Lindburg Professor and Head, Richard A. Chole, MD, PhD
The Department of Otolaryngology at Washington University School of Medicine has a 116-year history of leadership in the treatment of disorders of the ear, nose and throat in both adults and children. It has established a reputation of excellence in clinical care, and has developed strong foundations in basic science and clinical research and teaching. The former Central Institute for the Deaf research faculty and programs in hearing and deafness in the Harold W. Siebens Hearing Research Center, which includes the Fay and Carl Simons Center for Biology of Hearing and Deafness and the Center for Childhood Deafness and Adult Aural Rehabilitation, merged with Washington University School of Medicine's Department of Otolaryngology in 2003 and are now named CID at Washington University School of Medicine. They continue to advance CID's mission to help people with hearing loss under the name CID at Washington University School of Medicine.