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2014 Alumni Conference

Otolaryngology hosts annual Alumni Conference featuring, Myles Pensak, MD.

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New Residents 2014

Otolaryngology welcomes new residents, Dr. Scott Shapiro, Dr. William Stokes and Dr. Adam Bender-Heine.

Robert C Byrd Health Sciences Campus

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Meniere's Disease WVU Health Report

More than 600,000 Americans deal with the sometimes crippling effects of Meniere's Disease, an inner ear problem that affects hearing and balance and can cause frequent spells of extreme vertigo and nausea. In this WVU Health Report, Drs. Rolly Sullivan and Stephen Wetmore talk about Meniere's Disease and a new drug being studied that may provide relief.

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Welcome new residents

Otolaryngology welcomes Drs. Adam Bender-Heine (graduate of West Virginia University School of Medicine), Scott Shapiro (graduate of the University of Maryland), and William Stokes (graduate from the Medical University of South Carolina), to our Department!  The new residents started their PGY-1 rotation on July 1, 2014.

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2014 Alumni Conference

The Philip M. Sprinkle Lectureship Speaker was Dr. Myles Pensak, H.B. Broidy Professor and Chairman of the Department of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery at the University of Cincinnati Academic Health Center

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Welcome Message

Welcome to the West Virginia University Department of Otolaryngology. Since 1965, when the department and its residency program was started under the direction of Dr. Phillip Sprinkle, WVU’s otolaryngologists have been providing quality care to individuals from across the state and surrounding areas.

In addition to high quality patient care, the department supports an outstanding research division that is currently ranked twelfth in the country in funding from the National Institutes of Health. The WVU Health Sciences Center provides the most up-to-date medical equipment to help us stay at the forefront of medical care. The combination of experienced physicians and advanced medical technology results in excellent patient care and provides a highly successful learning environment. Our residency program provides training in the wide spectrum of our specialty and is very competitive.

Ten full time and three part time otolaryngologists provide both general otolaryngology services as well as subspecialty care. We provide quality care at a variety of locations. Our main office is the Physician’s Office Center in Morgantown, but we also provide care at Morgantown ENT, located on Pineview Drive, and at Buckhannon our clinic is under the direction of Dr. Charles E. Haislip. One of the hallmarks of the department is experience; three of our physicians have been practicing otolaryngology for more than 30 years.


To serve our patients with a full range of state-of-the-art medical care in the field of otolaryngology and the communicative sciences; to educate resident physicians and medical students to become superb practitioners of their fields of medicine; to enhance the skills of physicians in practice by providing continuing education; and to produce high quality research both in the basic science and clinical realms.


To be the region's premier center for patient care, education, innovation, and research in otolaryngology-head and neck surgery.