Department of Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery

USC Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery Doctors

Welcome to the website of the Department of Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery of the Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California. We hope this information is useful to you in learning about our services and our commitment to our patients and their families. Our Department is dedicated to providing an excellence in care that reflects our passion for our work and our specialty’s advances.

We provide state of the art care for a wide range of disorders affecting the head and neck. Whether your concern relates to the development of an infection or a tumor, a congenital problem, or problems with speaking or hearing, a facial cosmetic deformity, or lingering symptoms related to imbalance or nasal and sinus congestion, the physicians and staff of our Department seek a common goal: To allow you to take the remarkable possibilities of our specialized care to their fullest potential.

National and International Recognition

US News & World Report's Top Doctors

  • John K. Niparko, M.D.
  • Dennis Maceri, M.D.
  • Dale H. Rice, M.D.
  • Uttam Sinha, M.D.

Super Doctors

  • John K. Niparko, M.D.
  • Dennis Maceri, M.D.
  • Alexander Markarian, M.D.
  • Dale H. Rice, M.D.
  • Uttam Sinha, M.D.
  • Bozena Wrobel, M.D.


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Featured News

Keck Medicine of USC opens diagnostic and treatment center for children with hearing loss

Keck Medicine of USC has opened the USC Center for Childhood Communication on the campus of John Tracy Clinic, 806 W. Adams Blvd., in Los Angeles. Pediatric audiology and speech pathology specialists began seeing patients on Oct. 1.

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More Upcoming Events

2014 European Wrist Arthroscopy Society Advanced Cadaver Wrist Surgery Course

7:55am-5:00pm PT
USC Harkness Conference Room and Surgical Skills Lab, 2250 Alcazar Street, Los Angeles, California

Nancy Short Lecture

1:00pm PT
Mayer Auditorium Keith Administration Building 1975 Zonal Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90033

Dean's Distinguished Lecturer Series: Kwang Yul Cha

4:00pm PT
Aresty Auditorium, Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center, 1450 Biggy St., Los Angeles, CA 90033

Surgical Treatment of Obstructive Sleep Apnea, including Inspire Upper Airway Stimulation

5:15pm-6:30pm PT
Keck Medicine of USC - Beverly Hills, 9033 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90211

Cancer Center Grand Rounds

12:00pm-1:00pm PT
Aresty Auditorium

SGVOS 1st Annual Winter CE Symposium

8:00am-3:00pm PT
Embassy Suites Arcadia, 211 East Huntington Drive, Arcadia, CA 91006
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More News

  • Keck Medicine of USC becomes first medical center in Los Angeles to offer newly FDA-approved sleep apnea implant

    Keck Medicine of USC is the first medical center in Los Angeles to offer a unique implantable treatment for sleep apnea, a chronic disorder that affects more than 18 million sleep-deprived Americans.

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  • Keck Medicine of USC leads Los Angeles-based study of auditory brainstem implant's safety and use in young children

    A Los Angeles medical team led by Keck Medicine of USC researchers performs California’s first auditory brainstem implant surgery on a 3-year-old boy at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, part of the nation's only NIH-funded study of the device’s safety and use in young children. Audiologists at the USC Center for Childhood Communication will study how the child's brain develops over time as it incorporates sound and speech.

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  • USC hosts prestigious Lasker Lectures on cochlear implants

    Nearly 4,800 children in the United States are born with profound hearing loss each year, and another 5,000 will develop it by age 5, according to John Niparko, MD, chair of the Department of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery.

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  • Keck School of Medicine to host lectures by winners of the 2013 Lasker Awards April 10

    The Albert and Mary Lasker Foundation and the Keck School of Medicine will present the second of two 2014 Lasker Lectures featuring recipients of the 2013 Lasker Awards.

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    Neurosurgeon Frank Acosta, MD, associate professor of clinical medicine at the Keck School of Medicine of USC, recently shared images of spinal disorders or abnormalities with Latino middle and high school boys as part of a career and personal growth advice.

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  • Four new specialists bolster ear, throat patient services at Keck Medicine of USC

    USC has recruited four physicians specializing in the diagnosis and treatment of disorders that affect hearing, balance, speech, swallowing, sleep and facial function to join its faculty physician practice.

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  • Bicyclist rides 10,500 miles to raise funds, awareness for cochlear implants

    After more than 600 appointments with otolaryngology doctors, audiologists and other specialists, Jacob Landis was finally referred to John Niparko, MD, who performed cochlear implant surgery when Landis was 10 years old. Today, Landis is riding for others.

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