Next steps for graduating residents

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As they prepare for graduation on June 18, our chief residents shared their post-graduation plans and reflected on memorable moments from their training in the Department of Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery at Washington University. Rajan Dang, MD What’s next? I will be joining the faculty here at WashU as a comprehensive ENT. What is the […]

Graduating fellows reflect on their training

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Fellows in the Department of Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery have spent the past one to two years completing intense surgical training with their specialty mentors. As they prepare for graduation, we asked each to share some thoughts on their fellowship experience. Andrea L. Hanick, MD, fellow in facial plastic and reconstructive surgery What’s the next […]

Q&A with Fellow C. Burton Wood, MD

What is your role in the Department of Otolaryngology? I am the current clinical fellow in the specialty area of  head and neck surgical oncology and microvascular reconstruction. What most attracted you to a fellowship at Washington University? I was most attracted to WashU by the volume of cases done here and more importantly the […]

Otolaryngology residents test their microvascular skills

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A group of otolaryngology residents recently got to try their hands at reconstructing blood vessels, also known as microvascular anastomosis, in the surgical simulation lab. Reconnecting cut or severed blood vessels is one of the most challenging surgical skills to acquire — the repaired vessel has to remain patent (open), but not leak.  The course […]

Resident gatherings transition to hybrid format

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More than a year after restrictions were put into place to combat the COVID-19 pandemic, things are starting to get back to normal for otolaryngology residents. Last month, resident meetings and core curriculum sessions started to transition from purely virtual events to a hybrid format – a mix of in-person and virtual components. Director of […]

Welcome new residents!

Match results are in! Please join us in welcoming and celebrating the achievements of these five outstanding physicians and newest members of the Washington University ENT family. Clinical Track: Andrew Charap, MDIcahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai “I’m thrilled to be starting my career in otolaryngology surrounded by a group of faculty and residents […]

Q&A with Chief Resident Parul Sinha, MD

What attracted you to medicine and to ENT in particular? Becoming a doctor was always my childhood dream. It was considered such a noble profession, and I loved the thought of treating and curing people. We also had a close family physician who was a very positive influence on my decision. Medical school and residency […]

Residents expand endoscopic surgery skills in simulation lab

With the benefit of a state-of-the-art simulation lab, Department of Otolaryngology residents recently honed their surgical skills as they learned the breadth and depth of rhinology and anterior skull base surgery. The hands-on rhinology dissection course is now part of the core curriculum in rhinology, taught by John Schneider, MD, Cristine Klatt-Cromwell, MD, and Nyssa […]

Physician-scientist trainees say choice of mentor is most important

Two of the five otolaryngology residents who match each year at Washington University are selected into an NIH-funded physician-scientist training program. As they launch into what is called the T32 Physician-Scientist Training Program, choosing a mentor is perhaps the most important decision they make. Although a trainee advisory panel assists each resident in choosing a […]

Q&A with Chief Resident Avi Ettyreddy, MD

What attracted you to medicine and specifically to ENT?   My interest in medicine started at a fairly young age. Both of my parents work in the biomedical industry, so I was exposed to medicine and science growing up.  As I went through high school and college, I worked with mentors in the field of hematology […]