Education Residency People

Match results are in!

Otolaryngology resident match results were announced March 15, and five outstanding medical school graduates will join the Department of Otolaryngology at Washington University School of Medicine as our newest residents.

The National Resident Matching Program uses a computerized mathematical algorithm to place each applicant with their preferred residency positions at programs that also prefer them. The application and interview process is an arduous one, making Match Day a highly celebrated event each year.

We asked our new colleagues to share their thoughts on learning they had matched with WashU ENT. Please join us in welcoming and celebrating the achievements of these new members of our community. 

Clinical Track

Andre Burnham
Emory University School of Medicine

“I am very excited to be joining the Washington University ENT community.  I was very impressed on my interview day by the culture of the residency and department in addition to the outstanding clinical and research training. The city seems like an amazing place to live, and my wife and I are very much looking forward to starting the next chapter of our lives in St. Louis.”

Olivia Nixon-Hemelt
University of Texas Medical Branch John Sealy School of Medicine

“I am so excited to have matched at Washington University in St. Louis! The opportunity to train with such excellent clinicians and researchers is undoubtedly an honor, but what ultimately sealed my decision was the authenticity and kindness of the faculty and residents that I met on my interview day. The thoughtfulness, innovation, and excellence with which WashU approaches patient care is unmatched. I feel so honored to join the ranks!”

Andrew Parker
Tulane University School of Medicine

“I am delighted to join the WashU Otolaryngology family and incredibly grateful for the opportunity to continue my training at such a phenomenal program! During my sub-internship, I was impressed not only with residents’ surgical skill and clinical knowledge but also the kindness and support from residents and faculty alike. Throughout Match Day, I received an outpouring of welcomes from residents and faculty that reinforced what a wonderful culture exists in the department. My partner matched into the psychiatry program at WashU and we are very excited to move to St. Louis and get to know everyone soon.”

Research track

Shivee Gilja
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

“I am so excited to have matched the research track at WashU and join a program with such exceptional clinical training and endless research opportunities! I feel fortunate to join a legacy of amazing otolaryngologists who have trained at WashU, including some of my own mentors from medical school. And, matching at WashU with my partner was the cherry on top! After getting texts and calls on match day from so many residents and faculty in the program, I already feel a part of the family, and we can’t wait to join everyone in St. Louis.”

William Townsend
University of Mississippi School of Medicine

“I am thrilled to embark on this incredible journey with WashU Otolaryngology! The opportunity to train alongside esteemed faculty and fellow residents in such a dynamic and supportive environment is truly a dream come true. I am eager to contribute to WashU’s rich tradition of clinical excellence and groundbreaking research, and I cannot wait to immerse myself in all that this prestigious program has to offer. I am honored and excited to begin this next chapter of my career, and I cannot wait to get started!”