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Otolaryngology Residency Program

Welcome from the Program DirectorLi-Xing Man

We are pleased to offer this information about one of the most dynamic and challenging Otolaryngology/ENT residency programs in the nation. When the University of Rochester Medical Center elevated Otolaryngology to department status, it presented opportunities for faculty to flourish in their roles as academic health center physicians, scientists and educators. It also presented opportunities to any resident interested in a training program infused with enthusiasm, possibility and dedication to quality care.

This website provides a wealth of information about our program. Please direct any questions to our Residency Coordinator, Sheila K. McCart, (585) 276-5181.


Li-Xing Man, MSc, MD, MPA
Assistant Professor, Department of Otolaryngology
University of Rochester Medical Center

Our Mission

With the goal of being counted among the leading otolaryngology departments in the nation, we focus on state-of-the-art clinical care, research and education in an academic medical center. Applicants to our Otolaryngology Residency Program can expect an enlightened, forward-thinking environment that will test their abilities as a physician, as an agent for ongoing discovery and as a human being. We also promise each resident an open and fair evaluation of his or her application.

Program Focus

Residents see cases generated from approximately 40,000 outpatient private visits and 2,800 outpatient clinic visits per year. Surgery volume resulting from this approaches 4,200 surgical cases which the residents participate in throughout the year. A full spectrum of clinical cases is available for teaching, and residents finishing the program perform approximately 1,800 cases as operating surgeons. An important feature of this residency is that it offers an extensive general training in otolaryngology with exposure to fellowship trained faculty in all subspecialties available in otolaryngology. This has resulted in a high level of clinical case material and resulting training.

Our Facilities

The Otolaryngology Residency Program is conducted in two hospitals—Strong Memorial Hospital with 750 beds and Highland Hospital with 220 beds—as well as at University Otolaryngology Associates, a private practice managed by faculty members with facilities near the hospitals and in a high-traffic suburban location. The program is provides support through our Clinton Woods Clinic, Sawgrass Surgical Center, James P. Wilmot Cancer Center and our Academic Offices at Strong.


PGY Rotations


Surgical rotations in neurosurgery, plastic surgery, vascular and general surgery, anesthesia, ICU, otolaryngology and trauma—under the direction of the Department of Otolaryngology.


Includes 4 months on the Head & Neck rotation, 4 months of pediatrics and 4 months of subspecialty inclusive of exposure to audiology and vestibular training. Residents will develop proposed research projects with the Research Division.


Clinical rotations at Strong Memorial Hospital with outpatient responsibilities at the Clinton Woods facility, plus six months of a dedicated research block.


Twelve months clinical otolaryngology inclusive of 1 month in facial cosmetics and 1 month in a Head & Neck elective.


Chief Resident year— twelve months as chief with six months as administrative chief resident.