Chair Welcome

Marlan Hansen, portraitI would like to thank you for your interest in the Department of Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics. Founded in 1922, the UI Department of Otolaryngology is among the oldest in the United States and one of the most comprehensive in the world. It is situated in one of the largest university- owned teaching hospitals in the country.

U.S. News & World Report has rated this department among the top otolaryngology programs in the United States for over 25 years. Our faculty bring tremendous skill to a state-of- the-art clinical facility, allowing for the comprehensive management of the most complex patients.
Each year we admit five trainees to our residency program. Three will enter the clinical track, while the remaining two will spend two years in research before beginning their second year of otolaryngology residency. 

We have two highly competitive ACGME accredited fellowships in Otology/Neurotology and Pediatric Otolaryngology as well as a world-class Head and Neck Microvascular fellowship. The Department prides itself in both excellent training of medical professionals and superlative patient care. Our commitment is to produce better practitioners of otolaryngology and increase the number of teacher- investigators in the field.

I am glad that you are considering the University of Iowa for your residency training.


Marlan Hansen, MD