SENTAC logoNine posters were presented by medical students and residents from the McGovern Medical School Department of Otorhinolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery at the Society for ENT Advances in Children (SENTAC) annual meeting held December 1-3, 2017, in Toronto, Canada. As an interdisciplinary pediatric otolaryngology organization, SENTAC is unique in its emphasis on encouraging young professionals to pursue the expansion of their clinical knowledge and research skills. Each research report or clinical investigation accepted for presentation at the annual meeting is given the attention of all attending members either in a general session of platform papers or in a poster session.

“We’re very proud of our track record of success in medical education and mentoring programs for students and residents who pursue careers in otolaryngology,” says Soham Roy, MD, FACS, FAAP, professor and director of pediatric ENT at McGovern Medical School at UTHealth and director of the otorhinolaryngology department’s Medical Education Program. “The students eagerly took on these projects themselves, worked with residents and faculty to complete the research and wrote and submitted their work for presentation. Our department presented nine of the 68 posters accepted for the meeting. ”

The presenters were

  • Steven Curry, “A Conditional Survival Analysis and Competing Risks Model in Childhood and Adolescent Rhabdomyosarcoma of the Head and Neck,” with mentors Kunal Jain, MD, and Zi Yang Jiang MD
  • Arturo Eguia, “Pediatric Lateral Floor of the Mouth Dermoid Cyst-Transoral Approach: Case Report and Literature Review,” with Matthew Tyler, MD, Matthew Harting, MD, and Soham Roy, MD
  • Arturo Eguia, “Recurrent Hemifacial Spasm and Chiari I Malformation in a Pediatric Patient, with Garren Low, MD, and Sancak Yuksel, MD
  • Brandon Esianor, “An Alternative Treatment for Suprastomal Stenosis in Patients with Decreased Benefit from Laryngotracheal Reconstruction,” with Garren Low, MD, Uma Ramaswamy, MD, and Soham Roy, MD
  • Alexandra Fonseca, “The Rare Case of a Traumatic Pseudoaneurysm of the Superficial Temporary Artery,” with Courtney El-Zokm, MD, Matthew Greives, MD, and Soham Roy, MD
  • Matthew Marget, “Assessment of Nursing and Respiratory Therapist Experience and Caregiver Comfort in Caring for Tracheostomized Children,” with Uma Ramaswamy, MD, Zi Yang Jiang, MD, Sancak Yuksel, MD, Soham Roy, MD, and Zhen Huang, MD
  • Matthew Marget, “Stereotactic Navigation as a Useful Adjunctive Modality in Tracking Nasal Dermoid Cysts,” with Denna Zebda, MD, Matthew Tyler MD, and Soham Roy, MD
  • Crystal Nwannunu, “Gunshot to the Neck: An Intraoral Approach,” with Garren Low, MD, and Zi Yang Jiang, MD
  • Denna Zebda, “Esophageal Foreign Body: A Delayed Presentation with Stridor,” with mentors Laura Hollinger, MD, Allison Speer, MD, Nitin Wadhwa, MD, and Zi Yang Jiang, MD

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