Otorhinolaryngology Frontiers logoMore than 70 physicians and other healthcare professionals attended ORL Frontiers 2017, held last June 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. They heard guest speaker Peter J. Koltai, MD, professor of otolaryngology and pediatrics at Stanford University School of Medicine faculty, present two topics: “The Surgery of Pediatric Sleep Apnea” and “Evidence versus Experience: A False Dichotomy.”

An annual event, ORL Frontiers highlights the research productivity of members of the department and emerging technology in the diagnosis and management of common otolaryngologic clinical problems. Presentations by the department’s faculty and residents included:

  • “Vaccines and Antibiotics: The Losing Battle Against Chronic Tonsillitis” by Zi Yang Jiang, MD
  • “Botulinum Toxin for Improved Cosmesis of Cleft Lip Repair” by Jaecel Shah, MD
  • “Microbiome Changes During Acute Exacerbations of CRS Patients” by Uma Ramaswamy, MD
  • “Robotic Surgery in Pediatric Otolaryngology” by Soham Roy, MD
  • “Case Presentations” by Uma Ramaswamy, MD
  • “Update on MACRA and Its Practical Implications” by Martin J. Citardi, MD
  • “Long-term Review of the Lateral Crural Steal: Its Effect on Nasal Tip Projection and Rotation in Rhinoplasty” by Christian Conderman, MD
  • “Recurrent Respiratory Papillomas: Current and Future Directions in Treatment” by Jane Huang, MD
  • “Postoperative Analgesia: Current Practices and Recent Changes” by Kevin Caceres, MD
  • “Unraveling a Complex Disease: Molecular Profiling in Chronic Rhinosinusitis” by Matthew Tyler, MD