WashU ENT makes strong showing at annual meeting

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Faculty, fellows and residents from the Department of Otolaryngology at Washington University shared their latest research and surgical expertise at the annual meeting of the American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery (AAO-HNSF) in Nashville, Sept. 30-Oct. 4.

Panel presentations

John Chi, MD, MPHS: Rhinoplasty of the Asian Nose

Judith Lieu, MD, MSPH (right), reconnects with WashU ENT alums Manuela Fina, MD, and Kenneth Lee, MD, PhD.

Nyssa Farrell, MD: Postoperative Care in Skull Base Surgery: CPAP, Debridement, Rinses and More!

Ryan Jackson, MD: p16+ (HPV+) OPSCC: A Surgical Approach to Management

Judith Lieu, MD, MSPH: Pediatric Sensorineural Hearing Loss: The First Visit

Jay Piccirillo, MD: Recent Publications That Could Change Your Practice: Pediatric, Comprehensive Otolaryngology, Head and Neck

Sid Puram, MD, PhD: 1. Preventing Otolaryngologic Infection: From Bench to Bedside; 2. Reconstructive showdown 2023; 3. Older Cancer Patients: To Operate or Not to Operate? Part 1; and 4. p16+ (HPV+) OPSCC: A Surgical Approach to Management

Lauren Roland, MD, MSCI: 1. AAOA Research Forum; 2. Preventing Otolaryngologic Infection: From Bench to Bedside; and 3. Invasive Fungal Sinusitis: Diagnostic Challenges and Management Strategies

John Schneider, MD: Whose Life Are You Living? Sustaining a Rewarding Career

Emily Spataro, MD: Dermatology in ENT

Cameron Wick, MD: 1. Temporal Bone Imaging for Surgical Decision-making; 2. ReFLEXions: Ear Canal Pathology Panel; 3. Update on the Evaluation and Management of Pulsatile Tinnitus; and 4. Pearls and Pitfalls in Evaluation and Management of Ear Canal Masses

Moderator/Committee Chair

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Panelists for session on otolaryngologic infection, seated: WashU faculty Lauren Roland, MD, MSCI, and Sid Puram, MD, PhD, and standing: Carissa Thomas, MD, and WashU alum Joseph Zenga, MD.

Craig Buchman, MD, served as moderator for the William House Study Group.

Lauren Roland, MD, MSCI, served as moderator for presentations on Pathophysiology and mechanisms of acute rhinosinusitis.

Cameron Wick, MD, served as moderator for an otology/neurotology scientific session and chair for the Geriatrics Committee.

Expert Lectures

How to Approach Margins in Head and Neck Cancer: A Practitioner’s Guide
Sid Puram, MD, PhD, and Stephen Kang, MD

Oral and poster scientific presentations

Identifying Slim Modiolar Electrode Tip Fold-Over With Intracochlear Electrocochleography
Craig Buchman, Jordan Varghese, Jacques Herzog, Nedim Durakovic, Amit Walia, Cameron Wick, Matthew Shew

Optimization of diagnostic and procedural codes to identify patients with acute invasive fungal sinusitis
Marie-Ange Munyemana, Lauren Roland, Jay Piccirillo

Tracheostomy Incidence and Complications: A National Database Analysis
Will Strober

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Medical student Brevin Miller presents his research at a scientific poster session.

Taste Function in Oropharyngeal Cancer Treatment: A Prospective Cohort Study
Theresa Tharakan, Jay Piccirillo, Sid Puram, Dani Reed, Dorina Kallogjeri, Ryan Jackson

Stellate Ganglion Block for the Treatment of COVID-19-Induced Olfactory Dysfunction: A Prospective Pilot Study
Andrew Peterson, Nyssa Farrell

Development and Validation of Parosmia Olfactory Dysfunction Outcomes Rating (DisODOR)
Patrick Ioerger, Nyssa Farrell, Jay Piccirillo, Dorina Kallogjeri, Lauren Roland, John Schneider

Validation of a Novel Allergy-Specific Domain for the SNOT-22
Anne Feng, Jay Piccirillo, Jennifer Shin, Carleton Corrales, Anthony Prince, Elisabeth Willard

Association of Sarcopenia With Survival in Head and Neck Cancer
Sid Puram, Jay Piccirillo,

Outcomes After Elective Contralateral Neck Dissection for HPV-Related Oropharyngeal Cancer
Ray Wang, Ryan Jackson, Sid Puram, Molly Heft Neal

Surgical Outcomes for Temporal Bone Malignancies
Pawina Jiramongkolchai, Patrik Pipkorn, Jake Lee, Cameron Wick

WashU ENT resident Will Strober, MD, presents his latest data at a scientific poster session.

Quantification of Imaging Artifact in MRI-Conditional Cochlear Implants
Samuel Cler, Cameron Wick, Cameron Koch, Matthew Parsons, Stephanie Youssef

Vertigo Severity, Comorbidity Burden, and Hearing Status can Influence Teatment Response among Patients with Meniere’s Disease
Brevin Miller, Jay Piccirillo, Dorina Kallogjeri,

Time Considerations and Outcomes in Pediatric Tracheostomy Decannulation
Ashley Lloyd, Alexandra Espinel, Mohammad Rana, Hengameh Behzadpour

Pediatric Tracheostomy Complications: Correlation With NSQIP Patient-Specific Variables
Weston Niermeyer, Alexandra Espinel, Ashley Lloyd, Hengameh Behzadpour, Mohammad Rana