The artistry of cancer care

before and after photos

Cancer patient Nancy Robinson likened her latest treatments to a passage by St. Francis of Assisi: “He who works with his hands is a laborer. He who works with his hands and his head is a craftsman. He who works with his hands and his head and his heart is an artist.” For Robinson, Washington […]

WashU ENT specialists attend Combined Sections Meeting

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Ear, nose and throat specialists assembled in San Diego, California January 26-28 for the Triological Society’s annual Combined Sections Meeting. The meeting is one of several annual events sponsored by the society to encourage and assist otolaryngologist-head and neck surgeons and other healthcare professionals develop, maintain, and enhance their knowledge and skills in pursuit of […]

ENT residents gain microvascular skills

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It was a full house in the surgical simulation lab Feb. 15 as residents took advantage of an opportunity to practice microvascular anastomosis, the reconstruction of small blood vessels. The procedure is one of the most challenging surgical skills to acquire — the repaired vessel has to remain patent (open), but not leak. It is […]

Clinician-scientist trainees get a name change

The 2023 cohort of clinician-scientist trainees in the Department of Otolaryngology at Washington University will have a new name. Formerly known as T32 residents, they will now carry the designation – R25. The change reflects a new funding mechanism adopted by the National Institute on Deafness and other Communication Disorders (NIDCD) that will provide a […]

Q & A with Research Technician Bobby Voss

photo of Bobby Voss in wheelchair track event

Bobby Voss developed a passion for science while in school and now enjoys discovering new ways to advance research to benefit mankind. When not at the lab bench he enjoys spending time with family and sports. What is your role in the department? I am currently a Research Technician II. I started at Washington University […]

Max A. Goldstein: Innovator in deaf education

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The Central Institute for the Deaf (CID) St. Louis has contributed to over 100 years of deaf education for children and patients. This is all thanks to an innovator in deaf education and renowned St. Louis ear, nose, and throat physician, Max A. Goldstein, MD. Goldstein was a St. Louis native and Washington University alumnus. […]

Piccirillo leads clinical trial for HHT-epistaxis

Headshot of Dr. Piccirillo with WashU shield

Hereditary hemorrhagic telangiectasia or HHT is a rare bleeding disorder caused by arteriovenous malformations that result in telangiectasias, small widened or broken vessels near the surface of the skin that are often accompanied by bleeding. Although HHT can affect any organ or area of the body, epistaxis or nosebleed is the most common recurring symptom, […]

Peng brings immunotherapy experience to head and neck cancer research

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Guangyong Peng, MD, PhD, has joined the Division of Head and Neck Cancer, bringing with him highly sought expertise in the field of immunotherapy and suppressive tumor microenvironments. Peng’s research adds to an aggressive expansion of cancer research efforts in the Department of Otolaryngology at Washington University in St. Louis. Head and Neck Division Chief […]

Joseph H. Ogura: A national pioneer in otolaryngology

photo of Joseph Ogura, MD

You have likely heard of the Ogura Learning Center, but do you know the man behind the name? Joseph H. Ogura, MD, was the fifth chair of the Department of Otolaryngology at Washington University and one of the most prolific doctors and researchers in the field. Born in San Francisco in 1915, Ogura received his […]

Introducing comprehensive otolaryngologist Miranda Lindburg

Miranda Lindburg, MD, is no stranger to the Department of Otolaryngology, having completed medical school and residency at Washington University. She is now equally excited to continue her career here as a faculty member and continue her exploration of the St. Louis food scene. Where are you from originally? I was born in the Seattle […]