Our department was well represented at the AAO-HNS/F Annual Meeting and Oto Experience held Sept. 14-18, 2019, in New Orleans.
Faculty and residents attended the annual MSO meeting May 24-25, 2019. This year's event was held in Point Clear, AL. Resident presentations included "Resource Utilization & Management for Secondary Triage of Isolated Facial Trauma" by Dr. Amrita Ray (PGY-4), "Characteristics & Considerations for Children with Ankyloglossia Undergoing Frenulectomy" by Dr. Lauren Buck (PGY-4) and "Relationship of Overall Cardiovascular Health & Hearing Loss in an African American Population: The Jackson Heart Study" by Dr. Steven Curti (PGY-4). Faculty presentations included "Dizziness: Advances in Diagnosis & Treatment" by Dr. Tom Eby, "Trends in Perioperative Opioid Use" by Dr. Scott Stringer, "Updated Cochlear Implant Indications" by Dr. Claude Harbarger and "Evaluation & Management of the Snoring Patient" by Dr. Andrea Lewis.
COSM was held May 1-5, 2019, in Austin, Texas. During this meeting, Drs. Jeff Carron, Lauren Buck (PGY-4) and Cindy Moore (PGY-2) won the American Society of Pediatric Otolaryngology Peds Video to Presentation Contest for their video titled "Surgical Approach to Juvenile Nasopharyngeal Angiofibroma." Additional participation included:
We were a match for three outstanding students who recently earned their medical degrees. We look forward to what the next 5 years will bring:
We were honored to host two distinguished guest speakers to our department this season. Dr. M. Boyd Gillespie, Professor and Chair of Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery at University of Tennessee Health Science Center joined us Jan. 17-18, 2019. Dr. Matt Ryan, Associate Professor and Vice Chair for Education and Quality at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center joined us Feb. 21-22, 2019.
Department members, along with friends and family members, packed over 4,300 backpack meal kits for children in need on Saturday, Feb. 10, 2019. See these volunteers in action!
Our department was well represented at the AAO-HNS/F Annual Meeting and Oto Experience held in Atlanta, Georgia, in early October 2018:
Residents and medical students attended the annual surgical dissection course July 28-July 29, 2018. Lecturers and instructors included Scott Stringer, MD, Lana Jackson, MD, Gina Jefferson, MD, and J. Randall Jordan, MD. Special thanks to Eric Bridges, MD, for assisting throughout the event, and to Mark Reed, MD, for his photography.
Our annual Simulation Bootcamp took place Aug. 18. Instructors included Drs. Eric Bridges, Claude Harbarger, Lana Jackson, Gina Jefferson, J. Randall Jordan, Chris Lee and Scott Stringer. Residents Lauren Buck and Erin Smith assisted in this morning long bootcamp that introduced our PGY1 and PGY2 residents to common ORL procedural consultations and instrumentation. Thank you to our sponsors: Medtronic Xomed, KARL STORZ Endoscopy, and Stryker CranioMaxilloFacial.
After a lengthy application process, the communicative sciences divisions received ASHA-approved CE provider status. This status allows the divisions to offer ASHA continuing education credits. Read the press release here.
Faculty and residents attended the annual MSO meeting June 29-July 1, 2018. This year's event was held in Orange Beach, AL. Resident presentations included "Delayed Cochlear Implant Complications," by Laura House, MD (PGY-5), "Frailty in Head and Neck Cancer Patients," by Kristen Pitts, MD (PGY-5), and "The Role of Intravenous Acetaminophen in Post-Operative Pain Control in Head and Neck Cancer Patients," by Erin Smith, MD (PGY-5). Faculty presentations included “Endoscopic Ear Surgery," by Jeff Carron, MD, “Pedicled Latissimus Dorsi Flap for Head and Neck Reconstruction," by Gina Jefferson, MD, and "Topical Therapies for Recalcitrant Chronic Rhinosinusitis." by Scott Stringer, MD.
We held our 17th Annual Lectureship and Resident Graduation on June 15, 2018. The day began with our annual lectureship featuring visiting professor Shan R. Baker, MD, Professor and Chief for the section of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery in the Department of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery, and Director for the Center of Facility Cosmetic Surgery at the University of Michigan. That evening, family and friends came together to celebrate our graduates. We invite you to view the wonderful moments captured by J. Mark Reed, MD, in our Graduation slideshow.
It is with great pride that we congratulate last year's chiefs - Patrick Bockenstedt, Jessica Lange and Allison Ordemann (Chilsolm) - on passing their oral boards. We continue to maintain a 100% board pass rate. Thank you to the faculty and staff who give of their time and effort to teach and support our residents by providing an environment that supports success.
We are also very proud of our 2018 graduates - David Kowalczyk, MD, Andrew Robichaux, MD, and Jonathan Sorrel, MD. Dr. Kowalcyzk is completing a facial plastic and reconstructive surgery fellowship at the University of Illinois. Dr. Robichaux is joining a private practice with locations in Gonzalez and Prairieville, La. Dr. Sorrel is joining a private practice in Mandeville, La.
UMMC Otolaryngology residents tied for the fifth best score, out of 108 programs, on the annual otolaryngology examination. These results place UMMC's program in the top 4-7% nationally. Congratulations to all!
Speech-Language Pathology, a division of the Department of Otolaryngology and Communicative Sciences, has an opening available for a faculty position, Speech-Language Pathologist. See the Job Announcement!
The Department of Otolaryngology and Communicative Sciences joined forces with friends and family Feb. 10, 2018, to help support the Mississippi Food Network. Read all about the amazing experience here!