Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery Residency Program
Donald T. Donovan, M.D., was appointed interim chair of the Bobby R. Alford Department of Otolaryngology in September of 2010.
Dr. Donovan was awarded an A.B., cum laude, from Harvard College in 1973. He attended medical school at Baylor College of Medicine, receiving his M.D. in 1976. He also completed his Residency in Surgery and Otolaryngology at Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Donovan was a Special Fellow with John J. Conley, M.D., Head and Neck Oncology, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, in New York in 1982, and then joined the faculty of Baylor College of Medicine. In addition to serving as a professor in the Bobby R. Alford Department of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery, Dr. Donovan was the Senior Associate Dean for Student Affairs between 1996 and 2011.
Dr. Donovan has always been dedicated to medical education, and he has received Baylor College of Medicine’s Outstanding Faculty Award on five separate occasions. He also received the College’s Commitment to Medical Education Award in 1992, 1993 and 1995. In 2006, Dr. Donovan was named as the Baylor College of Medicine Alumni Association Outstanding Faculty of the Year. In 2008, Dr. Donovan received the John W. Overstreet, M.D. Award from Houston Methodist Hospital. The award honors a physician on staff who exemplifies the best of the medical profession; demonstrates respect, empathy and caring in his interactions with patients, family and staff; and, supports the mission of the hospital.
Dr. Donovan is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons, the American Laryngological Association and the Triological Society, the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and was given the Honor Award by the American Academy of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery in 1992.
In addition to his departmental and College responsibilities, Dr. Donovan maintains an active clinical and surgical practice. His interests include head and neck tumors, laryngeal/voice disorders, endoscopic sinus surgery, thyroid and parathyroid disease and salivary gland disorders.