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Division of Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery

The University of Utah’s Division of Otolaryngology is committed to the exceptional treatment of hearing loss, sinus, and allergy problems, cancer tumors, voice disorders, and facial plastic reconstruction in both adults and children. Our physicians treat those who experience disease and pain in the ear, nose, and throat. We seek to help people hear again, correct birth defects, reestablish comfortable breathing, rehabilitate facial paralysis, improve overall quality of life, and save the lives of those who suffer from head and neck tumors and related conditions. Our dedication to constant improvement will continue to bring hope to those who suffer from these conditions. U.S. News and World Report has just recently ranked the University of Utah Ear, Nose, and Throat 18th in the country. 

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Meet Our New Provider

Sarah Drejet, MD

Sarah Drejet, MD, is an Assistant Professor of Head and Neck Surgical Oncology and Microvascular Reconstructive Surgery within the Division of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery at the University of Utah.

Dr. Drejet completed her fellowship training in Head and Neck and Microvascular Reconstructive Surgery under the instruction of Dr. James Netterville at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee. She completed her residency in Otolaryngology at Indiana University. Through her training, she has benefited from having passionate and supportive mentors and is excited to continue that tradition. She performs the breadth of head and neck surgical operations and has a strong interest in global health. 

Dr. Drejet practices at University of Utah Hospital, Huntsman Cancer Institute , VA Salt Lake City Health Care System and Primary Children’s Hospital.

Meet Our New Provider

Neil Patel, MD

Dr. Patel is an Assistant Professor of Neurotology and Skull Base Surgery within the Division of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery at the University of Utah.

Dr. Patel completed both his fellowship in Otology/Neurotology and Skull Base Surgery and his residency training in Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. He has a strong interest in the treatment of skull base tumors including vestibular schwannoma (acoustic neuroma), glomus jugulare, and cochlear implantation. With nearly 50 peer-reviewed publications, he has a particular interest in hearing preservation and maximizing quality of life.

Dr. Patel practices at University of Utah Hospital, Primary Children’s Hospital, VA Hospital, LDS Hospital, and the Hearing & Balance Ambulatory Care Center.