Otolaryngology

Otolaryngology 2017-08-09T11:58:16+00:00

USC Tina and Rick Caruso Department of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery

About the Department

Welcome to the USC Tina and Rick Caruso Department of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery of the Keck School of Medicine. Students will experience a challenging program consisting of academic, clinical and research opportunities.

Our research promises to uncover new understandings of innovative interventions and state-of-the-art treatments for many disorders that we treat. Unique among medical schools, we offer students real-world clinical experience with diverse populations across Los Angeles and at Los Angeles County + USC Medical Center.

About the Caruso Department

John S. Oghalai, MD

John S. Oghalai, MD
Chair of the USC Tina and Rick Caruso Department of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery

Clinical Activities

At the Caruso Department of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery at the Keck School of Medicine of USC, we’re dedicated to providing superior care that reflects a commitment to our patients and a passion for our work. Our cutting-edge expertise and technological advancements in all seven of our subspecialties enable us to offer the most advanced surgical options and innovative techniques such as transoral laser microsurgery, transoral robotic surgery and microvascular head and neck reconstruction surgery. We provide patient care, educate future physicians and conduct research in the following specialties:

  • Childhood Communication
  • Facial Plastics and Reconstructive Surgery
  • Head and Neck Cancer
  • Hearing and Balance
  • Neurotology-Skull Base Surgery
  • Sinus and Nasal Disorders
  • Sleep Medicine
  • Voice and Swallowing

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Department News

A window into the mammalian middle ear (Image by Camilla Teng/Crump Lab)

Researchers listen to zebrafish to understand human hearing loss

Can a fish with a malformed jaw tell us something about hearing loss in mice and humans? The answer is yes, according to a new publication in Scientific Reports. In one of the fascinating twists of evolution, the structures supporting the jaws of ancestral fish gave rise to three… Read More »

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Department Events

5th Annual USC Multi-Disciplinary Breast Cancer Symposium

5th Annual USC Multi-Disciplinary Breast Cancer Symposium

01/27/2018
Intercontinental Hotel, 2151 Avenue of the Stars, Los Angeles
7:00 am - 4:45 pm

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Keck School Events

What Issues are Raised by Research on Medical Practices

What Issues are Raised by Research on Medical Practices

09/25/2017
Aresty Conference Room LG503, Norris Research Tower, 1450 Biggy Street, Los Angeles, CA
12:00 pm

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