The Department of Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery continues to grow and is pleased to announce that Wojtek Mydlarz
and Nicole Schmitt
have joined our practice at our Bethesda, Maryland, location. Mydlarz and Schmitt are conducting intramural research at the National Institutes of Health. All three physicians now provide head and neck cancer surgery services in Bethesda, with surgeries to be performed at Suburban Hospital or The Johns Hopkins Hospital.
Mydlarz, an assistant professor in the Division of Head and Neck Cancer Surgery, specializes in the treatment of benign and malignant tumors of the head and neck, including the upper aerodigestive tract, salivary glands, thyroid, skin and soft tissue. His research interests include evaluating both surgical and nonsurgical treatment outcomes in head and neck cancer patients.
Desai, an assistant professor in the Division of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, offers a broad spectrum of both cosmetic and reconstructive surgery. Reconstructive procedures include facial trauma management, microvascular or “free-flap” reconstruction of major head and neck defects after cancer or trauma, skin cancer reconstruction after Moh’s surgery, as well as the management of skin cancer, such as malignant melanoma.
Schmitt, an assistant professor in the division of Division of Head and Neck Cancer Surgery, has clinical interests in surgical treatment and surveillance of patients with benign and malignant tumors of the head and neck, robotic surgery, benign and malignant thyroid and parathyroid disease, and skin cancers of the head and neck. Her research interests include the use of platinum-based chemotherapy drugs and immunotherapy for the treatment of head and neck cancer.
Weinreich, an assistant professor in the Division of Otology and
Neurotology, focuses on caring for patients with chronic otitis media, cholesteatoma, hearing loss, vertigo and vestibular disorders. Her surgical expertise includes osseointegrated implants, cochlear implants and skull base surgery. She is practicing at The Johns Hopkins Hospital and Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center.
Walsh, an assistant professor in the Division of Pediatric Otolaryngology, has clinical interests including head and neck masses, aerodigestive disorders, sinus disease chronic ear disease, hearing loss, sleep apnea, laryngeal cleft, as well as the full spectrum of pediatric head and neck disorders. His research interests are in novel ultrasound technology applications to head and neck disorders, transoral robotic surgery, and airway imaging and modeling. He is practicing at the Johns Hopkins Health Care and Surgery Center in Lutherville, Maryland and the Johns Hopkins Outpatient Center.
Leinbach, an assistant professor in the Division of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery and Dentistry, has expertise in restorative dentistry, fixed and removable prosthodontics, routine endodontics and oral surgery, and preventive dentistry. Her research interests include oral health considerations for patients receiving radiation/chemotherapy, the relationship between oral infection and systemic inflammatory processes, and prevention of emergency room visits for dental complaints. She is practicing at the East Baltimore location.