Residency Program - Training Locations




As the principal teaching hospital of Rutgers New Jersey Medical School, The University Hospital is the center of referral for many of the state's most advanced medical services and specialty care programs. From the busiest Trauma Center in New Jersey to one of the best liver transplant programs in the country and scores of other programs in-between, University Hospital helps thousands of patients cheat death and disability each year.

University Hospital (UH)

UH has shown tremendous growth from its first days as a 25 bed city hospital in 1882, through 1979 when the current hospital building was built until today. As the principal teaching hospital of New Jersey Medical School, The University Hospital is the center of referral for many of the state's most advanced medical services and specialty care programs. It has the busiest Trauma Center in New Jersey and serves as both as a tertiary referral center, as well as serving the Newark community.

The University Hospital provides a broad range of experience in Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery, the Cochlear Implant Program, a high surgical volume of head and neck oncology, skull base surgery, otology, pediatric otolaryngology, head and neck trauma, and cosmetic plastic surgery. A busy outpatient clinic provides a rich experience, with more than 4,000 outpatient otolaryngology and 3,500 audiology visits per year.

In addition, University Hospital offers a wide range of specialty services including northern New Jersey's only Level 1 Trauma Center (incorporating a trauma-intensive care unit and the NorthSTAR helicopter emergency and critical care transport system), a neurosurgical intensive care unit and a special Brain Tumor Program, the Neurological Institute of New Jersey, a federally designated spinal cord injury program, The University Center for Bloodless Surgery and Medicine, and New Jersey's only Liver Transplant Program.

The hospital is staffed by 300 full-time attending physicians who are also faculty members of the New Jersey Medical School .

The University Hospital has more than 19,000 admissions, 2,700 births, and 215,000 outpatient visits annually.

As the principal teaching hospital of NJMS and the training site for many of Rutgers' other health professions schools, University Hospital is the experience of a lifetime for hundreds of students and residents. Along with preparing tomorrow's healthcare professionals, University Hospital is helping to shape the future through research intiatives in a wide variety of fields.

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Hackensack University Medical Center is one of the nation's 50 Best hospitals, according to Healthgrades, the leading online resouce that helps consumers search, evaluate, compare and connect with physicians and hospitals. This distinction was was achieved based on clinical performance over 7 years and out of 4,500 hospitals. This places HUMC in the top one percent of hospitals nationwide. No other hospital in the NY, NJ, New England area has received this distinction 7 years in a row.

Hackensack University Medical Center (HUMC)

HUMC is a 775-bed, not-for-profit, tertiary-care, teaching and research hospital - the largest provider of inpatient and outpatient services in the state of New Jersey . According to a published article in the "Orlando Sentinel," the medical center was ranked as the seventh largest healthcare facility in the nation by the number of inpatient admissions (66,036). "Crain's New York Business" noted the medical center's status as the largest provider of outpatient services in New York and New Jersey and the second largest provider of inpatient services in the New York area. HUMC is also home to one of the largest ambulatory facilities in the country - the Hackensack University Medical Plaza . This nine-story, 276,000-square-foot facility houses physician offices and medical center programs.

HUMC has an active otolaryngology staff, performing approximately 2500 procedures per year, including many endoscopic sinus and cosmetic procedures. In addition, it provides a high volume experience in the management of disorders of the thyroid and parathyroid glands, surgical management of sleep disorders, and pediatric otolaryngology. HUMC also has active centers in cardiac surgery, pediatric hematology-oncology and transplant surgery, as well as neonatal and pediatric intensive care units.

HUMC was one of seven health care organizations from across the nation chosen to receive a $1.9 million grant as part of the second stage of a groundbreaking initiative, Pursuing Perfection: Raising the Bar for Health Care Performance. The $20.9 million initiative is a project of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) and the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) and seeks to improve the quality of healthcare nationwide. The David and Alice Jurist Institute for Research consolidates all of the medical center's ongoing research activities into one location. The research center enhances the tireless work the medical center's scientists and physician-investigators are pursuing as partners in national and international multi-center trials.

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For 2013 and 2014, Hackensack University Medical Center was ranked #3 out of 179 hospitals in the New York Metropolitan area. It is ranked #1 in the state of New Jersey and otolaryngology residents from our institution have the opportunity to rotate there.

Hackensack University Medical Center is recognized throughout the world as a state-of-the-art facility.



The VA NY/NJ Veterans Healthcare Network has been named one of the nation's MOST WIRED, according to the 2012 Most Wired Survey and Benchmarking Study released by Hospitals & Health Networks magazine.

The Department of Veterans Affairs NJ Health Care System (VANJHCS)

The VA is a consolidated facility comprised of 2 main campuses and 14 satellite outpatient clinics serving the 628,000 veterans that reside in the state. Last year, 72,531 people received health care in VA facilities, including more than 6,200 inpatient admission and 677,000 outpatient visits.

The medical centers offer a full range of services including acute medical, surgical, psychiatric, and nursing home care. There are also a variety of specialty programs and initiatives including Diabetes Education, Pulmonary Rehabilitation, Prosthetics, and Homeless Outreach Programs which have been recognized for outstanding achievement both within the Department of Veterans Affairs and the general health care community.

Veterans Affairs Medical Center at East Orange serves as a referral center for several smaller VA centers in New Jersey and eastern Pennsylvania . By virtue of the unique population serviced by the VA system, it provides an educational experience distinct from that provided by the other participating institutions. The Lyons VA (located approximately 20 miles away from East Orange ) is an integral part of the East Orange VA system. The Lyons VA has an active Otolaryngology clinic, as well as audiology, speech rehabilitation and sleep lab services. Although residents do not cover the Lyons VA site, all surgical cases and otherwise complex cases are referred to the East Orange site, thus enhancing the educational program. The staff at the East Orange VA. is comprised of Dr. Joseph Caputo, the chief of the service, and Dr. Rakesh Patel.

The VA intends to keep pace with technology and advances in the medical field, and is at the forefront of medical informatics. One of its biggest attributes is its Computerized Patient Record System, linking it to VA institutions across the country. It is a paperless system through which all patient care, including notes, orders, medications and scheduling is managed. This unique state-of-the-art system provides unlimited access to detailed comprehensive patient information, and is utilized by all practitioners at most VA sites, making it easier to manage and follow all aspects of patient care.

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Cooperman Barnabas Medical Center

Since 1865, Cooperman Barnabas Medical Center (CBMC), New Jersey’s oldest nonprofit, nonsectarian hospital has worked to exceed our community’s highest expectations for compassionate care, health care excellence and superior service.  Our award-winning, institution is one of the largest health care providers in the state, treating nearly 33,000 inpatients and over 100,000 adult and pediatric Emergency Department patients each year. Together, the Medical Center and Ambulatory Care Center provide treatment and services to more than 349,000 outpatients annually.

As New Jersey’s only certified burn center, CBMC draws adult and pediatric patients from all over the state. The Renal and Pancreas Transplant Division is the 3rd largest program in the nation and the largest Living Donor Transplant program in the U.S.  The critically acclaimed Regional Perinatal Center provides care for the smallest high-risk and critically ill infants in New Jersey’s leading Level III, Neonatal Intensive Care Unit.  The Cancer Center at Cooperman Barnabas, a clinical partner of the Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey, offers a coordinated program including Medical, Surgical and Radiation Oncology with the expertise and compassion to treat a wide range of cancers and disease sites.

The Otolaryngology Department has opened a new outpatient clinic space in affiliation with the medical center.  We perform the full spectrum of Otolaryngology – Head & Neck Surgery procedures at this medical center. 



Newark Beth Israel Medical Center

First established in 1901, Newark Beth Israel Medical Center is a 665-bed quaternary care, teaching hospital that provides comprehensive health care for the region. It is staffed with more than 800 physicians, 3200 employees, and 150 volunteers.  Newark Beth Israel is home to one of the nation’s 10 largest heart transplant centers, RWJBarnabas Health’s Heart Failure Treatment and Transplant Program; New Jersey’s only Advanced Lung Disease and Transplant Program; and a Valve Center that performs more cardiac valve procedures, including minimally invasive transcatheter aortic valve replacements (TAVRs), than any other center in the state. 

The Children’s Hospital of New Jersey at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center is dedicated to serving pediatric patients exclusively.  Experienced surgical and medical specialists include a Pediatric Intensive Care Unit, a Pediatric Emergency Department, and the only Neonatal Intensive Care Unit in New Jersey with an ECMO unit to assist infants in severe respiratory distress.

The majority of our pediatric ENT cases are performed at this medical center.  This includes congenital malformations, craniofacial anomalies, ear disease, and complex airway procedures such as laryngotracheal reconstructions.