The Department of Otorhinolaryngology – Head & Neck Surgery (ORL) will host the 2021 ORL Frontiers virtual medical education meeting, from 12:50-5 p.m. Friday, June 18.
ORL Frontiers is the culmination of the academic year for the department and highlights research endeavors and emerging technology in the diagnosis and management of common otolaryngologic clinical problems. The event discusses new basic science research and its potential importance in clinical practice while evaluating patient safety and quality improvement practices.
Ira D. Papel, MD, facial plastic surgeon and a professor at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, will serve as the featured speaker for 2021 ORL Frontiers, which will be featured online for the second-consecutive year due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
Papel is actively involved in surgical training of medical students, residents, and fellows, and he serves as co-director of the Facial Plastic Surgery Fellowship at Johns Hopkins Hospital. He has been invited to serve at more than 40 university in the U.S., Europe, Asia, Mexico, and South American.
He is a past president of the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, and past president of the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. Papel has been recognized as a “Top Doctor” locally by Baltimore Magazine, and nationally by U.S. News and World Report.
Course directors from the Department of Otorhinolaryngology are Tang Ho, MD; Katherine Kao, MD; and Amber Luong, MD, PhD.