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

Dennis Maceri, MD

“Our research reflects a wide diversity of unmet clinical challenges”
Dennis Maceri, MD
Interim 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

Three-week summer program of community outreach improves reading and writing skills with interventions for students, parents and teachers

Innovative USC Program Helps Develop Literacy for Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing Children from Bilingual Homes

“Come read with me.” Those can be some of the most powerful words in the development of any child’s ability to read and write. For children who are deaf or hard-of-hearing and living in bilingual homes, the “come read with me” invitation becomes even more crucial to their literacy development. That’s why the USC Caruso
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Department Events

3rd Annual Update on Esophageal Diseases

3rd Annual Update on Esophageal Diseases

01/14/2017
University Club of Pasadena, 175 N. Oakland Avenue, Pasadena, California
7:00 am - 5:35 pm

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Keck School Events

Pathology Resident Conference: Dr. Zuhha Ashraf

Pathology Resident Conference: Dr. Zuhha Ashraf

08/23/2016
LAC+USC Medical Center, Clinic Tower, Room A7A
8:00 am - 9:00 am

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