Shan Baker, MDMore than 70 physicians and other healthcare professionals attended Otorhinolaryngology Frontiers 2014, which highlighted research endeavors and emerging technology in the diagnosis and management of common otolaryngologic clinical problems. Held on June 28, 2014, 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 UTHealth Medical School, the CME event featured guest speaker Shan Baker, MD, FACS, an internationally recognized expert in facial cosmetic and reconstructive surgery.

Dr. Baker, a professor of otolaryngology at the University of Michigan (UM), is a founding member of the institution’s Center for Facial Cosmetic Surgery, which opened in 1990. A member of the UM faculty since 1977, he has edited several textbooks on reconstructive surgery and has lectured worldwide on the subject of facial cosmetic surgery, in particular rhinoplasty. He presented talks entitled “Principles of Nasal Reconstruction” and “Reflections on 38 Years of Facial Plastic Surgery.”

The following presentations were made by the department’s faculty and residents:

  • “Effect of Anesthesia on the Morphoproteomic Expression Profile of Oral Cavity and Oropharyngeal Squamous Cell Carcinoma” by Jay Ferrell, MD
  • “Avoiding and Repairing Rhinoplasty Mistakes” by Russell Kridel, MD, FACS, clinical professor, director of facial plastics education and director of the Facial Plastics Fellowship Program
  • “A Rating System for Revision Rhinoplasty” by Regina Rodman, MD
  • “Preparing for Healthcare Reform: ORL Clinical Programs Committee Update” by Martin J. Citardi, MD, FACS, chief of otorhinolaryngology at Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center and professor and chair of the department of Otorhinolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery
  •  “Medial Crural Overlay as a Technique for Deprojection” by Eric Yavrouian, MD
  • “Bridging the Disparity in Access to Cancer Care: The LBJ Patient-centered Medical Home” by Ibrahim Alava III, MD, assistant professor
  • “Transmastoid Repair of Otogenic Cerebrospinal Fluid Leaks” by Elton Lambert, MD
  • “Ensuring Quality of Care for Head and Neck Cancer Patients: Longitudinal Analysis of Morbidity and Mortality Conference Data” by Jackie Matijasec, MD
  • “Double-blinded Randomized Prospective Trial of Intranasal Capsaicin Treatment for Non-allergic Irritant Rhinitis” by Chauchau Pham, MD
  •  “Functional Septorhinoplasty for Nasal Obstruction” by Tang Ho, MD, assistant professor

ORL Frontiers is an annual event highlighting the research productivity of members of the department.