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 […]

Q & A with clinical supervisor Tara Koste

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ENT clinical supervisor Tara Koste shares her love for family, friends, travel, her dog Blaney, and her side gig – marrying people. What is your current role in the department? I have been with the Department of Otolaryngology at Washington University since June, 2006. I started as the float medical assistant in the pediatric division […]

Town Hall celebrates growth, innovation and service

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The Department of Otolaryngology held its annual Town Hall last month where Lindburg Professor and Chair Craig Buchman, MD, shared his annual review of department activities and plans for the future. Growth in the clinical space and expanded research efforts were highlighted as some of the many avenues to success of the department’s mission to […]

More than a surgical trainee: Clinical Fellow Kevin Zhan

As Kevin Zhan, MD, enters the second year of his neurotology fellowship, he shares his thoughts on the importance of a trainee also serving as trainer. Why did you pursue a fellowship in neurotology? I pursued otology and neurotology simply because I love ear and lateral skull base surgery, and I’m passionate about hearing healthcare. […]

Introducing pediatric otolaryngologist Jennifer Brinkmeier

Jennifer Brinkmeier, MD, recently joined the pediatric otolaryngology team at Washington University. Here she shares the motivation behind her choice of specialty and her abundance of hobbies. Where are you from originally?  I’m originally from Saint Louis. I’m not a fan of thin-crust pizza, but I do love baseball. Where are you joining us from? […]

Q&A with Medical Secretary Patty Tampow

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Patty Tampow has retired after 35 years of service to the Department of Otolaryngology. Here she shares her thoughts on the many years of service and some advice for her colleagues. How would you describe your career in the Department of Otolaryngology? I was a medical secretary in the Division of Pediatric Otolaryngology for 35 […]