Inna Husain, MD

Associate Professor
Department of Otolaryngology, Rush Medical College
Role: Clinician, Faculty
Joined Rush in August 2015


I am currently an assistant professor and section head of laryngology within the department of otolaryngology here at Rush. I joined Rush immediately after completing my fellowship at MEEI in Boston, which I began after completing my ENT residency at NMH in Chicago.

What inspired you to get into your field?

I loved ENT due to the mix of clinical and surgical practice that is related to the fascinating anatomy of the head and neck. I was drawn to laryngology by the multiple functions of the larynx, which are related to the voice, the airway, and swallowing, and the trend towards in-office procedures/interventions.

What excited you about your work at Rush?

Rush’s focus on patient care in an environment that promotes and encourages forward thinking is what excited me about working here.

What is your opinion of mentoring and sponsorship? Please comment about your experiences.

I think it’s important to use your experiences to help others navigate the sometimes challenging path between balancing clinical duties and the creation of a practice or career.

Do you have tips or advice you would recommend for someone looking to enter your field of work?

The field of laryngology is very diverse in terms of the way it is practiced. So, before deciding on the field, it’s a good idea to spend some time with a variety of laryngologists to learn more about the way they work.

What are your hobbies? How do you like to spend your free time?

I love to travel and to try new restaurants. I also love to spend my free time with my family. I am the mother of a two-year-old, and I am currently expecting my second child.