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The department is dedicated to researching problems and diseases of the head and neck in children and adults

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Hansen Portrait


Welcome to the Department of Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery at the University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics and thank you for your interest in our department. Founded in 1922, the department is one of the oldest in the United States and one of the most comprehensive in the world. Our department prides itself on its highest standards of patient care. For this we credit the balance that we strike between clinical work, training, and research. Each of these elements contributes to a thorough and compassionate approach to patient care.

Marlan Hansen, MD
Chairman and Professor