Letter From the Director

The Resident Training Program in Johns Hopkins Department of Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery is structured to develop a mature Academic Otolaryngologist-Head and Neck surgeon with extensive clinical and research experience.

This program provides the resident with the opportunity to be involved in the diagnosis and treatment of a wide variety of common and rare clinical problems. The Johns Hopkins Hospital (JHH) admits 1,300 otolaryngology-head and neck surgery patients annually and provides surgical services to approximately 1,200 more through the Same Day Care Center. There are approximately 26,000 patient visits to the departmental outpatient consultation clinics and over 2,000 surgeries a year. In addition, a well-structured, six-month research exposure is required of all residents. Greater immersion in research (two years) is available. At present, one half of each resident class (two individuals) is selected complete the two year research experience.

By design, our program encourages thinking by our residents. The inquiring attitude molded by this experience will benefit our residents for the rest of their lives, leading them to ask questions and seek answers for the prominent problems within our specialty. It is hoped that this characteristic will place the graduates of our residency program among those who change the way we think about practice and specialty of Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery.

We are looking for residents who have a love for learning, a selflessness which reinforce collegial interaction with others in the Institution, enthusiasm for living life fully, and a desire to serve others. We are proud of our program and of our Institution. We are hopeful that we can convey to you the reasons for our pride.


David W. Eisele, M.D., F.A.C.S.
Director, Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery
Andelot Professor of Laryngology and Otology

David Eisele