Iowa Academy of Otolaryngology

Representing specialists in ear, nose, and throat disorders.

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The Iowa Academy of Otolaryngology is committed to protecting and improving patient access and enhancing the quality of otolaryngic care. We represent specialists who treat the ear, nose, throat, and related structures of the head and neck.

What is otolaryngology?

Otolaryngology is a medical specialty focused on treatment of disorders of the head and neck. The official name for this specialty is Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, but it is commonly referred to as Ears, Nose, and Throat (ENT). Click here to see a list of common disorders treated by an Otolaryngologist.

What is an otolaryngologist?

Otolaryngologists are physicians who have completed medical school and residency training in a certified otolaryngology program. Some otolaryngologists receive additional fellowship training after residency to become specialized in a particular field of otolaryngology, such as pediatrics, head and neck cancer, ear surgery, facial plastic surgery, and sinus or allergy disorders.

What is the purpose of the IAO?

The Iowa Academy of Otolaryngology has several purposes. It is affiliated with the Iowa Medical Society, and therefore involved in policy development pertaining to Iowa healthcare. Also, the IAO has educational and social purposes, by encouraging open lines of communication amongst Iowa otolaryngologists and with the public. Our annual meeting provides continuing education opportunities for IAO members.