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 180 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.
Join Today


The MAO Annual Meeting is being held on Saturday, January 20, 2024 at the Hyatt Regency Bloomington!  Watch your emails for more details.  It will be another outstanding meeting with Otolaryngologists from the 5-state region, keynote speakers, exceptional content, and many exhibitors!  You won't want to miss it!


MAO is on the "Walk" !!  We are partnered with the MN Lions Club for the D-Feet Hearing Loss! 

Go to their website to learn how to participate and join the fun!  Also, stop by and say hello at the MAO Booth!  https://secure.qgiv.com/event/2023mlhfwalk 

2023 Walk to D-Feet Hearing Loss



 Good times at the MAO Mingle!  Great evening to be with colleagues, share stories and do lawn bowling!