Willard C. Harrill, MD, FACS

Dr. Will Harrill joined Dr. Harry King in 1998, the founding member who had been in solo practice for 18 years. Dr. Harrill served as President and CEO of Carolina ENT/HNSC from 2001 to 2018, overseeing the transformation of a solo practice into a regional provider of ENT care and currently serves as Chairman of the Board for the practice. Dr. Harrill also has served as the founding Chairman of the Board of the Viewmont Surgery Center from 2008-2010, helping to bring lower cost ambulatory surgery options to the region for patients.

Dr. Harrill actively volunteers with both Wake Forest and UNC medical schools, both as a Clinical Associate in the Department of Otolaryngology of Wake Forest Baptist Health Center and through his work with the Department of Otolaryngology at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill teaching head and neck anatomy lab to first year medical students.

Dr. Harrill's involvement in clinical outcomes research resulted in the publishing of his Triologic Thesis on technologies used for the treatment of chronic nasal obstruction.

A member of the medical staff at Frye Regional Medical Center, Catawba Memorial Hospital, and Viewmont Surgery Center, Dr. Harrill is Board Certified by the American Academy of Otolaryngology and is a Fellow of the Triological Society and of the American College of Surgeons and a member of the American Academy of Otolaryngic Allergy

A native of Winston-Salem, Dr. Harrill graduated from the University of North Carolina with a degree in Chemistry and received his medical degree from the Medical College of Virginia and his surgical internship and Ear, Nose & Throat residency at the Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas.

Awards, Honors & Recognition

CMS Meaningful Use Stage 1 Certification Allscripts Professional EHR, Allscripts, 2013

J. Charles Dickson Research Award Baylor College of Medicine, 1996

Resident Research Award Texas Association of Otolaryngology, 1995

Fellow (FAAO-HNS) American Academy of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery

Fellow (FACS) American College of Surgeons


Harrill WC: "Contemporary Analysis of Practicing Otolaryngologists; Part II." Annual Otolaryngology Update. Department of Otolaryngology Wake Forest School of Medicine. April 2018, Wisnton-Salem, NC.

Harrill WC : “Contemporary Analysis of Practicing Otolaryngologists”. Triologic Society, January 2018, Scottsdale AZ

“SWOT Analysis and Strategic Planning Principles: Tools to Solve the Challenges We Face in Medicine” Newton Fischer Society Meeting. UNC Department of Otolaryngology June 2017

Panel Moderator. “Otolaryngology in the Carolinas: Challenges, Issues and Opportunities.”. NC/SC Otolaryngology Society July 2016

Harrill WC, Pillsbury III HC, McGuirt WF, Stewart MG: “Radiofrequency Turbinate Reduction: A NOSE Evaluation.” Triological Society, May 2007.

Harrill WC, Lew HL, Hardcastle RC, Jerger SW, Jerger JF: “Effect of Presbyacusis on Linguistic Interference Effects.” American Academy of Otolaryngology-head and Neck Surgery Foundation’s Association for Research in Otolaryngology September 1996.

Harrill WC, Jenkins HA, Coker NJ: ”Barotrauma Following Stapes Surgery: A Survey of Recommended Restrictions and Clinical Experiences.” American Otological Society, May 1996.

Harrill WC, Stewart MG, Ohlms LA:” the Effects of an Outpatient Practice Guideline at a County Hospital: A Prospective Pilot Study.” Association for Research in Otolaryngology Midwinter Meeting February 1996.

Harrill WC, Stewart MG, Lee AG, Cernoch P:” Chronic Rhinocerebral Mucormycosis.” American Rhinologic Society May 1995.

Harrill WC, DiNardo LJ, Sismanis A:”A Decade of Laryngeal Cancer Management at the medical College of Virginia.” Virginia Society of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery May 1992.


Harrill WC, Melon DE, Seshul MJ, Katz MS, Zanation AM. “Contemporary Analysis of Practicing Otolaryngologists”. Laryngoscope. In Press

Harrill WC, Pillsbury III HC, McGuirt WF, Stewart MG. Radiofrequency turbinate reduction: a NOSE evaluation. Laryngoscope November 2007, 117 p1912-1919.

Stewart MG, Friedman EM, Sulek M, Hulka GF, Kuppersmith RB, Harrill WC, Bautista MH. Quality of life and health status in pediatric tonsil and adenoid disease. Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg 2000;126:45-48.

Harrill WC, Stasney CR, Donovan DT. Laryngopharyngeal reflux: a possible risk factor in laryngeal and hypopharyngeal carcinoma. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg, Apr 1999, 120(4) p598-601.

Stewart MG, Harrill WC, Ohlms LA. The effects of an outpatient practice guideline at a teaching hospital: a prospective pilot study. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg, Oct 1997, 117(4) p388-93.

Harrill WC, Jenkins HA, Coker NJ. Barotrauma after stapes surgery: a survey of recommended restrictions and clinical experiences. Am J Otol, Nov 1996, 17(6) p835-45; discussion 845-6.

Harrill WC, Stewart MG, Lee AG, et al. Chronic rhinocerebral mucormycosis. Laryngoscope, Oct 1996, 106(10) p1292-7.

Harrill WC, Lew Hl, Hardcastle RC, Jerger SW, Jerger JF. Effect of Presbyacusis on Linguistic Interference Effects. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg, 1996; 115 (2):96.