About the Division
The Division of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery within the Department of Surgery at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) stands proudly among the nation's leaders in the field. With surgeons practicing in all the areas of specialty: laryngology, otology/neurotology, rhinology, facial plastics, head and neck cancer, and head and neck endocrine surgery, UAB's Division of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery provides advanced care across the spectrum of head and neck disorders. Individual faculty maintain areas of specialty interest in subjects as varied as aerodigestive disorders, endoscopic skull base surgery, and transoral robotic assisted surgery. All the faculty strive for new discovery in these areas.
The Division is led by Dr. Eben Rosenthal, John S. Odess Professor of Surgery, who has been a member of the UAB faculty for 11 years and took over as Division Director in January 2012. He continues to focus the efforts of the Division on clinical care, education and translational research. Dr. Rosenthal is widely recognized as a leader in the area of head and neck oncology and microvascular reconstruction, with special emphasis on targeted research and optical imaging to guide surgical resections.
The UAB Division of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery accepts three residents per year for the five-year otolaryngology training program. Residents gain a vast operative experience with rotations in head and neck surgery, general otolaryngology, otology/neurotology, and pediatrics. We offer a fellowship training program in head and neck oncologic surgery, microvascular reconstruction, and pediatric otolaryngology.