Ear, Nose and Throat (ENT)

Department of Otorhinolaryngology (ENT) – Head and Neck Surgery

The department of Otorhinolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery offers comprehensive evaluation and treatment for patients with ear, nose and throat disorders, including difficult to treat cancers of the throat, mouth, larynx, sinuses, and salivary glands.

Through our research, education and clinical practice, we are dedicated to providing the best possible care for our patients, while at the same time discovering new treatments, novel drug therapies and diagnostic tools. Our commitment to translational research means that lessons learned in the laboratory will benefit patients as quickly as possible.

All department physicians remain active in research and patient care, while also training the next generation of otorhinolaryngology-head and neck specialists. Our research efforts are well-funded by a combination of federal, philanthropic, industry and institutional support. This success is self perpetuating, making it easier to recruit more talented teachers, medical students and residents who are attracted to our proven success.

Department Chair

The department is chaired by Dr. Scott Strome, a nationally recognized head and neck surgeon and researcher studying vaccines and other novel ways to harness the body's immune system to fight cancer. Under Dr. Strome's leadership, the department's clinical practice, research enterprise and educational initiatives have expanded significantly, along with the number of faculty physicians.

Message from the Chair/Overview


Head Mirror vs. Head Lamp

Head mirrors, a tool used by ENTs for centuries, have some competition: head lamps.

Nurse Celebrates 50th Year at UMMC

Rose Gause, University of Maryland Medical Center perioperative services

Meet Rose Gause, who has worked in ENT's perioperative services for 50 years. Learn more about Rose and why she loves her job.

For Healthcare Professionals

Learn more about the ENT Residency Program.

Contact Us

For more information about our programs and services or to make an appointment, please call 410-328-6866 or 1-800-492-5538 (patients) or 1-800-373-4111 (physicians).