Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery


Division Head: Dr. Brian Westerberg
Senior Administrative Assistant: Karen Savage

Director of Postgraduate Education: Dr. Frederick Kozak
Postgraduate Program Assistant: Liana Polsinelli

Director of Undergraduate Education: Dr. Heitham Gheriani
Undergraduate Program Assistant: Karen Savage

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Otolaryngology is the medical and surgical specialty that provides care for persons suffering from illnesses of the head and neck. Otolaryngology was one of the first “specialties” that came into existence. It did so because of the special training and skills that were required to see recesses within the nose, throat and ears. In more recent times, otolaryngology has evolved into subdisciplines and each of the areas are well represented in the University of British Columbia’s Division of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery.

If you are a medical student interested in this subspecialty, please visit the  Otolaryngology/ENT Medical Student Interest Group page and watch this video to learn more about our residency program.

Research Publications



St. Paul’s Hospital

B.C. Children’s Hospital

Mt. St. Joseph’s Hospital

Burnaby General Hospital

Surrey Memorial Hospital

Richmond General Hospital

Lions Gate Hospital

Peace Arch Hospital

Eagle Ridge Hospital