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 […]

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. […]

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 […]

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

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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, […]