Q&A with Administrative Assistant Deb Thompson

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Ever wonder what it might be like to raise triplets? Deb Thompson has done just that. Here she fondly reminisces about how they managed with the help of family and the remarkable bond these siblings now share. What are your current duties and how long have you been with Washington University? I am currently administrative […]

Register for Pedal the Cause

Do you like to ride road or gravel bikes? Join team Heads Up and ride! Do you want your kids to learn to help others? Kids aged 3 to 13 can ride in the kids challenge. Do you want to help cure cancer? Ride, volunteer, or donate. Register for team Heads Up and enjoy these […]

Pediatric otolaryngology leads successful repair of rare birth defect

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In a surgical first for St. Louis Children’s Hospital, Division Chief of Pediatric Otolaryngology David Leonard, MD, and a multidisciplinary team of surgeons repaired a rare birth defect and put a young patient back on a path to a normal life. When Hiep Nguyen entered her local Wichita hospital in May 2020, she expected to […]

Welcome new residents!

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Otolaryngology Match 2023 results were announced March 17, and five outstanding medical graduates will join the Department of Otolaryngology as our newest residents. Please join us in welcoming and celebrating the achievements of these new members of the WashU ENT family. CLINICAL TRACK Sam Cler, MDWashington University School of Medicine “My wife and I are […]

WashU Head & Neck Surgery expands fight against cancer

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Basic, clinical and outcomes research are all important avenues to improving our understanding of head and neck cancers and their treatment. The Division of Head & Neck Surgery at Washington University in St. Louis is undergoing an aggressive expansion to tackle the challenges of this devastating disease and provide hope for cancer patients worldwide. Those […]

Q&A with pediatric otolaryngologist Keiko Hirose

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Becoming a physician may have been an obvious choice for Keiko Hirose, MD, but she ultimately discovered that splitting her time between surgery and the basic science lab has led to a uniquely rewarding career. What was your childhood like? I was born in New York City, and I grew up in Boston, Massachusetts. I […]

Q&A with Manager, Patient Accounts Carol DeCoursey

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Set to retire next month, Carol DeCoursey describes her time at WashU and lays out plans for enjoying her retirement. Please join us in congratulations and thanking her for many years of service. How long have you been at Washington University? I have worked for the university for almost 40 years. For the last 8.5 […]

Hallowell Davis: a revered American physiologist

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Hallowell Davis, MD, is a name revered in the medical field, especially for development of electroencephalography (EEG). He would go on to achieve a note-worthy career, being universally recognized as the world’s leading expert on the ear and hearing. Hallowell Davis was born in New York City in 1896. He received his B.A. in Chemistry […]

The artistry of cancer care

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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 […]