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US News Nationally Ranked in Otolaryngology
UT Southwestern Medical Center is recognized by U.S. News & World Report as one of the nation's top hospitals for otolaryngology, also known as ear, nose, and throat care.

Department of Otolaryngology

Our Department is a renowned center of excellence in our field. Our faculty are highly trained in general ENT, facial cosmetic and reconstructive surgery, head and neck cancer surgery, otology, pediatric ENT, and Rhinology.

Our Mission

To advance patient care in otolaryngology through excellence in clinical practice, education and research.

Our Vision

To be a national leader in otolaryngology through excellence in patient care, education, research and citizenship.

  • Citizenship – Will provide timely, collaborative, and thorough care for patients within our institutional group practice and be a positive influence in our community.
  • Patient Care – Provide exceptional medical care to patients and families seeking services including providing care to underserved patients and populations
  • Education – To inspire and train the future leaders of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery
  • Research – Conduct meaningful research in the area of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery; study-related illnesses and injuries; contribute to continued advances in the field through publications and collaborative research efforts

Outstanding Faculty and Staff

The faculty of the Department of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery consists of 38 physicians, 12 pediatric otolaryngologists, 34 audiologists, 7 advanced practice providers, 6 speech-language pathologists, research scientists, and volunteer faculty. We also have many outside physicians who refer patients from all over the Dallas-Fort Worth area and beyond.


The Department was established under the leadership of William Meyerhoff, M.D., Ph.D. Dr. Meyerhoff served as Chair for almost two decades. In 2002, the Department leadership transitioned to Peter Roland, M.D., who served as Chair until 2014.

During his tenure, Dr. Roland encouraged significant growth in the research, educational and clinical aspects of the Department.