Online scheduling improves patient accessibility

Patients who want to see Washington University Otolaryngology providers can now schedule their appointments online at the WashU Physicians website. Because the service just went live Dec. 15, patients are just starting to book their appointments online, according to Otolaryngology Vice-Chair for Clinical Operations Allison Ogden, MD. Otolaryngology is the first specialty care department at […]

Surgeon-scientist, Washington University alumnus Roland joins Department of Otolaryngology

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Lauren Roland, MD, is joining the Division of Rhinology in the Department of Otolaryngology as assistant professor. “We are so happy to have Dr. Roland back at WashU,” said John Schneider, MD, chief of Rhinology. “Her research experience with fungal sinusitis will help expand the division’s research into rhinologic conditions that affect our patients. She will be […]

Washington University Audiology students receive research travel awards

Two Washington University Audiology students received highly competitive 2022 Travel Awards for their Graduate Student Mentored Research Poster Session submissions to the Scientific and Technology Meeting of the American Auditory Society. Lauren Jacobs (Mentors: Jonathan Peelle, PhD, and Kate McClannahan, PhD) was awarded for her project Evaluating Remote Tools to Determine Headphone Use During Online Testing. […]

Understanding how hearing loss interferes with the lives of older adults

As our aged population grows, so does the incidence of age-related hearing loss. In fact, about 50% of those over 70 years of age experience notable hearing loss and difficulties associated with that loss. Assistant Professor of Otolaryngology at Washington University Kate McClannahan, PhD, hopes to alleviate those difficulties by better understanding how personality, cognition, […]

Q&A with Deaf Education student Liberty Moore

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Liberty Moore is a graduate student in Deaf Education here at Washington University. A bilateral cochlear implant recipient, she has garnered experience as both a research subject and research scientist and hopes to become a teacher of the deaf. How did your deafness develop and at what age did you receive cochlear implants? I was […]

Q&A with Lewis Rolen, operations assistant

A middle school social studies teacher for 30 years, Lewis Rolen now provides operational support and women’s basketball commentary. How would you describe your current role? I have been with Washington University just two years, all of that time with the Department of Otolaryngology. Originally my job title was Attendant Inventory/Delivery, but I am now called […]

Q&A with alumnus and neurotologist Eric Slattery

Eric L. Slattery, MD, is a neurotologist at the Ear, Nose & Throat Center of Utah, the largest  independent ENT group in Utah, where he is the medical director of the House of Hearing, its audiology division. He is also the director of the Cochlear Implant Center of Utah and vice-chief of otolaryngology of Intermountain […]

ENT residents garner research awards

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Washington University otolaryngology residents Amit Walia, MD, and David Lee, MD, received research grants from the American Hearing Research Foundation (AHRF). The awards are $1,000 each and will provide supplies and other expenses related to their research projects. Title: Optical Coherence Tomography of Inner Ear StructuresPI: David Lee, MDMentor: Nedim Durakovic, MD Hearing instability disorders, […]

Q&A with Chief Resident Carla Valenzuela

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Carla Valenzuela, MD, MSCI, is another of our accomplished chief residents. A physician-scientist trainee, she spent two years exploring a number of clinical and basic research topics and is the recipient of The Holt Leadership Award for Residents and Fellows-in-Training offered by the American Academy of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery. What attracted you […]

Q&A with Kristin Vierling

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As senior director of clinical operations at the Center for Hearing and Balance Disorders, Kristin Vierling touches many lives – patients, surgeons, office and medical staff, and trainees. Her knowledge of neurotology and skill at building interpersonal relationships are central to the success of the clinic. How long have you been working with Jacques Herzog, […]