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. […]

Team Heads Up is on a roll!

Pedal the Cause team Heads Up, representing the Department of Otolaryngology at Washington University, has a record 65 members this year. The team is comprised of cancer survivors, faculty, staff, and children. They need your help to raise money for cancer research. Here’s how you can donate: Children can help too! Jack and Grant Zolkind […]

Q&A with Team Lead Dawn Breeden

Team Lead-Operations Dawn Breeden has served the department more than two decades. When she’s not pitching fastballs, she’s pitching to improve the patient experience. What is your current title and how long have you been with Otolaryngology? I am the team lead of operations for our West County clinic. I have been with the Department […]

Q&A with Financial Analyst Ryan Pipes

Financial Analyst Ryan Pipes is new to the university but already feeling quite at home. Here she shares her love for family adventures, ice cream, and numbers – in that order. What is your current title and how long have you been with Oto? I have been with the University since June 2022 as a […]

Q&A with Senior Research Administrator Donna Krekel

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Donna Krekel discusses her rise through the ranks at Washington University and her love of staying busy, creating things, and fast rides. How long have you been with the Department of Otolaryngology and what did you do prior to that? I started with ENT as a Research Administrator in 2014. I was first hired at […]

Q&A with Administrative Assistant Deb Thompson

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Ever wonder what it might be like to raise triplets? Deb Thompson has done just that. Here she fondly reminisces about how they managed with the help of family and the remarkable bond these siblings now share. What are your current duties and how long have you been with Washington University? I am currently administrative […]

Welcome new residents!

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Otolaryngology Match 2023 results were announced March 17, and five outstanding medical graduates will join the Department of Otolaryngology as our newest residents. Please join us in welcoming and celebrating the achievements of these new members of the WashU ENT family. CLINICAL TRACK Sam Cler, MDWashington University School of Medicine “My wife and I are […]

Q&A with pediatric otolaryngologist Keiko Hirose

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Becoming a physician may have been an obvious choice for Keiko Hirose, MD, but she ultimately discovered that splitting her time between surgery and the basic science lab has led to a uniquely rewarding career. What was your childhood like? I was born in New York City, and I grew up in Boston, Massachusetts. I […]