Resident Awards

Congratulations to all of the Resident Lecture Award winners!


Spring: April 5, 2019 (Sex), MEEI, Boston, MA

Matthew Rohlfing, MD - Boston University
Pitch Perfect: Hitting the High Notes
Karthik Shastri, MD - Albany Medical College
Gender Disparities Among Otolaryngologists
Jenny Harb, MD - Tufts University
Stimulating the Hypoglossal Nerve: Good for Sex, Good for Sleep

Also, congratulations to our Resident Research Grant Award Winner Lawrence Kashat, MD from University of Connecticut Health. His research topic is entitled, "Use of Augmented Reality Microscopy in the Surgical Treatment of Lesions of the Larynx."


Winter: November 30, 2018 (In Praise of the Generalist), MEEI, Boston, MA

Rebecca Compton, MD - Tufts University
A Nod to the Generalist: Innovation in Management of Thyroid Nodules in the Community Setting
Richard Hubbell, MD - Boston University
Fire in the Hole: Extinguishing Burning Mouth Syndrome
Natalie Justicz, MD - Harvard Medical School
Clinical Pathways to Effective Calcium Management After Thyroidectomy

Fall: September 28, 2018 (What's New in Head and Neck Surgery), Massachusetts Medical Society, Waltham, MA

Jennifer Harb, MD - Tufts University
Planning "a head": Optimizing Pediatric Craniofacial Reconstruction With Virtual Surgery
Anuraag Parikh, MD - Harvard Medical School
Intraoperative Margin Analysis in Oral Cavity Squamous Cell Carcinoma
Ricardo Aulet, MD - University of Vermont
Esophagostomy: A New Indication for an Old Procedure

Spring: March 23, 2018 (Simulation and the Future of Otolaryngology), Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary, Boston, MA

Jacqueline Wulu, MD - Boston University
Simulation for Emergency Airway Preparedness
Brian Lin, MD - Harvard Medical School
Simulation in Laryngology
Stuart Curtis, MD - Albany Medical College
Arming the Front Lines: Otoscopy Simulationa nd Training in Primary Care

Also, congratulations to our Two Resident Research Grant Award Winners Rebecca Compton, MD from Tufts University with research topic entitled, "Neuroimmune Mediators for Nasal Polyposis", and Eric A. Eisen, MD from Dartmouth-Hitchcock with research topic entitled, "Tensor Veli Palatinopexy as a Novel Treatment for Eustachian Tube Dysfunction: A Cadaveric Feasability Study."


Winter: December 8, 2017 (Ethics and End of Life Care: Palliative Therapy in Otolaryngology), Massachusetts Medical Society, Waltham, MA

Jonathan Simmonds, MD - Tufts University
Pediatric Tracheostomy: Leaving Room for Parents to Say No
Alexander Gertel, MD - University of Connecticut
Olfactory Dysfunction: Beyond Palliative Care
Katie Phillips,MD - Harvard Medical School
Family Preferences for End of Life Care in Head and Neck Patients

Fall: October 6, 2017 (Office-Based Otolaryngology: Pushing the Envelope), Hanover Theatre Event Center, Worcester, MA

Jonathan Mallen, MD - University of Connecticut
Making Dollars and Sense of In-Office Otolaryngology Procedures
Yin Ren, MD - Harvard Medical School
Office-Based Procedures in Otology
Nathan Grohmann,MD - University of Vermont
Office TEP

Spring: April 7, 2017 (Infectious Diseases of the Head and Neck), MEEI, Boston, MA

Philip Ryan Camilon, MD - Bostons University
Fungus, Coffee, and the Nine-banded Armadillo
Mamie Higgins, MD - Albany Medical College
Quadrivalent Human Papilloma Virus Vaccination as Adjuvant Therapy in Pediatric Recurrent Respiratory Papillomatosis
Eric Eisen, MD - Dartmouth-Hitchcock
Gas-forming Infections

Also, congratulations to our Resident Research Grant Award Winner Marc Polacco, MD from Darmouth-Hitchcock. His research topic is entitled, "Measuring Local Flap Oxygenation Using Electron Paramagnetic Resonance."


Winter: December 9, 2016 (Illuminating Developments in Head and Neck Imaging), Massachusetts Medical Society, Waltham, MA

Erin Haser, MD - Tufts University
Reducing Radiation in the Workup of Grisel's Syndrome
Elliott Kozin, MD - Harvard Medical School
The Auditory Connectome: Fiber Tracking Implant Candidates with Advanced Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Nathan Grohmann, MD - University of Vermont
Ultrasound-Guided Transcutaneous Needle Biopsy of a Tongue Base Mass

Fall: October 15, 2016 (Healthcare Metrics: Separating the Signal From the Noise), Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center, Lebanon, NH

Zachary Quay-de la Vallee, MD - Tufts University
Pain Management in the Context of the Opioid Epidemic
Marc A. Polacco, MD - Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center
Patient Access and Opportunity Cost in Head and Neck Surgery
Christine Cairns, MD - University of Vermont
The Effect of Surgical Instrument Sterilization on Quality of Care

Spring: April 1, 2016 (Complications in Head and Neck Surgery), MEEI, Boston, MA

Ashley Dunn, MD - Yale University
Tobacco Use and the Role of Preventative Medicine in Head and Neck Surgery
Jessica Riccio, MD - Albany Medical Center
Depression as a Cause of Mortality in Total Laryngectomy Patients
Kathryn Noonan, MD - Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center
Necrotizing Fasciitis: A Complication of Peritonsillar Abscess

Also, congratulations to our Resident Research Grant Award Winner Yin Ren, MD, PhD from Harvard, MEEI, Boston, MA. His research topic is entitled, "Tumor Penetrating Delivery of Nanoparticles to Human Vestibular Schwannomas."


Winter: December 4, 2015 (Otolaryngological Manifestations of Rheumatologic Diagnoses), The Starr Center, Boston, MA

Matthew Naunheim, MD - Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary
Acute and Chronic Laryngeal Manifestations of Rheumatoid Arthritis
Marissa Schwartz, MD - University of Connecticut
Pemphigus of the Upper Aerodigestive Tract
Ameer Shah, MD - Tufts University
Laryngotracheal Sclerosis: A Rare Cause of an Uncommon Disease

Fall: October 9, 2015 (Management of Salivary Gland Disorders: Infectious, Inflammatory and Neoplastic), Massachusetts Medical Society, Waltham, MA

Todd Spock, MD - Yale University
Salivary Ductal Carcinoma - The Role of Androgen Deprivation Therapy
Mamie Higgins, MD - Albany Medical College
MR Sialography as an Alternative to Fluoroscopic Evaluation
Scott Finlay, MD - Boston University
IgG Mediated Disease of the Salivary Glands

Spring: March 27, 2015 (Skin Cancer: Diagnosis, Treatment and Reconstruction), MEEI

Dunia Abdul-Aziz, MD - Harvard University
Atypical Cranial Nerve Invasion from Cutaneous Squamous Cell Carcinoma
Christine Cairns, MD -Univeristy of Vermont
Diagnostic Delay Involving Cutaneous Malignancy of the Head and Neck
Michael Otremba, MD - Yale University
Cutaneous Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the External Ear: Clinical Factors in the Stratification and the Role of Elective Llymph Node Dissection

Also, congratulations to our Resident Research Grant Award Winner Sidharth Purham, MD from Harvard University. His research topic is entitled, "Identification of Intratumoral Subpopulations in Oral Cavity Head and Neck Squamous Cell Carcinoma Using Novel Single Cell Sequencing."


Winter: December 5, 2014 (Allergy Update), Starr Center, Boston, MA

Jessica Riccio, MD - Albany Medical Center
Omalizumab as an Effective Treatment Modality for Recalcitrant Chronic Rhinosinusitis with Nasal Polyposis
Stefanie Saunders, MD - Boston University
Allergy Emergencies and Epinephrine
Julia Toman, MD - Yale University
Non-IgE Mediated Food Allergy: The Role of Elimination Diet

Fall: October 10, 2014 (Sinus and Ear Surgery: Spelunking in the Skull Base), Albany Medical Center

James Naples, MD - University of Connecticut
Surgical Management for an Unusual Variant of BPPV
Minyoung Jang, MD - Boston University
An Unusual Temporomandibular Joint Mass: Diagnostic Considerations and Treatment Approaches
Kristina Piastro, MD - Albany Medical College
Endoscopic Endonasal Approach to Intraconal Orbital Tumor

Spring: April 4, 2014 (Update in Pediatric Otolaryngology), MEEI

Matthew Dedmon, MD - Harvard University
Pediatric Vocal Fold Imaging with Optical Coherence Tomography
Alice Zhou, MD - Albany Medical College
Choanal Atresia: Past Present Future
Anju Patel, MD - Tufts University
A Novel Surgical Technique for Facial Reanimation in Children

Also, congratulations to our Resident Research Grant Award Winner James Naples, MD from University of Connecticut. His research topic is entitled, "The Effect of Different Doses of Intratympanic Diltiazem Against Cisplatin Induced Otototixicity in a Mouse Model."


Winter: December 6, 2013 (New Technologies in Otolaryngology), New Haven, CT

Paul Neubauer, MD - Yale University
Middle Ear Implants
Margaret Carter, MD - Harvard University
Facial Transplantation
Dan Flis, MD - Tufts University
A Case Demonstrating the Utility of the Endoscope in Ear Surgery

Fall: October 11, 2013 (Laryngology Update), MEEI

Namita Murthy, MD - Boston University
Early Endoscopic Repair of Blunt Hypopharyngeal Trauma
Matthew Mori, MD - Harvard Medical School
Unusual Laryngeal Presentation of IgG4-Related Disease
Jack Russo, MD - Dartmouth Medical College
Saccular Cyst Masquerading as a Recurrence after Laryngeal Radiation

Spring: April 5, 2013 (Anosmia? Dysgeusia? What Next?), MEEI

Allan Lam, MD - Harvard University
The Glosopharyngeal Nerve, Contributions to Taste
Adam Weisstuch, MD - Albany Medical College
Congenital Anosmia: Living as an Otolaryngologist Without a Sense of Smell
Boris Paskhover, MD - Yale University
Anosmia: The Story of Zicam

Also, congratulations to our Resident Research Grant Award Winner Elliott Kozin from Harvard University. His research topic is entitled, "Optogenic Control of Central Auditory Neurons Using Chronos."


Winter: December 7, 2012 (Tinnitus and Vestibular Disorders)

Christopher Schutt, MD - Yale University
Applied Optics: The Correlation Between Vestibular Ocular Reflex and Ocular Correction
Alice Zhao, MD - Albany Medical College
A Cause of Tinnitus: Dural Arteriovenous Fistula
Jeremiah Tracy, MD - Tufts University
Pulsate Tinnitus