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Department of Otolaryngology and Communicative Sciences

A message to our patients:

As the situation around the novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to evolve, we want you to know that the health and safety of our patients and staff members remains our top priority. We have implemented the following policies and procedures to protect our vulnerable patients and preserve resources for hospitalized patients:

  • If you are suffering flu-like symptoms, have a fever at or above 100.4 degrees or believe you have been exposed to the Coronavirus, we will be unable to see you in the ENT clinic. Please call our office at (601) 984-5160 to cancel or reschedule your appointment, and ask your primary care provider if you need medical advice regarding your symptoms.
  • We are actively rescheduling all appointments that are non-urgent in nature to a time when we hope the situation has improved sufficiently. If your appointment is non-urgent, our clinic staff will be calling you to reschedule as soon as possible.
  • We have limited the number of people who may accompany an adult or pediatric patient to one person only.
  • We have implemented safety protocols during this time including enhanced sanitized procedures and additional patient screening upon check-in.
  • We will continue to closely monitor all information and developments released by the CDC and will remain in contact with local health agencies.

For the latest information regarding the Coronavirus, we encourage you to visit UMMC’s dedicated webpage by clicking the red link at the top of the page.

Thank you for joining us to guard the health and safety of our patients and staff members. We hope you will continue to have high confidence in us as we expand our protective measures during this time.



The Department of Otolaryngology and Communicative Sciences is set apart by its passionate people who constantly seek to improve the education of future clinicians and themselves, make new, innovative discoveries, and provide outstanding care for residents of Mississippi and beyond.

With a strong emphasis on basic science, translational and clinical research, our research facility ranks among top 25 otolaryngology programs nationally for research funding from the National Institutes of Health. We strive to make significant contributions that will improve the quality of health care services.

Our resident learners enjoy exceptional training opportunities at UMMC, the state's only academic medical center, offering exposure to a well-balanced case mix and the latest equipment and techniques. Residents develop a strong sense of camaraderie, both at work and after hours, as they train alongside leaders in research, education and clinical care. Our residents consistently score in the top 10% nationally on annual examinations and maintain a 100% board certification rate.

The department’s nationally recognized divisions of otolaryngology, audiology, speech-language pathology and biobehavioral medicine provide a broad spectrum of clinical services for patients of all ages as well as the most comprehensive care in the region. Patients are seen at multiple outpatient locations and most commonly within 24 hours for routine otolaryngology care. Our commitment is to provide outstanding clinical care along with an excellent customer experience for our patients in every interaction.

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