Otolaryngology, Facial Plastic Surgery Residency Program at Saint Barnabas Medical Center


The Saint Barnabas Medical Center Department of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery & Facial Plastic Surgery residency program is a five-year AOCOO-HNS accredited program affiliated with the New York College of Osteopathic Medicine.

The resident experience here begins with an AOA approved fast-tract general surgery internship, followed by four years of dedicated otolaryngology – head and neck surgery and facial plastic surgery training.

Each training year involves experience at St. Barnabas Medical Center, Newark Beth Israel Medical Center/Children’s Hospital of New Jersey and Bayonne Medical Center. The fourth training year includes a two-month head and neck surgery rotation at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. Additional experiences occur in the outpatient setting at Mountainside Surgical Center and private and hospital based clinics.

Program Overview

Our residency program offers a comprehensive surgical experience under the direct instruction of general otolaryngologists, subspecialty trained otolaryngologists (head and neck surgical oncology, neuro-otology, facial plastics surgery, and pediatrics), and general plastic surgeons. In addition to core rotations, fourth year residents spend two months on the Head and Neck Surgical Oncology Service at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York City.

Our program places a strong emphasis on the general otolaryngology outpatient clinical experience. This is accomplished with involvement at area surgical centers and private clinics. The outpatient experience encompasses all aspects of general otolaryngology including allergy, immunology, audiology, and facial plastics, and office-based procedures.

Didactic experiences include monthly resident and faculty grand rounds, journal presentations, and quality assurance conferences at SBMC. Additionally, residents regularly attend a weekly lecture series and grand rounds presentations at the University of Medicine and Dentistry – New Jersey, Department of Otolaryngology. Further self-directed education takes form as a Cummings Book Club as well as participation in the AAO-HNS Home Study Course. Third year residents attend the University of Indiana Basic Science, Histopathology of the Temporal Bone and Head and Neck course and fifth year residents participate in the Thomas Jefferson University Hospital annual temporal bone lab in Philadelphia.

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