Excerpt from "Otolaryngology at Cleveland Clinic: 1921-2007"
From the very beginnings of modern medicine, the territory beneath the brain and above the collar bone has had more occupiers than Poland. Its component parts have been claimed and fought over by ophthalmologists, thoracic surgeons, plastic surgeons, otolaryngologists, and a legion of subspecialties. This dispute does not, however, carry over to Cleveland Clinic.
An academic medical center, where 1,200 staff physicians practice in 120 specialties and sub-specialties, Cleveland Clinic is home to one of the most distinguished Head and Neck Institutes in the country. Here, more than 32 faculty care for the full range of disorders of the ear, nose and throat, in adults and pediatric patients, in collaboration – not competition – with complementary medical specialties.
Today, the Institute is ranked among the ten best otolaryngology services in America in U.S. News & World Report’s annual “America’s Best Hospital” survey. Its faculty members contribute hundreds of articles to scientific publications and peer-reviewed medical journals, are appointed to offices in national societies and journals, receive numerous awards and grants and serve frequently as visiting professors.
How the Head & Neck Institute of Cleveland Clinic achieved this eminence is an instructive story. It shows how the combined influences of medical practice, institutional culture, advances in medical technology, and human personality, have affected the growth and development of otolaryngology at Cleveland Clinic.
If you are interested in reading more about our history, we have a limited supply of books available. You can request one by calling 1.800.223.2273 extension 46686 or 216.444.6686.