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 […]

ENT interns hit the ground running

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First year residents in the Department of Otolaryngology at Washington University School of Medicine wasted no time becoming immersed in their training program. We caught up with them after four weeks on the job, to ask about their current rotation and first impressions as new ENT residents. Katherine Garvey, MD Current service? I have been […]

Graduation dinner highlights achievements of residents and fellows

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Graduation ceremonies for the Department of Otolaryngology at Washington University School of Medicine returned to an in-person celebration this year, held June 24 at the Westwood Country Club in St. Louis. The evening’s festivities celebrated graduating chief residents Stephanie Chen, MD, Pawina Jiramongkolchai, MD, MSCI, Miranda Lindburg, MD, Andrew Skillington, MD, MSCI, and Carla Valenzuela, […]

Residents learn surgical approaches to anterior skull base

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Residents from the departments of Neurosurgery and Otolaryngology practiced a variety of surgical approaches to the anterior skull base at the annual Anterior Skull Base Lab on Saturday, April 23. Held at Washington University School of Medicine’s surgical simulation lab, the event included lectures on anatomy and surgical approaches, followed by hands-on surgical practice using […]

Welcome new residents!

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Otolaryngology Match 2022 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 Katherine Garvey, MDIcahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai “I am thrilled and honored to match at Washington University in St. Louis! It is […]

Q&A with Chief Resident Miranda Lindburg

Photo of Miranda Lindburg and fiance Hunter Banks skiing

Raised in Utah, Washington University otolaryngology resident Miranda Lindburg, MD, loves the St. Louis food scene and longs to attend another Olympic Games. Why did you choose Washington University for residency training? As a WashU medical student, I was able to observe firsthand the incredible breadth and depth of training the residents got in this […]

ENT residents garner research awards

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Washington University otolaryngology residents Amit Walia, MD, and David Lee, MD, received research grants from the American Hearing Research Foundation (AHRF). The awards are $1,000 each and will provide supplies and other expenses related to their research projects. Title: Optical Coherence Tomography of Inner Ear StructuresPI: David Lee, MDMentor: Nedim Durakovic, MD Hearing instability disorders, […]

Q&A with Theresa Tharakan, T32 resident

Tharakan and family at medical school graduation

Theresa Tharakan, MD, is a resident in the physician-scientist training (T32) program, which prepares trainees for a successful research career in academic otolaryngology. What attracted you to WashU’s residency program? WashU’s friendly residents, broad surgical experience, and research support are what drew me here.  What do you like most about being a trainee here? The […]

Residency applicant numbers continue to rise

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The residency program in the Department of Otolaryngology at Washington University reached an all-time high of 516 applicants this year. The increase highlights an acceleration in the past few years of a subtle trend that has been ongoing for two decades. Residency Program Director Judith Lieu, MD, acknowledged there may be many reasons for the […]

Q&A with Chief Resident Andrew Skillington

Andrew Skillington, MD, MSCI, is one of five chief residents in the Department of Otolaryngology at Washington University. Here he shares his plans for fellowship training and desires for an international stage for more personal interests. Why Washington University? I was drawn to WashU by their excellent surgical training and abundant research opportunities. I really […]