About Us


Founded in 1922, the Department of Otolaryngology at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics is one of the oldest in the United States and one of the most comprehensive in the world.

Our department is situated in the largest university-owned teaching hospital in the country. For almost two decades, U.S. News and World Report  ranked our otolaryngology department amongst the top in the country. Even more than our rankings, 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.

We look forward to showing you this kind of care.

Marlan Hansen, MD
Brian F. McCabe Distinguished Chair Professor, Departments of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Neurosurgery, and Molecular Physiology and Biophysics
Co-Director, Institute of Clinical and Translational Science