Message from the Chair


Welcome to the Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery
at the Medical College of Georgia of Augusta University

Our mission is to provide outstanding, compassionate care for patients with disorders of the ear, nose, throat, head and neck, to lead innovations in treatments and surgical technologies through research, and to cultivate the future leaders of Otolaryngology.

We are proud to offer complete coverage of all ENT subspecialties led by internationally recognized physicians and educators. Our patients receive care in the areas of Hearing and Balance Disorders including Cochlear Implantation, Vocal and Swallowing Disorders, Nasal, Sinus and Skull Base Diseases, Thyroid-Parathyroid Disorders, Disorders of the Head and Neck including Cancer, ENT Disorders in the pediatric population, Sleep Disorders and Facial-Plastic and Reconstructive procedures. Our patients benefit from a multidisciplinary approach to their problems as we are associated with an outstanding Cancer Center and Head and Neck Tumor Board, and have created multiple patient centers. The Augusta University Thyroid-Parathyroid Center, the Georgia Sinus Center and the Georgia Skull Base Center, for example, are among the best in the southeastern United States.

Collectively, we have published extensively in all areas of Otolaryngology and have edited 13 books and the first Encyclopedia of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery. Our faculty are leaders in national scientific organizations and conferences, and we are committed to staying abreast of and being involved in the development of new cutting-edge technology. Several of our physicians are internationally recognized in robotic and minimally invasive surgery and office based procedures. We are committed to continuously pursuing excellence and educating medical students and the next generation of otolaryngologists.

Most importantly, we are committed to providing the BEST CARE possible for our patients.

Sincerely,

Dr. Stil Kountakis

Stil Kountakis, MD, PhD
Professor and Chairman
Edward S. Porubsky, MD Distinguished Chair in Otolaryngology
Augusta University