Welcome to the Department of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery website for the Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School in New Brunswick, New Jersey. Our mission is to provide outstanding and innovative surgical and medical care for our patients, excellent education to our learners, conduct impactful clinical translational and basic research, and serve the community.


Grand Rounds Guest Speaker Elizabeth Toh, MD MBA

On June 7, the department welcomed Dr. Elizabeth Toh, MD, MBA, chair of the Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery at Boston University. Dr. Toh spoke about the strategic changes made in the subspecialty of Neurotology to increase diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Otolaryngology Non-credit Elective Students Hold Final Presentations

First and second-year medical students in the Otolaryngology non-credit elective held their final presentations where they discussed case reports in great depth. The course and discussion was led by Drs. Vanessa Stubbs and Scott Shapiro. 

Auditory Neuroscientists Lead Regional Conference

Todd Mowery, PhD and Justin Yao, PhD, from the Division of Research, co-organized a one-day meeting of northeastern auditory neuroscientists (SPLASH 2023) at the University of Pennsylvania held on April 22, 2023. https://hosting.med.upenn.edu/hearing/splash-2023/ 

Innovations in Surgery Presentation and RWJ Medical Staff Meeting

Dr. Ashley Wackym, MD, chair of the department of Otolaryngology, presented“Third Window Syndrome: Superior Semicircular Canal Dehiscence.” at the Innovations in Surgery Symposium at the June Quarterly Staff Meeting of RWJ University Hospital.

Upcoming Events

Wednesday, August 9, 7:30 AM  Kelvin Kwong MD - Department Grand Rounds 

Bringing New Surgical Innovations and Technologies into Practice

Wednesday, September 13, 730 AM, Matin Imanguli MD - Department Grand Rounds

Contemporary Diagnosis and Management of Salivary Gland Tumors