Dear Prospective Resident:

UC Davis offers a special and unique program.  The UC Davis Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery Residency Program is based at UC Davis Medical Center in Sacramento, CA.  Our program provides comprehensive and robust clinical training in all major fields of Otolaryngology, including Otology, Neurotology, Head and Neck Oncology, Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Laryngology and Voice Disorders, Sinonasal Surgery and Allergy, Maxillofacial Trauma and Reconstruction, and Pediatric Otolaryngology.  In addition, our program provides residents with unique training opportunities in Cleft and Craniofacial Reconstruction, Skull Base Surgery, Microvascular Reconstruction, Office Based Laryngologic Surgery, and Pediatric Vascular Anomalies. 

Our faculty organize and support many international medical missions with whom residents are routinely involved, including missions to Ecuador, Nicaragua, Zimbabwe, China, and the Philippines. 

We offer two secondary training facilities at Mather VA Medical Center and Kaiser Foundation Hospital, where residents additionally train and gain knowledge of different healthcare systems and practices. 

Our residents are provided dedicated research time during which they design and execute both clinical and basic science research projects in conjunction with the faculty.  After training at UC Davis, the majority of our graduates choose fellowship training and academic careers.

Our program offers a friendly and supportive learning environment created by both the residents and the faculty. We place high value on academic excellence, intellectual curiosity, human service, broad interests, and professionalism.  We feel that our program offers its residents a rich and rewarding training experience from which they can launch as successful practitioners of our art and science.  


Rodney C. Diaz, M.D.
Residency Program Director
Department of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery


Please contact our residency coordinator Lisa Yee-Isbell by phone 916-734-5005 or email for more information about applying to our program.