Otolaryngology often has many names because of how the doctors are trained and what they treat. These physicians diagnose and treat diseases of the ear, nose, and throat. They are also trained in medicine and surgery of these areas, therefore, the field is often referred to as otolaryngology-head and neck surgery or ENT. They treat patients of all ages. After medical school, these doctors go through at least five years of specialty training, an examination, and if you want to specialize further, a one or two year fellowship. These physicians see cases such as, congenital disorders of the ear, smell disorders, cancers of those regions, or even swallowing disorders.
Dr. Michael Bard earned his undergraduate degree from the University of Michigan and then obtained his medical degree from the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. While in a residency for general surgery, Dr. Bard transitioned into otolaryngology/head and neck surgery. This would be his area of focus for his fellowship, as well, where he spent time in England. He currently practices at the Advanced Ear, Nose and Throat (ENT) Care clinic in Danbury, Connecticut. Dr, Bard throughout his medical career has published numerous papers in the field of otolaryngology. Besides being an ENT physician, he enjoys playing the saxophone, skiing and raising his wonderful children.