Ascension Macomb-Oakland Hospital Otolaryngology (ENT) Residency Program

Program Director: Seilesh Babu, MD Program 

Coordinator: Hannah Beels

Welcome to the Ascension Macomb-Oakland Hospital, Madison Heights Campus Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery (ENT) Residency Program! We thank you for your interest, and we hope you will find this page informative.


The St. John’s ENT program is a 5 (five) year accredited program in the heart of Southeast Michigan, in partnership with Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine. Our program mission is to develop world class Otolaryngology surgeons through resident education with state of the art medical and surgical care. This will require strong clinical knowledge and skill, aptitude towards research, and strong desire for personal excellence. We strive to have you become a mature and capable surgeon through graduated responsibility and supervised patient care experiences.


Our program is currently accredited by the American Osteopathic Association (AOA). We are currently in pre-accreditation through the ACGME and we are confident in our abilities to achieve ACGME accreditation by 2020.


Our residents receive training in a variety practice settings, varying from community/private to hospital/academic settings. They are also strongly encouraged to partake in research opportunities throughout their training.


During their 5 years of training, residents will spend time with a variety of faculties throughout the institution of Ascension Southeast Michigan. Residents will also partake in weekly didactic discussions, as well as monthly grand rounds, morbidity and mortality conferences, and quality improvement discussions. In addition, attending and senior resident lectures will contribute to the education of the resident. Lastly, there will be monthly journal clubs where residents and attendings will discuss current and landmark literatures. Research time is protected during residency and presentations and publications are expected.


In their PGY-1 year of training, residents will complete 6(six) months of ENT rotations, accompanies by 2 months of general surgery, 1 month of oral-maxillofacial surgery, 1 month of neurosurgery, 1 month of surgical ICU, and 1 month of anesthesia. PGY-1s are also expected to partake in daytime buddy call, to prepare them for solo call later in their training.


During their PGY-2,3,4,5 years, residents will gain deeper knowledge of the subspecialties of otolaryngology, including but not limited to general ENT, laryngology, pediatrics ENT, allergy, head and neck, and facial plastics. Upon the completion of their residency, our graduates have gone on to succeed in a variety of fellowship programs and practice settings.


If you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to contact our program director:

Seilesh Babu, MD