Q&A with Chief Resident Ricardo Ramirez

As Chief Resident Ricardo Ramirez, MD, looks forward to fellowship training in head and neck cancer, he reflects on how his Hispanic heritage played a role in his journey and why it’s important that medical providers reflect the community at large. How would you describe your early journey to a medical career? Although I am […]

WashU ENT has strong presence at annual AAO-HNSF meeting

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Faculty, fellows and residents from the Department of Otolaryngology at Washington University shared their latest research and surgical expertise at the annual meeting of the American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery (AAO-HNSF) in Philadelphia, Sept. 10-14. WashU ENT contributions by specialty included the following: Otology/Neurotology Slim Modiolar vs. Lateral Wall Electrode Arrays in the […]

ENT residents secure top fellowships

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Four chief residents in the Department of Otolaryngology at Washington University have been selected for prestigious fellowship programs, pursuing advanced surgical training in head and neck cancer and facial plastic surgery. Almost 80 percent of WashU’s recent ENT graduates pursue fellowship training, compared to the national average that has ranged from 40 to 60 percent. […]

ENT’s Moritz retires after 52-year surgical career

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Washington University otolaryngologist Gerald Moritz, MD, is retiring Sept. 30 after 52 years as a St. Louis surgeon. Moritz did not grow up wanting to become a doctor. Born and raised in Brooklyn, New York, he enrolled in the Navy after graduating high school. After serving, he attended University of California, Berkeley to complete his […]

WashU ENT grows to 13 clinical care sites

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Recently recognized as one of the top ENT providers in the country, Washington University Department of Otolaryngology is striving to share that expertise with a broader patient population. Aggressive growth over the past few years now means patients from Chesterfield, MO to Swansea, IL can find top quality WashU ENT care in their local communities. […]

New marketing, social media coordinator joins Otolaryngology

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Quintrel Brown has joined the Department of Otolaryngology at Washington University School of Medicine as marketing and social media coordinator. Brown’s day-to-day duties include monitoring the department’s social media presence, creating content, including videos, for department newsletters, website and social media, maintaining the department’s website, and collaborating with Medical Public Affairs, BJC Healthcare, and St. […]

Q&A with Javier Rincón, PGY2 resident

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Javier Rincón, MD, is a second year resident in the Department of Otolaryngology at Washington University. A personal loss as a child in Venezuela sparked a passion for medicine and caring for others. In celebration of National Hispanic Heritage Month, Rincón shares his journey to becoming an ENT surgeon. What was your childhood like? I […]

Castle Connolly names 2022 Top Doctors

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Castle Connolly announced its 2022 Top Doctors including 15 of our faculty members. “These notable doctors are nominated by their peers and thoroughly validated by Castle Connolly’s research team to ensure that they deliver the highest quality patient care,” according to Castle Connolly. “While we appreciate the recognition of so many on our team, we […]

Cochlear implants in mice allow study of cellular responses

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Understanding the cellular and molecular responses that underlie cochlear implant-induced fibrosis (scar tissue) and neo-ossification (new bone formation) has been hampered by the lack of a suitable animal model for research. Cochlear implantation provides enhanced hearing for thousands of hearing-impaired Americans each year. And, with expanded criteria allowing health insurance to cover severe hearing loss […]

Residents learn facial trauma techniques

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During their annual course, otolaryngology residents at Washington University School of Medicine gained hands-on experience in facial trauma reconstruction techniques. Held in the surgical simulation lab, the annual course serves as an introduction to the principles and surgical techniques for craniomaxillofacial trauma reconstruction, said facial plastic surgeon John Chi, MD, MPHS. “It is a foundational […]