The Department of Otolaryngology – Head & Neck Surgery, under the direction of Dr. Blake Papsin, is the largest paediatric otolaryngology department in Canada.
Over 8,000 patients are seen in the Ear, Nose, and Throat (ENT) clinic annually and the surgical case load is approximately 1,450 per year. Approximately 1,200 of these are major in nature involving all aspects of otolaryngology - head and neck surgery, such as complex airway cases, surgical rehabilitation of hearing loss through cochlear implantation and bone anchored hearing aids, external, middle and inner ear disorders, as well as endoscopic sinus surgery.
Patient care is multidisciplinary. Special areas of clinical expertise have developed over the years including voice and laryngeal function, laryngo-tracheal reconstruction, complex sleeping disordered breathing and vestibular dysfunction.
We are fully affiliated with the Department of Otolaryngology – Head & Neck Surgery, Faculty of Medicine at the University of Toronto. Our mission is in keeping with the faculty's own mission statement, which is to provide excellence and international leadership in all aspects of paediatric otolaryngology by teaching, undertaking research and patient care. Our Fellowship Program accepts candidates from all over the world.