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

Protecting Singers' Most Precious Instrument

Picture a pair of tiny violin bows, each no longer than a thumbnail clipping, lodged horizontally in your windpipe. Halfway between the chin and collarbone, they dance and vibrate at your command. For higher pitches, they stretch thin. For lower tones, they shorten. Meet your vocal cords. Because they’re… Read More »

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Department Events

2017 Advances in GI Cancer Symposium

2017 Advances in GI Cancer Symposium

11/18/2017 - 11/19/2017
Westin Pasadena
7:00 am - 12:15 pm

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Keck School Events

2017 Advances in GI Cancer Symposium

2017 Advances in GI Cancer Symposium

11/18/2017 - 11/19/2017
Westin Pasadena
7:00 am - 12:15 pm

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