The Department of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery at UIC has been recognized by U.S. News & World Report as one of the top 50 ENT programs in the country.

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The UIC Department of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery in Chicago Illinois has had a tremendous year filled with many significant accomplishments. We continue to attract the best of the best in our medical education program as evidenced by our residents receiving outstanding in-service overall scores. The Nikhil J. Bhatt Surgical Training Center provides a great resource in supporting our resident training.

All of our centers have continued to grow successfully: The Chicago Institute For Voice Care headed by Dr. Sims; The Sinus and Nasal Allergy Center headed by Dr. Joe; The Otology, Neurotology and Skull Base Surgery Center headed by Dr. Redleaf and Dr. Yu; The Head and Neck Surgery Center headed by myself; The Facial Plastic Surgery Center headed by Dr. Toriumi. Our Research Center continues to contribute valuable discoveries and publications in prominent journals.

Our department would not be where it is today without the contributions and achievements of all our staff. The support of our alumni continues to be a driving force in enabling us to provide a breadth of knowledge and expertise to our residents and faculty. The Contributions of our alumni also keep us on the cutting edge of technology with all of our facilities and equipment. I eagerly look forward to the challenges ahead and I know that together we will achieve great success.

Barry Wenig, MD, MPH

Francis Lederer Professor
Interim Head