Welcome to the Minnesota Academy of Otolaryngology

The Minnesota Academy of Otolaryngology is the premier organization for ear, nose, and throat doctors in the state of Minnesota.

Otolaryngologists are physicians trained in the medical and surgical management and treatment of patients with diseases and disorders of the ear, nose, throat (ENT), and related structures of the head and neck. They are commonly referred to as ENT physicians.

The MAO is comprised of more than 160 members in various practice and academic settings from throughout Minnesota and the surrounding areas. The MAO works hard to produce quality educational programs and networking opportunities as well as advocate on behalf of our patients and members.


Why Join MAO?

  • Advocacy at the Capitol and within state agencies.  
  • Support the organization that is your representative in the local medical community.
  • Professional development opportunities.
  • Leadership opportunities through our committees and Board. 
  • Networking with local otolaryngologists, residents, industry representatives, and invited speakers. 
  • Social events for more networking and fun.
  • Periodic updates on legislative, regulatory and medical news.
  • FREE Annual CME Conference.
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MAO Member Practice Spotlight
Midwest Ear Nose and Throat Specialists

This group has been around for more than 100 years and is a great selection for our first practice of the month.  Formed in 1912 by Dr. Andrew Hilger, Midwest Ear, Nose & Throat Specialists opened their first clinic at the Lowry Medical Arts building in St Paul.  At the time they were the only ENT specialist between Chicago and Seattle.

After the ophthalmology and otolaryngology specialties split into separate specialties in 1962, Midwest Ear, Nose & Throat Specialists was one of the first medical practices included in the newly formed Otolaryngology Professional Association (now Minnesota Academy of Otolaryngology).  Then, as now, they recognized the importance of an organized specialty society in the state.

With 12 physicians practicing at four clinics throughout the Twin Cities, Midwest Ear, Nose & Throat Specialists continues to focus on their commitment to providing sound, quality care to their patients.

Want to reach Midwest Ear, Nose & Throat Specialists?  Call 651/701-0750

Do you know of a clinic deserving of this recognition? Contact the MAO office to let us know!  Nominations are accepted on an ongoing basis and eligible throughout the year.