Otolaryngology & Communication Sciences

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Department of Otolaryngology and Communication Sciences

About Us

Our Department

The Department of Otolaryngology at the Medical College of Wisconsin has all subspecialties within the field represented and is the largest Otolaryngology group in Wisconsin.



The Department of Otolaryngology and Communication Sciences is committed to the ongoing training, research, and education of medical students, residents, community and international physicians, as well as, allied health professionals including nurse practitioners, audiologists, and speech pathologists.



Clinical and basic science research is ongoing in all of the scientific disciplines within the field of otolaryngology-head and neck surgery.

Best Evidence ENT 2014

Best Evidence ENT

Best Evidence ENT 2014 will update practicing otolaryngologists on the latest evidence-based clinical pathways and practice guidelines for patient assessment and treatment. This conference offers a total of 16.5 CME credits.

Ways to Give

Learn more about ways to give to the Department of Otolaryngology and Communication Sciences at the Medical College of Wisconsin.

Contact Us

For Clinical and General Information:
phone (414) 805-5527
email: sshoemaker@mcw.edu

For Education Information:
phone (414) 805-5671
e-mail: abau@mcw.edu

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Otolaryngology News

Dr. Kerschner Comments on Study on Bacterial Resistance to Common Ear Infection Drugs

July 22 - Dr. Joseph Kerschner provides expert comment to Inside Science on a USC study that found that common ear infection drugs trigger bacteria to build defenses. Dr. Kerschner noted that most ear infections, including bacterial infections, get better based on the body’s immune system. Inside Science

Inaugural Best Evidence ENT conference planned for Aug. 2-5 at The American Club

July 21 - The Department of Otolaryngology and Communication Sciences is presenting the inaugural Best Evidence ENT conference Aug. 2-5 at The American Club in Kohler, Wisconsin.

FDA Awards Approval to Sleep Apnea Device Tested at Froedtert

May 20 - CBS-TV News reports that the Food and Drug Administration approved the Inspire Upper Airway Stimulation, a neurostimulator device similar to a pacemaker to treat sleep apnea. CBS News

Tinnitus Awareness Week is May 19-25

May 19 - May 19-25 is Tinnitus Awareness Week. Tinnitus is the perception of sound in the ears or head, and it affects up to 50 million Americans.

Why one man’s story should be motivation for prostate screening

May 12 - Fox 6 News profiled a local man whose prostate exam revealed cancer, and who received treatment at Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin. Monday, May 12 is the annual free prostate screening at Miller Park. WITI-TV

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