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Department of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery

otogroupThe Saint Louis University Department of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery has a history of excellence in clinical care, education and research.

SLU has one of the busiest clinical otolaryngology training programs in the country. We strive to train our residents in patient-centered care using innovative research and treatments. We maintain a sense of collegiality and aim to make the department a great place to work and learn. 

Chair's Welcome Message

Jastin Antisdel, MD

On behalf of the faculty, residents and staff of the Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery at Saint Louis University, I welcome you to our website. This year is a very exciting one for the University, celebrating our 200th Anniversary. There have been a series of excellent events, kicked of by Mass under the Arch in Fall 2017 and continuing with multiple events throughout 2018. Consistent with our Jesuit mission of serving others, the University has been tracking the number of service hours this year with a goal of exceeding 200 years of cumulative time. We are on track to exceed that goal by a wide margin!

Additionally, in 2018 the department celebrates our 65th year as an accredited residency training program.  As part of that celebration we had our Inaugural Alumni Society Weekend in Saint Louis.  It was an excellent weekend and you can learn more about it on the Alumni website.  Watch that page and your email for our Alumni Newsletter.  We look forward to seeing our Alumni at Academy this fall and our next Alumni Society meeting in January 2020.

We are on track for a record number of publications within the Department this calendar year, led by Dr. Nosa Osazuwa-Peters and his Epidemiology Division. The Department is striving to be a leader in Population Health Research, we multiple national presentations and publications. Please visit our research page to see all the exciting new endeavors.

The department has had significant growth in the Facial Plastic Divisions with the full integration the cosmetics practice of Frank Simo MD, Scott Walen MD, and their team.  With the opening of our new location in Creve Couer, we have integrated Facial Plastic and our former Mercy offices.  We are know practicing in a new state of the art office on North New Ballas Road.  Explore what our cosmetic practice office has to offer.

Resident interview season is underway and we look forward to meeting the future of the department.  Our current residents are a close-knit group.  Follow their adventures (and the department) on Instagram @SLU.ENT .

Jastin Antisdel, MD, FACS
The Donald and Marlene Jerome Endowed Chair 
Chairman Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery


 Explore SLU’s Otolaryngology Residency

Divisions of Otolaryngology

• General Otolaryngology
• Head and Neck Cancer
• Laryngology and Voice Disorders
• Otology and Neurotology
• Pediatric Otolaryngology
• Rhinology and Sinus Surgery
• Otolaryngic Allergy
• Sleep Apnea and Snoring

Affiliated Centers

• Saint Louis University Sinus Institute
• Cancer Center
• Center for Skull Base Surgery
• Sleep Disorders Center

Otolaryngology Research

Saint Louis University's Department of Otolaryngology annually makes significant advances across a broad portfolio of clinical research areas, including clinical trials.

We strive to deliver professional, courteous and quality services to all those who participate in our research trials. We follow federal guidelines for Good Clinical Practice, FDA-mandated procedures and compliance with all ethical standards for human research. We also provide private areas for all research-related consenting and confidential storage for all research materials.

The University’s Office of Research Integrity's Responsible Conduct of Research program, along with the research oversight committees, boards and offices, provides regulatory guidance and educational resources which ensure our research upholds SLU’s ethical standards and complies with all applicable local, state and federal regulations and guidelines.

Saint Louis University provides guidance and assistance in research compliance.

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Audiology Externship

The department offers a year-long audiology externship certificate program for students enrolled in an accredited doctor of audiology program.

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