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Harborview and UW Medical Center

UW Medicine incorporates the facilities of Harborview Medical Center with those of the University of Washington Medical Center:

  • Harborview Medical Center is the only Level I trauma center in the state of Washington. The hospital serves the greater Seattle area and the adjacent northwestern states including Alaska. This rotation offers specific training in Level I trauma and reconstructive surgery, skull base approaches, head and neck oncology, sleep surgery, otology, and general otolaryngology.
  • The University of Washington Medical Center is a 450-bed, tertiary-care referral center that consistently ranks as one of the best hospitals by US News & World Report. The residents participate in training in tertiary oncology and reconstructive surgery, laryngology and voice disorders, otology and neuro-otology, endoscopic sinus surgery and exposure to general otolaryngology issues.

The VA Puget Sound Health Care System is a 488-bed hospital providing general medical care for veterans from Washington, Idaho, and Alaska:

  • The VA medical center offers surgical experience in general otolaryngology, audiology, head and neck oncology, otology, laryngology and facial plastic surgery.

Seattle Children’s Hospital provides exposure both to general and tertiary pediatric surgery with a concentration on laryngotracheal reconstruction, otology and cochlear implant surgery, management of VPI, congenital and vascular malformations, and sinus surgery.

  • This is a 200-bed University of Washington affiliated hospital that is the primary pediatric institution for the City of Seattle and the main pediatric tertiary care center for the Northwest. It provides a wide variety of specialized clinics and departments for the diagnosis and treatment of infant, childhood, and adolescent diseases. In particular, the Childhood Communication Center provides the residents with exposure to a multi-disciplinary program for children with all varieties of communication disorders with a comprehensive family centered care approach. Coordinated research efforts in pediatric otolaryngology are ongoing via the Center. The otolaryngology service is directed by Scott Manning, MD.



Virginia Mason Medical Center provides a 2-month rotation in Facial Plastics and Otology in the R5 year of training.

  • Virginia Mason (VM) is a 336 bed, private, nonprofit organization offering integrated health services, including a multispecialty group practice of more than 440 physicians offering both primary and specialized care.
  Residents rotate to 4 major hospitals as part of this diversified training experience.  
  Harborview Medical Center  
  UW Medical Center  
  VA Puget Sound  
  Children's Hospital  
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