Ear, Nose & Throat

Program Staff and Leadership

Mark K. Wax, M.D., F.A.C.S., F.R.C.S. - Program Director

photo of Dr. Mark Wax with his dog

Dr. Mark Wax has been the program director for the Otolaryngology residency program and microvascular reconstructive surgery fellowship for over 10 years. His dedication to the program has brought the program to where it is now as one of few programs with gender parity in the nation, nationally recognized program improvements, and integration into all the subspecialties in Otolaryngology.  His reputation as a nationally recognized microvascular surgeon and educator and welcoming demeanor means that our learners are supported throughout all parts of their education and career. 

Paul W. Flint, M.D. - Department Chair

Paul Flint, MD

Dr. Paul Flint has been the chair of the department for more than 10 years, and is a well-known laryngologist in the field.  He started the Northwest Voice and Swallowing Clinic and has leveraged the expertise of his fellow laryngologists and speech language pathologists to make that center a regionally recognized provider.  Dr. Flint has an open-door policy for all members in the department including our residents.  He is active in supporting our educational efforts at an institutional and national level.  His approachable leadership style means that many of our residents have looked to him to advice and support, including warm meals when they are on call during the holidays.

Matthew Hosanna – Program Coordinator

photo of Matt Hosanna sitting in front of a river

Matt joined the program in 2016 and among keeping tabs on the residents and Dr. Wax, he also is heavily invested in reducing the administrative burden on residents, helping them navigate the hospital bureaucracy, maintaining our accreditation status with the ACGME, and sharing conversations, experience, and personal support over drinks.  Matt is a board member for the Otolaryngology Program Coordinator Organization (OPCO) and is interested in making the medical world a more socially just space for patients and healthcare providers, he sees this being accomplished through the development of effective and novel educational curriculum in this area.  He is supported by a robust administrative team that are really the people that makes him look good when it comes to events and projects.