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SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University

Department of Otolaryngology

Mission, Vision, and Values Statement


Our vision is a community where individuals can access optimal care for disorders of the ears, nose, throat, head and neck.


We will bring our vision into reality through patient care, education, and research:

  • We provide state-of-the-art medical and surgical care to the people of Brooklyn and surrounding communities
  • We teach current best practices for patient care at the local, regional, national, and international level
  • We train residents to become leaders in the specialty and practice in diverse geographic locations and practice settings
  • We educate medical students and help those interested in otolaryngology to better understand the specialty and pursue a career in otolaryngology
  • We conduct clinical, basic, and translational research to share knowledge, identify best practices, and fill knowledge gaps
  • We engage in volunteer service to professional medical organizations at the local, regional, national, and international level


We always want the community to say the following about our work:

  • We value safe, ethical and compassionate patient care
  • We value teaching, research, and education since we are first and foremost an academic department
  • We value collaboration and synergy with our colleagues, fellow specialists, and other professionals
  • We value professionalism, responsiveness, and timely communication
  • We value excellence and quality improvement in all endeavors

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