2017 Ogura Lectureship and Resident Research Day

The 36th Annual Ogura Lectureship and 31st Annual Resident Research Day offered participants a unique view into state-of-the-art head and neck surgical techniques as well as a glimpse of the wide variety of basic and clinical research being conducted by residents and students in the Department of Otolaryngology. This year's guest speaker, Ricardo L. Carrou, MD, offered two presentations during the event.  The first, "Evolution of endoscopic skull base surgery: A personal point of view," demonstrated the significant achievements in surgical technique over the past several decades.  Dr. Carrau then closed the event with his presentation on, "Endoscopic management of posterior epistaxis."  Fifteen residents and students offered presentations of their research accomplishments during the event.  Paparella Research Prizes were awarded to the following residents:
Basic Science: 1st Place - Kathryn Kao; 2nd Place - Paul Zolkind.
Clinical Science: 1st Place - Peter Vila; 2nd Place - Emily Spataro.
Research activities were followed by a dinner to celebrate the graduating residents and fellows.  The Graduation Dinner was help at the Missouri History Museum, and honored the following graduates.
Graduating Residents:
Andrea Park, MD
Jonathan Law, MD
Emily Spataro, MD
Joseph Zenga, MD
Nedim Durakovic, MD
Matthew Barton, MD

Graduating Fellows:
James Martin, MD
Jamie Segal, MD
Ruchin Patel, MD

However, that was not the end of the festivities.  The almost annual Oto-HNS Golf Tournament was held at Gateway National Golf Links and featured a four person scramble.  The team of Zenga, Buchman, Harmon and Valenzuela came out on top.  Other prizes included:
Overall Low - Stryker
Longest Drive – Heath Peters
Closest to the Hole #1 – Mike Kurtz
Closest to the Hole #2 – Scott Walen