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The Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery at the Medical College of Georgia treats adults and children with ear, nose and throat disorders, with emphasis on thyroid and parathyroid surgery, head & neck cancer, neck masses, endoscopic sinus surgery, otology, cochlear implants, plastic surgery, sleep surgery, skull base surgery, voice disorders, adult dysphagia and complex airway reconstruction.

Our faculty are devoted to the education and development of outstanding clinicians according to core competencies of patient care, medical knowledge, practice-based learning, communication, professionalism and systems-based practice. The five-year Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery residency program offers a broad range of clinical and academic experiences designed to produce world class otolaryngologists and includes intensive exposure to the medical and surgical management of all facets of our specialty.

State-of-the-art research facilities, a collaborative research environment, and outstanding clinical resources place the Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University at the leading edge of new scientific advancements. The department is currently conducting over 40 studies, and in the last five years has published over 140 papers, establishing it as one of the leading institutions for research. Our research is supported by the NIH and other external sponsors; it includes both basic and clinical investigation in all major areas of otolaryngology.

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Medical College of Georgia

Health Sciences Campus

Medical Office Building

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1120 15th Street, BP 4109

706-721-6100-Acad. Office



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