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

ENT SpecialtyCare is the premier Otolaryngology private practice in the upper Midwest. It is the largest group of board certified Otolaryngologists in the state of Minnesota and one of the largest groups in the country. With a combined practice experience of over 100 years and as one of the oldest ENT practices in the Twin Cities, their physicians practice the full spectrum of advanced ENT-Head and Neck Surgery care, including pediatrics, head and neck oncology, skull base, thyroid and parathyroid disorders, hearing and balance disorders, nasal and sinus disease, sleep apnea and snoring, and others.

Offices are conveniently located throughout the Metro area and western Wisconsin and their physicians are affiliated with all of the major hospitals and insurance networks.

Critical to their success has been their dedication to a strong doctor-patient relationship. Each patient is provided with the most advanced care in a timely and cost efficient manner. They strive to include patients in the decision-making process and to educate them in regards to their diagnosis and care plan. This makes their patients active participants in their treatment. They take pride in providing the right care, at the right time, at the right place.

If you would like to schedule an appointment ENT SpecialtyCare’s physicians or audiologists, please call 612-871-1144 during clinic hours Monday- Friday 9 AM - 5 PM.


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.