Training Tomorrow's Leaders



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The Duke Division of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery is committed to nurturing the next generation of physician and surgeon leaders.

We strive to be a premiere academic Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery (OHNS) program through compassionate and extraordinary patient care, critical investigation of head and neck disease, and excellence in education.

Residency Program

Accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education, the Duke OHNS residency program provides its residents with a range and depth of experience to equip them to become leaders in their specialty, whether in academic or independent practice.

The faculty of Duke OHNS is committed to helping qualified candidates recognize and realize their full potential to become excellent physicians and surgeons.

Learn more about the residency program, including program structure, goals, and how to apply.

Fellowship Programs

Clinical Research Fellowship

The Division is funded by the National Institute on Deafness and other Communication Disorders (NIDCD) to train tomorrow’s leaders in clinical research related to otolaryngology. This T32 training grant provides support for a two-year program in outcomes research, clinical trials, and translational research at the Duke Clinical Research Institute (DCRI), in collaboration with Duke research and clinical faculty. 

Work will culminate in a Master of Health Sciences in Clinical Research or a related degree. Educational opportunities are also available through this program at the Duke Global Health Institute. For MDs, a clinical and surgical practice opportunity is also available, with the goal of facilitating transition to an academic position. 

Positions are available for MD otolaryngologists who have completed residency training and for PhD postdoctoral fellows in the field of communication disorders or related fields. Candidates must be US citizens or permanent residents with evidence of superior academic performance, letters of recommendation from at least two referees providing the highest level of endorsement, and clinical and/or basic science research experience and publications. 

Please direct inquiries to Debara L. Tucci, MD, MBA, MS, Professor of Surgery/Otolaryngology, at, or 919-684-6968.

Duke Surgery Fellowship Program

Duke Surgery is a leader in surgical education and is committed to excellence, innovation, and leadership in training the world's best clinical and academic surgeons. For information about the fellowship programs offered by the Duke Department of Surgery, please visit the department's fellowships page.

Continuing Medical Education

The Duke Department of Surgery offers an extensive array of continuing medical education (CME) courses and conferences.