Since the incoming class of 2013, the ENT residency training program at University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center accepts four residents per year. During our five year program, residents have exposure to the full spectrum of otolaryngology.


We are proud to offer our otolaryngology residents the opportunity to train at three separate institutions. Each site offers a unique patient population and hospital system that builds a well-rounded clinical experience over the course of five years.

Additional highlights of our training program include:

  1.  In-depth faculty involvement in all aspects of training.  Faculty and residents work side by side in clinics, operating suites and during educational conferences at all locations.  Our culture ensures that training is directed by and coordinated closely through our faculty.
  2. Simulation Training.  More than 14 different hands on workshops are available for our residents to augment their didactic and operative training.  These include Resident directed such as:  ENT Boot Camp, Temporal Bone Training, Cadaveric Surgical Dissection, Sinus Endoscopy and Allergy,  Laryngeal Micro laryngoscopy, Fillers/Injectables,  Microvascular and trauma plating.  All are provided as an adjunct to the lecture schedule, with protected time for the residents during the work week.
  3. Time and financial assistance is provided to every resident to attend national meetings, either the American Academy of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery, or the Combined Otolaryngological Spring Meetings. The department sponsors residents presenting at other meetings who have accepted posters or podium presentations.
  4. The department provides the Home Study Courses given by the American Academy of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery, as excellent preparation for in-service studies.
  5.  The department provides each resident with loupes and an in-depth otolaryngology text such as Baileys.

Residents are encouraged to develop their own personal interest within our diverse field; whether this includes an academic career or in private practice. This residency program fosters the development of residents' teaching abilities and hones research skills. Additional attention is given to the business of medicine in terms of quality and evidence-based pathways, and practice management strategies. Each resident also participates actively in their own quality improvement project and has access to the ENT High Reliability Medicine and Clinical Effectiveness Task Forces.


Our faculty are engaged and dedicated mentors, encouraging innovation and improvment in patient care and residency training. Our residents emerge with a wealth of operative experience that prepares them well for private practice as well as academic fellowships and careers. Life in Cleveland offers a vibrant cultural arts center, a diverse and ever-growing food scene, and three major league sports team.




Sarah Mowry, MD
    Program Director, CWRU ENT Residency




JoAnn Laurent
Program Coordinator, CWRU ENT Residency