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Department of Pediatrics

Otolaryngology


Our mission is to improve the health of people afflicted by diseases of the head and neck region through teamwork designed to provide optimal patient care, make new discoveries, and educate health care workers. Our physicians give expert clinical care covering all aspects of the specialty. In addition, many of the faculty have completed extra training as a sub-specialist. This enables us to provide patients with comprehensive programs in hearing and balance disorders, voice and upper airway disorders, Head and Neck Surgery, and reconstructive surgery.

We are particularly proud of the world class research team based in our division.


Gayle. E Woodson, M.D. Gayle. E Woodson, M.D. is Professor and Chairman of Otolaryngology and residency program director for the Division of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery at Southern Illinois University School of Medicine. She is board certified in Otolaryngology. Her specialty is treatment of voice disorders including diseases of the larynx.
Thomas Robbins, M.D. Thomas Robbins, M.D. is Professor in the Division of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery at Southern Illinois University School of Medicine and Director of the Simmons Cancer Institute at SIU. He is board certified by the American Board of Otolaryngology. His special interest is Head and Neck cancer.
Richard M. Bass, M.D. Richard M. Bass, M.D. is a Professor of clinical otolaryngology for the Division of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery at Southern Illinois University School of Medicine. He is board certified in otolaryngology. His specialty is treatment of hearing and balance disorders, sinus disorders, and allergies.
Carol Bauer, M.D. Carol Bauer, M.D. is a Professor in the Division of Otolaryngology who specializes in chronic diseases of the ear including hearing loss, balance problems and tinnitus. She is the Director of the Cochlear Implant program at SIU..
Leonard P. Rybak, M.D. Leonard P. Rybak, M.D. is a Professor in the Division of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery. His practice focuses on sinus disease and obstructive sleep apnea. He is certified by the American Board of Otolaryngology.

Faculty & Staff

  • Gayle. E Woodson, M.D.
  • Thomas Robbins, M.D.
  • Richard M. Bass, M.D.
  • Carol Bauer, M.D.
  • Leonard P. Rybak, M.D.

Clinics

  • Allergy Clinic
  • Pediatric ENT Clinic
  • Voice Clinic

Contact Information

Phone: (217) 545-8000
Hours: Monday - Friday 8am to 4:30pm
Address: PO Box 19662
             Springfield, IL 62794


Physician Referrals

  • (217) 545-8000