Department of Otolaryngology and Communication Sciences

About Us

Our Department

The Department 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.

Faculty

Faculty

Not only does the Department have all of the otolaryngology-head and neck surgery subspecialties represented: otology, neuro-otology, and cranial base surgery; head and neck oncology; facial plastic and reconstructive surgery; pediatric otolaryngology; rhinology; laryngology; and adult and pediatric general otolaryngology, it also has the largest otolaryngology group in the State of Wisconsin along with the largest number of fellowship trained subspecialists in the State.

Education

Education

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.

Research

Research

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 2015

Best Evidence ENT

Best Evidence ENT 2016 will update practicing otolaryngologists on the latest evidence-based clinical pathways and practice guidelines for patient assessment and treatment.

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

Contact the Department of Otolaryngology at the Medical College of Wisconsin.

See what our residents are saying...

Featured Residents: Dr. Casey and Dr. Hoekzema

Kevin Casey, MD - PGY-3


 

 

 

 

Favorite aspect of residency at MCW:

Residency isn't easy. So when I looked at programs, I wanted to find one that I felt I would provide a supportive environment where I felt comfortable with my peers, senior residents and faculty and where I would be able to navigate the next 5 challenging years with not only an excellent educational and operating experience, but genuinely good people as well. MCW has been exactly that. Not to mention, with at least two fellowship-trained faculty in each subspecialty (NINE in pediatric ENT alone!), this is one of the most well-rounded departments I had the privilege of interviewing with. Whether I decide to pursue a fellowship down the road or become a general otolaryngologist, I know without a doubt that I will be well-prepared and comfortable with procedures within every subspecialty at the end of my 5 years in this program.

Advice, for PGY1 residents:

When you're an intern on off-service rotations, really take the time to get to know and spend time with your peers in other specialties. A big academic hospital can be an intimidating place at first, but it becomes home pretty quickly when you start seeing friends you've made from other rotations, not to mention it helps when you have to call them up for a favor from their service in the future! Also, if you have a hobby, keep up with it during your first year! This year is some of the most flexible time you will have and developing the habit of keeping up with your extracurricular interests is important. If you don't have a hobby, find one!

One thing you must try while living in Wisconsin:

I've yet to do it, and it personally makes me cringe as a Bears fan, but I have to get to Lambeau Field at some point. I have heard it is an amazing place to watch a football game and, all rivalries aside, as an NFL fan, there's no denying the impressive history of the stadium and organization.

Interesting fact about yourself:

I'm addicted to travel. My most memorable trip was in 2007 when my wife and I spent 6 months in Florence, Italy studying Italian language, Renaissance Art and traveling around Europe.

Craig Hoekzema, MD - PGY-5

Favorite aspect of residency at MCW:

I really enjoy the great people in our department.  From top to bottom, everyone is friendly, helpful and fun to work alongside.

Advice, for PGY1 residents:

Develop the habit of taking time to do things you enjoy. Life as a resident is more fun and productive if you make an effort to get to the gym, spend time with your friends, etc.

One thing you must try while living in Wisconsin:

Lake Geneva is a great place for a day-trip in the summer.

Interesting fact about yourself:

 I rolled a 300 game at Koz’s Mini Bowl in Milwaukee.

Contact Us

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

For Education Information:
(414) 805-5671
alschwab@mcw.edu

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Otolaryngology News

Dr. Stadler Named Visiting Scholar of the American Board of Medical Specialties

Sept. 9 - Dr. Michael Stadler has been named one of five physicians in the nation to be a Visiting Scholar of the American Board of Medical Specialties. The Visiting Scholars Program facilitates research that has the potential to address critical health care needs in the United States and better measure patient outcomes, while assisting physicians with continuous professional development. Yahoo Finance

State Senator Alberta Darling Reflects on Her Marriage to MCW Alumnus

Aug. 25 - In an interview with the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, State Senator Alberta Darling reflects on her marriage to the late Dr. William Darling, an MCW medical school alumnus who completed his residency here in Otolaryngology and Communication Sciences. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Best Evidence ENT conference planned for July 25-28 at The American Club

July 16 - The Department of Otolaryngology and Communication Sciences is presenting the second annual Best Evidence ENT conference July 25-28 at The American Club in Kohler, Wisconsin.

Dr. Campbell Discusses the Hazards of Caring for Likeable Patients

July 8 - Dr. Bruce Campbell (Otolaryngology & Communication Sciences), essayist for WUWM-FM’s “Lake Effect” discusses the hazards of physicians providing care to patients with whom they enjoy talking. WUWM

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Meet Pam, a cochlear implant patient.

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