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 […]

Q&A with Clinical Speech Pathologist Megan Radder

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Clinical Speech Pathologist Megan Radder finds her career a perfect way to combine her interests  in medicine and music. She celebrates voice every day by assisting patients in the Voice and Airway Center at Washington University School of Medicine. How long have you been working for WashU ENT? I started working in Oto in 2014 […]

Carbery retires after 30 years in Otolaryngology

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After 30 years of service to the Department of Otolaryngology at Washington University, Carolyn Carbery will retire on April 30. In so many ways, she was the face of the department. She served as assistant to the chair for three department heads – John Fredrickson, MD, Richard A. Chole, MD, PhD, and Craig C. Buchman, […]

Leadership team adds diversity officer

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The Department of Otolaryngology at Washington University School of Medicine has added a new expert to its leadership team: pediatric otolaryngologist and Officer of Equity and Inclusion Maithilee Menezes, MD. “As we set department priorities, including making hiring decisions, we will benefit from her input and focus on cultural humility,” says Craig A. Buchman, MD, […]

Welcome new residents!

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Otolaryngology Match 2022 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 Katherine Garvey, MDIcahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai “I am thrilled and honored to match at Washington University in St. Louis! It is […]

Q&A with Officer of Equity & Inclusion Maithilee Menezes

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Maithilee Menezes, MD, is spearheading improvements to the Department of Otolaryngology’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) Initiative. To prepare for her role as officer of Equity & Inclusion, which includes launching major curriculum changes and developing a dedicated committee, Menezes completed Equity Champion training through the Washington University School of Medicine Office of DEI. Equity […]

Q&A with Chief Resident Miranda Lindburg

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Raised in Utah, Washington University otolaryngology resident Miranda Lindburg, MD, loves the St. Louis food scene and longs to attend another Olympic Games. Why did you choose Washington University for residency training? As a WashU medical student, I was able to observe firsthand the incredible breadth and depth of training the residents got in this […]