Internationally Renowned Otolaryngologist Speaks at 2013 ORL Frontiers

November 21, 2013

Otorhinolaryngology Frontiers 2013 announcementMore than 75 physicians and other healthcare professionals attended Otorhinolaryngology Frontiers 2013, which highlighted research endeavors and emerging technology in the diagnosis and management of common otolaryngologic clinical problems. Held on June 22, 2013, at the Brown Foundation Institute of Molecular Medicine at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston and sponsored by the department of Otorhinolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery at McGovern Medical School, the CME event featured guest speaker B. Tucker Woodson, MD, an internationally recognized expert in sleep disorders.

Dr. Woodson, who holds dual board certification in otolaryngology—head and neck surgery and sleep medicine, serves as medical director of the Froedtert Hospital/Medical College of Wisconsin Sleep Disorders Program. He has served on the Sleep Disorders, Standards of Practice, New Medical, Drug and Device and the National Sleep Medicine Course Committees of the American Academy of Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery and the American Academy of Sleep Medicine. In addition, Dr. Woodson is an advisor for the American Sleep Apnea Association; ResMed, a world leader in respiratory equipment for sleep apnea; and professional football. He presented talks entitled “New Methods of Airway Evaluation in Sleep Apnea” and “Advancements in Palate Surgery for Sleep Apnea.”

ORL Frontiers is an annual event highlighting the research productivity of members of the department. This year’s course was extended to include additional lectures from the faculty. The following presentations were presented by the department’s faculty and residents:

  • “Distraction Chondrogenesis: An Adjunct to Treatment for Laryngeal Stenosis” by Ibrahim “Trey” Alava, MD
  • “Surgeon-performed Ultrasound in the Head and Neck” by Ron Karni, MD, assistant professor
  • “Genes of Cell Cycle and Apoptosis in Laryngeal Papilloma” by Regina Rodman, MD
  • “In-office Balloon Dilatation for the Management of Chronic Rhinosinusitis by Amber U. Luong, MD, PhD, assistant professor
  • “Management of Chronic Cough” by Michael Byrd, MD, assistant professor
  • “Radiation-associated Malignancies of the Ear Canal and Temporal Bone” by Elton Lambert, MD
  • “Controversies in Pediatric Otolaryngology: How We Do It” by Soham Roy, MD, FACS, FAAP, associate professor, and Sancak Yuksel, MD, assistant professor
  • “Endoscopic Resection of Sinonasal Hemangiopericytoma” by Nicholas Sorrel, MD
  •  “Allergic Fungal Rhinosinusitis in the Presence of HIV” by Douglas Stanley, MD
  • “Airway Stenosis: Pearls and Pitfalls” by Ronda Alexander, MD, assistant professor

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