Learning the art of taking charge

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Taking charge of a medical emergency can be a stressful task. But it’s one that second and third year residents in the Department of Otolaryngology at Washington University in St. Louis have learned to handle thanks to completion of their annual Induction Course. According to Resident Program Director Judith Lieu, MD, MSPH, the Induction Course […]

Q&A with resident Stephanie Youssef

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Why did you choose Washington University for residency training? I have just started the first few weeks of my PGY-2 year. I Initially chose WashU because of the strong operative experience afforded by the prominent surgical faculty in the department, remarkable facilities, and high volume of patients. At the time I was applying, I was […]

ENT interns impressed by depth of training and professional support

As they approach the end of their first rotations as residents in the Department of Otolaryngology at Washington University, we checked in to see how things were going with our new interns. Their responses indicate a strong appreciation for the depth of training and collegial support they have encountered. Amrita Hari-Raj, MD Rotation: St. Louis […]

Q&A with Chief Resident Pawina Jiramongkolchai

Pawina Jiramongkolchai, MD, MSCI, is a chief resident and surgeon-scientist in the Department of Otolaryngology. As she begins her final year of training at Washington University, she reflects on her work and reveals her outside interests. How long have you been a resident here and what attracted you to WashU’s program? I am in the […]

Q&A with alumnus and ENT academic leader Kenneth Lee

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Kenneth H. Lee, MD, PhD, is the John W. & Rhonda K. Pate Professor of Otolaryngology—Head & Neck Surgery at UT Southwestern Medical Center. Lee specializes in pediatric otolaryngology and serves as director of the Pediatric Cochlear Implant Program at UT Southwestern, director of Pediatric Otolaryngology, UT Southwestern Pediatric Group Plan, and chief of surgery […]

Q&A with resident Ricardo Ramirez

How long have you been a resident here and what attracted you to WashU’s program? I have just started my sixth year of residency in the WashU ENT program. I devoted two of those years to research in Dr. Jose Zevallos’ laboratory, which has been incredibly rewarding. I am originally from St. Louis but went […]

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 […]

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 […]