Awake procedure improves visualization, saves patient’s voice

Robert Derousse was diagnosed with thyroid cancer in 2006 and underwent routine treatment. He proudly considers himself a cancer survivor. However, the subsequent loss of his voice led to frustration with both communication and an attempted surgical procedure. An alternative awake procedure by Washington University Chief of Laryngology Molly Huston, MD, would save his voice […]

Advancing personalized medicine one cell at a time

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Washington University cancer scientists, led by Head and Neck Surgery Division Chief Sid Puram, MD, PhD, are using single cell genetic analysis to better understand the complexities of head and neck cancer and improve personalized medicine. Personalized medicine is an emerging practice of medicine that uses an individual’s unique genetic profile to help guide prevention, […]

ENT welcomes Harbison to Head & Neck Surgery

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Washington University Department of Otolaryngology is pleased to welcome Alex Harbison, MD, to its Division of Head and Neck Surgery. Harbison received his MD from University of Colorado – Anschutz Medical Campus and completed a residency in otolaryngology at University of Washington, Seattle and fellowship training in Head and Neck Surgical Oncology at Johns Hopkins […]

Wick oversees 2023 Neurotology Bootcamp

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Washington University neurotologist Cameron Wick, MD, served as director of this year’s Neurotology Bootcamp, held May 19-21 at the Stryker Learning Center in Salt Lake City. Started in 2018, Neurotology Bootcamp is designed to bring together all incoming neurotology fellows to learn from young renowned faculty who are active members of the American Neurotology Society. Invitations […]

Q&A with Senior Research Administrator Donna Krekel

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Donna Krekel discusses her rise through the ranks at Washington University and her love of staying busy, creating things, and fast rides. How long have you been with the Department of Otolaryngology and what did you do prior to that? I started with ENT as a Research Administrator in 2014. I was first hired at […]

Program in Audiology and Communication Sciences celebrates graduation

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Washington University’s top ranked Program in Audiology and Communication Sciences awarded 12 Doctor of Audiology degrees and 11 Master of Science in Deaf Education degrees this year. On the Danforth campus, ten students celebrated undergraduate degrees that included a Minor in Speech and Hearing Sciences. The Program in Audiology and Communication Sciences recognized its graduates […]

WashU leads effort to standardize the Common Sounds Audiogram

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A team of WashU researchers is working to standardize a common hearing test to improve parents’ understanding of their child’s hearing loss and provide better counseling on hearing interventions. Leading the effort are Otolaryngology faculty Rosalie Uchanski, PhD, and Lisa Davidson, PhD, and former audiology student Cory Hillis. When an infant is diagnosed with hearing […]

WashU makes strong contribution to 2023 Combined Otolaryngology Spring Meetings

Faculty and residents from the Department of Otolaryngology at Washington University School of Medicine shared their expertise and advancements in research and patient care at the recent Combined Otolaryngology Spring Meetings (COSM) in Boston, May 3-7. The annual meeting brings together the membership of the nine COSM societies, otolaryngology residents and fellows in training, medical […]

Next steps for chief residents

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As they prepare for graduation on June 23, five chief residents in the Department of Otolaryngology at Washington University School of Medicine share their post-graduation plans, reflect on highlights of their training, and offer parting words of advice for their junior colleagues. Please join us in celebrating their successes and many contributions to the department […]

Next steps for our surgical fellows

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Graduating fellows in the Department of Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery have spent the past one or two years completing intense surgical training with their specialty mentors. Here they share their future plans and some thoughts on their fellowship experience. Please join us in congratulating these new specialists. Robert Cristel, MD, Fellow in Facial plastic and […]