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 […]

Zevallos to head Pittsburgh ENT

José P. Zevallos, MD, MPH, has been named the Eugene N. Myers Professor and chair, Department of Otolaryngology, at the University of Pittsburgh. For the last five years, Zevallos has served as chief of the Division of Head and Neck Surgical Oncology in the Department of Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery at Washington University School of […]

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 […]

Q&A with Medical Secretary Denise Welsch

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What is your current title and how long have you been with Otolaryngology? My current title is Medical Secretary III, and I have been with the department since July, 2003. I started at Washington University in March, 1988, and I worked in Ophthalmology, Pediatrics, and Medical Oncology prior to coming here. In the early 1980’s, […]

Q&A with Greg Branham, division chief, Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

Greg Branham, MD, serves as professor and chief of the Division of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery for the Department of Otolaryngology at Washington University. He is also the current chief medical officer for Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital. Branham completed his undergraduate studies and medical school at University of South Carolina and a residency in […]

Q&A with alumnus and facial plastic surgeon Andrea Park

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Andrea Park, MD, earned her medical degree at the University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine. She completed a residency in otolaryngology at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis that included a T32 research fellowship. She then pursued a fellowship in facial plastic and reconstructive surgery at the David Geffen School of Medicine […]

Rainbow lanyard signals inclusion and acceptance

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Members of the Department of Otolaryngology wear symbolic lanyards to visually communicate a message of welcome to those around them, including patients and their families. The lanyard features the progress pride flag, designed by non-binary artist Daniel Quasar (xe/they) in 2018, which builds upon the earlier design of the rainbow flag representative of the LGBTQ+ […]

New WashU program helps fill medical assistant shortage

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Medical assistants are in high demand these days. At any given time there might be more than 100 openings for this position at Washington University School of Medicine. Working around an existing national shortage, made even worse by the closing of several national vocational training programs, the medical school’s Human Resources department launched its own […]

Q&A with Director, Cochlear Implant Program Jill Firszt

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The Department of Otolaryngology at Washington University School of Medicine boasts one of the busiest cochlear implant (CI) centers in the country. Last year the program implanted 246 patients, using the latest technology and guided by decades of advanced research efforts to optimize both surgical and implant programming procedures. Professor of Otolaryngology Jill Firszt, PhD, […]

Q&A with Ogura Lecturer Amber Luong

Amber U. Luong, MD, PhD, was three years old when she and her family fled Vietnam by boat. It was April 29, 1975, the day before the South Vietnamese capital of Saigon fell to the North Vietnamese Army. The fact that she and her family were among the hundreds of thousands of boat people who […]