Voices of Excellence:
MUSC’s Otolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery Faculty
The Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery at MUSC exemplifies the uptick of clinical excellence and research productivity that has occurred at MUSC during the past decade. The department, headed by energetic chair Paul Lambert, MD, was recently honored by US News & World Report as one of the top inpatient ENT programs in the nation. Outpatients are treated at four clinical centers: Rutledge Tower at MUSC, Hollings Cancer Center, East Cooper Medical Arts Building (in Mt. Pleasant), and MUSC Specialty North (in North Charleston.)
The department offers fellowship training consisting of subspecialty training following the usual 5-year surgery residency program. Fellowships are offered in Oncology and Rhinology/Sinus Surgery. ENT physicians from around the world come to MUSC to complete their subspecialty fellowship training. They have gone on to academic positions throughout the US, Ireland and Australia.
The ENT faculty includes over thirty members with medical and/or research degrees and has demonstrated vigorous research productivity. A few of our many areas of strength include hearing research, head and neck cancer, snoring and airway obstruction, sinus disorders, and swallowing disorders. ENT faculty researchers collaborate with investigators throughout MUSC, the state of SC and internationally in creative cross-fertilization of translational research.
The faculty is active in national professional organizations, and we are especially proud of Judy Dubno, PhD, who was recently elected Vice President-Elect of the American Acoustical Society. Another faculty luminary, Dr. Terry Day, has served as President of the Yul Brynner Head and Neck Cancer Foundation and, in 1998, started the first Head and Neck Cancer Awareness Week (OHANCAW) which is now an international event occurring annually.