About our Department

The University of Florida Department of Otolaryngology provides the best possible care of adult and pediatric ear, nose and throat (ENT) conditions, serving more than 25,000 clinic patients and performing over 2,400 surgical procedures each year.

Shands at UF was ranked among the top 50 U.S. hospitals, with top 50 rankings in six specialties including ENT.

Our expertly trained physicians are faculty members at UF and boardcertified by the American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery. They offer patients consultations, evaluations, and medical and surgical treatment for the entire spectrum of ENT disorders.

Our minimally invasive surgery team utilizes advanced technologies such as laparoscopic, robotic and single-site surgery to minimize blood loss, transfusions, pain and scarring, risk of infection, and to shorten hospital stays and recovery times.

Leading the Way in Head and Neck Cancer Research

The University of Florida is engaged in research focusing on the prevention and treatment of head and neck cancer. UF specialists not only treat hundreds of patients, but also bring together the best minds in medicine, genetics, dentistry, pharmacology and other health sciences to search for answers to this disease.

Helping Patients Through Clinical Trials

We also take part in clinical trials and research in many areas related to ENT disorders. Our physicians often publish their research findings, leading the way to improving the lives of patients in Florida and around the world.

The Most Comprehensive Academic Health Center in the Southeast

Together, Shands HealthCare and the University of Florida Health Sciences Center comprise the UF Academic Health Center. Approximately 1,100 UF faculty physicians provide care in about 100 specialty and subspecialty medical areas, from primary care to highly complex, subspecialty care, including cancer, cardiovascular, neurology, neurosurgery, pediatrics and transplantation services. Our affiliation with more than 80 UF physician practices throughout north central Florida expands our care even further.

Dedicated to patient care, public service, education and research, UF faculty physicians improve the lives of patients and the health of communities.