Q&A with Physician Assistant Melissa Portell

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Washington University Physician Assistant Melissa Portell shares the joy she receives spending time with family, riding, and accompanying head and neck cancer patients through their survivorship journey. What is your current title and how long have you been with WashU ENT? I am a physician assistant that sees mostly head and neck cancer patients, and […]

Pedal the Cause team raises $43K

ENT Pedal the Cause team

Cheers to our Pedal the Cause team for completing the big ride on Sept. 26 and for raising more than $43,000 to fund cancer research! The Department of Otolaryngology’s team Heads Up has raised more than $300,000 since the first Pedal the Cause event in 2011. This year’s 53-member team included faculty, residents, medical students, […]

Q&A with alumnus Marvin Fried, leader in academic medicine

WashU alumnus Marvin Fried MD with family

Marvin Fried, MD, is professor and university chairman, emeritus, at Montefiore Medical Center/Albert Einstein College of Medicine.  A New York native, Dr. Fried graduated from City College of New York where he received the prestigious New York City Jonas Salk Award and Scholarship. After earning his medical degree from Tufts University School of Medicine, Dr. […]

History is made restoring hearing in patients with acoustic neuromas

Surgeons at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis made history on July 15 when they completed the first case in a clinical trial to restore hearing in patients with vestibular schwannomas, also known as acoustic neuromas. The July operation at Barnes-Jewish Hospital marked the first use of the MED-EL Auditory Nerve Test System […]

Why our new residents are excited to train at WashU

Welcome to our new trainees, a highly accomplished group coming from hometowns and institutions across the country. Each of them shared why they are thrilled to train at Washington University’s Department of Otolaryngology. “I chose Washington University for its unparalleled breadth and depth of surgical training, remarkable research opportunities, and genuine resident and faculty camaraderie. […]

Join us at Pedal the Cause

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You are invited to participate with our department in this year’s Pedal the Cause Inspired on September 26 & 27. Be inspired to ride your bike. Be inspired to run or walk. Be inspired to do your part to create a world without cancer. Register, set your goal, and give fundraising your best efforts.  When you register, select our department’s […]

ENT telehealth is here to stay

Dr. Bradley meets with a patient during a telehealth visit

To ensure patient safety amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, the Department of Otolaryngology swiftly introduced telehealth, enabling patients to see their providers via phone, tablet and computer.  But now, even as new measures make office visits safe, telehealth is a service that is here to stay. “As we move forward, there will be certain types of […]

Chair delivers meals to celebrate ENT residency and fellowship graduations

To celebrate the Department of Otolaryngology’s graduates this year, Chair Craig Buchman, MD, and his wife Liz dropped off dinner and parting gifts at each resident and fellow’s home. While it wasn’t the usual large gathering, due to COVID-19, it was truly a family affair. Congratulations to our graduates! And read more about where our […]

Q&A with Research Statistician Dorina Kallogjeri

Dorina Kallogjeri, MD, MPH, is the research statistician behind the Clinical Outcomes Research Office, assisting our department’s investigators on everything from framing their research to evaluating results. Dr. Kallogjeri spent some time with us reflecting on what brought her to Washington University and what she loves about her job What do you enjoy most about […]