As Vice Chair for Research for the Department of Head and Neck Surgery & Communication Sciences, Dr. Goldstein works with clinical and basic research teams to oversee efforts to innovate and advance our understanding of otolaryngologic disorders. Our research programs address problems across the breadth of otolaryngology, including head and neck cancer, hearing and balance disorders, global health issues, airway and inflammatory diseases, olfaction, speech and swallowing dysfunction, and clinical outcomes. The Department currently houses eight faculty holding PhDs, along with our clinical faculty, supported by an independent Clinical Research Unit and 5 Clinical Research Coordinators. Several faculty hold funding from NIH and other external sources supporting research programs. In addition, Dr. Goldstein is PI and Program Director for the R25-funded Otolaryngology research track residency, designed to prepare trainees for a surgeon-scientist career path.