Open surgery replacing more conservative management for airway stenosis

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Washington University laryngologist Matt Rohlfing, MD, brings new hope to patients with airway deficiencies that are unresponsive to endoscopic management. Tracheal stenosis is a narrowing of the windpipe (trachea) that can lead to shortness of breath and coughing. The condition is most commonly caused by trauma due to intubation or tracheostomy – an opening to […]

Sharing our expertise: 2024 Combined Otolaryngology Spring Meetings

Faculty and trainees from the Department of Otolaryngology at Washington University School of Medicine will share their expertise in patient care and advancements in research at the upcoming Combined Otolaryngology Spring Meetings (COSM) in Chicago, May 15-19. The annual meeting brings together the membership of the nine COSM societies, otolaryngology residents and fellows in training, […]

New surgical simulation lab takes shape

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A new surgical simulation lab is taking shape quickly on the sixth floor of Farrell Learning and Teaching Center on the medical school campus of Washington University in St. Louis. The multi-disciplinary lab provides a state-of-the-art platform for hands-on education of surgical trainees in otolaryngology, neurosurgery and ophthalmology. The new facility will replace the current […]

Q&A with Speech Language Pathologist Grace Cutchin

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After a vocal injury inspired a career change, Speech Language Pathologist Grace Cutchin now finds satisfaction helping professional singers return to peak performance. What has your career path looked like? I have been a speech language pathologist (SLP) specializing in voice and upper airway for almost three years now. It took me a little while […]

Successful removal of rare tumor a multidisciplinary effort

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A rare pediatric tumor brought together a multidisciplinary team of surgeons from Washington University School of Medicine that included specialists from Otolaryngology, Neurosurgery and Ophthalmology. In March 2022, Wiley Shannon was a typical ten year old, very much ready to turn 11 in another month. His mother Katie Shannon described him as creative and musical, […]

Match results are in!

Otolaryngology resident match results were announced March 15, and five outstanding medical school graduates will join the Department of Otolaryngology at Washington University School of Medicine as our newest residents. The National Resident Matching Program uses a computerized mathematical algorithm to place each applicant with their preferred residency positions at programs that also prefer them. […]

Tissue banking: Bridging the gap between bench and bedside

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Researchers in the Department of Otolaryngology at Washington University School of Medicine are taking greater advantage of tissue banking to help answer questions about human disease and treatment options – even questions they haven’t thought of yet. The progress of biomedical research is often hindered by the availability of research specimens. Imagine how slow that […]

Q&A with Clinical Audiologist Rachael Mangiore

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Rachael Mangiore’s Sicilian heritage instilled strong family ties, so it’s no surprise she longed to return to her Washington University family. What is your current title and how long have you been with Oto? I am a clinical audiologist with the adult audiology team, and I have been with Washington University for almost five years […]

Hearing science on display at annual meeting

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Basic scientists from the Department of Otolaryngology at Washington University assembled in Anaheim, Calif., for the annual Midwinter Meeting of the Association for Research in Otolaryngology (ARO), Feb. 3-7. The meeting is the largest gathering of hearing and balance scientists in the world. Efforts to advance our understanding of hearing and the disorders that affect […]

Yakusheva lab moves to the new Neuroscience Research Building

Assistant Professor Tatyana Yakusheva, PhD, and her team finally settled in their new research lab and work area in the new Jeffrey T. Fort Neuroscience Research Building (NRB), one of the world’s largest neuroscience research buildings. This 11-story building houses hundreds of scientists across the neuroscience research spectrum. The Yakusheva Lab was the first to […]