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  • What you need to know about sinus infections

    What you need to know about sinus infections As the fall months approach, the potential for seasonal allergies, runny noses and sinus infections increases.

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  • Snoring nose no limits

    Snoring nose no limits Snoring affects nearly 40 percent of adult men and 24 percent of adult women.

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  • Woman’s Christmas present: Surviving an internal decapitation

    Woman’s Christmas present: Surviving an internal decapitation The ATV hit a barbwire fence and virtually cut her head off. Her story of survival is amazing.

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  • Four New Faculty Join the Department of Otolaryngology

    Four New Faculty Join the Department of Otolaryngology The UAB Department of Otolaryngology is excited to introduce four new members to the faculty team: Drs. Erika Walsh, Jessica Grayson, Carissa Thomas and Hari Jeyarajan:Dr. Walsh joins our faculty following a two year fellowship in Otology/Neurotology at the Michigan Ear Institute. She earned her medical degree from Harvard Medical School and completed her residency with us here at UAB. Dr. McGrew had the pleasure of training Erika throughout her residency and advocated for her recruitment, recognizing her skill in managing both common and complex conditions of the ear, temporal bone and lateral skull base. Dr. Walsh is currently accepting[…]

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  • Golf for the Grads

    Golf for the Grads  To celebrate our three 2019 graduates, Drs. David Alexander, Sean Evans and Matthew Fort, the UAB Department of Otolaryngology hosted a golf tournament the morning of Saturday, June 15. The group broke up into teams for a little friendly competition before heading to the Wine Loft that evening for the big celebration.Alumni, UAB Otolaryngology faculty and staff, residents and their families all joined in celebrating (and roasting) the departing PGY-5s. Check out where our talented residents are headed:Dr. David Alexander will be moving to Lexington, Kentucky to join a private practice called Kentucky Ear, Nose and Throat. Dr. Alexander's favorite[…]

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  • Take 5 with Dr. Glenn Peters

    Take 5 with Dr. Glenn Peters Dr. Glenn Peters, Julius N. Hicks Professor of Otolaryngology and Associate Chief Medical Officer for UAB Health System, is a seasoned veteran of the Department of Otolaryngology. His love of science and desire to help others led him to become a physician and keeps him going each day. Take 5 with Dr. Peters:What made you want to become a physician?My love of science and the desire to help others.What is the best part of your job?Interacting with patients and their families and being able to physically treat a patient's illness through surgery.Who is a mentor who has had a profound[…]

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  • UAB Otolaryngology Holds 14th Annual Residents' Research Day

    UAB Otolaryngology Holds 14th Annual Residents' Research Day The Department of Otolaryngology held its 14th annual Ann B. and Julius N. Hicks Lectureship in Otolaryngology and Residents’ Research Day on May 11, 2019. The lectureship was established in 2006 to help support resident education in otolaryngology and continues to provide distinguished guest speaking from throughout the country.Guest speaker Dr. Tom D. Wang, Professor and Director of Otolaryngology – Division of Facial Plastics and Reconstructive Surgery, Department of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery at Oregon Health Sciences University, kicked off the lecture series with a talk titled “Facelift Surgery Evolution.”Throughout the day, PGY-3's through PGY-5's presented the results of[…]

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  • Cho Receives Career Development Award

    Cho Receives Career Development Award Dr. Do-Yeon Cho, Assistant Professor and Director of Otolaryngology Research, was awarded a Triological Society Career Development Award in support of his research “The Role of Mucin Degrading Anaerobes in the Pathogenesis of Chronic Rhinosinusitis with Pseudomonas”“I am so honored to receive the Triological Society’s Career Development Award” said Cho. “This is a stepping stone to become an active fellow of the society and a leader in our field.”To be funded in the amount of $40,000 beginning August 1, 2019, Cho’s research on the microbiome and chronic sinusitis addresses an extremely prevalent clinical problem for which well-controlled experimentation is lacking[…]

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  • Alumni Spotlight: Dr. Jonathan Lindman

    Alumni Spotlight: Dr. Jonathan Lindman When did you graduate from UAB?June, 2005What city are you located in? Augusta, GAWhat are your clinical/research interests?Salivary gland swelling and stone removal, Sleep medicine, business of medicineHow did you choose to practice this area of otolaryngology?I first became interested in sialoendocopy as a resident when I did a case report on intraparotid stones in a pediatric patient with Dr Audie Woolley in 2004. It was just becoming available in the United States. In 2007, I pursued hands-on training in Erlangen Germany and Geneva Switzerland from the surgeons who designed the sialoendoscopes. I received sleep medicine certification in 2011 and[…]

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  • Take 5 with Dr. Hari Jeyarajan

    Take 5 with Dr. Hari Jeyarajan What made you want to become a physician? Honestly, the reasons I choose to be a surgeon today are slightly different to when I decided to become a physician 20 years ago. Both of my parents are physicians, and I remember seeing the influence that my mother (a family practitioner) had on her patients’ lives. Ultimately that is why I chose to become a physician, to have the opportunity to make a profound difference in peoples’ lives.What is the best part of your job?There are a number of aspects to my job that I am grateful for. Firstly, the privilege of[…]

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  • We're Moving!

    We're Moving! The UAB Department of Otolaryngology Admin Office will be moving offices effective Monday, May 13th. Below you will find our updated contact information.PHYSICAL ADDRESS1155 Faculty Office Tower510 20th Street SouthBirmingham, AL. 35233P: 205-801-7801 F: 205-801-7802MAILING ADDRESSFOT 11551720 2nd Avenue SouthBirmingham, AL. 35294-3412

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  • Welcome New ResidENTs!

    Welcome New ResidENTs! The Department of Otolaryngology is excited to welcome four residents to UAB this summer. Meet our new PGY-1 team:Jessica Lee Bishop attended the Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University for medical school. She received her Bachelor of Science from the Georgia Institute of Technology. Jessica was born in Birmingham, Alabama.Sudhir Manickavel was born in Gobichettipalayam, India and attended the University of California for his undergraduate degree. He completed medical school of the University of South Florida Morsani College of Medicine in Tampa, Florida. Jake Patrick Morgan completed medical school at the University of Oklahoma School of Medicine in Oklahoma City. Born in Tulsa,[…]

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  • Free oral, head and neck cancer screening set for April 12

    Free oral, head and neck cancer screening set for April 12 The free screening will take place at The Kirklin Clinic on the fifth floor from 1-4 p.m.

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  • New single port robot changing robotic surgery at UAB

    New single port robot changing robotic surgery at UAB Patients at UAB now have access to state-of-the-art robotic surgery technology.

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  • Q&A: Earbuds and Hearing Loss

    Q&A: Earbuds and Hearing Loss We sat down Dr. Benjamin McGrew, a neurotologist with the Department of Otolaryngology at UAB, to discuss the how earbuds can cause hearing loss and how to use them safely.Is noise from headphones more dangerous because it's closer to our eardrums? It’s really all about volume and duration of noise exposure. No headphones or earbuds are inherently good or bad for your hearing; however, sound intensity is likely increased because of the close proximity of earbuds to your ear drums.Are people experiencing hearing loss at younger ages because of the prevalence for wandering around with our headphones and earbuds in?[…]

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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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  • 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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