School of Medicine

Department of Otolaryngology

LSU Facilities


Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center (OLOLRMC)


Our Lady of the Lake Children's Hospital (OLOLCH)




Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center (OLOLRMC), sponsored by the Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady Health System, is a not-for-profit, tertiary care facility servicing a 12-parish service area.

  • It is the largest private medical center in Louisiana, with 721 licensed beds
  • Approximately 900 physicians annually serve roughly 33,000 inpatients and 276,000 outpatients
    • Residents are exposed to otolaryngologic subspecialty care in the areas of Head and Neck Oncologic and Reconstructive Surgery, Skull Base Surgery, Advanced Sinus Disease, Otology and Neurotology, Sleep Medicine, Comprehensive Laryngology, and the full spectrum of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery.

Our Lady of the Lake Children's Hospital, which opened its doors in October of 2019, is one of only two free-standing dedicated pediatric hospitals in the state.

  • Staffed by physicians representing 25 pediatric specialties
  • 40 medical/surgical inpatient beds
  • 30 bed, fully staffed pediatric ICU
  • 30 bed inpatient hematology/oncology unit affiliated with St. Jude's
  • Currently staffed by our Chief of Pediatric Otolaryngology, Dr. Michael Dunham, with plans to expand to three attendings in the near future.
  • Current resident experience here includes participating in the Craniofacial Multidisciplinary Clinic and operating with Dr. Dunham and our OLOLRMC sub-specialists on select pediatric cases.

LSU Health Baton Rouge

Baton Rouge, LA



LSU Health Baton Rouge, a division of OLOLRMC, includes Perkins Road Surgical and Specialty Clinics.

  • Provides comprehensive training for all general otolaryngologic problems, in addition to facial plastic and reconstructive surgery, head and neck oncology, basic laryngology, and otology including cochlear implants.
  • Principles of diagnosis and treatment are taught with progressive responsibility and continuity of care is emphasized.
  • Residents are expected to advance in knowledge in all relevant areas through continued reading and participation in all the teaching activities.
  • Residents are expected to complete advanced reading for all operative procedures so they understand the management of the disease and the associated indications, contraindications, complications, and controversies associated with various treatments
  • The length of the rotation allows for continuity of care, with the residents managing the patients preoperatively, participating in surgery, and managing the patient's recovery in the hospital and through the outpatient clinic.

University Hospital and Clinics

Lafayette, LA

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University Hospital and Clinics is a 146-bed hospital serving individuals in the southwestern and central regions of the state.

  • An extremely broad patient base provides a rich clinical experience, allowing the resident to gain extensive experience in the diagnosis and treatment of general otolaryngologic diseases and head and neck cancer.
  • The chief resident participates in a private practice rotation that teaches a broad list of topics including allergy, audiology, skin care, and office management.
  • The faculty members at UMC have developed a comprehensive didactic educational schedule that includes monthly Grand Rounds, Morbidity & Mortality Conference, Journal Club, weekly bedside Chief Rounds & Tumor Board conferences.

Children's Hospital of New Orleans

New Orleans, LA



Children's Hospital of New Orleans is Louisiana's longest-standing children's hospital, offering a full range of inpatient and outpatient care.

  • General pediatricians and a full array of pediatric specialists staff this 247-bed hospital.
  • Critical care is provided in a 24-bed pediatric intensive care unit, a 36-bed neonatal intensive care unit, and a 20-bed cardiac intensive care unit.
  • Resident rotations focus on expanding clinical experience and in-depth diagnosis and treatment of pediatric otolaryngology conditions.
  • Rotation provides residents with in-depth experience in treating special or unusual problems in normal children and in treating common otolaryngologic problems in children with special needs.
  • The scope of the residents' experience at Children's Hospital of New Orleans includes pediatric airway management, pediatric head and neck tumor management, pediatric rhinology and otology, pediatric craniofacial and plastic surgery, and general pediatric otolaryngology.
  • Residents will be supervised and instructed by the staff pediatric otolaryngologists and general otolaryngologists of the LSU clinical faculty.

University Medical Center New Orleans

New Orleans, LA



Opened in August 2015, University Medical Center New Orleans (UMCNO) is the academic medical center of LCMC Health, a Louisiana-based, not-for-profit health system.

  • UMCNO encompasses a 2.3 million square-foot campus with a capacity for 446 beds and offers comprehensive primary care and specialty care and the region's only Level 1 Trauma Center.
  • As the state's largest teaching hospital and training facility for many of the state's physicians, nurses and allied health professionals, it plays an integral role in shaping the future of healthcare for the region.
  • Residents participate in general otolaryngology, head neck oncologic surgery, thyroid-parathyroid surgery, sialendoscopy, facial-plastic and reconstructive surgery, otology, and sinus and skull base surgeries and evaluate patients in clinic involving every aspect of the Otolaryngology experience.
  • Residents under the supervision and mentorship of staff otolaryngologists and are given a large amount of autonomy in terms of running the UMCNO service.
  • Residents are encouraged to participate in hospital committees to help opine and shape the culture and influence workflow, systems and practices and help in improving the quality of patient care.

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