Sections & Programs

Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery

Welcome to the University of Chicago's Section of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery. Our team intends to embrace our profession with rigor and ingenuity. We are anchored by the ultimate goal of patient care and will remain dedicated to our patients. 

We have been delivering expert patient care, innovative research, and education and are recognized leaders in the field of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery.


We are reaching out to scheduled patients in advance, but we welcome your calls and encourage you to reach us through our call center at 773-702-1865 to set up your virtual visit.

We are dedicated to providing exceptional care that underscores our passion for our work and dedication to our patients. Our internationally recognized expertise enables us to offer the most advanced and innovative approaches to the management of otolaryngology (ENT) disorders. Our commitment is to meet the needs of each patient and their loved ones by delivering comprehensive yet personalized and compassionate care. We provide care in the following clinical specialties:

Advanced Practice Providers

Maureen Crowley, APN

Lauren Baranowski, PA-C

Miranda (Dellert) Carrico, PA-C

Emily Daquioag, PA-C

Bernadette Gruchalski, MSN

Shana Hornbeck, MPAS

Audrey Leslie, PA

Roshni Patel, MS 

April Pangilinan Trillana, MSN, FNP-BC

We are devoted to the advancement of knowledge in Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, and our hope is that our continued persistence and tenacity will continue to make outstanding contributions to the field. Our research goal is to bring the scientific brilliance and clinical skills of our faculty directly to the bedside to improve patient outcomes. The Section of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery conducts a broad range of research in areas such as allergies, chronic nasal and sinus disorders, head/neck cancers, cochlear implants, health disparities, airway problems and pediatric otolaryngology. Through our comprehensive research efforts, we aim to develop and improve treatments for these diseases and disorders, and ultimately, improve the quality of life for our patients. 

We are humbled by the responsibility to educate the next generation through our Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Residency program, and bring a thorough and rigorous approach to teaching. Students and residents experience a challenging program of clinical and research opportunities with the goal of integrating scientific inspiration with compassionate personalized care.

Applications for visiting medical students will open April 15th, 2022 for a start date of July 5th, 2022. 


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7th Head and Neck Cancer Symposium for the Advanced Practitioner

Register today for our 7th H&N Cancer Symposium for the Advanced Practitioner! Directed by Dr. Nishant Agrawal and Ellen MacCracken, MS, CCC-SLP. Link here

Faculty & Providers

Clinical Faculty