Affiliation with prominent teaching hospitals throughout the greater Boston area has always been an important strength of the BUMC Otolaryngology residency program. The enduring affiliations are based on solid relationships which have created a common sense of purpose with excellent communication among all of the affiliated teaching hospitals. All of the Otolaryngologists at all of the affiliated hospitals are fulltime faculty members with expertise in training residents, and many of them hold faculty appointments at the Boston University School of Medicine.
Elizabeth Toh, MD, MBA Interim Chair, Local Program Director
Lahey Hospital and Medical Center, located in Burlington, Massachusetts, is a physician led, nonprofit hospital with nearly 450 physicians and more than 4,000 nurses, therapists and other support staff who work together to provide compassionate care and superior patient outcomes. The Center's multidisciplinary approach affords patients access to preeminent physicians from virtually every medical specialty that cooperate to develop personalized treatment plans for each patient. From advanced technology to research and medical education, Lahey Hospital and Medical Center combines the renowned specialty resources of its medical centers with top-quality primary care services at community-based practices throughout northeastern Massachusetts. The primary goal of this rotation is to provide residents with faculty supervised, advanced operative experience in all aspects of otolaryngologic surgery, including general otolaryngology, head and neck surgery, facial plastic and reconstructive surgery, laryngology and professional voice, otology, and rhinology.
John Gooey, MBBS, Chief of Otolaryngology and Local Program Director
The Veterans Administration Medical Center in Boston serves as a referral center for complex otolaryngologic problems from other Veterans Hospitals throughout the New England region. Rotations at the VAMC in the first and fourth years of residency training provide a rich experience in head and neck oncologic surgery, sinus surgery, and general otolaryngology. The residents have the opportunity to learn in an environment that traditionally has provided significant latitude for making autonomous decisions under an amount of supervision that assures patient safety and aims to achieve optimum outcomes for patients. Residents learn graduated responsibility for patient care and surgical intervention within a system where they play a major role in patient care.
Michael Cunningham, MD Chief of Otolaryngology
Gi Soo Lee, M.D., Local Residency Program Director
The Boston Children’s Hospital has been ranked by US News and World Report as one of the best hospitals for children in the United States. There are 18 full-time pediatric otolaryngologists, 3 fellows, 27 audiologists, and 22 speech pathologists in the Department of Otolaryngology at Boston Children’s Hospital. Dr. Gerald Healy, the recently retired Chairman of the Department of Otolaryngology at Boston Children’s Hospital, served as president of many of the most prestigious otolaryngology societies as well as past president of the American College of Surgeons. Residents on rotation at Boston Children’s Hospital not only learn how to manage otolaryngologic conditions that occur commonly in children, but they also have the opportunity to learn how to manage rare and complex disorders that occur in the head and neck.