Renowned neurotologist Lenarz offers ENT lectureship

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Thomas Lenarz, MD, PhD, professor and chair of the department of Otolaryngology at Hannover Medical School (Germany) provided a stimulating Senturia Lecture to the Department of Otolaryngology at Washington University School of Medicine on Oct. 26. His talk, “Hearing4All: functional restoration of hearing using auditory devices,” highlighted the broad advances in medicine and technology that […]

Introducing pediatric otolaryngologist Jennifer Brinkmeier

Jennifer Brinkmeier, MD, recently joined the pediatric otolaryngology team at Washington University. Here she shares the motivation behind her choice of specialty and her abundance of hobbies. Where are you from originally?  I’m originally from Saint Louis. I’m not a fan of thin-crust pizza, but I do love baseball. Where are you joining us from? […]

New FDA ruling approves over-the-counter hearing aids

In August, the FDA issued a final ruling to allow access to safe, effective, and affordable hearing aids for millions of Americans. The rule, Establishing Over-the-Counter Hearing Aids, enables consumers 18 years of age and older with perceived mild to moderate hearing loss to purchase hearing aids directly from stores or online retailers without the […]

Medicare expands coverage for cochlear implants

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The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has expanded coverage for cochlear implantation, making the procedure available to millions of additional individuals with hearing loss. Washington University faculty, including Lindburg Professor and Chair Craig A. Buchman, MD, have spent years working in support of the expanded coverage. In 2014, Buchman and colleagues – Teresa […]

Three new faculty join Otolaryngology

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The Department of Otolaryngology at Washington University School of Medicine has added new faculty members to the voice and airway, pediatric, and comprehensive ENT practices. Jennifer V. Brinkmeier, MDAssociate Professor of Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery A specialist in pediatric otolaryngology, Brinkmeier joined the department Sept. 1. She comes to Washington University from Saint Louis University […]

ENT’s Moritz retires after 52-year surgical career

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Washington University otolaryngologist Gerald Moritz, MD, is retiring Sept. 30 after 52 years as a St. Louis surgeon. Moritz did not grow up wanting to become a doctor. Born and raised in Brooklyn, New York, he enrolled in the Navy after graduating high school. After serving, he attended University of California, Berkeley to complete his […]

WashU ENT grows to 13 clinical care sites

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Recently recognized as one of the top ENT providers in the country, Washington University Department of Otolaryngology is striving to share that expertise with a broader patient population. Aggressive growth over the past few years now means patients from Chesterfield, MO to Swansea, IL can find top quality WashU ENT care in their local communities. […]

Castle Connolly names 2022 Top Doctors

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Castle Connolly announced its 2022 Top Doctors including 15 of our faculty members. “These notable doctors are nominated by their peers and thoroughly validated by Castle Connolly’s research team to ensure that they deliver the highest quality patient care,” according to Castle Connolly. “While we appreciate the recognition of so many on our team, we […]

Washington University Ear, Nose and Throat Center opens new location

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The Department of Otolaryngology at Washington University has opened new clinic space adjacent to the new Barnes-Jewish West County Surgery Center, offering patients medical and surgical services in one convenient location. The Washington University Ear, Nose and Throat Center, opened July 11 at 450 N. New Ballas Road in Creve Coeur. The adjacent surgery center […]

Q&A with pediatric otolaryngologist Kate Dunsky

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Assistant Professor of Otolaryngology Kate Dunsky, MD, completed undergraduate degrees in cellular and molecular biology and Spanish at University of Michigan, Ann Arbor before heading to Saint Louis University for medical school. She completed a residency in otolaryngology and fellowship in pediatric otolaryngology at Baylor College of Medicine and Texas Children’s Hospital in Houston. She […]