Otolaryngology and Communication Sciences

Welcome to the Medical College of Wisconsin Department of Otolaryngology and Communication Sciences

Our Department provides comprehensive care for adults and children with common and complex diseases of the ear, nose and throat. We are the largest otolaryngology group in Wisconsin, comprised of nationally and internationally recognized and fellowship trained physicians in all aspects of the specialty. 

Read a Message from our Chair.

Welcome and Congratulations to the Class of 2028 Otolaryngology Residents


Omar Ali, MD

Medical School: Medical College of Wisconsin


Danielle Lyon, MD

Medical School: Medical College of Wisconsin


Dane Sannes, MD

Medical School: Northwestern University


Austin Schafer, MD

Medical School: Ohio State University

Group with Rhee

Headlights - Winter 2023

Read about department updates including our growing team of advance practice providers, expansion news, faculty highlights and more!

Dr. Joseph Zenga and his team research options to potentially shorten radiation treatment for cancer patients

This innovative pilot treatment pioneered by Dr. Zenga and his MCW colleague, Musaddiq Awan, MD, assistant professor of radiation oncology, has the potential to reduce the length of radiation by weeks. learn more
Student Faculty Collaborate

Otolaryngology Grand Rounds: Neuromuscular Retraining for Facial Paralysis, Paresis and Synkinesis Related Clinical State/Disease Process

Feel free to join us virtually for of our Grand Rounds sessions. Typically, Grand Rounds is held the 3rd Tuesday of each month from 5 pm - 6 pm however this schedule can vary.  

Exciting Residency Expansion News!

The Otolaryngology Residency Program received approval to expand its resident compliment to a 4-3-4-3-4 program and will match 4 residents for the 2023-2024 academic year. We look forward to expanding our team!

2022_2023 Chief Residents

Congratulations to Adam Thompson-Harvey, MD on being elected to the AAMC Board of Directors to serve as the resident representative!

We are pleased to share that Adam Thompson-Harvey, MD (PGY-5) will join the Association of American Medical Colleges' (AAMC) 2022-2023 Board of Directors as a resident member. He will begin this role in November 2022 and will be the sole resident member on this national board. 
Dr. Thompson-Harvey is pictured left with his co-chief residents, Dr. Kaleigh Stabenau (center) and Dr. Ken Akakpo (right). Follow our residents on Instagram @mcwoto

Pella and Dr Gazeley

Watch Pella hear for the very first time.

Contact Us 

Otolaryngology and Communication Sciences

Clinical and General Information
(414) 955-0830


Education Information
(414) 955-0833
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