Q&A with Staff Scientist Song-Zhe Li, MD, PhD

Song-Zhe Li at his desk

What is your role in the department? I work as a staff scientist and lab manager for Keiko Hirose, MD. What is your background in research? I was born in China, near the southern border of North Korea, in the Zilin Province. I obtained my medical degree in China then completed a PhD in molecular […]

Q&A with Fellow C. Burton Wood, MD

What is your role in the Department of Otolaryngology? I am the current clinical fellow in the specialty area of  head and neck surgical oncology and microvascular reconstruction. What most attracted you to a fellowship at Washington University? I was most attracted to WashU by the volume of cases done here and more importantly the […]

Q&A with Staff Scientist Grady Phillips

What is your title and role in the Department of Otolaryngology? My title is staff scientist, and I specialize in electron microscopy imaging. I worked at WashU for 30 years before moving over to SLU for a few years. Now I’m back. My earlier work here was at the Cancer Research Center, working on viruses, […]

Q&A with Research Specialist Angie Schrader

What is your role in the department? I am a research specialist in the Department of Otolaryngology. I manage Mark Warchol’s lab, and I also work for Lavinia Sheets. How long have you been at WashU? I have been here since April, 2003. I actually started as a research technician at Central Institute for the […]

Q&A with Fellow Andrea Hanick, MD

What is your role in the department? I am currently a fellow in the Division of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. I work with Drs. Greg Branham, John Chi, and Emily Spataro. What most attracted you to a fellowship at WashU? I was attracted to this fellowship because of the diverse range of surgical exposure […]

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 […]

Q&A with Chief Resident Parul Sinha, MD

What attracted you to medicine and to ENT in particular? Becoming a doctor was always my childhood dream. It was considered such a noble profession, and I loved the thought of treating and curing people. We also had a close family physician who was a very positive influence on my decision. Medical school and residency […]

Patient Safety Team: Building on shared responsibility

Patient safety and clinical quality is the highest priority within the Department of Otolaryngology at Washington University, according to Patient Safety Officer John Chi, MD. As evidenced by regular mandatory departmental quality improvement/morbidity and mortality (QI/MM) conferences and the resident core curriculum in patient safety, the department is committed to patient safety and quality improvement.  […]

Q&A with Clinical Audiologist Jennifer Listenberger, AuD

How long have you been with the Department of Otolaryngology? I started with Washington University Otolaryngology as a clinical audiologist in October 2002. I currently work at our clinic at Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital. What do you like best about your job? I LOVE to tinker!  Nothing makes me happier than sitting in our lab […]

Otolaryngology faculty present research, clinical innovations across US

With the wide acceptance of virtual presentations during COVID, Department of Otolaryngology faculty have been invited to share their research and clinical innovations to audiences around the world. Recent highlights include: Craig Buchman, MD Grand rounds at the Department of Otolaryngology at the University of Pittsburgh: “Electrocochleography in cochlear implantation” Grand rounds at the Department of Medicine […]