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Dr. Douglas Mattox


Douglas Mattox

Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery attained department status in the Emory University School of Medicine in 1998. Starting with just seven faculty members and eight residents, Emory Otolaryngology's faculty, resident, and staff numbers have grown steadily and now work and train at six clinical facilities.

The Department's goals are fully aligned with those of the School of Medicine and Emory Healthcare: to provide excellent patient care, educate young physicians and the community, and engage in discovery of new understanding and treatment of human disease.

As the only academic otolaryngology program in metro Atlanta, Emory Otolaryngology is extremely active in providing tertiary care of the head and neck, otology, rhinology and allergy, voice and swallowing, and facial aesthetics. In addition to collaborative efforts with other departments throughout the School of Medicine and the University, the Department has forged active partnerships with the Wallace H. Coulter Department of Biomedical Engineering at the Georgia Institute of Technology and Emory University, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and the American Cancer Society.

Emory Otolaryngology's primary adult outpatient activity is centered at Emory University Hospital Midtown, our pediatric otolaryngology practice is based at Children's Healthcare of Atlanta at Egleston, and we have active services at Emory University Hospital, Emory Aesthetic Center, Grady Memorial Hospital, and the Atlanta Veteran's Administration Medical Center.

Since 1998, it has been my privilege to steward this dynamic clinical-academic-research enterprise, and I look forward to even more growth and development. Despite the challenges that exist in healthcare today, particularly in academic medicine, I see a bright future ahead for our Department as we continue developing our leadership skills, serving our patients in new and innovative ways, and scoring at the very top of our match list for incoming residents, thereby allowing us to train the next generation of academic and private otolaryngology practitioners.


Douglas E. Mattox, MD

William Chester Warren, Jr., MD, Chair and Professor, Department of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery, Emory University School of Medicine

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