Welcome to the E-Portal for the Department of Otolaryngology at the University of Texas Medical Branch. Our program, originally established in 1891, has traditionally been a leader in health education and innovation. This tradition still continues today and is championed by our faculty of driven individuals, trained at leading centers throughout our country now exercising their expertise here on Galveston Island. We actively engage in medical student and resident education, cutting edge basic and clinical science research, and most importantly, exemplary individualized care for our patients.

Thank you for your interest in our group.


Vicente Resto, MD, PhD, FACS

Upcoming Events

City of Texas City Health & Safety Fair
May 14, 2015
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Doyle Convention Center in Texas City

Sixth Annual Alumni Golf Tournament
June 27, 2015
1:00 pm
Moody Gardens Golf Club

Sixth Annual Alumni Reception
June 27, 2015
6:00 pm
Moody Gardens Golf Club

Seventh Annual Byron Bailey Surgical Society Meeting
June 28, 2015
8:00 am
Moody Gardens

Resident Graduation and Dinner
June 28, 2015
7:00 pm
Moody Gardens

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Department News

April 2014
Congratulations go out to our own Dr. Benjamin Walton!

Benjamin Walton, MD

Dr. Walton was selected by the Graduate Medical Education Committee Working Environment and Operations Subcommittee as the Outstanding Overall Resident for 2013-2014, The award is in recognition of his dedication and excellence in service at UTMB.

September 2012
Congratulations go out to our own Dr. Tomoko Makishima!

Dr. Makishima was recently awarded a 5-year, clinical scientist career development grant from the National Institute on Deafness and other Communication Disorders (NIDCD), National Institutes of Health (NIH). She will pursue research on vestibular function analysis in mice - an excellent animal model to study dizziness and balance disorders in humans.

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