Medical Education

Otolaryngology - Doctors Hospital

Otolaryngology - Doctors Hospital

Sharpen Your Skills in Ear, Nose and Throat Care

The OhioHealth Otolaryngology Residency at Doctors Hospital is a five-year program that provides ample opportunities to hone your medical and surgical expertise in a variety of clinical scenarios. We will help you put osteopathic philosophy principles into practice, as you treat central Ohio's diverse patient population at four urban and suburban OhioHealth campuses and Nationwide Children’s Hospital.

NRMP Program Code: 2122280C0

Why Choose Otolaryngology at Doctors Hospital?

Our residency program will bring you up to speed smoothly, with guidance from the best minds in the field.


Learn From Experience

Receive hands-on training in nearly all areas of otolaryngology, through clinical practice, laboratories workshops and a simulation environment.

Build close relationships with your fellow residents and our talented faculty, who are eager to mentor the next generation of otolaryngologists. 

Treat adult and pediatric patients in busy, city hospitals and suburban clinics, with general and surgical approaches.

How We Will Support You

Our strong curriculum and unmatched experiences will be sure to set you up for success. But that’s not all. You will be immersed in an unforgettable culture and have resources available to you that can only be found at an organization like OhioHealth.

Program Requirements

Applicants must have graduated from an osteopathic medical school or obtained equivalent osteopathic manipulative medicine training. You must also have successfully completed your Comprehensive Osteopathic Medical Licensing or Saudi Medical Licensing examination. We accept only those physicians who express a vibrant interest in otolaryngology and head and neck surgery, as we believe passion is paramount in providing the best patient care.

Rotation Opportunities

Doctors Hospital provides our residents with considerable experience in an urban community hospital, but we have also created additional educational opportunities by partnering with Nationwide Children’s Hospital, the Trauma and Plastic Surgery programs at OhioHealth Grant Medical Center, and the Head and Neck Surgery program at the University of Cincinnati.


Our culture at OhioHealth is one of our greatest strengths. We operate as a family, and you will find a high level of camaraderie among OhioHealth fellows and faculty physicians. Mentorship is encouraged and support is offered for the duration of your program to help you achieve necessary milestones.


OhioHealth is a national leader in the provider wellness field. We regularly use the Mayo Clinic’s Well-Being Index to identify and address burnout and distress, provide a format for reflective groups, and offer proactive meetings with our Physician Health and Wellness group to help you manage stress. An interdisciplinary committee of residents and trainees monitors the wellness of all OhioHealth residents and assesses opportunities.

Research and Development

In years two through four, our otolaryngology residents have academic time to work on research projects. The OhioHealth Research Institute will provide you with the tools you need to plan and conduct your research project, including access to existing research, clinical and data coordination, contract guidance, quality assurance and other types of support.

Our residents are also invited by faculty to review and write book chapters and case presentations, and participate in scholarly activities and publications.

Outcomes and Placement

Several of our graduates have gone on to complete fellowships in rhinology, skull-based surgery, facial plastic surgery and otology. They can be found practicing across the United States. Many also choose OhioHealth for their long-term career, having gained an appreciation for our culture and development opportunities.