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Speaker Topics: Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery

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Agrawal, Nishant, M.D.

Associate Professor of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery
Associate Professor of Oncology
Expertise, Disease and Conditions: Benign Tumors of the Head and Neck, Head and Neck Cancers, Laryngeal Cancer, Oral Cancers, Oral Pathology, Oropharynx Cancers, Otolaryngology, Parathyroid Surgery, Parotid Gland Tumors, Pharynx Cancer, Salivary Gland Disorders, Sinonasal Tumors, Skin Cancer of the Head and Neck, Skull Base Tumors, Thyroid Cancer, Thyroid Masses, Thyroid Nodules, Thyroid Surgery, Tonsil Cancer
Research Interests: Dr. Agrawal's research is focused on the genetics of head and neck cancer Genetics and the development of diagnostic biomarkers for screening, monitoring and surveillance of head and neck cancer., Head and Neck Cancer Genetics and Diagnostics
 

Topics:

  • Head and neck cancer
  • Squamous Cell Carcinoma (SCC)
  • Thyroid tumors
  • Salivary gland tumors

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Akst, Lee Michael, M.D.

Assistant Professor of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery
Director of the Johns Hopkins Voice Center
Expertise, Disease and Conditions: Dysphagia, Dysphonia, Early Glottic Cancer, Glottic Stenosis, Laryngeal Disorders, Laryngeal Dysplasia, Laryngeal Papilloma, Laryngeal Stenosis, Laryngopharyngeal Reflux, Otolaryngology, Parapharyngeal Space Tumors, Pharyngitis, Phonotraumatic Lesions, Recurrent Respiratory Papillomatosis, Subglottic Stenosis, Sulcus Vocalis, Swallowing Disorders, Vocal Cord Cysts, Vocal Cord Nodules, Vocal Cord Paralysis, Vocal Cord Paresis, Vocal Cord Polyps, Voice Problems
Research Interests: Robotic laryngeal surgery, Voice and swallowing outcomes of neuro-otologic skull base procedures, Use of pulsed lasers for treatment of laryngeal disease, Functional recovery of recurrent laryngeal nerve injury, Treatment of vocal fold scar
 

Topics:

  • Anatomy and Physiology of Voice
  • Evaluation of Dysphonia
  • Dysphonia Case Presentations
  • Transnasal Esophagoscopy
  • Laryngopharyngeal Reflux
  • Office-based Techniques in Laryngology
  • Advances in Laryngeal Surgery
  • Pulsed Laser Treatment in Laryngology
  • Early Glottic Cancer
  • Saving Your Voice/Voice Health

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Best, Simon Roderick Alfred, M.D.

Assistant Professor of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery
Expertise, Disease and Conditions: Hoarseness, Laryngeal Cancer, Laryngeal Disorders, Laryngeal Papilloma, Laryngeal Stenosis, Laryngeal Surgery, Laryngology, Otolaryngology, Recurrent Respiratory Papillomatosis, Vocal Cord Paralysis, Voice Problems
Research Interests: Immunobiology of Recurrent Respiratory Papillomatosis (RRP), Development of novel therapeutic treatments for Recurrent Respiratory Papillomatosis (RRP), Voice and swallowing outcomes following skull base surgery
 

Topics:

  • Hoarseness Evaluation and Treatment
  • Recurrent Respiratory Papillomatosis
  • Laryngeal Cancer
  • Office-based Laryngeal Surgery
  • Spasmodic Dysphonia

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Boahene, Kofi Derek Owusu, D.V.M., M.D.

Associate Professor of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery
Associate Professor of Dermatology
Expertise, Disease and Conditions: Acne, Baseball Injuries, Bell's Palsy, Birthmarks, Blepharoplasty, Bone Tumors, Botulinum Toxin Injections, Cerebrospinal Fluid Leaks, Cleft Lip, Cleft Palate, Cosmetic Dermatology, Cosmetic Surgery, Deviated Septum, Endoscopic Frontal Sinus Surgery, Endoscopic Resection of Nasal Tumors, Endoscopic Skull Base Surgery, Esthesioneuroblastoma, Eyelid and Orbital Trauma, Eyelid Malposition, Eyelid Reconstruction, Eyelid Surgery, Facelift, Facial Lesions, Facial Nerve Disorders, Facial Plastic Surgery, Facial Reanimation, Facial Reconstruction, Facial Scar Revision, Facial Surgery, Fibrous Dysplasia, Free Muscle Transfer, Gracillis Muscle Transfer, Hypoglossal Nerve Transfer, Maxillofacial Surgery, Microtia, Microvascular Surgery, Neck Lift, Nerve Grafting, Nerve Injury, Orbital Trauma, Orbital Tumors, Otolaryngology, Paranasal Sinus Tumors, Parasellar Tumors, Parotid Cancer, Rhinoplasty, Salivary Gland Tumors, Skull Base Surgery, Skull Base Tumors, Soft Tissue Tumors, Synkinesis, Temporalis muscle tendon transfer (T3), Torn Ear Lobe Repair, Wrinkle Treatment
Research Interests: Outcomes in facial paralysis restoration, Tissue engineering and wound healing, Minimaly invasive approaches to brain and skull base lesions, Outcomes in ethnic facial cosmetic surgery, Facial paralysis, Cleft lip repair, Tissue engineering, Wound healing, Keloids
 

Topics:

  • Nasal obstruction - what every practitioner needs to know
  • Skin cancer update: diagnosis and management including surgical reconstruction
  • Anterior skullbase lesions
  • Facial paralysis: management of chronic sequelae

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Byrne, Patrick Joseph, M.D.

Associate Professor of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery
Associate Professor of Dermatology
Director of the Division of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
Director of the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine Fellowship Program in Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
Johns Hopkins Medicine International Medical Director - Tokyo Midtown Medicine, LLC
Expertise, Disease and Conditions: Bell's Palsy, Blepharoplasty, Botulinum Toxin Injections, Brow Lift, Chemical Peels, Cleft Lip, Cleft Palate, Cosmetic Surgery, Cosmetic Surgery of the Face, Craniofacial Injuries, Craniofacial Reconstruction, Craniomaxillofacial Trauma and Reconstruction, Dermabrasion, Dermal Fillers, Eyelid Malposition, Eyelid Reconstruction, Facelift, Facial Aesthetic Surgery, Facial Cosmetic Surgery, Facial Lesions, Facial Nerve Disorders, Facial Paralysis, Facial Plastic Surgery, Facial Reanimation, Facial Reconstruction, Facial Scar Revision, Facial Trauma, Free Muscle Transfer, Gracillis Muscle Transfer, Hypoglossal Nerve Transfer, Microvascular Free Tissue Transfer, Microvascular Reconstruction, Mohs Surgery, Nerve Grafting, Otolaryngology, Reconstruction of Facial Skin Cancers, Revision Rhinoplasty, Rhinoplasty, Synkinesis, Temporalis muscle tendon transfer (T3), Torn Ear Lobe Repair
Research Interests: Facial paralysis and reanimation, Management and reconstruction of skin cancers, Outcomes research cosmetic surgery, Nerve regeneration, Biomaterials and wound healing
 

Topics:

  • Nasal obstruction - what every practitioner needs to know
  • Skin cancer update: diagnosis and management including surgical reconstruction
  • Anterior skullbase lesions
  • Cleft lip and palate: current status
  • Human face: evolution, expression and aesthetics

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Chien, Wade Wei-De, M.D.

Assistant Professor of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery
Expertise, Disease and Conditions: Acoustic Neuromas, Balance Disorders, Brain Tumors, Chronic Otitis Media, Cochlear Implantation, Hearing Aids, Hearing Loss, Hearing Restoration, Otolaryngology, Otology, Otosclerosis, Skull Base Tumors
Research Interests: Atraumatic methodologies for cochlear implant insertion, Hearing protection/regeneration, Middle ear mechanics, Temporal bone histopathology, Musical perception in cochlear implant users
 

Topics:

  • Hearing loss and hearing rehabilitation
  • Cochlear implantation
  • Lateral skull base tumors: diagnosis and management
  • Otosclerosis
  • Chronic otitis media

Roni Dinkes, Au.D., CCC-A

Topics:

  • Geriatric audiology
  • Everything you’ve always wanted to know about hearing aids but were afraid to ask
  • How to read an audiogram
  • Truths and myths regarding hearing aids
  • Audiology and primary care
  • Audiology and pediatrics

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Francis, Howard Wayne, M.D.

Professor of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery
Professor of Neurosurgery
Professor of Radiation Oncology and Molecular Radiation Sciences
Vice Director, Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery
Director, The Johns Hopkins Listening Center
Expertise, Disease and Conditions: Acoustic Neuromas, Cholesteatoma, Cochlear Implantation, Diseases of the Ear, Ear infections, Ear Surgery, Hearing Disorders, Hearing Restoration, Implantable Hearing Devices, Neuro-Otology, Otolaryngology, Otology, Pediatric Ear Disease, Pediatric Hearing Loss, Skull Base Tumors
Research Interests: Study of cochlear implant outcomes in older adults and the development of rehabilitation strategies that produce the best results., Studying and improving functional and quality of life outcomes in patients with acoustic neuromas, and other skull base tumors, Identifying and evaluating new and improved approaches to the training of surgical skills., Study of cochlear disease mechanisms and their effects on the hearing experience, with the goal of developing new therapies for acquired deafness, Identifying determinants of language and educational benefits of cochlear implants in children, with the goal of optimizing outcomes
 

Topics:

  • Rehabilitation options for advanced hearing loss in older adults
  • Childhood development after cochlear implantation
  • Contemporary trends in the treatment of acoustic neuroma

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Fuchs, Paul Albert, Ph.D.

Professor of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery
Professor of Biomedical Engineering
Professor of Neuroscience
Co-director, the Center for Sensory Biology
Professor of Neuroscience
Professor of Biomedical Engineering
Bordley Professor and Director of Research, OtolaryngologyHead and Neck Surgery
Research Interests: Cochlear hair cell, Cochlear neurons, Afferent transmission, Efferent transmission, Pathogenesis of hearing loss, hyperacusis
 

Topics:

  • The Biology of Hearing

Sue Garman, M.S., CCC-A

Topics:

  • Overview of digital hearing aid technology
  • Diagnostic audiometry
  • Interpretation of immittance tests
  • Pediatric audiometric testing
  • Overview of hearing aids
  • Understanding your hearing loss
  • Use of good communication strategies

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Gourin, Christine Gail, M.D.

Associate Professor of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery
Expertise, Disease and Conditions: Carcinoma of the Tongue, Head and Neck Cancers, Head and Neck Surgery, Head and Neck Tumors, Laryngeal Cancer, Melanoma, Neck Cancer, Neck Masses, Oral Cancers, Otolaryngology, Parapharyngeal Space Tumors, Parotid Gland Tumors, Pharynx Cancer, Robotic Surgery, Salivary Gland Tumors, Skin Cancer, Skull Base Tumors, Sleep Apnea, Snoring Disorders, Soft Tissue Tumors, Thyroid Cancer, Thyroid Nodules, Thyroid Parathyroid, Tongue Cancer, Tonsil Cancer, Tumors of the Ear and Skull Base
Research Interests: Quality of Life, Quality of care, safety, and decision making in head and neck cancer, Functional Outcomes, Survival following treatment for head and neck cancer
 

Topics:

  • The Role of the Surgeon in the Management of Head and Neck Cancer
  • Use and Misuse of PET-CT

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Kim, Young Jun, M.D., Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery
Associate Professor of Oncology
Expertise, Disease and Conditions: Airway Disorders, Ear, Nose, and Throat, Head and Neck Cancers, Head and Neck Surgery, Laryngeal Disorders, Laryngeal Surgery, Nasal Reconstruction, Otolaryngology, Parathyroid Disorders, Parathyroid Surgery, Salivary Gland Disorders, Schwannomas of the Head and Neck, Skin Cancer, Thyroid Disorders, Thyroid Parathyroid, Thyroid Surgery
Research Interests: Tumor Immunology, Development of immunotherapeutic treatments for head and neck malignancies
 

Topics:

  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Oropharyngeal Carcinoma
  • Laryngeal Carcinoma
  • Neck Masses
  • Melanoma
  • Skin Cancer
  • Complex Laryngotracheal Obstruction

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Lin, Sandra Yi-Sheng, M.D.

Associate Professor of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery
Expertise, Disease and Conditions: Allergic Diseases, Allergic Rhinitis, Allergy and Immunology, Allergy and Immunology, Pediatric, Head and Neck Surgery, Immunotherapy, Otolaryngology, Pediatric Otolaryngology, Sinus Problems - Pediatric, Sinusitis, Sinusitis and Nasal Polyposis, Sublingual Immunotherapy
Research Interests: sinusitis and allergic rhinits, Pediatric sleep apnea
 

Topics:

  • Pediatric Sinusitis
  • Adult Sinusitis
  • Effects of Allergy on Otolaryngic Diseases
  • Sublingual Immunotherapy

* Please note that Dr. Lin requests an honorarium


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Ramanathan, Murugappan, M.D. Jr

Assistant Professor of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery
Expertise, Disease and Conditions: Cerebrospinal Fluid Leaks, Chronic Sinusitis with Polyps, Endoscopic Frontal Sinus Surgery, Nasal Obstruction, Nasal Polyps, Otolaryngology, Paranasal Sinus Tumors, Revision Endoscopic Sinus Surgery, Revision Frontal Sinus Surgery, Sinus Problems, Sinus Problems - Adult, Sinusitis, Sinusitis and Nasal Polyposis, Skull Base Tumors
Research Interests: Molecular and immunologic (innate and adaptive) mechanisms underlying the pathogenesis of chronic rhinosinusitis with nasal polyps, Role of Allergy and Environmental pollutants in propagating sinonasal inflammation
 

Topics:

  • Sinusitis - A Rational Approach for the Internist and When to Call an ENT
  • Chronic Sinusitis and Treatment Options - 2011
  • Research Advances in Chronic Rhinosinusitis
  • Endoscopic Endonasal Approaches to the Skull Base

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Reh, Douglas David, M.D.

Associate Professor of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery
Associate Professor of Neurosurgery
Medical Director, Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery at Green Spring Station
Residency Program Director
Expertise, Disease and Conditions: Cerebrospinal Fluid Leaks, Chronic Sinusitis, Endoscopic Dacryocystorhinostomy, Endoscopic Orbital Decompression, Endoscopic Sinus Surgery, Endoscopic Skull Base Surgery, Grave's Obitopathy, Nasal Obstruction, Nasal Polyps, Nasoclacrimal Duct Obstruction, Otolaryngology, Paranasal Sinus Tumors, Revision Endoscopic Sinus Surgery, Sinonasal Disorders, Sinonasal Polyps, Sinonasal Tumors, Sinusitis, Skull Base Tumors
Research Interests: Sinonasal tumors, Endoscopic sinus surgery, Endoscopic skull base surgery, Effects of second hand smoking on sinusitis
 

Topics:

  • Sinusitis - A Rational Approach for the Internist and When to Call an ENT
  • Endoscopic Techniques in Dacryocystorhinostomy (DCR)

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Richmon, Jeremy David, M.D.

Associate Professor of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery
Associate Professor of Oncology
Director, Head and Neck Surgery Robotic Program
Expertise, Disease and Conditions: Endocrine Diseases, Facial Plastic Surgery, Facial Reconstruction, Head and Neck Cancers, Head and Neck Surgery, Head and Neck Tumors, Laryngeal Cancer, Maxillofacial Surgery, Melanoma, Microvascular Surgery, Neck Cancer, Neck Masses, Oral Cancers, Oral Pathology, Oral Surgery, Otolaryngology, Parathyroid Surgery, Pharynx Cancer, Plastic Surgery, Reconstructive Surgery, Robotic Surgery, Salivary Gland Disorders, Schwannomas of the Head and Neck, Skin Cancer, Skull Base Surgery, Skull Base Tumors, Thyroid Cancer, Thyroid Diseases, Thyroid Nodules, Thyroid Surgery, Thyroplasty, Tongue Cancer, Tongue Disorders, Tonsil Cancer
Research Interests: Microvascular reconstructive techniques of head and neck defects, Robotic surgery and minimally invasive approaches to head and neck cancer
 

Topics:

  • Vacuum-Assisted Closure in Head and Neck Surgery (use of the Wound-VAC)
  • The History of Hyberbaric Medicine and Applications in Head and Neck Surgery
  • Head and Neck Manifestations of Connective Tissues Diseases
  • Reconstruction of the Hypopharynx
  • Flaps in Head and Neck Reconstruction
  • TransOral Robotic Surgery

Additional Speakers

Colleen Ryan, M.S., CCC-A

Audiologist

Topic: Hearing aids and assistive listening devices

Colleen Ryan received her masters of science degree from Northeastern University and is a board certified CCC-A, American Speech and Hearing Association audiologist in the Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery at The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Colleen’s clinical interests include digital and programmable hearing aids and assistive listening devices.

 

 
 
 
 
 

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