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Otolaryngology Residency Program

Training Tomorrow’s Leaders

The Duke Department of Head and Neck Surgery & Communication Sciences strives to be a premiere academic otolaryngology program through compassionate and extraordinary patient care, critical investigation of head and neck disease, and excellence in education.

Our faculty provide breadth and depth in clinical and research training enhanced by the wide variety and volume of experience offered by other faculty at Duke University Medical Center and its affiliated institutions. The faculty's commitment to resident education encompasses the necessary components of teaching, independent responsibility, and learning through observation and direct supervision.

We have two separate match codes for our residency programs: one for a 5-year track and one for a 7-year research track.

Hear from faculty and residents about this world-class program.

Meet Our People

Get to know our faculty and residents in several video interviews. Learn more about why residents chose Duke Otolaryngology for their residency training, how the program prepares residents for successful careers, and what life is like living in Durham, North Carolina.

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Program Structure

The five-year residency program consists of four-and-a-half years of OHNS training and six months of related disciplines. Our program offers a wide exposure in benign and malignant tumors of the head and neck, neurotologic surgery, facial plastic and reconstructive surgery, maxillofacial trauma, sinus surgery, pediatric otolaryngology, and the broad scope of general otolaryngology surgical procedures. Participation in research is required throughout the residency.

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Group photo of OHNS faculty and residents

Program Director

Charles Woodard, MD
Associate Professor of Head and Neck Surgery and Communication Sciences

Associate Program Director

Russel R. Kahmke, MD
Assistant Professor of Head and Neck Surgery and Communication Sciences

Program Contact

Lori Allsbrook
Residency Coordinator
Phone: 919-681-6588

Resident Handbook

Download our handbook for more details about our residency program