USC Tina and Rick Caruso Department of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery

About the Department

Welcome to the USC Tina and Rick Caruso Department of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery of the Keck School of Medicine. Students will experience a challenging program consisting of academic, clinical and research opportunities.

Our research promises to uncover new understandings of innovative interventions and state-of-the-art treatments for many disorders that we treat. Unique among medical schools, we offer students real-world clinical experience with diverse populations across Los Angeles and at Los Angeles County + USC Medical Center.

About the Caruso Department

Dennis Maceri, MD

“Our research reflects a wide diversity of unmet clinical challenges”
Dennis Maceri, MD
Interim Chair of the USC Tina and Rick Caruso Department of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery

Clinical Activities

At the Caruso Department of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery at the Keck School of Medicine of USC, we’re dedicated to providing superior care that reflects a commitment to our patients and a passion for our work. Our cutting-edge expertise and technological advancements in all seven of our subspecialties enable us to offer the most advanced surgical options and innovative techniques such as transoral laser microsurgery, transoral robotic surgery and microvascular head and neck reconstruction surgery. We provide patient care, educate future physicians and conduct research in the following specialties:

  • Childhood Communication
  • Facial Plastics and Reconstructive Surgery
  • Head and Neck Cancer
  • Hearing and Balance
  • Neurotology-Skull Base Surgery
  • Sinus and Nasal Disorders
  • Sleep Medicine
  • Voice and Swallowing

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Department News

A cochlear implant means Shane Lundie can now hear his mother’s voice. Photo by Steve Cohen

Hear, and Now: Restoring Sound Perception After Hearing Loss

The Caruso family was caught up in a movie at home earlier this year when daughter Gianna, 15, made the announcement that would change her father’s life. “Dad and Mom, I hear the rain.” Rick Caruso ’80 smiled. “Yeah, it’s raining,” he said, turning his attention back to the movie. “No, Dad,” said the teen.
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Keck School Events

Pathology Morning Conference: Resident GYN Interesting Cases

Pathology Morning Conference: Resident GYN Interesting Cases

06/30/2016
LAC+USC Medical Center, Clinic Tower, Room A7A
8:00 am - 9:00 am

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