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Department of Otolaryngology, Temple University School of Medicine Department of Otolaryngology, Temple University School of Medicine Department of Otolaryngology, Temple University School of Medicine

department of otolaryngology

head and neck surgery

History of Department

 

The Departments of Otorhinology and Bronchoesophagology were established in the early part of the twentieth century by Drs. Matthew Ersner and Chevalier Jackson, respectively. They merged into a single department in 1985.


The Jackson Clinic was a magnet for patients from around the world suffering from airway and esophageal foreign bodies. Chevalier Jackson, his son C. L.  Jackson, and later Charles Norris and others created a tradition of imagination and skill that made Temple the leading center in America for bronchoesophagology.


In the ensuing years, Temple developed a reputation for leadership in otology, head and neck cancer management, and pediatric otolaryngology. Current Centers of Excellence include a comprehensive skull base surgery team, neurotology and cochlear implantation programs, and a laryngology and voice center.

 

The residency program at Temple was born 40 years ago. Its many graduates practice throughout the United States in both academic and clinical settings.