About the Department
The Department 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 Department 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 Department is led by Dr. William Carroll, George W.Barber, Jr. Professor of Surgery, who has been a member of the UAB faculty for 19 years and took over as Department Director in July 2015 and lead the transition from Department to Department in October 2015. He continues to focus the efforts of the Department on clinical care, education and translational research. Dr. Carroll is widely recognized as a leader in the area of head and neck oncology.
The UAB Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery accepts four 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.