Department of Otorhinolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery Adds Three New Residents

October 4, 2022

Members of the Otolaryngology Residency Class of 2027Members of the Otolaryngology Residency Class of 2027 at McGovern Medical School at UTHealth Houston have arrived in Texas from three corners of the United States. The department’s new residents are Ugur Nur Basmaci, MD, who received her medical degree at the University of California, Davis; Gianna Rosamilia, MD, who graduated from Albany Medical College in New York; and Alexander Simko, MD, who graduated from the University of Florida in Gainesville.

“We had an excellent match this year through the National Resident Matching Program,” says William C. Yao, MD, associate professor of otorhinolaryngology and director of the otolaryngology residency program. “As we welcome these three amazing individuals to the UTHealth family, I want to thank our entire faculty and residents for helping us host a very successful interview season. Objectively, this is our best performance in the match to date. It just shows the growth of our department and evolution of this residency program.”

The McGovern Medical School Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery Residency Training Program provides experience in the subspecialties of bronchoesophagology, facial plastic and reconstructive surgery, head and neck surgery, laryngology, maxillofacial trauma, otology and neuro-otology, pediatric otolaryngology, and rhinology as well as audiology and speech pathology. Over the course of their five years at the institution, residents have opportunities for both formal and informal educational experiences, with a graduated increase in responsibility for education and patient care in line with their demonstrated clinical skills.

In accordance with guidelines set by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education, all trainees participate in research on an annual basis, including three months of dedicated research time during which they develop a significant project. Clinical rotations occur in a variety of settings, including the department’s state-of-the-art outpatient office at Memorial Hermann Medical Plaza, local surgery centers, and major hospitals including Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center, a quaternary referral center and Level 1 trauma center; Lyndon B. Johnson Hospital, part of the Harris Health System; The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center; and now Houston Methodist Hospital.

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