Q&A with Manager, Patient Accounts Carol DeCoursey

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Set to retire next month, Carol DeCoursey describes her time at WashU and lays out plans for enjoying her retirement. Please join us in congratulations and thanking her for many years of service. How long have you been at Washington University? I have worked for the university for almost 40 years. For the last 8.5 […]

Q & A with Research Technician Bobby Voss

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Bobby Voss developed a passion for science while in school and now enjoys discovering new ways to advance research to benefit mankind. When not at the lab bench he enjoys spending time with family and sports. What is your role in the department? I am currently a Research Technician II. I started at Washington University […]

Max A. Goldstein: Innovator in deaf education

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The Central Institute for the Deaf (CID) St. Louis has contributed to over 100 years of deaf education for children and patients. This is all thanks to an innovator in deaf education and renowned St. Louis ear, nose, and throat physician, Max A. Goldstein, MD. Goldstein was a St. Louis native and Washington University alumnus. […]

Peng brings immunotherapy experience to head and neck cancer research

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Guangyong Peng, MD, PhD, has joined the Division of Head and Neck Cancer, bringing with him highly sought expertise in the field of immunotherapy and suppressive tumor microenvironments. Peng’s research adds to an aggressive expansion of cancer research efforts in the Department of Otolaryngology at Washington University in St. Louis. Head and Neck Division Chief […]

Joseph H. Ogura: A national pioneer in otolaryngology

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You have likely heard of the Ogura Learning Center, but do you know the man behind the name? Joseph H. Ogura, MD, was the fifth chair of the Department of Otolaryngology at Washington University and one of the most prolific doctors and researchers in the field. Born in San Francisco in 1915, Ogura received his […]

Introducing comprehensive otolaryngologist Miranda Lindburg

Miranda Lindburg, MD, is no stranger to the Department of Otolaryngology, having completed medical school and residency at Washington University. She is now equally excited to continue her career here as a faculty member and continue her exploration of the St. Louis food scene. Where are you from originally? I was born in the Seattle […]

Q & A with Nurse Practitioner Maggie Wallace

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What is your current title and how long have you been with Oto? I have been with the Department of Otolaryngology at Washington University collectively for 36 years, minus a one-and-a-half year hiatus during which I remained in Otolaryngology in South Texas. I have been in nursing for 46 years after finishing an RN program […]

Q&A with Office Manager Laura King

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Office Manager Laura King is a key player in making the department of Otolaryngology run smoothly. Here she talks about her love for traveling with family and why she’s learning a new language. How long have you been with the Department of Otolaryngology? I started in Otolaryngology in April, 2022 as office manager and head […]

Over 130 years of rich history

The Department of Otolaryngology–Head & Neck Surgery at Washington University in St. Louis is rapidly approaching its sesquicentennial as it continues its mission in academic medicine: patient care, research, training and service. The department is no stranger to excellence in each of these mission areas. The department has flourished behind true innovators in the field […]

Meet Assistant Professor of Otolaryngology Matthew Rohlfing

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Matthew Rohlfing, MD, is the newest member of the Division of Laryngology in the Department of Otolaryngology at Washington University. Here he shares his excitement to return and practice in his home community and his love of gardening. Where are you from originally? I grew up in Kirkwood, MO. And, since everyone will ask, I […]