Welcome to the Department of Otolaryngology
The physicians, specialists and staff of the Otolaryngology Department at the University of Rochester Medical Center and Highland Hospital are dedicated to providing you with medicine of the highest order by creating a compassionate, healing environment that focuses on state-of-the-art clinical care, research and education.
URMC Department of Otolaryngology provides services to over 40,000 patients each year and is home to board-certified physicians, fellows and residents, as well as audiologists and speech-language pathologists. Our expertise include facial plastic and reconstructive surgery, pediatric ENT, cochlear implants and hearing aids, balance disorders, inhalant allergies, sinus and snoring disorders, voice and swallowing problems, treatment for cancer of the head and neck as well as post-cancer care.
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Meet Our New Providers
Judy Cavanaugh, NP
Judy graduated from Nazareth College with a B.S.N. and earned a M.S. degree in adult primary care from the University of Rochester School of Nursing. She has worked at Strong Memorial Hospital for nearly 25 years, first as a Surgical ICU nurse and later as a Nurse Practitioner in General Surgery, Clinical Research, Orthopaedics and Neurosurgery. In addition to being licensed as a Nurse Practitioner, Judy is certified in Critical Care Nursing and as a Registered Nurse First Assistant. She now works in the Head and Neck Oncology Clinic at the Wilmot Cancer Center and with our inpatients at Strong Memorial Hospital.
Keri Comerford, NP
Keri is a graduate of the St. John Fisher College School of Nursing, where she earned both her B.S. and M.S. in Family Nurse Practitioner degrees. She has worked as a nurse at Highland and Strong Memorial Hospitals for the past 10 years in roles associated with Obstetrics and Gynecology. Keri now works at our Clinton Woods location, facilitating care for a variety of patients
Tarek Siala, PA
Tarek received his B.S. degree from Oregon State University. He completed the Physician Assistant Program at Western Michigan University. Tarek brings two years of experience as a Physician’s Assistant from Ear, Nose and Throat Consultants in Woburn, MA. He works in the Clinton Woods office with the primary responsibility of seeing patients in the otolaryngology urgent care center
From the Newsroom
Golisano Foundation Honors 5 URMC Employees »
October 18, 2012
Otolaryngology Department Welcomes Three to Faculty »
November 21, 2011
Bone-Anchored Implant Offers Solution for Some with Hearing Loss »
November 02, 2010
ENTell, the Department of Otolaryngology newsletter
Reuters included comments by Dr. Li-Xing Man in a recent article: Could Acupuncture help relieve seasonal allergies? Following the results of a German study published in the Annals of Internal Medicine.
The Otolaryngology Department is very pleased to announce that Dr. Mark Orlando, Director of Research and Education in Audiology is being recognized and honored with the Golisano Foundation 2012 Healthcare Leadership Award for his clinical research, contributions to the Special Olympics’ Healthy Athlete program and mentorship of the next generation of audiologists.
ENT Urgent Care Opens! Now a patient's primary care or referring physician may call URMC Department of Otolar-yngology at (585) 758-5700 for a same-day appointment. The acute care model used by the clinic is designed to increase patient access, as well as avoid unnecessary emergency room visits and trips to urgent care facilities where subspecialty expertise is not available.
URMC Men's Health blog:
Dr. Li-Xing Man discusses the appropriate use of antibiotics to treat Sinusitis.
Benjamin Crane, M.D., Ph.D. pictured above with Gerald Healy , MD was awarded the Triological Clinical Scientist Development Award for his research in vestibular disorders.
The Department of Otolaryn-gology opens new office at Highland Hospital in the Physicians Office Building (POB) at 990 South Avenue, Suite 207. Dr. Sveta Karelsky, is on staff four days a week to provide comprehensive ENT service, and consultative services for inpatients. Click here for map
Men's Health Magazine included comments by Dr. Matthew C. Miller in a story about the after effects of chemotherapy and radiation therapy used to treat oropharyngeal cancer.
Congratulations to Dr. Timothy Doerr our Residency Program Director! Thanks to his efforts the Otolaryngology Department’s residency program received approval from the Residency Review Committee to increase the number of residents participating in our fellowship based training program over the next five years.
The Department, in conjunction with The Center for Navigation and Communication Sciences, has been awarded a T32 training grant by the National Institute of Health, NIDCD (National Institute on Deafness and other Communication Disorders)
to train residents, medical students, graduate students and post-doctoral trainees in vestibular and hearing-related research.
Dr. Matthew C. Miller performed the first transoral robotic surgery in western New York. Robotic surgeries of this type were only approved by the FDA in late December 2008, and URMC is one of the few medical centers in the country to offer this type of surgery in the treatment of head and neck cancer.