Plotting the Future of Ear, Nose and Throat Care

The fast-growing USC Caruso Department of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery has one of the nation’s leading otolaryngology research programs. We create better ways to treat ear, nose and throat conditions, while our surgeons take on the most complex cases with skill. Trainees work with top experts, preparing to blaze their own trails as healers and scholars.

Training & Education

Our department offers stellar training programs. Our largest educational program is the ACGME-accredited residency in Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery. Most graduating residents continue on with subspecialty fellowships. The surgical training here is quite strong, with residents having an early and frequent exposure to the operating theater.

Message from the Chair

We’re committed to setting the standard in our field, from bench laboratory research to clinical treatment for complex conditions. It makes our department an inspiring place to learn, discover and practice

Professor John Oghalai, MD
Caruso Department Chair Dr. John Oghalai.

Support Us

When donors partner with us to advance otolaryngology, they help enhance people’s quality of life, in L.A. and worldwide. You can make that difference by seeding research projects, supporting the next generation of expert head and neck surgeons or backing the remarkable care our clinicians deliver.