Welcome to the Department of Otolaryngology

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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.

UR Medicine's 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 Physician: Dr. John W. Ingle Dr. John Ingle

Dr. Ingle recently completed a two-year fellowship in Laryngology and Care of the Professional Voice at the University of Pittsburgh Voice Center.   Dr. Ingle has established the URMC Voice Center to provide the special care needed by vocal performers and professional voice users.  He works closely in a multi-disciplinary team with vocologists, speech pathologists, and singing voice specialists, to provide comprehensive care of the voice, including voice therapy, respiratory retraining therapy, and cough-suppression therapy.  

Dr. Ingle is certified by the American Board of Otolaryngology.  He completed his residency in Otolaryngology at the University of New Mexico, Albuquerque in 2011.  He received his MD from Boston University in 2006.  He is a Post-Graduate member of the prestigious American Laryngologic Association.  His research endeavors involve better understanding of cortical control of the larynx, advanced clinical and research use of laryngeal electromyography, and neurologic disorders that affect voice, breathing and swallowing.  Please call the University of Rochester Voice Center at 585-758-5700 for information and appointments.

From the Newsroom

Highland Hospital Ranked Among Best in Region »
July 16, 2013

Golisano Foundation Honors 5 URMC Employees »
October 18, 2012

Otolaryngology Department Welcomes Three to Faculty »
November 21, 2011


Review our faculties’ list of recent publications.

ENTell, the Department of Otolaryngology newsletter

Best Regional Hospitals, U.S. News & World Report: Ear, Nose & Throat 2013-14

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Honors & Notable Events

January 2015

Dr. Matthew Miller receives 2014 Excellence Award.

Each year the University of Rochester Medical Center Board recognizes physicians, nurses, clinicians, and support staff throughout the organization who demon-strate unwavering personal and professional dedication to integrity, compassion, accountability, respect, and excellence.

These awards are among the highest honors given at the Medical Center and are the only institution-wide awards whose winners span URMC’s divisions.

Dr. Miller’s commitment to excellence motivated him to improve the culture of safety in the operating room. He took the lead to examine the patient’s journey through perioperative services and identify areas to improve that experience.

After seeking input of his colleagues, Dr. Miller created tools to facilitate commun-ication among team members, including the Perioperative Checklist and Invasive Plan of Care. Each tool ensures that optimum safety checks are in place and that caregivers have electronic access to the information needed to provide the highest quality of care. 

Dr. Miller’s work has improved patient safety in perioperative services by making communication a priority and this is only the beginning in his pursuit of making the patient experience ever better.

We are very proud of you and we thank you for your efforts!

June 2013

During a press conference to kick off an annual fundraiser for the Kelly for Kids Foundation former Buffalo Bills quarterback, Jim Kelly, announced that he has been diagnosed with Squamous-cell carcinoma (cancer) of the upper jaw bone. Area media outlets spoke with otolaryngologist Dr. Paul van der Sloot, specialist in head and neck surgery and microvascular reconstruction, to discuss this ever more prevalent disease and its treatment.

Watch the WHEC Channel 10 interview of Dr. van der Sloot or follow press coverage from The Buffalo News.

February 2013

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.

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