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.


Featured Event

Solutions for Complex Care: A Symposium and CME

7:00am-4:00pm PT
Aresty Auditorium, Harlyne Norris Cancer Research Tower, 1450 Biggy Street, Lower Ground, Los Angeles


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

Resident Didactic Lecture - Otolaryngology Conference

4:45pm PT
LAC+USC In-Patient Tower, Conference Room C

Imaging Conference - Otolaryngology Conference

4:00pm PT
LAC+USC In-Patient Tower, Conference Room C

Resident Didactic II Lecture - Otolaryngology Conference

7:00am PT
Eli and Edythe Broad CIRM Center, CHP Office Conference Room

Introduction to Clinical and Translational Research, Session 5

8:00-10:00am PT
Zilkha Neurogenetic Institute, Herklotz Seminar Room

Van Der Meulen Symposium: Neurorestoration

7:30am-5:00pm PT
Aresty Conference Room on the USC Health Science Campus, 1450 Biggy Street, Los Angeles, California
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More News

  • 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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  • Deborah Fullerton tapped to lead USC Health Sciences PR and Marketing

    Newly appointed associate vice president for USC Health Sciences Public Relations and Marketing and senior associate dean of the Keck School of Medicine will provide leadership to help grow and strengthen the visibility and reputation of the entire Keck Medicine enterprise.

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  • World Health Day LA promotes healthy hearts, bodies and minds

    Los Angeles families are encouraged to put their hearts into health at annual expo center event April 6.

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  • Keck School of Medicine of USC ranking improves in U.S. News & World Report annual “Best Graduate Schools” edition

    The Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California (USC) improved its ranking by three places in the 2014 U.S. News & World Report’s "Annual Guide to Best Graduate Schools."

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