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ENT Residency - Resident Research

Resident Research Rotations

  • Two 3-month research blocks, one in PGY-3 year and one in PGY-4 year
  • Yearly FOCUS talk starting in PGY-2

Examples of recent resident projects

  • Epidemiology of thyroid cancer

Research at MEEI

The Department maintains an active basic and applied research program in a broad range of areas, including otology, otopathology, immunohistochemistry, biochemistry, physiology and anatomy of the larynx, voice disorders, immunology of the ear, applications of laser technology, cochlear implantation, physiology of the auditory system and molecular biology of head and neck cancer. Many of the clinical faculty are actively engaged in research projects and, in addition, there is a large contingent of full-time research faculty. All laboratories are available for resident participation in research training.

Research Opportunities

Available Research Laboratories & Areas of Study

Otology and Neurotology

  • Auditory Physiology
  • Otopathology
  • Cochlear Implantation
  • Neurochemistry
  • Vestibular Physiology
  • Immunohistochemistry
  • Cellular and Molecular Biology


  • Voice Disorders
  • Laser Applications

Head & Neck Oncology

  • Molecular Biology of Head & Neck Cancer
  • Anterior Skull Base Tumors
  • Microvascular Surgery


  • Taste & Smell Disorders
  • Image Guided Surgery

Facial Plastics

  • Facial Reanimation


  • Aerodigestive Disorders
  • Microtia
  • Tissue Bioengineering