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George and Helen Vari Chair in Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery

Danny Enepekides

Danny Enepekides
Welcome to the Department of Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery. We are the largest department in Canada and ranked as one of the top departments in North America. The University of Toronto consistently ranks in the top 20 universities in the world. We are known for excellence in all sub specialties of Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery and have a long track record of excellence in basic and clinical science research.

                                          Program Highlights

The George and Helen Vari Foundation has made a leadership commitment in support of a new endowed chair in the University of Toronto’s Department of Otolaryngology—Head & Neck Surgery.

We asked our faculty, fellows and residents why they decided to specialize in otolaryngology - head & neck surgery. Here are their responses

Ever wonder what an otolaryngology-head and neck surgeon does? Why don't we just call them ENTs?

Here is a video of explanation!

Grand Rounds (In Person)

Friday, June 7, 2024
7:30 AM-8:30 AM

Title: Evaluation and Management of Parapharyngeal Tumors, Including Enucleation of Head and Neck Schwannomas

Speaker: James Netterville, MD
The Mark C. Smith Professor of Head and Neck Oncology
Associate Director, Bill Wilkerson Center for Otolaryngology and Communication Sciences Member, Vanderbilt Institute for Global Health

Please click here to request access to a recording of a previous Grand Rounds.

In response to COVID-19 safety precautions we are currently suspending in person attendance to Grand Rounds until further notice. We would ask that you login remotely.

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Improving Lives Through Innovative Research Discovery and Patient Care Otolaryngology is a medical specialty concerned with the diagnosis and surgical treatment of disorders and diseases of the head and neck. It is a highly specialized field that addresses a multitude of disorders spanning illness or injury of the ear, nose and throat, which includes hearing loss, congenital birth defects, voice loss, nose-related issues, airway emergencies, and many different types of cancer. Otolaryngologists also perform facial plastic and reconstructive surgery around the head, neck and skull base. The development of more precision-based technologies has allowed otolaryngologists to better serve patient needs. But there is still a growing need for more of these highly trained specialists in the Greater Toronto Area.
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