Haynes delivers 2023 Senturia Lecture

photo of Haynes with neurotologists
Washington University neuotologists celebrate the visit of David Haynes, MD, from left: Matthew Shew, MD, Nedim Durakovic, MD, Miriam Smetak, MD, Craig Buchman, MD, Haynes, Jacques Herzog, MD, former chair Richard Chole, MD, PhD, and Cameron Wick, MD.

The Department of Otolaryngology at Washington University celebrated the 43rd annual Senturia Lectureship on Nov. 1, 2023. The invited guest speaker was David Haynes, MD, professor and chief of the Division of Otology & Neurotology at Vanderbilt University Medical Center.

Lindburg Professor and Chair Craig Buchman, MD, presents Senturia lecturer David Haynes, MD, with gifts to memorialize his visit to St. Louis.

Haynes discussed his views on Leadership and Mentorship In Building a Practice.

According to Division Chief of Neurotology Jacques Herzog, MD, the presentation was very much appreciated by attendees.

“Dr. Haynes delivered an excellent talk on the role of mentorship in training, as well as discussing methods for creating a specialty-specific center of excellence,” said Herzog. “These topics were well received by our faculty and residents, and many of his points will surely be utilized in optimizing our own training program.”

Following his presentation, Haynes reviewed select neurotology case studies presented by residents, Dan Romano, MD, Stephanie Youssef, MD, Jordan Varghese, MD, and Prith Roychowdhury, MD.

The prior afternoon was spent with senior and chief residents in the surgical simulation lab working on temporal bone dissections.

The benefit of having such a renowned guest speaker was obvious to trainees like Chief Resident Ben Wahle, MD.

“We were very fortunate to have Dr. Haynes join us for the Senturia Lectureship,” said Wahle. “In addition to a great lecture, the residents had the opportunity to engage in a review of several challenging case studies and hear his perspective on how he would manage these clinical scenarios. Dr. Haynes also joined us in the temporal bone lab to provide some technical instruction as well. We were very lucky to have this unique engagement with a leader in our field.” 

Senturia lecturer David Haynes, MD (seated center), with trainees and faculty members Nedim Durakovic, MD (seated left), and Jacques Herzog, MD (seated right), in the surgical simulation lab.

The Senturia Lectureship was established in 1977 by the St. Louis Otological Foundation. Ben Harlan Senturia was a native of St. Louis and obtained both his undergraduate and medical degrees from Washington University in the 1930s. Following his internship and residency at McMillan Hospital, he was appointed to the otolaryngology faculty at Washington University School of Medicine.

Haynes with Washington University Otolaryngology residents following case studies presentations.