Humanitarian service spans decades for WashU otolaryngologists

photo of John Chi with local surgical residents

Washington University Otolaryngology faculty members John Chi, MD, MPHS, and David Molter, MD, are celebrating special anniversaries that represent decades of humanitarian service. Chi, division chief of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, has spent the last ten years volunteering with Medical Missions for Children, a group that provides quality surgical and dental services to poor […]

Simulation a highlight of annual ENT induction course

Washington University otolaryngology residents took full advantage of their multidisciplinary surgical simulation lab during this summer’s annual induction course. The lab has become an increasingly beneficial tool for resident training as more and more surgical specialties adopt hands-on training with cadaver specimens as a routine part of their curriculum. August was a busy month in […]

Physician-scientist trainees adopt research projects

Physician-scientist trainees in the Department of Otolaryngology at Washington University devote two additional years of residency to original research. Four such residents – the first of the new R25 funding mechanism – have chosen their research projects and are aggressively collecting data and seeking answers that will improve patient care worldwide. Amrita Hari-Raj, MD Project […]

ENT welcomes facial plastic surgeon Eric Barbarite

Eric Barbarite, MD, joined the Division of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Sept. 1. Please join us in welcoming him to the Department of Otolaryngology. Barbarite grew up in South Florida and graduated summa cum laude from the University of Miami’s combined BS/MD Honors Program in Medicine. He completed otolaryngology residency at Harvard University School […]

Q&A with Allison Ogden

photo of Ogden and family in Costa Rica

Washington University comprehensive otolaryngologist and Vice-Chair for Clinical Operations Allison Ogden, MD, seems to have made a habit of WashU – as medical student, resident and faculty member. Attracted to otolaryngology for its unique anatomy and breadth of the specialty, she has built one of the most successful sialendoscopy practices in the Midwest. How long […]

Q&A with Clinical Coordinator Jackie Pinkerton

photo of Jackie Pinkerton and family at the beach

Jackie Pinkerton has served the Department of Otolaryngology for almost three decades. When she’s not taking care of patients, you might find her relaxing in the pool, enjoying a real crime show on television, or making her own sausage. How long have you been with the Department of Otolaryngology? My current title is clinical coordinator. […]

Roland leads effort to improve prevention and treatment of invasive fungal sinusitis

photo of Lauren Roland, MD

Washington University rhinologist Lauren Roland, MD, MSCI, is leading the charge to improve the prevention and treatment of invasive fungal sinusitis, a rare but aggressive disease with high mortality rates. About 1 in 7 adults in the US will be affected by sinusitis each year, caused by allergens, irritants, virus, bacteria or fungi. The vast […]

NF2 patients see benefit from auditory brainstem implant

A delicate surgical procedure conducted by Washington University neurotologist Craig Buchman, MD, offers hope for sound awareness to patients who may not be good candidates for a cochlear implant. The benefits of the cochlear implant – a device used to stimulate the auditory nerve pathway – are increasingly well known, and the number of devices […]

ENT residents match with top choices for surgical fellowships

Three chief residents in the Department of Otolaryngology at Washington University have matched with their top choices for prestigious fellowship programs, pursuing advanced surgical training in head and neck cancer and facial plastic and reconstructive surgery. The matches reflect the breadth and quality of surgical and academic experience received by residents in the WashU program. […]

Team Heads Up is on a roll!

Pedal the Cause team Heads Up, representing the Department of Otolaryngology at Washington University, has a record 65 members this year. The team is comprised of cancer survivors, faculty, staff, and children. They need your help to raise money for cancer research. Here’s how you can donate: Children can help too! Jack and Grant Zolkind […]