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Otolaryngology Residency Program

The Residency Program in Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery at the University of Vermont (UVM) began in 1959 and it has grown to include nine faculty members, each with a special area of expertise. Together, we can provide a comprehensive training experience in not only the general management of head and neck disorders, but we also offer training in otology, neurotology, skull-base surgery, head and neck surgery, facial plastic surgery, endoscopic sinus, and skull base surgery, laryngology, pediatric otolaryngology as well as endocrine surgery.

The Otolaryngology Division at the University of Vermont/UVM Medical Center receives complex referrals from the upper two-thirds of Vermont and a generous segment of upstate New York. Facial, plastic, and reconstructive surgery are performed by a fellowship trained facial plastic and reconstructive surgeon. Endocrine disorders of the thyroid and parathyroid glands are treated with current technology including diagnostic ultrasound. Diseases of the paranasal sinuses are managed with medical and surgical intervention with both open and functional endoscopic surgical techniques.

Two fellowship-trained pediatric otolaryngologists provide multidisciplinary pediatric otolaryngology care. A comprehensive voice and laryngology program provides videostroboscopy and all aspects of laryngeal surgery. Patients with obstructive sleep apnea and snoring are evaluated and treated with a variety of medical and surgical options, including hypoglossal nerve stimulator implantation. A comprehensive audiology and vestibular testing facility under the direction of three masters-trained audiologists provides complete diagnostic service and patient recommendations for effective amplification.

Our fully approved five-year residency training program attracts many outstanding resident candidates from medical schools in many parts of the United States. We thank you for your interest in our growing program and look forward to seeing you in Vermont.

Mirabelle Sajisevi

Mirabelle Sajisevi, MD
Otolaryngology Residency Program Director




Statement on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

University of Vermont Medical Center’s Otolaryngology Residency program values diversity as a driver of excellence in both the clinical and academic setting. We embrace diversity in its broadest forms, encompassing and exploring the dimensions of not only racial and ethnic diversity, but also gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, belief, thought or philosophy, disability, education level, socioeconomic background, Veteran status, and life experience.

We actively seek diversity and inclusion within our community and seek Residents who will continue to foster this important mission.