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  • Latest Endocrine Update

    Latest Endocrine Update The Department of Otolaryngology’s endocrine volumes have been on the rise in recent years. In 2018, the department had more than 618 thyroid and parathyroid cases. “Our endocrine volumes are some of the highest in the nation,” said Dr. Glenn Peters, Julius N. Hicks Professor of Otolaryngology. “Our numbers have been on the rise the last four years and I believe they will continue to trend upward.”The department sees everything from parathyroid and thyroid cases.In case you missed it, Dr. Erin Buczek, Dr. Benjamin Greene and Dr. Brian Hughley were featured twice on UAB MedCast, a continued medical education podcast that[…]

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  • Take 5 with Dr. Erin Buczek

    Take 5 with Dr. Erin Buczek What made you want to become a physician? I love the challenges and rewards that come with being a physician. Medicine is constantly changing and improving which is both fascinating and humbling. At the same time, there are few things as wonderful as being able to profoundly change a patient’s life for the better. Ultimately, that unique relationship is why I wanted to become a physician. What is the best part of your job?The best parts of my job are 1. The interactions I have with my patients whom I have been blessed to help, 2. Teaching the next generation of ENT[…]

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  • Woodworth Attends 48th Brazilian Congress of Otorhinolaryngology

    Woodworth Attends 48th Brazilian Congress of Otorhinolaryngology Dr. Bradford Woodworth recently traveled to João Pessoa, Paraíba, Brazil for the 48th Brazilian Congress of Otorhinolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery and was one of nine international guests. During his time there, Dr. Woodworth was involved in multiple roundtable discussions and gave several presentations, including:Acquired CFTR dysfunction in chronic rhinosinusitisRevision endoscopic sinus surgery: How to improve outcomesEvolving treatment paradigms for CSF leaks and frontal sinus traumaDuring his free time, Dr. Woodworth was able to visit Ponta do Seixas, a cape on the Atlantic coast that forms the easternmost point of the American continents. The landmark defines the place where[…]

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  • UAB Medicine offers head and neck cancer support group

    UAB Medicine offers head and neck cancer support group UAB Medicine is offering head and neck cancer patients and their families a way to cope with the pain that comes with the disease.

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  • Alumni Spotlight: Dr. Angela Blount

    Alumni Spotlight: Dr. Angela Blount When did you graduate from UAB?I graduated in 2012.What city are you located in? I live in Birmingham, AL and work for ENT Associates of Alabama. Our practice covers 8 hospitals/clinics in and around Birmingham. My office is located at Baptist Walker Regional Medical Center in Jasper.What are your clinical/research interests?General Otolaryngology. I appreciate the amazing research being done in ENT but hope I never have to write another research paper again.How did you choose to practice this area of otolaryngology?I know everyone says the variety, but it’s true, I get bored doing the same thing.What aspect of your time[…]

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  • Second Annual Head & Neck Recon Lecture and Cadaver Course

    Second Annual Head & Neck Recon Lecture and Cadaver Course The Department of Otolaryngology’s second annual Head and Neck Reconstruction Lecture and Cadaver Course was held on October 26-27 for UAB and University of Mississippi otolaryngology residents. The two-day course was led by Dr. Richard Hayden, Professor of the Department of Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery at the Mayo Clinic. Attendees participated in a lecture on “Training in Pedicle Flaps and Small/Large Free Flap Reconstruction” and were later able to practice what they learned in a hands-on, instructed cadaver lab. Hayden is also the education director at the Center for Regenerative Medicine.

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  • 2018 George W. Barber, Jr. Lectureship

    2018 George W. Barber, Jr. Lectureship The 2018 George W. Barber, Jr. Lectureship in Otolaryngology was a favorite for many faculty, residents and staff.  The topic, "Inspiring Change from Within: What We Can Do to Address Biases for the Future of Healthcare," was presented by Dr. Dana Mara Thompson, Professor of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, The Lauren D. Holinger Chair in Pediatric Otolaryngology, Division Head, Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago.Dr. Do-Yeon Cho, Assistant Professor and Director of Otolaryngology Research, UAB Department of Otolaryngology, speaks in detail about Dr. Thompson's[…]

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  • Journey through illness inspired Kedarius Ingram to public health degree

    Journey through illness inspired Kedarius Ingram to public health degree Ingram was sick and no one knew the cause, until the right doctors on the right night saved his life.

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  • Alumni Spotlight: Dr. Jasper Castillo

    Alumni Spotlight: Dr. Jasper Castillo When did you graduate from UAB?I finished the UAB Otolaryngology Residency Program in 1993.Where are you now?I currently live in Gurley, Alabama and work in Huntsville, Alabama.  We have 9 ENT docs in our practice, North Alabama ENT Associates.  I completed a Pediatric Otolaryngology Fellowship in San Diego and then worked at Nemour's Children's Clinic in Jacksonville, Florida for 2 years before coming to Huntsville.  99% of my practice is pediatric and I see consults at the Women's and Children's part of Huntsville Hospital almost daily.  When taking call, I see "all comers".What aspect of your time at UAB do[…]

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  • Take 5 with Dr. Do-Yeon Cho

    Take 5 with Dr. Do-Yeon Cho What made you want to become a physician?After finishing medical training in South Korea, I was appointed to work as a humanitarian medical officer for the Korean Government for three years in lieu of military duty. During those three years, I had thought about switching my career from a clinician to an administrative officer. Although my work was gratifying, I came to believe that advances in translational research held the potential for even more significant impact on disease prevention and management than was possible through administrative outreaches.  Therefore, I decided to re-train in the US (enriched research environment) and finished[…]

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  • AAO-HNSF 2018 Annual Meeting Recap

    AMERICAN RHINOLOGIC SOCIETY MEETINGTop 15 Abstract Session “The ciprofloxacin and ivacaftor coated sinus stent has sustained activity against pseudomonas aeruginosa biofilms” - Do-Yeon Cho, MDModerator: Do-Yeon Cho, MD / Bradford A. Woodworth, MD “Ivacaftor Improves Rhinologic, Psychologic, And Sleep-related Quality Of Life In G551d Cystic Fibrosis Patients” - Justin McCormick, MDTop 15 Abstract Session “Herbal Dry Extract BND 1011 Improves Clinical and Mucociliary Parameters in a Rabbit Model of CRS” -  Do-Yeon Cho, MD KOREAN AMERICAN SATELITE SYMPOSIUM DINNERKorean American Otolaryngology Society Travel Grant – Sean Evans, MD (PGY5, UAB)SOHN 42ND ANNUAL CONGRESS AND NURSING SYMPOSIUM“Pediatric Congenital Hemangioma and Vascular Malformations”  - Brian Kulbersh, MD AAO-HNSF ANNUAL[…]

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  • UAB Ear, Nose and Throat ranked #29 in U.S. News Best Hospitals

    UAB Ear, Nose and Throat ranked #29 in U.S. News Best Hospitals The U.S. News & World Report’s (USNWR) Best Hospitals Rankings 2018-2019 lists UAB Ear, Nose and Throat (ENT) No. 29 nationally. This is the ninth consecutive year UAB ENT has been recognized by USNWR Best Hospitals.“UAB ENT is committed to providing outstanding patient care and we believe this national recognition reflects both our dedication and expertise across the spectrum of head and neck disorders,” said William R. Carroll, M.D., Chair, UAB Department of Otolaryngology.A hospital’s score for ENT is based on various data categories, including volume of high-risk patients, nurse staffing and patient survival. UAB ENT was ranked highly for[…]

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  • Take 5 with Dr. Susan McCammon

    Take 5 with Dr. Susan McCammon What made you want to become a physician?A passion for helping. All people have an equal shot at health and a sense of safety and well-being.What is the best part of your job?Listening to patients talk with me and their loved ones about what is really important to them and learning how they make choices so that I can help them with high-risk health care decisions. Similarly, working with students of all levels to help them find their purpose and flourish in it.Who is a mentor who has had a profound influence on your life?Dr. Glenn Peters and Dr. Bill[…]

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  • Farewell 2018 PGY-5 Residents!

    Farewell 2018 PGY-5 Residents! Dr. Kristine Day will be completing a Pediatric Otolaryngology fellowship at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, North Carolina Children’s Hospital.    Dr. Jessica Grayson will be moving to Sydney, Australia to complete her fellowship in Rhinology and Anterior Skill Base Surgery.   Dr. Angela Haskins has a fellowship with Medical University of South Carolina Department of Otolaryngology – Head & Neck Surgery.

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  • Alumni Spotlight: Dr. Nathan Alexander

    Alumni Spotlight: Dr. Nathan Alexander Dr. Alexander and his wife Kim at Cure Hospital in Kijabe, Kenya where he goes on an annual mission trip for cleft lip and palate repair. This year, he will help with airway surgery.When did you graduate from UAB?2012Where are you now?Greenville Health System Children's Hospital in Greenville, SC.    What are your clinical/research interests?Clinical – pediatric otolaryngology – pediatric airway, cochlear implantation, and head/neck.How did you choose to practice this area of otolaryngology?I felt like it was a very rewarding facet of otolaryngology as it provides such a life changing impact early on in the life of a child, and[…]

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  • Otolaryngology resident wins Alavi-Mandell Award

    Otolaryngology resident wins Alavi-Mandell Award Rising PGY-3, Lindsay Moore, M.D., has been selected as the recipient of the Alavi-Mandell Award.

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  • “This career move saved my life”

    “This career move saved my life” Valerie Powell credits her career shift from marketing to medicine as the turning point that saved her life.

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  • UAB leads the nation in robotic surgeries after more than 10,000

    UAB leads the nation in robotic surgeries after more than 10,000 Surgeons across UAB Medicine are working together to enhance robotic surgery, cementing UAB as a national leader in the field.

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  • UAB Otolaryngology holds 13th annual Residents’ Research Day

    UAB Otolaryngology holds 13th annual Residents’ Research Day The Department of Otolaryngology held its 13th annual Ann B. and Julius N. Hicks Lectureship in Otolaryngology and Residents’ Research Day on May 5. The lectureship was established in 2006 to help support resident education in otolaryngology and continues to provide distinguished guest speaking from throughout the country.

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  • Caring for Your Voice

    Caring for Your Voice Forget texting with friends and emailing coworkers. The most important asset we have to engage in meaningful conversation is our voice. What other tool can explain, encourage or make a difference?But like any part of our bodies, our voices need to be looked after. World Voice Day is an annual worldwide event devoted to the celebration of that invaluable tool.Each of us has a unique vocal signature comparable to a fingerprint. The voice includes defining characteristics of pitch, loudness, resonance and clarity, all of which lead to presumptions about our intelligence, mood, influence, confidence and desires. The unique variation of[…]

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