University Hospital of Brooklyn (UHB) is a 354-bed teaching and research hospital which functions as a regional referral center for the boroughs of Brooklyn and Staten Island. The hospital has the largest kidney transplantation program on the eastern seaboard and performs approximately 100 renal transplants a year. It is also a major referral center for neonatal intensive care, high-risk obstetrics, oncology services and neuroscience. The Department of Otolaryngology has a full service presence with specialty services in Head and Neck Surgery and Neurotology. A Tinnitus Clinic has been in operation since 1977 and has evaluated and treated over 25,000 patients with severe disabling tinnitus. Head and Neck Surgery and the Pediatric Otolaryngology Service are active and multidisciplinary conferences are held regularly with corresponding medical specialties. The former otolaryngology clinic has now been renovated and changed into a facility which treats both private and clinic patients. The full array of otolaryngologic subspecialties are represented including Otology, Head and Neck, Oncology, Pediatric Otolaryngology, and Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery.