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Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery Archives

Probing cancer cell invasion

Mar. 1, 2022—The rigidity of the extracellular matrix that surrounds cells impacts the contractile and invasive properties of head and neck cancer cells.

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Treatment sharpens sense of smell for ‘professional nose’

Jan. 13, 2022—Surgery at Vanderbilt helped 25-year-old Meredith Watson pursue her dream of becoming a professional nose — someone specially trained in combining ingredients to create fragrances.

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Green, Bennett to help lead adult patient safety efforts

Jan. 3, 2022—Jennifer Green, MD, MPH, assistant professor of Medicine, and surgeon Marc Bennett, MD, MMHC, professor of Otolaryngology — Head and Neck Surgery, have been appointed co-executive medical directors for patient safety for Vanderbilt University Hospital (VUH) and Clinics.

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Lecture explores disease that causes windpipe narrowing

Nov. 4, 2021—Vanderbilt's Alexander Gelbard, MD, recently detailed the research he and his team completed to better understand idiopathic subglottic stenosis, a rare disease that causes narrowing of the windpipe.

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Netterville inducted into AAO-HNS hall of distinction

Oct. 28, 2021—Vanderbilt's James Netterville, MD, has been inducted into the American Academy of Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery’s (AAO-HNS) inaugural hall of distinction.

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New robot enhances accuracy of head, neck cancer surgeries

Oct. 21, 2021—by Emily Stembridge Vanderbilt Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery has acquired an SP (single port) surgical robot that will help provide more targeted and accurate transoral robotic surgery (TORS) for patients with head and neck cancer. The new robot features a single port with a flexible camera and three different surgical instruments, as well as an...

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Study tracks smell, taste loss associated with COVID

Sep. 23, 2021—Vanderbilt researchers are studying ways to better evaluate and predict who is at risk of persistent smell and taste loss after COVID-19 infection.

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Medical diagnoses in musicians

Sep. 6, 2021—Vanderbilt researchers mined electronic health records to find medical diagnoses that are more or less prevalent among musicians, who are present in large numbers in “Music City.”

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Haynes named interim chair of Otolaryngology

Aug. 18, 2021—David Haynes, MD, has been named interim chair of the Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery (OHNS) effective July 1. He will serve in this role until Eben Rosenthal, MD, the John and Ann Doerr Medical Director and associate director of Clinical Care with Stanford Cancer Center, joins Vanderbilt University Medical Center as the department’s next chair on Oct. 11.

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O’Malley named to key Outpatient Referral Assistance role

Aug. 5, 2021—Mathew O’Malley, MD, assistant professor of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, has been named associate medical director for Vanderbilt University Medical Center’s Office of Outpatient Referral Assistance (OORA).

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Labadie named chair of Otolaryngology at MUSC

Jul. 30, 2021—Robert Labadie, MD, PhD, professor of Otolaryngology and Biomedical Engineering, has been named professor and chair of the Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery at the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) College of Medicine in Charleston, South Carolina.

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Stanford’s Eben Rosenthal named to lead VUMC’s Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery

Jun. 11, 2021—Following a national search, Eben Rosenthal, MD, the John and Ann Doerr Medical Director and Associate Director of Clinical Care with Stanford Cancer Center, will join Vanderbilt University Medical Center Oct. 11 as chair of the Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery (OHNS).

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