Otolaryngology & Communication Sciences

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Residency Program

Otolaryngology Residency Program:
• Positions Available Per Year:  3
• Years of Training:  5
• Locations:  Froedtert Hospital, Children's Hospital, and the Zablocki VA Medical Center
• Program Director: David Poetker, MD
Associate Program Director: Robert Chun, MD
• Residency Coordinator: Diann Fiscus 414.805.5609 (dfiscus@mcw.edu)


Our faculty consists of 23 full-time otolaryngologists-head and neck surgeons and four research scientists.  Most faculty members have completed fellowships including pediatric otolaryngology (9), otology (2), head and neck oncology (3), laryngology (2), rhinology (2), and facial plastic surgery (2).  The department has developed special expertise in various clinical areas.  Our graduates have entered private practice, academic medicine, or have pursued fellowship training.  We are committed to support a training experience that will allow our graduates to choose their own career path. Our program is fully accredited by the Otolaryngology Residency Review Committee of the ACGME.


  David Poetker, MD

  Residency Program Director and Associate Professor
  Division of Rhinology and Sinus Surgery
  Department of Otolaryngology and Communication Sciences
  Medical College of Wisconsin





Robert Chun, MD
Associate Residency Program Director and Assistant Professor
Division of Pediatric Otolaryngology

Department of Otolaryngology and Communication Sciences
Medical College of Wisconsin






Our program is based at the Medical College of Wisconsin, a large private Medical College that serves Milwaukee, the state of Wisconsin, as well as surrounding states. Residents rotate through the college hospital service that is based at Froedtert Hospital, Children's Hospital of Wisconsin, and the Zablocki Veteran’s Affairs Medical Center.

The experience at Children's Hospital of Wisconsin provides special expertise in the diagnosis, management, and treatment of infants and children with a broad range of pediatric otolaryngology. 

The experience at Froedtert Hospital, and the Zablocki Veterans Affairs Medical Center provides unique opportunities to care for adult patients with a wide range of disorders. Specialty clinics in the evaluation of hearing and balance disorders, sleep disorders, sinus disease, head and neck cancer, and swallowing disorders are conducted with resident involvement.

Froedtert Hospital

Children's Hospital of Wisconsin

Zablocki VA Medical Center
Zablocki VA Medical Center

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