Thomas Lenarz, MD, PhD, provided a stimulating Senturia Lecture to the Department of Otolaryngology at Washington University School of Medicine on Wednesday, October 26, 2022.

photo of Thomas Lenarz, MD, PhD
Thomas Lenarz, MD, PhD

As part of the lectureship, Lenarz also assisted with a temporal bone dissection lab for ENT residents and participated in a review of select case studies presented by residents Andrew Charap, MD, Nnneoma Wamkpah, MD, MSCI, Amit Walia, MD, MSCI, and Joseph Roh, MD.

Lenarz studied medicine and biochemistry at universities in Tübingen, Erlangen, Heidelberg and London from 1975 until 1981 when he received his medical degree. He received his doctorate of philosophy in pharmacology of the auditory system in 1987 and completed a postdoctoral research fellowship at the University of California, San Francisco, in 1989.

He has served as professor and chairman of the Department of Otolaryngology, Hannover Medical School since 1993. In 2013 he became co-director of the Cluster of Excellence Hearing4All Hannover-Oldenburg. He also serves as director of the German Hearing Centre and the Research Institute of Audio- and Neurotechnology in Hannover, and he is a member of the German National Academy of Sciences (Leopoldina) and the German Academy  of  Technology (Acatech).

A past president of the German Society of Biomedical Technology, Lenarz maintains broad research interests in the areas of auditory implants, biomaterials for medical implants, audiology and neurotology.

Title: Hearing4All: functional restoration of hearing using auditory devices
Date: Wednesday, October 26, 2022 at 7:00 AM CST
Location: Ogura Learning Center, 8th floor Mid Campus Center on the Washington University medical school campus

Ben Harlan Senturia

Ben Harlan Senturia, MD

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 degree (1931) and his medical degree (1935) from Washington University. Following his internship and residency at McMillan Hospital, he was appointed to the otolaryngology faculty at Washington University School of Medicine.

Dr. Senturia served in the United States Air Force from 1942 to 1945 and was assigned to the research section of the School of Aviation Medicine where he conducted research in external otitis and noise-induced hearing loss.

Following his military service, he returned to St. Louis to practice and teach. In 1972 he became president of the American Otological Society. He was chosen as guest of honor by the society in 1976 and received its prestigious Award of Merit in 1980.

Senturia Lecturers

2022 – Thomas Lenarz, MD, PhD

2021 – Michael Hoa, MD

2020 – Howard W. Francis, MD, MBA

2019 – Yuri Agrawal, MD

2018 – John L. Dornhoffer, MD, FACS

2017 – Marlan R. Hansen, MD, FACS

2016 – John W. House, MD

2015 – Robert F. Labadie, MD, PhD

2014 – Lorne S. Parnes, MD

2013 – John P. Carey, MD

2012 – Bruce J. Gantz, MD, FACS

2011 – Joseph B. Nadol, Jr, MD

2010 – Lawrence R. Lustig, MD

2009 – Saumil N. Merchant, MD

2008 – Karen J. Doyle, MD, PhD

2007 – Paul R. Lambert, MD

2006 – Dennis S. Poe, MD

2005 – Michael J. McKenna, MD

2004 – Debara Lynn Tucci, MD

2003 – D. Bradley Welling, MD

2002 – Anil K. Lalwani, MD

2001 – Lloyd B. Minor, MD

2000 – Michael M. Paparella, MD

1999 – Richard A. Chole, MD, PhD

1998 – Jens Thomsen, MD

1997 – Mario Sanna, MD

1996 – Malcolm D. Graham, MD, FACS

1995 – William F. House, MD

1994 – Julian M. Nedzelski, MD, PhD

1993 – Aina Julianna Gulya, MD, FACS

1992 – B. Hill Britton, MD

1991 – Mitchell K. Schwaber, MD

1990 – Robert I. Kohut, MD

1986 – Robert A. Jahrsdoerfer, MD

1985 – Bobby R. Alford, MD

1984 – Mansfield F. W. Smith, MD, MS, FACS

1983 – Derald E. Brackmann, MD

1982 – Brian F. McCabe, MD

1980 – William F. House, MD

1979 – Charles D. Bluestone, MD

1978 – Victor Goodhill, MD

1977 – Richard R. Gacek, MD