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Otolaryngology Residency Program

Li-Xing Man, MSc, MD, MPA photo

Li-Xing Man, MSc, MD, MPA
Program Director

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.

The University of Rochester Department of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery is committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion. Recruiting and retaining a diverse workforce of residents and faculty enriches our academic environment and is essential to providing outstanding patient care. We offer a stipend of up to $1,000 to help offset the cost of travel, room, and board associated with a visiting elective rotation for final-year medical students from backgrounds underrepresented in medicine (URiM), or who have a demonstrated vision and commitment to improving the health status of diverse patient populations via patient care, research and/or teaching. Our subinternship is designed to provide experience working alongside our residents and faculty in Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery. Accepted students will be provided application and career mentorship by faculty leadership and will be paired with a current URiM resident and fourth year medical student to introduce them to the university community.

Welcome from the Director

Our Residency by the Numbers

127 %

Increase in clinical faculty from 2010 to 2020

50000 +

Clinic Visits Annually


Total surgical cases performed (Resident average)


Key indicator procedures performed (Resident average)

What Sets Us Apart

Flexible Curriculum

All residents have assignments at the two hospitals during their four years of Otolaryngology training. During each rotation the residents have the opportunity to participate in the medical and surgical care of all surgery for all staff and private cases.

Research and Mentoring

Your Otolaryngology residency at the University of Rochester will include research experiences intended to foster a culture of inquiry and instill curiosity about how you can leverage research to benefit your patients. 

Life of a URMC Resident

Our emphasis on work/life balance is an important reason residents choose URMC. A focus on trainees well-being enables you to learn and thrive in Rochester.


"My interview day was my first time ever in Rochester, NY. I was immediately drawn to the beautiful and friendly city. During my interviews, I connected with the faculty and their warmth and authenticity made me feel at home. It was important to me to find a program where the residents received excellent training across all subspecialties of ENT. At the U of R, it was clear that they all valued teaching residents highly. It was evident that the residents were a close-knit group that were fun to hang out with and supported each other through the ups and downs of residency. Mentorship is something that has always been important to me. During my interview, I met female faculty members that I was confident would be excellent role models and help me on my path to becoming the best physician I can be."

"After being in Rochester for over a year now, I am more certain than ever that I will be an excellent otolaryngologist at the end of my 5 years here. I am so thankful to be part of this program."

Dr. Katie Bradburn (PGY-4)

Medical School: Medical University of South Carolina
Hometown: Williamston, SC

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