Otolaryngology Residency

Department Chair: Kathleen Yaremchuk, M.D., M.S.A.
Program Director: Alvin Ko, M.D.
Years of training: Five
Number of positions: 3 every other year and 13 total

Direct inquiries to:
Sally Braden,
Residency Program Coordinator Department of Otolaryngology
Either by email or phone at (313) 916-9046

We are a nationally recognized MD training program (ranked in 2019 as #40 in the country by US News & World Report) that fulfills the requirements of the American Board of Otolaryngology and is fully accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education. Our faculty are all members of the Henry Ford Medical Group and are committed to providing our residents complete and rigorous training in all aspects of otolaryngologic care, including all subspecialties. We are sponsored by the Wayne State University School of Medicine but not connected to the Wayne State University Department of Otolaryngology.  

The residency is centered at Henry Ford Hospital but also covers the following locations:

  • Henry Ford West Bloomfield -- We cover the whole hospital on the inpatient side with the help of an awesome physician assistant and also have a busy outpatient clinic there. Over the course of your residency, you might spend about 1/3 of your time here.
  • Henry Ford Fairlane Medical Center -- This is where a fair number of our faculty do clinic as well as outpatient surgeries in the ambulatory surgery center. As residents, you do clinics and cases with faculty here intermittently.
  • Henry Ford Lakeside Medical Center -- This is similar to Fairlane, but situated in the NE part of the Metro Detroit area. It is the closest outpatient clinic we have to Henry Ford Macomb Hospital, a 350+ bed community hospital with ICU/ER care; as residents we occasionally get to do cases at Macomb.
  • Henry Ford Medical Center Pierson and Henry Ford Medical Center Cottage -- This is the newest satellite office featuring our department, but it functions similarly to Fairlane and Lakeside.


Information for Applicants
Interested in applying to one of our programs, call (800) 436-7936 .

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