The Department of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery at the MU School of Medicine is committed to outstanding patient-centered care and excellence in the subspecialty education of residents and medical students. In addition to clinical practice, our faculty, residents and medical students participate in research leading to innovative treatment and management techniques for disorders encountered in the practice of otolaryngology – head and neck surgery.

Our faculty have expertise in all areas of otolaryngology – head and neck surgery, including head and neck oncology, otology and neurotology, pediatric otolaryngology, laryngology, allergy and rhinology, and facial plastic and reconstructive surgery. We have three clinic locations: ENT and Allergy Center of Missouri; MU ENT, Hearing & Balance Center; and Ellis Fischel Cancer Center. Surgical cases are performed at University Hospital, Women’s and Children’s Hospital, the Missouri Center for Outpatient Surgery and a private practice outpatient surgery center. The Harry S. Truman Memorial Veterans’ Hospital, located across the street from University Hospital, provides more autonomous resident-directed patient care. All of these clinical locations are within a five-mile radius which leads to less time spent commuting and more time devoted to the practice of medicine.

In addition to patient care, the Department of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery at the MU School of Medicine has ongoing research endeavors where both faculty, residents and medical students work together to investigate problems and questions through IRB approved research projects.

Robert P. Zitsch III, MD, FACS
Robert P. Zitsch III, MD, FACS
William E. Davis Professor and Chair
Head & Neck Surgical Oncology
573-882-6737
zitschr@health.missouri.edu

Department of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery
University of Missouri School of Medicine
One Hospital Dr.
MA314
Columbia, MO 65212
Phone: 573-882-8173
Fax: 573-884-4205