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About the Department

Welcome to the Department of Otolaryngology (Ear, Nose and Throat) - Head and Neck Surgery at the Medical University of South Carolina. Our services and programs are unsurpassed within the state and region. Our excellence is directly attributable to our nationally recognized faculty, most of whom have subspecialty training in the various areas of ear, nose and throat medicine (ENT) and surgery. Examples include specialists in otology and neurotology, rhinology and sinus, allergy, head and neck cancer, laryngology, swallowing disorders, facial plastic surgery, maxillofacial prosthodontics and cosmetic dentistry, and pediatric ENT.

Our physicians have written textbooks, are invited speakers at other universities nationally and internationally, and are recognized by peer publications, such as Best Doctors in the U.S. and Best Doctors in the Southeast Region. For nine consecutive years, our department has been ranked as one of the top ENT departments in the United States. We are aided in our ultimate mission – patient care – by the availability of cutting edge technology. Additionally, our department is actively involved in various areas of research, including hearing loss, swallowing disorders, sinus disease and cancer. One measure of our research expertise and success is the fact that we are one of the top 10 ENT departments in the country in National Institutes for Health (NIH) funding. By combining cutting edge technologies with laboratory discoveries, we optimize health and quality of life for our patients.

As our mission statement affirms, we care for our patients with compassion, efficiency and excellence.

Paul R. Lambert, M.D.
Chair, Otolaryngology – Head & Neck Surgery