About Us

The Department of Otolaryngology at West Virginia University is proud to serve the Mountain State and surrounding areas with expert care for all issues related to ear, nose, and throat conditions.  Our department currently consists of 20 faculty members that provide services and care for the entire spectrum of otolaryngology specialties. All our subspecialists are fellowship trained and provide the most recent advanced surgical techniques for treatment of complex disorders of the head & neck.

Our department provides comprehensive patient care by Board Certified physicians in all subspecialty areas of Otolaryngology, including Otology, Allergy/Rhinology, Laryngology, Pediatric Otolaryngology, H&N Oncology and reconstructive surgery, Thyroid and Parathyroid disorders, Sleep disorders, Plastics and Cleft lip/palate services. One of the hallmarks of our department is experience, with ten of our physicians having been in practice for more than 20 years each. In addition, WVU Medicine 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.

As a constantly expanding department, we now provide quality care at a variety of locations. Our main office is located in the Physician’s Office Center, adjacent to Ruby Memorial Hospital in Morgantown. We also have satellite offices at the Suncrest Town Center in Morgantown, as well as a clinic in Fairmont, one in Martinsburg, and also provide patient care services at the VA Medical Center in Clarksburg. 

In addition to superb patient care, our department also provides excellent educational training for residents who desire to become board-certified Otolaryngologists. We afford our residents, as well as medical students training at WVU, top notch educators and educational experiences. The combination of excellent teachers, experienced clinicians, and state-of-the art technology, creates a highly successful learning environment for our students and residents.

Lastly, our department supports an outstanding research division that has been ranked twelfth in the country in funding from the National Institutes of Health.  We have four full time researchers and many ongoing research projects, including NIH funded research to study the development of hearing in the brainstem.   Many of our faculty and all of our residents are actively engaged in research projects that help us to constantly improve our patient care in both the hospital and clinical settings. 

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