Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery
To provide specialty/subspecialty care to the Soldier and other
DOD eligible beneficiaries
To train otolaryngology residents and other medical personnel to
meet Army mission requirements and become board certified within their
specialty, and conduct related research
To support PROFIS tasking for the 53rd Medical Team (Head & Neck
Madigan Army Medical Center is 50 miles south of Seattle near Tacoma,
Washington. This 450 bed hospital offers supporting services and state-of-the-art
patient care to active duty and dependents of the Army at Fort Lewis,
McChord Air Force Base, the Bremerton Naval Shipyards and to the United
States Coast Guard. In addition, the hospital supports an additional 15,000
retirees and Veteran Administration beneficiaries in the region. Otolaryngology-Head
and Neck Surgery at Madigan Army Medical Center is in its 35th year of
Resident Training Program
Our Training program was founded by COL Leonard L. Hays, MD. Graduating its first resident in 1975 the program has produced very capable and successful Otolaryngologists, all of whom have become board certified. Medical students qualifying for military GME training in otolaryngology should consider training in the Pacific Northwest at one of the United States Army’s premiere medical centers.
The Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery training program has been accredited for 5 years by the Residency Review Commission and consists of 5 years of training, 1 year general surgery and 4 years otolaryngology. Transitional internships are accepted if the program has been modified as required by the American Board of Otolaryngology.
The program is approved for two residents per year. The faculty consists of 5 full-time, board-certified otolaryngologists. Staff is subspecialty trained in head and neck surgery, facial plastic surgery, pediatric otolaryngology and neurotology. Rotations at University of Washington and Virginia Mason Medical Center support the MAMC program with additional expertise in pediatric otolaryngology, otology, neurotology, facial plastic surgery, laryngology, head and neck surgery and trauma surgery.
The Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery Service is part of the Department of Surgery and sees over 17,000 outpatients annually. The surgical experience is “general otolaryngology” in its orientation and encompasses the full range of the specialty. A graduating resident typically is the primary surgeon on over 150 major operative cases, and graduates with a total caseload of over 2100 cases. Following graduation residents may elect to go on for civilian surgical fellowship training in Head and Neck Oncology, Neurotology Facial Plastics, Laryngology or Pediatric Otolaryngology.
The residency training includes extramural training with the Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery at Children’s Hospital (Seattle), Harborview Hospital (Seattle), and Virginia Mason Medical Center (Seattle). Other rotations include the Armed Forces Institute of Pathology (Washington, DC) the House Ear Institute (Los Angeles) and the Basic Allergy Course (various locations).
To apply, interested applicants must apply for the U.S. Army Graduate Medical Education training on active duty. Since Madigan is a tri-service facility, applicants from the Navy and Air Force should coordinate their applications with their respective service. The Interested HPSP
students are encouraged to rotate on our service and should coordinate
your rotation through Graduate Medical Education at 800-544-3298 ext. 2,
or 253-968-1511. If you have questions 253-968-1430.