The Department of Otolaryngology operates out of 4 hospitals, all within an approximately 10-minute drive of each other, and provides unique educational experiences.
Sisters of Charity Hospital, Buffalo's first hospital, is our primary teaching site. Sisters is a center for advanced endoscopic sinus surgeries, facial plastic and reconstructive surgery, head and neck surgery, and otology. Our residents rotate here for 4 months each during PGY-2, PGY-3, PGY-4 (on a dedicated neurotology rotation), and PGY-5, as well as cover the hospital on call.
Erie County Medical Center (ECMC) is an advanced academic medical center with 550 inpatient beds, and serves as the regional center for trauma, burn and rehabilitation. As the region's Level I Trauma Center, it is the primary hospital in the Buffalo region for facial trauma. In addition to a busy facial trauma service and public outpatient clinic, skull base surgery and general otolaryngology experience is available here. Our residents rotate here for 4 months as PGY-2, PGY-3 and PGY-5 residents, as well as cover the hospital on call. Trauma call is q2 nights (primarily covered by PGY-2 residents) and is shared with OMFS.
The Oishei Children's Hospital is the Western New York regional center for specialized pediatric care and women's health services. Children's provides an intensive experience in all aspects of pediatric otolaryngology. Our residents rotate here on pediatric otolaryngology for 4 months as PGY-2 and PGY-4 residents, as well as cover the hospital on call.
Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center is a 116 bed National Cancer Institute designated comprehensive cancer center, and provides extensive experience in Head and Neck surgical oncology, skull base surgery, and reconstruction. Approximately 60% of Roswell Park's 25-acre campus has undergone major renovation or been newly built since 1998. Our residents rotate here for 4 months during PGY-4 and 2 months during PGY-5 for head and neck oncology.
The Gromo Sinus Institute is the "home base" for our program. It contains our resident library, research facilities, conference room, and is the daytime home for our program coordinator, Beverly. It is also the home of the Clinic of Facial Plastic Surgery. Residents have an outpatient experience in the private office of the Chairman, and participate in the preoperative, perioperative and postoperative care of patients for facial plastic surgery with an emphasis on cosmetic surgery and advanced sinus disorders.