Honors & Noteworthy Events
During a press conference to kick off an annual fundraiser for the Kelly for Kids Foundation former Buffalo Bills quarterback, Jim Kelly, announced that he has been diagnosed with Squamous-cell carcinoma (cancer) of the upper jaw bone. Area media outlets spoke with otolaryngologist Dr. Paul van der Sloot, specialist in head and neck surgery and microvascular reconstruction, to discuss this ever more prevalent disease and its treatment.
Watch the WHEC Channel 10 interview of Dr. van der Sloot or follow press coverage from The Buffalo News.
Reuters included comments by Dr. Li-Xing Man in a recent article: Could Acupuncture help relieve seasonal allergies? Following the results of a German study published in the Annals of Internal Medicine.
The Otolaryngology Department is very pleased to announce that Dr. Mark Orlando, Director of Research and Education in Audiology is being recognized and honored with the Golisano Foundation 2012 Healthcare Leadership Award for his clinical research, contributions to the Special Olympics’ Healthy Athlete program and mentorship of the next generation of audiologists.
ENT Urgent Care Opens! Now a patient's primary care or referring physician may call URMC Department of Otolar-yngology at (585) 758-5700 for a same-day appointment. The acute care model used by the clinic is designed to increase patient access, as well as avoid unnecessary emergency room visits and trips to urgent care facilities where subspecialty expertise is not available.
URMC Men's Health blog:
Dr. Li-Xing Man discusses the appropriate use of antibiotics to treat Sinusitis.
Benjamin Crane, M.D., Ph.D. was awarded the Triological Clinical Scientist Development Award for his research in vestibular disorders.
The Department of Otolaryn-gology opens new office at Highland Hospital in the Physicians Office Building (POB) at 990 South Avenue, Suite 207. Dr. Sveta Karelsky, is on staff four days a week to provide comprehensive ENT service, and consultative services for inpatients. Click here for map
Men's Health Magazine included comments by Dr. Matthew C. Miller in a story about the after effects of chemotherapy and radiation therapy used to treat oropharyngeal cancer.
Congratulations to Dr. Timothy Doerr our Residency Program Director! Thanks to his efforts the Otolaryngology Department’s residency program received approval from the Residency Review Committee to increase the number of residents participating in our fellowship based training program over the next five years.
The Department, in conjunction with The Center for Navigation and Communication Sciences, has been awarded a T32 training grant by the National Institute of Health, NIDCD (National Institute on Deafness and other Communication Disorders)
to train residents, medical students, graduate students and post-doctoral trainees in vestibular and hearing-related research.
Dr. Matthew C. Miller performed the first transoral robotic surgery in western New York. Robotic surgeries of this type were only approved by the FDA in late December 2008, and URMC is one of the few medical centers in the country to offer this type of surgery in the treatment of head and neck cancer.