Head of Division: Professor Johan Fagan
The Division of Otolaryngology combines an academic hospital service with university teaching, training and research. It provides specialist clinical services to patients in the Western Cape and beyond. Its university responsibilities include in-hospital and community-based training of 5th year medical students, teaching of dental and paramedical students, and specialist training of both local graduates and graduates from other countries. An outreach programme supplements the training of students and primary health care workers in the fundamentals of ear care. We place a strong emphasis on clinical research.