Dr. Rick Odland named Chief of Otolaryngology

Dr. Rick Odland
Dr. Rick Odland

Rick Odland, MD, PhD, FACS, was selected as the new Chief of Hennepin County Medical Center’s (HCMC) Department of Otolaryngology. He replaces Dr. Robert Maisel, who is stepping down from this role.

Dr. Odland is an active clinician, teacher and researcher. He has been on the medical staff at HCMC since 1995, has served as medical director of the Ear, Nose and Throat Clinic since 1997, and has been the assistant chief of the Department of Otolaryngology since 2013.  Dr. Odland has served on the Board of Governors of the Minnesota Academy of Otolaryngology since 2009 and has been on that organization’s board of directors since 2005.



HCMC named one of “America’s Best Hospitals”

Hennepin County Medical Center named one of “America’s Best Hospitals” for 15th consecutive year

U.S. News Media & World Report’s 2011-12 Best Hospitals rankings include Hennepin County Medical Center (HCMC) as a top hospital in diabetes and endocrinology care again this year, and names six other specialties at HCMC as high performing. The rankings are published annually published by U.S. News and World Report and are available online at www.usnews.com/besthospitals.

Out of nearly 5,000 hospitals evaluated across the nation, only 140 hospitals performed well enough to rank in a particular specialty. HCMC ranked 43rd in diabetes and endocrinology. Additional high performing specialties named at HCMC are Ear, Nose & Throat, Gastroenterology, Nephrology, Orthopedics, Pulmonology and Urology.
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