The Department of Otolaryngology and Communication Sciences is a vibrant clinical, research, and teaching organization.
Each year, the department's surgeons perform approximately 10,000 surgical procedures and see approximately 60,000 patients in the clinics.
Clinical and basic science research is ongoing in all of the scientific disciplines within the field of otolaryngology - head and neck surgery.
Many of the research programs are sponsored through the National Institute of Health as well as industry support.
The Department of Otolaryngology and Communication Sciences at the Medical College of Wisconsin and Froedtert Hospital would like to welcome Dr. Steven A. Harvey to our team!
Dr. Harvey is a board-certified physician with subspecialty training in the field of Otology and Neurotology (diseases of the ear and related structures). He is committed to individualized, compassionate evaluation for problems related to hearing loss, tinnitus, dizziness and imbalance, infections, tumors and facial nerve disorders. To schedule an appointment with Dr. Harvey please call 414-805-5622.
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We are pleased to announce that, following a national search, John S. Rhee, MD, MPH, FACS, has been named Chairman of the Department of Otolaryngology and Communication Sciences. Dr. Rhee is currently an MCW Professor of Otolaryngology and Communication Sciences and of Dermatology, and Chief of the Division of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery.
Dr. Rhee is a graduate of Dartmouth College (undergraduate) and State University of New York at Stony Brook (medicine), he performed an Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery residency at Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York City, and additional fellowship training in Facial Plastic Surgery at the University of Miami/Jackson Memorial Hospital prior to joining the faculty at the Medical College of Wisconsin in 1999.
At the Medical College, Dr. Rhee is a full Professor in the Departments of Otolaryngology and Communication Sciences, and in Dermatology.
An NIH funded investigator and highly accomplished researcher, Dr. Rhee has published 72 full length manuscripts and made almost 100 regional, national and international presentations. He has served on NIH study sections, and currently is the Deputy Editor–in-Chief for the Archives of Facial Plastic Surgery, the premier peer-reviewed medical journal for his subspecialty. He also serves on multiple editorial boards and is active in specialty societies including the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, the American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery Foundation, the American Board of Otolaryngology, the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, and the Triological Society.
Dr. Rhee is an expert on quality of life in patients with cancer, and the use of computer modeling for surgery.
Dr. Rhee is a highly experienced mentor and outstanding clinician who has been listed in the Best Doctors in America for eight consecutive years. He also has been awarded the Top Doctor Award from Froedtert Hospital, the George Adams Young Faculty Award from the Triological Society, and the Honor Service Award from the American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery.