Q&A with Surgery Scheduler Amy Isom

Scheduler Amy Isom describes herself as a hopeless homebody who enjoys nothing more than sharing a good movie with her family…as long as the house is tidy! What is your current title and how long have you been with Oto? My title is pre-certification coordinator, but I primarily work as a surgery scheduler. I have […]

Q&A with Clinical Audiologist Judy Peterein

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Judy Peterein shares what has motivated her 40-year career as an audiologist and how she enjoys her free time. What is your current title and how long have you been with the Department of Otolaryngology? I am a clinical audiologist, and I have been with the department 40 years.  Prior to that, I worked briefly […]

Q&A with Clinic Coordinator Lisa Tainter

What is your current title and how long have you been with Oto? With WashU? What did you do prior to that? I currently serve as Clinic Coordinator for our 450 North New Ballas location.  I have had the pleasure of working with Jacques Herzog, MD, for 24 years now, having merged with Washington University […]

Q&A with Nurse Practitioner Misty Vogt

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Nurse Practitioner Misty Vogt shares her love for learning and a secret passion for woodworking. What is your current title and how long have you been with Oto? My current title is Nurse Practitioner in the Division of Otology, a position I’ve held for only about 1.5 years.  Prior to joining Washington University, I was […]

Town Hall highlights growth, productivity and success

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Last month, the Department of Otolaryngology held its annual Town Hall where Lindburg Professor and Chair Craig Buchman, MD, shared highlights of department growth, success, and plans for the future. The department recognized significant growth in the clinical mission as evidenced by the increase in outpatient visits, surgical cases, clinical staff and physicians. Faculty recruitment […]

Kim brings groundbreaking imaging techniques to WashU ENT

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Jinkyung Kim, PhD, has joined the Department of Otolaryngology at Washington University School of Medicine. A specialist in biological imaging, Kim has developed novel techniques that allow real time observation of cellular activity in the living mammalian cochlea. Kim received her doctoral degree at the School of Interdisciplinary Bioscience and Bioengineering, POSTECH, Pohang, Republic of […]

Q&A with Senior Accounting Assistant Sarah Piel

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Accounting assistant Sarah Piel may work remotely, but finds a way to always make a difference in others’ lives. How long have you been with the Department of Otolaryngology? I have held the role of Senior Department Accounting Assistant for almost two years and I have been with WashU a total of five years. Prior […]

ENT welcomes facial plastic surgeon Eric Barbarite

Eric Barbarite, MD, joined the Division of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Sept. 1. Please join us in welcoming him to the Department of Otolaryngology. Barbarite grew up in South Florida and graduated summa cum laude from the University of Miami’s combined BS/MD Honors Program in Medicine. He completed otolaryngology residency at Harvard University School […]

Q&A with Allison Ogden

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Washington University comprehensive otolaryngologist and Vice-Chair for Clinical Operations Allison Ogden, MD, seems to have made a habit of WashU – as medical student, resident and faculty member. Attracted to otolaryngology for its unique anatomy and breadth of the specialty, she has built one of the most successful sialendoscopy practices in the Midwest. How long […]

Q&A with Clinical Coordinator Jackie Pinkerton

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Jackie Pinkerton has served the Department of Otolaryngology for almost three decades. When she’s not taking care of patients, you might find her relaxing in the pool, enjoying a real crime show on television, or making her own sausage. How long have you been with the Department of Otolaryngology? My current title is clinical coordinator. […]