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UCLA Head and Neck Surgery


Prospective Residents

Prospective Residents

A Letter from the Chair:

Dear Applicant,

The UCLA Department of Head and Neck Surgery is committed to excellence in patient care and teaching, and is proud of its national and international reputation in basic and applied research.

The department provides consultative and therapeutic services for adult and pediatric patients with every type of condition pertaining to general otolaryngology, head and neck oncology, microvascular reconstructive surgery, bronchoesophagology, communicative disorders, and maxillofacial surgery.

Department faculty are active in a variety of major research areas, including laryngology and voice disorders, neurotology, audiology and hearing sciences, speech, head and neck oncology, genetics and immunology, and vestibular research.

U.S.News and World Report again ranked Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center among the top five hospitals in the United States in 2016; it has been named "Best in the West" all 27 years that these ratings have been published. UCLA Department of Head and Neck Surgery ranked fourth in the nation in 2016. Several of our current and recent residents have received prestigious awards from national scientific societies for excellence in research work.

Our resident training program seeks to train new residents not only as head and neck surgeons, but as scientific investigators and academicians. Admission to the residency program remains very competitive. We interview about 30 applicants from a pool of about 260. Five applicants are accepted into the program each year. Those who intend to enter careers in research and academic medicine, whose previous records indicate that such intent is serious, and whose capabilities are commensurate with this objective, are suitable applicants for the Head and Neck Surgery Residency Program.

Thank you for your interest in our program and I wish you the best of luck in your academic and medical careers.

 David Geffen School of Medicine UCLA


Gerald S. Berke, MD
Professor and Chair
Department of Head and Neck Surgery
David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA


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