking surgical care in all of the major sub-disciplines of Otolaryngology, provided by highly trained and experienced Otolaryngologists. Our faculty are engaged in cutting edge research with the intent to take this newfound knowledge back to the bedside to transform patients’ lives. Our medical students can take advantage of both clinical and research opportunities to provide a broader and more comprehensive exposure to our field. Our Otolaryngology residents receive excellent and well rounded surgical training, so that when they graduate they can go anywhere they want to go, do anything they want to do, and be excellent at it!  We are also committed to providing an environment in which our departmental faculty can thrive to reach their potential, and become leaders in their respective fields.  We look forward to engaging with you all, whether it is online, via Zoom or in-person. Welcome to UF ENT!


Bill Collins

William O. Collins, M.D., F.A.C.S., F.A.A.P.

Professor and Chairman of Otolaryngology, Division Chief for Pediatric Otolaryngology

department News

2024-2025 Match Results!

Welcome to The Gator Nation! The Department of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery is excited to work with our 2024-2025 interns who matched on…

COM Match Day 2024

Congratulations, Dr. Chen!

UF College of Medicine Department of Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery congratulates Si Chen, MD for her recent appointment as Assistant Dean of…


Patient Care

Medical Education

Head and Neck


The Division of Head and Neck Surgical Oncology and Microvascular Reconstructive Surgery is committed to training Otolaryngologists in Advanced Head and Neck Oncologic and Reconstructive Surgery.


Residency Program

Our objectives for the residency program are to provide our residents with a strong background in basic and clinical sciences related to otolaryngology, to assist our residents in the development of clinical and surgical expertise, and to give them the opportunity to learn and practice research techniques.

Dr. Lang Trio Poster

Junior and Senior

Medical Students

Students rotate with the Otolaryngology residents and faculty while participating in the outpatient, inpatient and surgical arena.


Faculty and APP

Shadowing Opportunities

Patient-care observers are an integral part of the UF Health mission of creating an environment that supports education and research in the health sciences.