Our Department of Otolaryngology had its nascent origins as a Division of the Department of Surgery in 1964. The Otolaryngology Residency training program was established in 1971 and under strong, committed Division leadership, strengthened through the ensuing three decades. In 2003, the Division of Otolaryngology became the Department of Otolaryngology- Head and Neck Surgery. Among the residents and fellows that have trained in the Otolaryngology programs at MU, many have become professional educators at academic institutions, and leaders in the Otolaryngology specialty professional organizations including the American Academy of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery.
The history of our Department has been chronicled by one of our most outstanding and dedicated faculty, Professor Emeritus, Jerry Templer, M.D., Click here to read "History of Otolaryngology at the University of Missouri - Columbia" by Jerry W. Templer, M.D., September 2004.
To the left is a link to our residency program alumni, our fellowship program alumni, and annual department group photos, and scrapbook.
Please also visit our Home Page for information about our patient care, education and research activities. You will also find information about How to Visit Us and a Photo-Tour of our ENT Clinic facility.
Robert P. Zitsch III, MD, FACS
William E. Davis Professor and Chair
Department of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery