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Building a Residency Team

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ne of the most critical tasks for any coaching staff is to get the right players on the team. As a group of faculty mentors to residents, we are entering into a busy recruitment season, with the hope of adding to an already amazing residency team. We received over 500 applications for our 5 open positions to start in June 2022. While it is tempting to use some numerical cut-offs to limit the number of applications that we must review, or even to use artificial intelligence to help us to identify which applications to read, we are deeply committed to mission-aligned, holistic review of every application that we receive. That’s right…old fashioned reading of every application. This is a huge team lift. To accomplish this, we have a team of faculty and resident volunteers who read about 30 applications each. They give us their top choices from their list. Every applicant has their application reviewed by two different reviewers. No reviewers have the same list of 30 applications. If they make it in the top 15-20% of each reviewer’s list, they will likely get an interview. If they make it to the top for only one reviewer, they will get a 3rd and sometimes a 4th set of reviews, so that we can get down to the 35 to 40 applicants that we will ultimately interview this application cycle. But what does it mean to rise to the top of each of these lists? Our residency reviewers are encouraged to consider that applicants are more than their board scores and grades; we strive to review each applicant holistically. We acknowledge that “holistic review” means

different things to different people. When we use that term, we mean that we are looking at the whole of an applicant’s experiences, leadership qualities, attributes, and academic performance, in an attempt to assess the value that they would bring to our program and to society as a future UPMC Otolaryngology residency program alum. And we do all this, while making every admission decision in light of our mission, which is: The primary mission of the Noel Jabbour, MD, MS, FACS residency program is “to train Residency Program Director future otolaryngologists who will be leaders locally, nationally and internationally. We aim to attract diverse resident applicants with a passion for excellence in clinical care, research, and education. We seek to provide an unparalleled depth and breadth of exposure to all aspects of otolaryngology.” This year, as in previous years, we are aiming for a missionaligned, holistic review of each application. We are keenly on the lookout for future leaders, from diverse backgrounds, with trackrecords for the passionate pursuit of excellence. If you know of any, please send them our way.

In This Issue Building a Residency Team

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New Residents

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New Faculty

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Alumni Spotlight

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Department of Otolaryngology at the University of Pittsburgh

Webinar Information

Back Cover

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New Fellows

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New Faculty and Staff

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Philip Perez, MD

Christopher Cunningham, PhD

Dr. Perez joined the department in August 2021. A native of Houston, Texas, he received his undergraduate degree from Harvard and his medical degree from Washington University in St. Louis. After finishing residency at the University of California San Francisco, he completed a two-year fellowship in Otology/Neurotology at the University of Pittsburgh.

Dr. Cunningham received his B.S. in Biology from Brigham Young University-Idaho, where he realized his interest in neuroscience. He obtained his PhD in Neuroscience at the University of California-Davis, studying the development of the cerebral cortex. After a postdoctoral fellowship at The Scripps Research Institutue and Johns Hopkins University, Dr. Cunningham joined the Department of Otolaryngology and the Pittsburgh Hearing Research Center in 2021.

Mikhaylo Szczupak, M.D.

Yanjun Zhao, MS, MD

Dr. Szczupak is a General Otolaryngologist in the Department of Otolaryngology at the University of Pittsburgh. He earned both his undergraduate degree and medical degree at the University of Miami. Dr. Szczupak completed his Otolaryngology residency at the Jackson Memorial/University of Miami Program. His research interests included vestibular dysfunction following mild traumatic brain injury, fluorescent guided surgery and temporal bone fractures. Dr. Szczupak’s clinical interests within General Otolaryngology include sinonasal disorders and allergies.

Dr. Zhao completed her BS in Medicine at Zhengzhou University in China and her MS in Electrophysiology from Sichuan University in China. She completed Postdoctoral and research training at Yale University and the University of Pittsburgh before joining the Department of Otolaryngology in 2021. Her research interests include intrinsic and synaptic mechanisms of learning and memory; basic and translational research of auditory signaling, tinnitus, and hearing loss.

Rachel Whelan, MD

Manoj Kumar, PhD

Dr. Whelan is a new faculty member within the Department of Otolaryngology at UPMC. After completing otolaryngology residency at UPMC, she went on to receive dual fellowship training in both pediatric otolaryngology and sleep medicine through UPMC and the University of Pennsylvania/CHOP, respectively. With a clinical practice at both Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh and Mercy Hospital, Dr. Whelan specializes in the treatment of sleep disorders in pediatric and adult patients. She has a particular focus in surgical treatment options for sleep-disordered breathing including nasal, pharyngeal, and neurostimulation surgeries.

Dr. Kumar received his bachelor degree in Pharmacy from the University of Delhi, India and his PhD in Neuroscience from West Virginia University. Dr. Kumar joined the department of Otolaryngology for postdoctoral training in 2021 with a focus on Auditory Neuroscience. His research interests include molecular and cellular signaling mechanisms underlying the auditory cortex plasticity after hearing-loss; Cortical Mechanisms underlying the development of hyperacusis.

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New Faculty and Staff (continued)

Department of Otolaryngology at the University of Pittsburgh

Lauren Maha, PA-C Lauren received her undergraduate and graduate degrees from Duquesne University. She joined the Department of Otolaryngology at the Shadyside campus on March 15th. Her focus is general ENT.

PHYSICIAN FACULTY Cuneyt M. Alper, MD Professor of Otolaryngology Professor of Clinical and Translational Science

Jared received his undergraduate from Penn State University and his graduate degree at the Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University. He joined the Department of Otolaryngology at the Mercy campus on February 15th. His clinical focus is general ENT and sleep medicine.

Chief, Division of Balance Disorders

Director, Department of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery Division

Associate Professor of Otolaryngology University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine

Vice Chair of Research, Division of Pediatric Otolaryngology

Director, Division of Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery

David H. Chi, MD

Bridget C. Hathaway, MD

Associate Professor of Otolaryngology

Assistant Professor of Otolaryngology

University of Pittsburgh

University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine

Assistant Professor in Otolaryngology and Plastic Surgery

Barry E. Hirsch, MD

University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine

Medical Director, The Hearing Center and Cochlear Implant Program Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC Joseph E. Dohar, MD Professor of Otolaryngology

Professor of Otolaryngology University Pittsburgh School of Medicine Director, Neurotology Fellowship Program Division Chief, Neurotology/Otology

University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine

Noel Jabbour, MD, MS

Medical Director, Pediatric Voice, Resonance and Swallowing

University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine

Assistant Professor of Otolaryngology

Dennis J. Kitsko, DO Associate Professor of Otolaryngology University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine Co-Director, Hearing Center, Division of Pediatric Otolaryngology Mark Kubik, MD

Raymond C. Maguire, DO Assistant Professor of Otolaryngology University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine Andrew A. McCall, MD Assistant Professor of Otolaryngology University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine

Director, Pediatric Otolaryngology Fellowship Program

Melonie A. Nance, MD

UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh

Department of Otolaryngology

Director, Congenital Ear Center

Liaison to Dean for DE&I Surgical Specialties

Assistant Director, Residency Program

University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine

Jonas T. Johnson, MD, FACS

Section Chief of Otolaryngology, VAPHS

Director, Postdoctoral Training Program in Head and Neck Oncology

Distinguished Service Professor of Otolaryngology

Reema K. Padia, MD

Program Director, Advanced Training Fellowship Program in Head & Neck Oncology

The Dr. Eugene N. Myers Professor and Chairman of Otolaryngology

University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine

Co-Leader, Head & Neck Cancer Program

University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine

University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine Medical Director, Pittsburgh CREATES Director of Robotic Surgery, Division of Head and Neck Surgery

VA Pittsburgh Health System David E. Eibling, MD Professor of Otolaryngology Assistant Chief of Surgery, VA Robert L. Ferris, MD, PhD Director, UPMC Hillman Cancer Center Hillman Professor of Oncology

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University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine

Director, ENT Research Laboratory, UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh

Professor of Otolaryngology

Sami Shalabi joined the department in April 2021. A native of Ann Arbor, Michigan, he attended the University of Michigan for his undergraduate and graduate studies. After obtaining his Master’s in Health Services Administration and Public Health, he joined UPMC in 2019 as an Administrative Fellow.

Associate Professor of Otolaryngology

University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine

Grant Gillman, MD

Umamaheswar Duvvuri, MD, PhD, FACS

Sami Shalabi – Director of Clinical Business Operations

Seungwon Kim, MD, FACS

Professor of Otolaryngology

University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine

Chief, Division of Pediatric Otolaryngology

Jared Yon, PA-C

Joseph M. Furman, MD, PhD

Professor, Department of Radiation Oncology Professor, Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine Professor, Communication Science and Disorders School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences University of Pittsburgh

Vice Chair of Education

Assistant Professor of Otolaryngology Research Director, Vascular Anomalies Center Co-Surgical Director, Vascular Anomalies Center at UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh Philip Pérez, MD Assistant Professor of Otolaryngology University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine Barry M Schaitkin, MD

Associate Vice Chancellor for Cancer Research

Professor of Otolaryngology

Co-Director, Tumor Microenvironment Center

Emeritus Residency Program Director

Professor of Otolaryngology, of Immunology, and of Radiation Oncology

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Jeffrey P. Simons, MD, FACS, FAAP

Allison B.J. Tobey, MD

Michele N. Insanally, PhD

Professor of Otolaryngology

Assistant Professor of Otolaryngology

Assistant Professor of Otolaryngology

University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine

University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine

University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine

Surgical Director of Pediatric Thyroid Center

Director of Tracheostomy Care Educational Program

Manoj Kumar, PhD

Co-Director of EXIT Simulation Program

Assistant Research Professor of Otolaryngology

Libby J. Smith, DO, FAOCO Associate Professor of Otolaryngology University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine Co-Director, University of Pittsburgh Voice Center Director, Swallowing Disorders Center Carl H. Snyderman, MD, MBA Professor of Otolaryngology, Neurological Surgery and Bioengineering

Co-Director, Aerodigestive Center Eric W. Wang, MD Professor of Otolaryngology, Neurological Surgery, and Ophthalmology University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine Director of Education, UPMC Center for Cranial Base Surgery

University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine Catherine Palmer, PhD

University of Pittsburgh School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences

Co-Director, UPMC Center for Cranial Base Surgery

Director, Division of Rhinology, Department of Otolaryngology

Thanos Tzounopoulos, PhD

Vice Chair, Quality and Safety, Department of Otolaryngology

Director, Rhinology and Endoscopic Skull Base Surgery Fellowship Program, Department of Otolaryngology

Department of Otolaryngology

University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine

Director, Speech-Language Pathology Division

David E. Wood, DO

University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine Amanda Stapleton, MD Assistant Professor of Otolaryngology University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine Director of Allergy/Rhinology Clinic UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh Sandra Stinnett, MD Assistant Professor of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery – Laryngology Division University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine Mikhaylo B. Szczupak, MD Clinical Assistant Professor of Otolaryngology University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine Miriam S. Teixeira, MD, PhD Research Assistant Professor of Otolaryngology University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine Medical Director of the Middle Ear Physiology Lab

University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine Tamara Wasserman-Wincko, MS, CCC-SLP

Shaum S. Sridharan, MD

Associate Fellowship Director, Head & Neck Oncologic and Reconstructive Surgery

Professor and Vice Chairman of Research

Clinical Assistant Professor of Otolaryngology

Director, Sleep Division Assistant Professor of Otolaryngology and Plastic Surgery

Directorships: Audiology

Rachel L. Whelan, MD University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine Staff Otolaryngologist-UPMC Horizon Medical Director, Otolaryngology UPMCHorizon

Dr. Ettyreddy graduated from Duke University in 2012 and received his medical degree from the University of Pittsburgh in 2016. He completed his residency in Otolaryngology at Washington University in Saint Louis. He returned to the University of Pittsburgh for his neurotology fellowship.

University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine

Vice Chair, Clinical Services, Department of Otolaryngology

Associate Professor of Otolaryngology

Abhinav Ettyreddy, MD Neurotology

Professor of Communication Science and Disorders and Otolaryngology

University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine

Ryan J. Soose, MD

New Fellows

Derek K. Kong, MD Rhinology-Skull Base Dr. Kong received his MD degree from Yale School of Medicine in 2016 and completed his otolaryngology residency training at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in New York in June 2021. He joined the department on July 1, 2021 as one of two rhinology-skull base fellows and is expected to complete this program on June 30, 2022.

Ross Williamson, PhD

Assistant Professor of Otolaryngology University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine Bill Yates, Ph.D. Professor of Otolaryngology

CLINICIAN & RESEARCH FACULTY

University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine

Carey Balaban, PhD

Vice-Chair of the School of Medicine Curriculum Committee

Professor of Otolaryngology University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine Director, Center for National Preparedness Christopher L. Cunningham, PhD Assistant Professor of Otolaryngology

Co-Director of Research Conduct and Compliance Office

Yanjun Zhao, MS, MD equivalent

Kent S. Tadokoro, MD Rhinology-Skull Base Dr. Tadokoro received his MD degree from the Medical College of Wisconsin in 2016 and completed his otolaryngology residency training at Loyola University Medical Center in Chicago in June 2021. He joined the department on July 1, 2021 as one of two rhinologyskull base fellows and is expected to complete this program on June 30, 2022.

Assistant Research Professor of Otolaryngology University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine

University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine Jackie L. Gartner-Schmidt, PhD, CCC-SLP, ASHA Fellow Professor of Otolaryngology, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine Adjunct Professor, Communication Sciences and Disorders School of Health and Rebabilitation Sciences, University of Pittsburgh Co-Director, University of Pittsburgh Voice Center Director of Speech-Language Pathology – Voice Division

Rula Mualla, MD Head & Neck Fellow Dr. Rula Mualla is a current head and neck fellow at UPMC. She completed her residency at Oregon Health and Science University and her medical school at University of Michigan. She is interested in both ablative and reconstructive treatments of head and neck cancer. Research interests include investigating the effects of sarcopenia in the head and neck cancer population. Outside of work, she enjoys travel, hiking, and trying new restaurants.

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New Fellows (continued) Daniel Gerges, MD Pediatric Otolaryngology Dr. Gerges received his MD degree from Tufts University School of Medicine in 2016 and completed his otolaryngology residency training at the University of Vermont Medical Center in Burlington, Vermont in June of 2021. He joined the department on July 1, 2021, as one of two Pediatric Otolaryngology Fellows. He is expected to complete this program on June 30, 2022.

Mohamad Issa, MD Head & Neck Oncology Dr. Issa completed his otolaryngology residency in 2021 at UPMC after completing his undergraduate and medical training at Michigan. He spent a year at the school of public health obtaining a Master of Science in clinic research. Dr. Issa is passionate about health care disparity related issues, including helping launch the free clinic at Michigan as a medical student, participation in the Birmingham free clinic as a resident, and the multiple mission trips he has been a part of.

Emily Savoca Pediatric Otolaryngology Dr. Savoca received her MD degree from SUNY Downstate College of Medicine in 2016 and completed her otolaryngology residency training at Yale New Haven Hospital in New Haven, Connecticut in June of 2021. She joined the department on July 1, 2021, as one of two Pediatric Otolaryngology Fellows. She is expected to complete this program on June 30, 2022.

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New Residents Khalil Baddour Born and raised in Lebanon, Dr. Khalil Baddour graduated from the American University of Beirut Faculty of Medicine. He completed a post-doctoral research fellowship in the Department of Otolaryngology at the University of Pittsburgh. where he had the opportunity to work on a variety of projects from a CORE grant-funded longitudinal study assessing Financial Toxicity and subjective burden in Head and Neck Cancer Survivors and their Caregivers throughout the treatment journey, to studies evaluating the utility of 3D-printing in surgical planning and resident training for procedures such as microtia repair and cochlear implantation. Having experienced it first-hand, Khalil was attracted to the Otolaryngology residency program at UPMC for its continued history of excellence, its strong foundations in clinical and basic research, and the opportunity to work with and learn from so many thought leaders in their respective fields.

Nanki Hura Dr. Nanki Hura was born in Pittsburgh and grew up in Cincinnati, Ohio. She is a proud Buckeye and graduated from The Ohio State University in 2017 with a degree in Biology and minor in Creative Writing. She subsequently earned her medical degree from The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. She was thrilled to return to Pittsburgh for residency and was drawn to the program at UPMC for its excellent surgical and clinical training across all subspecialties, amazing legacy and mentorship, and fun, collaborative environment. In her free time, she enjoys playing music and tennis, writing short stories, and exploring Pittsburgh with her friends and family.

Aaliyah Riccardi Dr. Aaliyah C. Riccardi grew up in Cornwall, NY, looking after her three younger sisters. She earned her BS in Biological Sciences and then medical degree from the University of Connecticut. During her time as a medical student, Aaliyah served as Chapter President of Student National Medical Association, leading her chapter to win ‘Chapter of the Year’ at the SNMA annual meeting. This role further inspired her passion for increasing the presence of underrepresented minorities within medicine and supporting those already present. She also studied parathyroid adenomas, which served as her initial exposure to Otolaryngology. Dr. Riccardi chose UPMC due to its impeccable reputation and its tradition of fostering an environment that has birthed trailblazers within this incredible field. In her free time, she enjoys restaurant exploration with her partner Bilal, watching Harry Potter marathons, hiking with her sisters and hot yoga.

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New Residents (continued)

OTO Alumni Spotlight

Nick Oberlies, MD Dr. Nicholas Oberlies was born and raised in Manchester, NH and attended the University of Pittsburgh for undergraduate studies where he obtained his B.S in Neuroscience. He spent two additional years obtaining clinical experience at UPMC Shadyside and working in the healthcare technology sector at Aceso Interactive (Boston, MA) before obtaining his medical degree from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. At Pitt, his background in music and singing led to a natural curiosity in the field of Otolaryngology; he would later conduct research with faculty from the UPMC Division of Pediatric Otolaryngology where he was able to blend his interests in pediatrics, surgery, and head and neck anatomy. He chose UPMC for residency due to Pitt’s history of leadership and innovation within the field, the unparalleled clinical exposure he experienced first-hand as a medical student, and his love for the beautiful city of Pittsburgh.

Berryhill McCarty, MD Having grown up in the leafy green hills of Pittsburgh, Dr. Berryhill McCarty is delighted and honored to return to the City of Bridges to join the UPMC Department of Otolaryngology. She graduated from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania where she also earned a Master of the Arts in Literature and Medicine and discovered an enthusiasm for the history of surgery. Her clinical interests include medical education and examining the impacts of patient narrative on health outcomes. She spends her free time planning travel adventures, getting lost in the woods, or with her nose deep in any book she can get her hands on.

Craig Buchman, MD University of Pittsburgh Internship - 1991 Pediatric Otolaryngology Research Fellow - 1992 Residency - Class of 1996

Career: My first year in practice was 1997. I have been in practice for 24 years. I am currently the Lindburg Professor and Chair in the Department of Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery at Washington University in St. Louis. My first job in 1997 was at the University of Miami where I stayed for 4 years. I was then recruited to the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill where we were for 15 years. I then became the Department Chair at Washington University in 2015 until the present. Career Focus: I have always had a busy practice in otology, neurotology and skull base surgery. My clinical and research passion is cochlear implantation. It is a transformative intervention that can change people’s life in a such a positive way!

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Family: My wife Liz and I met in undergrad at the University of Georgia in 1982. We have been married since 1988 (3rd year of medical school) and have two sons, Brett (age 25) and Ross (age 21). Our family loves to mountain bike and road bike in the summer and ski in the winter. We spend a lot of time in Park City, Utah. We are all very crazy Georgia Bulldog football fans and UNC basketball fans. Most important thing to you about having attended Pitt for Otolaryngology? Beyond learning to be a wellrounded otolaryngologist-head & neck surgeon, I met my mentors: Eugene Myers, Jonas Johnson, Don Kamerer, Barry Hirsch, Doug Chen, and Charlie Bluestone who each had a major impact on helping me launch my academic and clinical career. I also developed close friendships with my co-residents (Jeff Myers, Anna Pou and Mary Mitskavitch) and the neurotology fellow (Robert O’Reilly) that continue to this day.

Craig Buchman, MD

How has the campus/department changed since you were in school? I trained when the Eye & Ear was still a free-standing hospital with its own operating rooms. This was a wonderfully unique place to train and the OR staff felt like family.

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We Want To Hear From You!

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ith the release of our new alumni newslet ter, MomENTs in Otolaryngology, we want to keep in touch with our alumni. Please share exciting personal or professional news with fellow alumni in future editions of our newsletter. Have you recently changed jobs? Got married? Published some exciting research? Welcomed a new member into your family? We want to know about it! To update your contact information or to share personal and professional news, please visit http://www.otolaryngology. pitt.edu /alumni - class - photos/ alumni-updates

Webinar Information

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he Eye & Ear Foundation, in conjunction with the Departments of Otolaryngology and Ophthalmology at the University of Pittsburgh, has launched a new biweekly webinar series entitled “Sights and Soundbites.” The webinars are presented by department faculty members and highlight their current research initiatives and treatment strategies. These webinars have proven to be an accessible and interactive way to stay connected with patients, donors, faculty, and alumni. If you would like to register to receive webinar invites, please visit www.eyeandear.org/ webinars. To view recent webinar videos, please click on the links below: •

What’s the Buzz? The Neuroscience and Treatment of Tinnitus

Dry Eye: The Problem, The Solutions, The Future

Using Our Brain to See: Cortical Vision and the Movement of Our Eyes

2021 Head and Neck Cancer Survivorship Symposium – Clinical Science Advances in Survivorship Care – Innovations in Dysphagia Management – Psychosocial Interventions for Mental Health – Defining the Value of Survivorship

Advances in Drug Delivery for Glaucoma, Dry Eye, and Other Eye Diseases

Hearing Loss in Babies: What Parents and Grandparents Should Know

Immunology and Viral Eye Diseases: Herpes, Shingles, and Cytomegalovirus

Head and Neck Reconstruction: Past, Present, and Future

Cataracts: The Latest Developments in Treatment

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