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The Joseph B. Nadol, Jr., M.D. Otolaryngology
Surgical Training Laboratory


The Joseph B. Nadol, Jr., M.D. Otolaryngology Surgical Training Laboratory is a state-of-the-art facility that offers advanced instruction capabilities for a variety of subspecialties of otolaryngology, including: skull base surgery, general otolaryngology, head and neck surgery, laser surgery, otology and neurotology, facial plastic and reconstructive surgery, sinus surgery, laryngology and pediatric otolaryngology.

The laboratory allows for hands-on surgical skills training using anatomic, cadaveric specimens. Thirteen specially designed stations (one proctor station and 12 individual stations) are equipped with video monitoring, surgical microscopes, drills and other instruments. The proctor station is connected to each individual workstation with video screens and communication abilities. The laboratory is also carefully furnished with support areas for preparation, storage, decontamination and clean utility storage.

Additionally, modern audio/visual technology allows for video conferencing from the laboratory, enabling live broadcast to conference rooms within the hospital and to physicians around the globe.

Faculty from the Department of Otology and Laryngology at Harvard Medical School are deeply committed to excellence in teaching the next generation of specialists in otolaryngology. A cornerstone of surgical training for residents and fellows, as well as experienced surgeons preparing for complex cases, the Joseph B. Nadol, Jr., M.D. Otolaryngology Surgical Training Laboratory has significantly enhanced training for the Mass. Eye and Ear and Harvard communities. It is the ideal setting for case-based teaching, brainstorming, feedback and observation, and for reinforcing core competencies in medical knowledge and surgical technique.