University Hospital is the site of the department's busiest service. It is also the location of the various subspecialty clinics staffed by academic faculty members. The service consists of a PGY-1, 2, 4, and 5 and both an adult and pediatric nurse practitioner. The hospital is the region's only Level I trauma center and all facial plastic and reconstructive surgery is handled by our department. Of interest to prospective residents, University Hospital has separate adult and pediatric emergency departments, separate adult and pediatric operating rooms, multiple intensive care units, computerized order entry, and electronic radiologic studies.
The Syracuse VA Medical Center serves 41,000 veteran men and women who live in the 18-county area of Central New York. The service consists of a PGY-2, PGY-5, and a nurse practitioner. The department oversees a general otolaryngology clinic, a facial plastics clinic by the fellow, and a procedures clinic to address all facial lesions in the VA system.
Crouse is a private hospital that is physically connected to University Hospital. The service consists of a PGY-2 and 5. General otolaryngology, basic head and neck, and otology is common at Crouse. Additional cases are performed at two Crouse-affiliated surgery centers, one across the street and the other two blocks away.
St. Joseph's is a community hospital located approximately 10 minutes from University Hospital on the north side of Syracuse.A majority of residents' parathyroid and thyroid experience is obtained here.
Community is located approximately 15 minutes south of University Hospital. The service consists of a PGY-4. General otolaryngology, otology and temporomandibular joint surgery are performed here.
There are additional outpatient surgery centers in Syracuse (Harrison Center, North Medical, and Northeast Medical) at which otolaryngology cases are performed by full-time and adjunct faculty members.