Department of Otolaryngology and Communication Enhancement | Curriculum and Didactics

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Contact the Department of Otolaryngology and Communication Enhancement

  • 617-355-6462
  • International: +1-617-355-5209
  • Schedule An Appointment:
    Monday-Friday 7:00am-8:00pm
    Saturday 9:30am-6:00pm
  • Visit our Locations

a.) Conferences

I. Conferences (Mandatory for Fellows)
  • Airway Conference: Mondays, 5-6pm
  • M&M Conference: 1st Wednesday, 7-8am
  • Research Conference: 2nd Wednesday of Oct, Dec, Feb, Apr, June
  • Joint Conference: 2nd Wednesday of Sept (L), Nov (C), Jan (L), Mar (C), May (L)
  • Head, Neck & Skull Base Conference: 2nd Wednesday, 4-5pm
  • Radiology Conference:  3rd Wednesday, 7-8am
  • Otology Conference: 4th Wednesday, 7-8am
  • Interesting Case Presentation: 5th Wednesday, 7-8am

II. Conferences (Optional for Fellows)

  • Fetal Conference: Tuesdays, 12-1pm
  • Solid Tumor Conference: Tuesdays, 12-1pm
  • Cochlear Implant Conference: 1st and 3rd Tuesday, 3-4pm
  • Vascular Anomalies Conference: Wednesdays, 5:30-7pm

III. Non-Otolaryngology Specialty Clinics of Potential Interest

  • Vascular Anomalies Clinic: 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 5th Fridays
  • Craniofacial and Cleft Lip & Palate Clinic: alternates 1-4 Fridays

b.) Fellows Lecture Series

Aero-Digestive Section

Airway Disorders: Evaluation and Management

Allergic Esophagitis

Airway Surgery: Cardiothoracic Perspective

Imaging of Airway & Swallowing Dysfunction

Fetal Surgery/EXIT for Airway Management

Aspiration & Feeding Difficulties

Neck Infections & Secondary Airway Compromise

Tracheo-esophageal Fistula: DX and Management


Speech Evaluation and Therapy

Voice Disorder

Feeding Evaluation and Therapy

Recent Research RE: Aspiration


Otology Section

Conductive Hearing Loss: Evaluation and Management

Sensorineural Hearing Loss

Audiologic Evaluation in Children: Including Newborn Screening & Aural Habilitation (HA, FM System, BAHA)

Cochlear Implant Aural Rehabilitation

Temporal Bone Imaging

Neurotology for the Otolaryngologist

Cochlear Implant


Vestibular Section

Pediatric Balance Disorders

Vestibular Testing


Sleep Disorders

Mandibular Distraction for Sleep Apnea

Sleep Disorder: Pulmonary Perspective

Sleep Disorder: ORL Perspective


Head and Neck

Head & Neck Masses

Tumors of Nose & Nasopharynx

Vascular Anomalies: IR Perspective

H/N Malignancy: Medical Oncology

H/N Malignancy: Radiation Oncology

Vascular Anomalies: ORL Perspective

Imaging of H&N: CT, MRI



Sinusitis/Cystic Fibrosis


Allergy and Immune Evaluation



VPI Surgery: When & How / Cleft Lip & Palate

Pediatric Disorders in Syndromic Children


Board Review

Facial/Cosmetic Surgery


Complications in Otologic Surgery

Endocrine Surgery

Mock Board I

Mock Board II




c.) Fellows Journal Club

General (October)

Airway (November)

Rhinology (January)

Otology (February)

Head & Neck (March)

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