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Chairman’s Welcome

Jonas T. Johnson, MD, FACS

  • The Dr. Eugene N. Myers Professor and Chairman of Otolaryngology
  • Professor, Department of Radiation Oncology
    University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
  • Professor, Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
    University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine

The past century has seen the evolution of otolaryngology and head and neck surgery. Today, the medical and surgical therapies otolaryngologists provide rely heavily on modern technologies and innovations such as advanced imaging, microsurgery, and endoscopic surgical techniques. Our specialty’s rapid evolution offers endless opportunities, during and after residency training, to explore new diagnostic techniques and therapies.

Expertise in providing otolaryngologic services only can be achieved through a commitment to continuing education. Residency training is not meant to be an apprenticeship. Our department strives to encourage independent thinking and dedication to lifelong study, qualities that enable our residents to offer outstanding care to their patients in an era of continuous technological changes and ever-increasing knowledge.

Our faculty consists of experienced and committed educators. The training program is demanding. Our graduates are superbly trained otolaryngologists who are prepared to enter private practice, or a fellowship preparing for specialty training, or begin a career as a physician-scientist.

The University of Pittsburgh Department of Otolaryngology seeks residents who accept the dual challenge of excellence in patient care and self-improvement in their chosen specialty. We encourage individuals with the energy, talent, and discipline to achieve these goals to apply to our program.