Welcome to the
LSU Department
of Otolaryngology

Head and Neck Surgery

COVID-19 Information

Our staff is taking extra steps to ensure the cleanliness of all clinics. You may notice some changes that we have implemented to protect our patients and staff.

We encourage patients to stay home if you are not feeling well. Otherwise we are here and ready to see you for your appointments. Please call to set up a virtual appointment.

If you have any questions about your appointments, please reach out to your provider.
We are following the recommendations of the CDC.

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Our cutting-edge facilities in Baton Rouge, New Orleans, and Lafayette are equipped with a full-range of services and surgeries.

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By Specialty:

Finding the right specialist to treat your condition is important and LSU Otolaryngology has physicians trained in all sub-specialities.

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Otolaryngology Residency Program

Our Otolaryngology Residency program is a 5 year, regional program known for its strong clinical emphasis consistent with LSU's reputation for training fine clinicians.

About the Program


Oral Cancer Screening Program

Due to the high incidence of tobacco use and HIV, Louisiana experiences an increased prevalance of oral cancers. A new etiological agent, the Human Papilloma Virus is causing an increase in tonsil and tongue cancer diagnoses in younger individuals.

Our goal with this program is to "flip this cancer," and in an effort to raise awareness, the Department of Otolaryngology hosts free oral cancer screenings.

Learn More about our Oral Cancer Screening Program


As our department encompasses a spectrum of clinical fields and surgical specialties associated with head and neck anatomy, our research studies reflect this diversity.

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    Usher Syndrome Research

    Our Jennifer J. Lentz Laboratory focuses its research on the mechanisms of Usher syndrome, and to develop therapeutic approaches to prevent or cure the deafness, imbalance, and blindness associated with the disease.

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    Vocal and Swallowing Disorder Research

    The Voice Center and the LSU-COMD Laryngeal Imaging Laboratory focuses on the assessment and treatment of voice, upper airway, and swallowing disorders in clinical practice.

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    Medical Innovation Design Studio

    Dr. Michael Dunham and Dr. Rohan Walvekar, both from the Department of Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery, are the Designers-in-Residence for the Medical Innovation Design Studio, a unit aimed at assisting faculty, staff and students design healthcare related device and software innovations.

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