Matt Batcheldor

New technique helps ease ear tumor surgery

Last fall, the Vanderbilt Bill Wilkerson Center became the second facility in the country and third in the world to use a fully endoscopic surgical technique to remove an acoustic neuroma, a rare benign tumor on the balance and hearing nerves.

International patients finding their way to Bill Wilkerson Center

Patients are coming to the Vanderbilt Bill Wilkerson Center from around the globe, discovering the center’s world-class services through social media. One such person is Sophia Pafitis, who traveled to Vanderbilt last year from the Australian island of Tasmania.

Barut named CNO of Psychiatric Hospital, VBH

Jennifer Barut, MSN, R.N., has been named chief nursing officer for Vanderbilt Psychiatric Hospital (VPH) and Vanderbilt Behavioral Health (VBH).

New lab spaces emblematic of Otolaryngology’s growth

To understand the phenomenal growth of research in the Department of Otolaryngology, step inside the S corridor on the second floor of Medical Center North. That is the location of the department’s gleaming new Laryngeal Biology Laboratory, which occupies the previous footprint of several smaller labs that have now been combined into a shared modern space.

Mid adult African American female pediatrician uses a tongue depressor to look at her young Filipino patient's throat.

Studies find tonsillectomies offer only modest benefits

Removing tonsils modestly reduced throat infections in the short term in children with moderate obstructive sleep-disordered breathing or recurrent throat infections, according to a systematic review conducted by the Vanderbilt Evidence-based Practice Center for the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ).

Magnet Third Designation site visit set for April 24-28

The American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) will bring a team of four appraisers to Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) from April 24 to 28 as part of the Magnet Third Designation process, Marilyn Dubree, MSN, R.N., Executive Chief Nursing Officer, announced Tuesday.

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