Otolaryngology Residency Program Teaching Hospitals

Mount Sinai's training hospitals aim to enrich the medical learning experience while fostering continuity of care, and encourage the instruction of interpersonal skills, professionalism, and system-based practice. The organization of the teaching service has been successful in encouraging mentorship and teaching residents the basics, as well as the nuances, of managing inpatients and outpatients.

The Mount Sinai Hospital

The Mount Sinai Hospital, a 1,100-bed facility and long recognized as one of the leading teaching hospitals in the world, is the clinical cornerstone of Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. The hospital and medical school are located on one campus on Manhattan's vibrant Upper East Side. The campus location fronts Central Park from 98th to 102nd Streets at Fifth Avenue and is in the heart of New York's famed Museum Mile.

Residents rotate at Mount Sinai each year of their training.  Attending physicians conduct daily morning rounds, during which a resident presents each ward patient to the attending.  Following the presentation and attending examination, the attending highlights teaching points and reviews and discusses instructive clinical findings with the group.

Furthermore, each resident is assigned to a specific attending in an "apprenticeship"-type arrangement, rotating through all the subspecialties of otolaryngology (head and neck surgery, laryngology, pediatric otolaryngology, otology/neurotology, and facial plastic surgery). In this apprenticeship, the resident works directly with the attending in the operating room and during patient office hours, fostering the development of both surgical and clinical skills in a longitudinal setting.

Elmhurst Hospital Center

Elmhurst Hospital Center is the major tertiary care center in the borough of Queens.  It is a 545-bed facility providing services to approximately 1 million people of perhaps the most ethnically mixed community in the world.  Elmhurst is a Level I trauma center, with a large volume of patients with blunt and penetrating head and neck injuries treated by the otolaryngology service.  Operative cases are varied and often represent unusual and advanced presentations of diseases.

The teaching service at Elmhurst consists of daily morning rounds during which the resident staff rounds on each patient and develops the multidisciplinary care plan for the day.  Attending staff review management plans in the morning and conduct walk-rounds later in the day.  Challenging cases are used to highlight instructive clinical findings.  Teaching conferences, conducted weekly, explore cases in detail and review the current literature.

Queens Hospital Center

Since the turn of the century, Queens Hospital Center, a 261-bed municipal facility, has provided a range of general otolaryngology services to the Southeast and Central Queens community.  It serves a diverse population of approximately 1 million people.  Here the close interaction between the resident and the attendings fosters a strong mentoring relationship and an opportunity for one-on-one instruction.  The resident attends all of the educational conferences that are conducted at Elmhurst and Mount Sinai Hospitals.


James J. Peters Veteran's Affairs Medical Center

The James J. Peters VA Medical Center is a 378-bed facility located in the Bronx and serves as a major regional referral center. The teaching service is conducted through daily patient rounds and the daily interaction between the resident and attending during clinic and in the operating room. The allergy clinic enriches the teaching service by, providing residents with an opportunity to learn basic allergy assessment and immunotherapy, as well as a full-service hearing and balance center.  The VA teaching faculty staff a variety of general and subspecialty cases, ranging from facelift and rhinoplasty to cancer resections, transoral robotic surgery and microvascular reconstruction.

St. Barnabas Hospital - Bronx

The service at St. Barnabas focuses on facial trauma experience, offering our residents close ties to the Oral-Maxillofacial Surgery team. During this rotation, residents gain experience with trauma surgery as well as outpatient dental management.

Contact Us

Kerry Feeney
Academic Administration
Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery
Phone: 212-241-7008
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