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About Us

The Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill is a national leader in providing excellent patient care, training the next generation of ENT surgeons to be leaders in the field of otolaryngology, and achieving excellence in research that advances the field of otolaryngology/head and neck surgery.

We offer surgical treatment and care for patients with conditions or diseases of the head and neck, including head and neck tumors, skull base tumors, sinusitis, and pituitary tumors. The Division of Pediatric Otolaryngology offers complete care for children with ENT conditions, including airway disorders, head and neck tumors, thyroid masses, ear disorders, and throat disorders.

If you would like to schedule an appointment at one of our ENT clinic locations, please call 984-974-6484.

Our Mission

Our Mission is to improve the health of North Carolinians and others whom we serve. We will accomplish this by achieving excellence and providing leadership in the interrelated areas of patient care, education, and research. To fulfill this mission, our objectives are the following:

  • To provide excellent otolaryngologic/head and neck surgical patient care that can serve as a national model
  • To provide outstanding undergraduate and postgraduate education that disseminates otolaryngology/head and neck surgery knowledge and facilitates more contributions to the knowledge base
  • To carry out basic science, clinical, and health services research that advance the field of otolaryngology/head and neck surgery
  • Leaders who enhance employee engagement, job satisfaction and career development for all members of the department and healthcare team
  • Champions of a culture and climate that promotes inclusion, diversity and health equity


Our Statement on Diversity

The UNC Department of Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery recognizes and values all people and the differences of all people, and we are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all our faculty, staff, and patients to experience. We are not blind to the injustices that many of our minority community face outside of the hospital and we are here to stand with you and advocate for you within our department. We do not stand for discrimination of any individual of any kind, whether for race, ethnicity, religion, disability status, gender identity, or sexual orientation. Our department is created of equals, working together to make people’s lives better. Together we can support each other beyond diagnoses through empathy, communication, and compassion.

The University of North Carolina School of Medicine and the UNC Medical Center are committed to fostering a diverse, equitable and inclusive workplace that enhances our learning environment, innovative research, and the quality of care available to all. We believe that a culture of diversity, equity and inclusion leads to new ways of thinking, behaving and caring.

We embrace the Association of American Medical Colleges’ (AAMC) definition of diversity, including the recognition that diversity is not limited to gender, race and ethnicity, but must also include age, socioeconomic status, sexual orientation, gender identity, religious commitment, physical ability and other varied backgrounds and life experiences.

Together, the UNC School of Medicine and the UNC Medical Center strive to recruit, retain, and develop a diverse group of individuals to ensure a vibrant community that promotes excellence in education, discovery, clinical care and the elimination of health disparities locally, regionally and nationally.