Peter Vila, MD, MSPH
Hometown: N/A - "I'm a nomad. I was born in Miami, FL, but I've moved so many times since then."
Personal Statement: I was very interested in the program at Wash U because I felt the depth of experience in all the subspecialties made for excellent training as a resident, and I truly felt I could be at home here after meeting the wonderful residents and faculty. While I am ultimately fellowship-bound as I plan on pursuing an academic career, I am enjoying spending time with all the various subspecialties within ENT. My research interests include clinical epidemiology and quality improvement, and I am specifically interested in quality measure development.
Undergraduate: University of Wisconsin, Madison, B.S. Molecular Biology, Philosophy, 2005
Graduate: University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Medicine and Public Health, M.S. Population Health (concentration in Epidemiology and Biostatistics), 2007
Medical School: Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York, NY, 2012
Honors and Awards
- Holt Leadership Award, American Academy of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery, 2018
- Chair, Section for Residents and Fellows, American Academy of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery, 2016-2017
- First Place, Best Resident Clinical Research Study, Michael Paparella Resident Research Award, "Antibiotic Prophylaxis in Head and Neck Surgery: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis," Ogura Research Day, Washington University in St. Louis, MO, 2017
- Resident Leadership Travel Grant Award, American Academy of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery, 2012-2017
- Second Place, Best Resident Clinical Research Study, Michael Paparella Resident Research Award, "Using Quality Measures to Effect Change in Otolaryngology," Ogura Research Day, Washington University in St. Louis, MO, 2016
- Best Case Presentation, Ogura-Harkins Annual Competition, St. Louis ENT Club, St. Louis, MO, 2014
- American Head and Neck Society (AHNS) Travel Grant, International Head and Neck Conference, Toronto, ON, Canada, 2012
- Student Council President, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, 2011-2012
- Treasurer, Student Council, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, 2010-2011
- Best Poster in Cancer Imaging, Translational and Molecular Imaging Institute Conference, New York Academy of Medicine, New York, NY, 2011
- Best Poster, NY Academy of Medicine Annual Conference, New York, NY, 2011
- Doris Duke Clinical Research Fellowship Award, Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Division of Gastroenterology, Department of Medicine, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, Mentors: Andrew Sikora, Sharmila Anandasabapathy, Eric Genden, 2010-2011
- President, Population Health Sciences Student Organization, University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Medicine and Public Health, 2006-2007
- Milwaukee Public Health Scholars Fellowship Award, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, Madison, WI, Mentors: Patrick Remington, Geof Swain, 2006
Valenzuela CV, Liu JC, Vila PM, Simon L, Doering M, Lieu JEC. Intranasal Corticosteroids Do Not Lead to Ocular Changes: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis. Laryngoscope. Epub 2018 Sep 19. doi: 10.1002/lary.27209. PMID: 30229924.
Meister KD, Vila PM, Bonilla‐Velez J, Sebelik M, Orloff LA. Current Experience of Ultrasound Training in Otolaryngology Residency Programs. J Ultrasound Med. Epub 2018 Aug 12. doi: 10.1002/jum.14700. PMID: 30099758.
Vila PM, Olsen MA, Piccirillo JP, Ogden MA. Rates of Sialoendoscopy and Sialoadenectomy in 5,111 Adults with Private Insurance. Laryngoscope. In press.
Zenga J, Gross J, Fowler S, Chen J, Vila P, Richmon JD, Varvares MA, Pipkorn P. Salvage of recurrence after surgery and adjuvant therapy: A systematic review. Am J Otolaryngol. Epub 2018. 2018 Feb 2. pii: S0196-0709(17)31010-4. doi: 10.1016/j.amjoto.2018.01.009. PMID: 29398187.
Vila PM, Bhatt NK, Paniello RC. Early-injection laryngoplasty may lower risk of thyroplasty: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Laryngoscope. Epub 2018 Jan 22. doi: 10.1002/lary.26894. PMID: 29355983.
Vila PM, Townsend ME, Bhatt NK, Kao WK, Sinha P, Neely JG. The P Value Problem in Otolaryngology: Shifting to Effect Sizes and Confidence Intervals. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2017 Dec;157(6):1079-1080. doi: 10.1177/0194599817737252. PMID: 29192852.
Vila PM, Zenga J, Jackson RS. Antibiotic Prophylaxis in Clean-Contaminated Head and Neck Surgery: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2017 Oct;157(4):580-588. doi: 10.1177/0194599817712215. Epub 2017 Jul 11. Review. PMID: 28695786
Vila PM, Rich JT, Desai SC. Defining Quality in Head and Neck Reconstruction. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2017 Oct;157(4):545-547. doi: 10.1177/0194599817703937. Epub 2017 Apr 18. Review. PMID: 28419812
Vila PM, Townsend ME, Bhatt NK, Kao WK, Sinha P, Neely JG. The P Value Problem in Otolaryngology: Shifting to Effect Sizes and Confidence Intervals. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2017 Jun;156(6):978-980. doi: 10.1177/0194599816677735. Epub 2016 Nov 14. PMID: 28566048
Sokoya M, Judge PD, Cabrera-Muffly C, Vila PM. Inpatient Rounding Practices in Otolaryngology Residency Programs. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2017 Jun;156(6):1032-1034. doi: 10.1177/0194599817696295. Epub 2017 Mar 14. PMID: 28566045
Vila PM, Ghogomu NT, Odom-John AR, Hullar TE, Hirose K. Infectious complications of pediatric cochlear implants are highly influenced by otitis media. Int J Pediatr Otorhinolaryngol. 2017 Jun;97:76-82. doi: 10.1016/j.ijporl.2017.02.026. Epub 2017 Mar 12. PMID: 28483256.
Vila PM, Lewis S, Cunningham G, Brereton J, Espinel AG, Roberson DW, Shah RK. A Novel Patient Safety Event Reporting Tool in Otolaryngology. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2017 Apr 1:194599817700363. doi: 10.1177/0194599817700363. PMID: 28397541 (Featured on Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery Podcast July 2017)
Vila PM, Thomas T, Liu C, Poe D, Shin JJ. The Burden and Epidemiology of Eustachian Tube Dysfunction in Adults. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2017 Jan 1. Epub. PMID: 28116997
Vila PM, Lieu JE, Hullar TE, Buchman CA. Developing Quality Measures for Adult Cochlear Implant Centers: Preliminary Findings. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2016 Nov;155(5):748-752. PMID: 27554517
Vila PM, Hullar TE, Buchman CA, Lieu JE. Analysis of Outcome Domains in Adult Cochlear Implantation: A Systematic Review. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2016 Aug;155(2):238-45. doi: 10.1177/0194599816641382. Epub 2016 Apr 5. Review. PMID: 27048664
Bellmunt AM, Vila PM, Chen JX, Hackell JM, Rosenfeld RM, Shin JJ. Oral Steroid Use for Otitis Media with Effusion: An Assessment of Practice Patterns. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2016 Jul;155(1):139-46. PMID: 27026728
Wilson MN, Vila PM, Cohen DS, Carter JM, Lawlor CM, Davis KS, Raol NP. The Pursuit of Otolaryngology Subspecialty Fellowships. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2016 Jun;154(6):1027-33. PMID: 27026739
Rosenfeld RM, Shin JJ, Schwartz SR, Coggins R, Gagnon L, Hackell JM, Hoelting D, Hunter LL, Kummer AW, Payne SC, Poe DS, Veling M, Vila PM, Walsh SA, Corrigan MD. Clinical Practice Guideline: Otitis Media with Effusion (Update). Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2016 Feb;154(1 Suppl):S1-S41. PMID: 26832942
Rosenfeld RM, Shin JJ, Schwartz SR, Coggins R, Gagnon L, Hackell JM, Hoelting D, Hunter LL, Kummer AW, Payne SC, Poe DS, Veling M, Vila PM, Walsh SA, Corrigan MD. Clinical Practice Guideline: Otitis Media with Effusion Executive Summary (Update). Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2016 Feb;154(2):201-14. PMID: 26833645
Vila PM, Schneider JS, Piccirillo JF, Lieu JEC. Understanding Quality Measures in Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery. JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. Epub 2015 Nov 25. PMID: 26606715
Shin D, Lee MH, Polydorides AD, Pierce MC, Vila PM, Parikh ND, Rosen DG, Anandasabapathy S, Richards-Kortum RR. Quantitative analysis of high-resolution microendoscopic images for diagnosis of neoplasia in patients with Barrett's esophagus. Gastrointest Endosc. Epub 2015 Aug 5. PMID: 26253018
Vila PM, Lieu JEC. Language Outcomes in Children with Unilateral Hearing Loss: A Review. Perpectives on Hearing and Hearing Disorders in Childhood. Perspectives on Hearing and Hearing Disorders in Childhood 2015:25(2):60. DOI: 10.1044/hhdc25.2.60.
Vila PM, Hullar TE, Buchman CA, Lieu JEC. Is There a Need for Performance Measures for Cochlear Implant Centers? Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2015;153(4):484-487. PMID: 25805636
Vila PM, Lieu JEC. Asymmetric and Unilateral Hearing Loss in Children. Cell Tissue Res. Epub 2015 May 26. PMID: 26004144
Vila PM, Stucken CL, Morris LG, Posner MR, Genden EM, Bofetta P, Sikora AG. Reduced impact of nodal metastases as a prognostic factor for tonsil cancer in the HPV era. Eur Arch Otorhinolaryngol. Epub 2014 Sep:271(9):2523-9. PMID: 24190760
Vila PM, Kingsley MJ, Polydorides AD, Pierce MP, Sauk J, Kim MK, Patel K, Godbold J, Waye JD, Richards-Kortum R, Anandasabapathy S. Accuracy and Inter-rater Reliability for the Diagnosis of Barrett’s Neoplasia Among Users of a Novel, Portable, High-Resolution Microendoscope (HRME). Diseases of the Esophagus. 2014 Jan:27(1):55-62. doi 10.1111/dote.12040. PMID: 23442220
Chang SS, Shukla R, Polydorides AD, Vila PM, Lee M, Han H, Kedia P, Lewis J, Gonzalez S, Kim MK, Harpaz N, Godbold J, Richards-Kortum R, Anandasabapathy S. High resolution microendoscopy for classification of colorectal polyps. Endoscopy. 2013 Jul;45(7):553-9. doi: 10.1055/s-0032-1326502. Epub 2013 Jun 18.
Levy L, Vila PM, Park CW, Schwarz R, Polydorides AD, Teng MS, Gurudutt VV, Genden EM, Miles BA, Anandasabapathy S, Gillenwater AM, Richards-Kortum R, Sikora AG. High-Resolution Optical Imaging of Benign and Malignant Mucosa in the Upper Aerodigestive Tract: An Atlas for Image-Guided Surgery. ISRN Minimally Invasive Surgery. 2012(2012), doi 10.5402/2012/364285
Vila PM, Park CW, Pierce MC, Goldstein GH, Levy L, Gurudutt VV, Polydorides AD, Godbold JH, Teng MS, Genden EM, Miles BA, Anandasabapathy S, Gillenwater AM, Richards-Kortum R, Sikora AG. Discrimination of Benign and Neoplastic Mucosa with a High-Resolution Microendoscope (HRME) in Head and Neck Cancer. Annals of Surgical Oncology. 2012 Apr 11;Epub.
Pierce MP, Vila P, Polydorides AD, Richards-Kortum R, Anandasabapathy S. Low-Cost Endomicroscopy in the Esophagus and Colon. American Journal of Gastroenterology. 2011 Sep;106(9):1722-1724
Vila PM, Thekkek N, Richards-Kortum R, Anandasabapathy S. Use of in vivo point-of-care optical imaging in the upper gastrointestinal tract. Mount Sinai Journal of Medicine. 2011 Nov-Dec;78(6):894-904
Jethanamest D, Vila PM, Sikora AG, Morris LGT. Predictors of survival in mucosal melanoma of the head and neck. Annals of Surgical Oncology. 2011 Oct;18(10):2748-56
Vila PM, Zafar U, Badimon JJ. Platelet reactivity and nonresponse to dual antiplatelet therapy: a review. Platelets. 2009 Dec;20(8):531-8
Ceraso M, McElroy JA, Kuang X, Vila PM, Du X, Lu L, Ren H, Qian N, Jorenby DE, Fiore MC. Smoking, barriers to quitting, and smoking-related knowledge, attitudes, and patient practices among male physicians in China. Preventing Chronic Disease. 2009 Jan;6(1):A06
Vila PM, Booske BC, Wegner MV, Remington PL. Preventable Causes of Death in Wisconsin, 2004. Wisconsin Medical Journal. 2007 Oct;106(7):373-9
Vila PM, Swain GR, Baumgardner DJ, Halsmer SE, Remington PL, Cisler RA. Health Disparities in Milwaukee by Socioeconomic Status. Wisconsin Medical Journal. 2007 Oct;106(7):366-72
McLean A, LeMay W, Vila P, Wegner M, Remington P. Disparities in Oral and Pharyngeal Cancer Incidence and Mortality among Wisconsin Residents, 1999-2002. Wisconsin Medical Journal. 2006 Sep;105(6):32-35