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What is Otolaryngology?

Otolaryngology is pronounced oh/toe/lair/in/goll/oh/jee. Otolaryngologists are physicians who are trained in managing patients medically and surgically who have problems related to the ears, nose, throat, head, and neck. 

Otolaryngologists are otherwise known as ENT (ear, nose & throat) physicians. Otolaryngologists also are divided into sub-specialties, meaning they have a particular focus on one or more aspects of these problems. The otolaryngologists at National Jewish Health specialize in nasal and sinus disorders (rhinology) and throat and voice disorders (laryngology).


Otolaryngology Treatment Programs


If you suffer from frequent sinus infections, chronic sinus disease, nasal congestion, nasal polyps, hoarseness, or vocal cord problems our leading specialists use the latest testing and newest innovations in treatment. Our ENT physicians specialize in:

  • Acute and/or chronic sinusitis (sinus infections)
  • Nasal and/or sinus polyps
  • Nasal congestion (stuffy nose)
  • Epistaxis (nose bleeds)
  • Nasal deformities
  • Loss of smell
  • Chronic allergic and non-allergic rhinitis (nasal inflammation)
  • Obstructive sleep apnea
  • Reflux and cough
  • Vocal cord disorders (VCD)
  • Voice disorders
  • Chronic pharyngitis (sore throat)
  • Swallowing disorders



The pediatric otolaryngologists at National Jewish have a specialty focus in nose, and throat problems related to birth defects or developmental delays, tonsil and adenoid infections, allergy and sinus disease. Our pediatric ENT physicians specialize in:

  • Adenoiditis and adenoid hypertrophy
  • Tonsillitis and tonsil hypertrophy
  • Cleft lip/cleft palate
  • Epistaxis (nose bleeds)
  • Allergic and non-allergic rhinitis
  • Acute and chronic sinusitis (sinus infections)
  • Nasal deformities
  • Obstructive sleep apnea
  • Vocal cord disorders (VCD)


Our ENT Services

  • Fiberoptic Laryngoscopy
  • Nasal Endoscopy


Meet Our ENT Team

  • Todd Kingdom, MD (adults)
  • Anne Getz, MD (adults)
  • Matthew Clary, MD (adults)
  • Kenny Chan, MD (pediatrics)
  • Todd Wine, MD (pediatrics)

**National Jewish otolaryngologists are not specialists in the areas of otology (ear infections, hearing loss, dizziness, or ringing in the ears), head or neck cancers.