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. Partain and Dr. Luebke

Partain FamilyMatthew Partain, MD
PGY-1

Favorite aspect of residency at MCW:

Honestly, the best thing about this program are the role models here. The faculty really understand that this early in my residency, I need a little more guidance and patience so that I can learn the proper techniques in the OR.  They’ve been so patient and helpful in making me feel comfortable here. I feel like this is a place  where I can really thrive. My co-residents are also incredible here. They’re inspiring and easy to work with. They continue to help guide me to become a better and more efficient resident.   Our friendships also go beyond the residency program here at MCW. We hang out on the weekends,  and a few of us are in some co-ed sports leagues together.  

Advice for PGY1 residents:

Every day is an opportunity to get better. 

One thing you must try while living in Wisconsin: 

I can't just pick one thing unfortunately!

My wife is from Ft. Lauderdale, and I’m from the suburbs of Chicago. Neither of us are all that “outdoorsy.” Over the next five years, we will have plenty of opportunities to explore all of the beauty that Wisconsin can offer. We’re planning on making trips up north to Door County in the summertime. There are some amazing hiking trails through the Kettle MoraineState Forest, which our puppy Maggie loves. I hope to figure out a way to get 18 holes of golf at Whistling Straights up in Kohler. We were able to go strawberry picking in the summer, apple picking in the fall, and we found a few different pumpkin patches all within about 45 minutes of where we live in Milwaukee. We also Airbnb’d a log cabin up north for the weekend and went snowshoeing around. There is a lot to do!

Interesting fact about yourself:

After taking a few Thai cooking classes while on my honeymoon in Thailand, I can say I make some pretty rocking’ curry and mango sticky rice.

Luebke FamilyKendra Luebke, MD
PGY-3

Favorite aspect of residency at MCW:

My favorite aspect of residency at MCW is the great people we have in the department.  Everyone is so friendly, supportive and fun to work alongside making it an excellent learning and work environment.
 

Advice for PGY1 residents:

Always make time for your family.  It's easy to get wrapped up in work and studying, but it's important to spend quality time with your loved ones.
 

One thing you must try while living in Wisconsin:

Cheese curds.  I love food, especially fried food and cheese, so we've made it a point to order cheese curds at any new restaurant we go to in pursuit of the best in Wisconsin.  They are all pretty tasty, but the best so far have been from Water Street Brewery and surprisingly, Cousins Subs.
 

Interesting fact about yourself:

While studying abroad, I had an emergency appendectomy and spent two weeks on IV antibiotics in a hospital in Costa Rica.
 

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

Medical School Alumnus of the Year: Joseph Kerschner, MD '90, FEL '98

Medical School Alumnus of the Year: Joseph Kerschner, MD '90, FEL '98

Congratulations to the Class of 2012

The 99th annual commencement took place on May 18 at the Milwaukee Theatre, at which the Medical College of Wisconsin and its Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences awarded 202 MD, 38 PhD, 27 MS, 4 MA, and 18 Master of Public Health degrees, as well as bestowed numerous honors.

Mentorship fund honors ENT, wife

With donations from otolaryngology faculty and alumni, the Department of Otolaryngology and Communication Sciences has created the Dr. and Mrs. Thomas M. Kidder Endowed Mentorship Fund to honor the Kidders.

Seniors celebrate Match Day

Graduating medical students were matched to their residency positions via the National Residency Matching Program on March 16. Of the 202 fourth-year medical students at the Medical College, 196 students obtained first-year residency positions on Match Day.

Wonderful Stories...

 

Pella and her mom with Dr. Gazely
(Video)

Watch Pella hear for the very first time.
 

Pam's story
(Video)

Meet Pam, a cochlear implant patient.

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