The Department’s physicians have gained national recognition for their expertise and innovation in reconstructive surgery and the diagnosis and treatment of diseases of the ears, nose, and throat, as well as tumors of the head, neck, and skull base. Mount Sinai Health System hospitals were among the first in the United States to use minimally invasive TransOral Robotic Surgery (TORS) for oral and throat malignancies and among the first to establish a Head and Neck Institute. And, in 2021, a team of surgeons led by Eric M. Genden, MD, MHCA, FACS, performed the first human trachea transplant.
In addition to being at the forefront of identifying and treating HPV-related oral and throat cancers and housing the largest robotic surgery program in the nation, the Department forged the use of virtual reality and 3D navigational software for mapping tumors at our Skull Base Surgery Center. Our otologists/neurotologists are among the few in the nation treating cholesteatoma and glomus tumors endoscopically, and our sleep surgeons were early adopters of Inspire Therapy.
At the heart of our work is our abiding dedication to and respect for our patients and their families. We deliver comprehensive and compassionate care using the latest and safest therapies, with the goal of advancing and restoring our patients’ well-being.
Eric M. Genden, MD, MHA, FACS
Professor and Chair Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery