Disentangling the vestibular schwannoma tumor microenvironment

In a first-of-its-kind study, two Washington University residents – Tom Barrett, MD (Otolaryngology), and Bhuvic Patel, MD (Neurosurgery) – employed two novel single cell genomic techniques to reveal an injury-like process related to the growth of vestibular schwannomas (VS).  The study, accepted for publication in the journal Nature Communications, is the first to examine the […]

WashU audiologists promote equity in hearing health

The Division of Adult Audiology and Program in Audiology and Communication Sciences (PACS) at Washington University in St. Louis are taking hearing health services to where they can be most easily accessed – local schools. The St. Louis region is well known for its abundant quality healthcare, but access to that care may be limiting […]

Q&A with Nurse Practitioner Misty Vogt

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Nurse Practitioner Misty Vogt shares her love for learning and a secret passion for woodworking. What is your current title and how long have you been with Oto? My current title is Nurse Practitioner in the Division of Otology, a position I’ve held for only about 1.5 years.  Prior to joining Washington University, I was […]

Town Hall highlights growth, productivity and success

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Last month, the Department of Otolaryngology held its annual Town Hall where Lindburg Professor and Chair Craig Buchman, MD, shared highlights of department growth, success, and plans for the future. The department recognized significant growth in the clinical mission as evidenced by the increase in outpatient visits, surgical cases, clinical staff and physicians. Faculty recruitment […]

Residency applicant review gets new holistic approach

It’s that time of year again when otolaryngology residency applications are demanding lots of attention. This year, the review process will be a little different. According to Residency Program Director Judith Lieu, MD, MSPH, the ERAS application was altered in a number of significant ways: Lieu explained that of these changes, some may be beneficial, […]

PACS receives grant support from Department of Education

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The Program in Audiology and Communication Sciences (PACS) at Washington University School of Medicine has been awarded two grants from the U.S. Department of Education that combined will provide over $2.3 million in support of its graduate training programs. Support for pediatric audiology trainees The first award, Project EARS: Preparation of Educational Audiologists who will […]

Division of Head and Neck Surgery launches first of its kind tumor center

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The Division of Head and Neck Surgery at Washington University School of Medicine has launched a first of its kind Head & Neck Tumor Center to provide leading world class care for the broad scope of benign and malignant tumors of the head and neck. A joint venture between Siteman Cancer Center at Barnes Jewish […]

Kim brings groundbreaking imaging techniques to WashU ENT

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Jinkyung Kim, PhD, has joined the Department of Otolaryngology at Washington University School of Medicine. A specialist in biological imaging, Kim has developed novel techniques that allow real time observation of cellular activity in the living mammalian cochlea. Kim received her doctoral degree at the School of Interdisciplinary Bioscience and Bioengineering, POSTECH, Pohang, Republic of […]

Q&A with Senior Accounting Assistant Sarah Piel

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Accounting assistant Sarah Piel may work remotely, but finds a way to always make a difference in others’ lives. How long have you been with the Department of Otolaryngology? I have held the role of Senior Department Accounting Assistant for almost two years and I have been with WashU a total of five years. Prior […]

WashU ENT makes strong showing at annual 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 Nashville, Sept. 30-Oct. 4. Panel presentations John Chi, MD, MPHS: Rhinoplasty of the Asian Nose Nyssa Farrell, MD: Postoperative Care in […]