Resident Awards
Congratulations to all of the Resident Lecture Award winners!


Winter: December 2, 2021 (Women in in Otolaryngology) Virtual 

Lauren Williams, MD Yale University
Chipping Away at the Dollar: Unpacking Gender-Based Income Disparities in Otolaryngology

Ciersten Burks, MD – Harvard Medical School/Massachusetts Eye and Ear

From Blazing Trails and Breaking Ceilings - The Work Continues

Courtney Miller, MD-University of Vermont

Female Representation in Otolaryngology: How New England Compares

Fall: October 8, 2021 (Our History and our Future) Virtual 

Tania Hassanzadeh, MD Tufts University
  Honoring the Legacy of Dr. William Harry Barnes: Examining a Conflicted Past and Perspectives on Racism in  Medicine Today

Galit Almosnino, MD – Dartmouth-Hitchcock

The Future of Rhinology – Who Nose?

Victoria Huang, MD-Harvard Medical School/ Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

Historical Insights from Placebo Controlled Surgery of the Endolymphatic Sac:  What Has it Taught Us?

Spring:  April 16, 2021 (Cranial Nerve Surgery) Virtual 

Kevin Fujita, MD Yale

         Vestibular Implants

Roshansa Singh,MD – University of Connecticut

The 8th Nerve or Not - Opportunities for Tinnitus Suppression

Jennifer Shehan, MD –Boston Medical Center

Not Just Another Accessory: CN XI Surgery


Winter: December 6, 2019 (Rock and Roll) Massachusetts Eye & Ear, Boston,  MA

Samantha Frank, MD - University of Connecticut 
It's Worth the Treble: Music Appreciation Following Cochlear Implantation
Jenny Chen, MD - Harvard Medical School
Does Mick Jagger have Hidden Hearing Loss
Michelle White, MD - Tufts University
Restoring Voices of the Future:  Impact of HPV Vaccination in Treatment of Recurrent Respiratory Diseases

fall: October 4, 2019 (Drugs), Massachusetts Medical Society, Waltham MA


    Prashanthi Divakar, MD – Dartmouth

    Novel Use of Chemotherapy Agent for Treatment of a Rare Hypopharyngeal Mass


    Taha Mur, MD – Boston University

     No BRAFing matter: Tyrosine Kinase Inhibitors in   Otolaryngology


    Vivek Kanumuri, MD–Harvard Medical School  

     Novel Approaches to Inner Ear Gene Delivery

 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


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



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



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


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


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



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


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

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