News & Events
November 29, 2017
Dr. Lesley Childs on Voice Care for Teachers
Voice is one of the most effective teaching tools available for educators. In this Facebook Live interview, a renowned voice specialist and laryngologist, Dr. Childs, speaks about how to protect and preserve this valuable asset.
October 15, 2017
Dr. Baran Sumer to be awarded a prestigious U01 grant
A recently funded, multisite project joined researchers from Georgia Institute of Technology, Wake Forest University Health Sciences, and UT Southwestern to tackle redox-modulated responses in cancer treatment. Dr. Sumer will lead UTSW branch of the project. This grant will also support a quickly expanding biorepository of head and neck tumors that builds a basis for other multiple collaborations between researchers at UTSW and other institutions.
September 30, 2017
3rd Annual Temporal Bone Dissection Course
The UT Southwestern Medical Center Resident Temporal Bone Course provides a two-day intensive course on otologic surgery for senior residents in the southern United States. This course serves as a surgical and anatomical refresher to review endoscopic middle ear anatomy and best practices in otologic surgery.
September 13, 2017
Everything you wanted to know about plastic surgery
September 1, 2017
A stellar month for Dr. Romain Johnson
September truly smiled on Dr. Romaine Johnson. He had been invited and accepted a position to be on the Editorial Board for the journal Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery. He was also honored to be a “Star Reviewer” for the Journal for the year 2017.
July 30, 2017
Dr. Andrew Day joins Head and Neck Division of the department
Meet Andrew Day, M.D., who joins our department from Johns Hopkins University. In addition to traditional cancer resections and other head and neck procedures, Dr. Day performs minimally invasive transoral laser microsurgery and transoral robotic surgery. He also performs complex reconstructive surgery for patients with head and neck cancer defects. His research focuses on health outcomes of head and neck cancer patients, early detection of head and neck cancer, and improving quality of life and survival in head and neck cancer survivors.
July 28, 2017
Dr. Isaacson gives expert advice on endoscopic surgery
With endoscopic or minimally invasive ear surgery, patients often return to work – with minimal pain – within a day or two. Otolaryngologist Brandon Isaacson, M.D., answered questions about minimally invasive options for ear surgery, as well as the causes of hearing loss. Watch his interview on Facebook Live at 1 p.m. Friday, July 28.
July 14, 2017
Dr. Joe Walter Kutz talks about acoustic neuromas on Facebook Live Chat
Unilateral hearing loss is the primary symptom in 90 percent of patients diagnosed with acoustic neuroma. Tinnitus and vertigo are also common symptoms. Neurotologist Dr. Kutz talks about this debilitating disease as well as when and if you should contact your physician about hearing loss, ringing in the ears, dizziness, or vertigo on FacebookLive at 1 p.m. Friday, July 14.
June 23, 2017
Dr. Jacob Hunter discusses hearing loss and cochlear implantation on Facebook Live Chat
Hearing loss that occurs gradually as you age is common, with about a quarter of adults between the ages of 55 and 64 experiencing some degree of loss. The number rises to almost 1 in 2 for those older than 65. A neurotologist, Dr. Hunter discusses these topics on FacebookLive at 1 p.m. on June 23.
June 16, 2017
Career launch: Dr. Krouse gives seminal lecture to graduating residents
Dr. John H. Krouse, M.D., Ph.D., MBA, gave a memorable farewell lecture to the graduating residents of Otolaryngology department. Drawing on the decades of experience in the medical field, he outlined complex yet promising perspectives in the fast-developing health care environment. He emplored future providers to be the leaders of these new trends.
June 12, 2017
Drs. Sumer and Gao to receive R01 award from National Cancer Institute
Congratulations to Drs. Sumer and Gao on receiving an NCI award to develop novel methods of detection of occult nodal metastases using pH transistor nanoprobes.
May 12, 2017
Dr. Ted Mau wins the Casselberry Award
Dr. Ted Mau was awarded the Casselberry Award at the 2017 American Laryngological Association meeting for his paper “The natural history of recoverable unilateral vocal fold paralysis: 12 months is too long to wait.” The study challenged the commonly held assumption that patients with vocal fold paralysis should wait 12 months for spontaneous recovery. Dr. Mau's mathematical modeling based on patients who recovered their voice showed that most patients recover by 6-9 months. This work should change clinical practice to avoid undue delays in treatment.
April 10, 2017
How the nerve stimulator can beat your sleep apnea
Over 18 million Americans suffer from sleep apnea – a serious sleep disorder in which person's breathing is interrupted multiple times. Traditionally, sleep apnea is treated with continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) or surgeries. Now Dr. Teresa Chan-Leveno and her team offer an alternative procedure – a hypoglossal nerve stimulator – to significantly improve this debilitating condition.
December 19, 2016
How to see cancer
Drs. Sumer and Gao developed a novel technology – pH Nanosensor – to visualize cancerous areas in the body and assist surgeons with a more precise tumor removal. Their findings are highlighted in journals Nature Biomedical Engineering and ScienceDaily and Dallas Morning News.
September 14, 2016
Have an ear tumor? Here is how to treat it better.
Head and neck surgeons devised a minimally invasive (endoscopic) procedure to extract vertigo-inducing tumors from an inner ear.