Mission Statement

As part of the Kingston Regional Health Science Complex, we strive to provide the highest quality of care for regional patients with disorders within Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery , Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery, and its related areas. As one of Hotel Dieu Hospital's designated Academic Clinical departments, we endeavour to create a regional center of excellence following the mission and philosophy of our institution. In association with the Faculty of Medicine at Queen's University, we educate students, residents, peers, allied health personnel, patients, the public, and ourselves through formal teaching, clinical teaching, clinically related research and the creation of an atmosphere of scientific/clinical inquiry.

History of the Department 
Queen's University was established in 1841. Thirteen years later in 1854, Queen's University Medical School was established. The Department of Eye, Ear, Nose and Throat was splitted into Department of Otolaryngology and Opthalmology in 1965. Heads of the department included Drs. F. Cays, G. B. MacPherson, G. McBroom, J. Purvis, D. M. L. Williams. Our department is currently under the direction of Dr. Russell Hollins. Our department is presently located in the Murray Building of the Hotel Dieu Hospital, Kingston, Ontario. Administrative offices, clinics and audiological/ENG laboratories are all convinently located within this building. In addition to the committment to academic advancement and tertiary clinical care services, the department of Otolaryngology also provides service to the native people of Canada. Queen's University and the Federal Department of Indian Affairs negotiated an outreach program in Moose Factory and the community of James Bay in 1969. This program continues to the present.



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