Spring 2023 Newsletter

Events, Engagement, Select Recent Publications + Podcasts + Videos


The Sixth Annual Stanford Head and Neck Cancer Patient and Caregiver Education Symposium

Please join us on April 22, 2023, for the Sixth Annual Stanford Head and Neck Cancer Patient and Caregiver Education Symposium. Our program will be held from 8:00 am - 4:00 pm PDT at Paul Brest Hall. For those who are unable to join in person, the event will also be held virtually. It will include information about innovative updates in treating head and neck cancer. The highlights include a talk on how patients and healthcare providers can work together to improve the patient care experience by Dr. Justin Roe of the Royal Marsden Hospital in London. To learn more about the program and to register for either the in-person or virtual event, please visit this link.

Stanford OHNS Grand Rounds Calendar 2022-23

On a weekly basis, we hold our grand rounds which include formal talks by Stanford faculty, trainees, and distinguished guests about everything from fascinating cases to the most current technological breakthroughs in global health. Please visit this link to view previously recorded rounds and our calendar schedule.

Global Engagement

Our department continues Global Health program with educational endeavors in Asia!

In January, an interdisciplinary team led by facial plastic and reconstructive surgeon, Dr. Sam Most traveled to Phnom Penh, Cambodia to work at the Khmer Soviet Hospital with Smile Cambodia/Northwest Medical Volunteers. This was the first mission to return post-COVID. During this mission, the team screened 130+ patients and performed life-changing surgery for over 40+ patients, including cleft lip & palate repair, microtia reconstruction, and much more. Along with Dr. Most, the Stanford team consisted of pediatric otolaryngologist Dr. Mai Thy Truong, FPRS fellow Dr. Kyle Kimura, OHNS resident Dr. Eric Wei, and nurses Amy Mladineo, Amanda Miroyan, and Ben Valle. We are deeply appreciative of the local community for warmly welcoming our team and to the patients and families who entrusted us with their care. 

Dr. Noel Ayoub’s nonprofit organization is now offering free telehealth services to those in Turkey and Syria affected by the devastating earthquakes.

Heal Remote is a 501(c)(3) global telehealth nonprofit cofounded by Stanford OHNS resident, Noel Ayoub. This organization provides free telehealth to those affected by the earthquake in Turkey and Syria. This nonprofit connects U.S. healthcare providers to communities abroad thatare affected by acute crises. This nonprofit has previously helped patients in Ukraine after the onset of the war and in Lebanon after the 2020 explosion.

Select Recent Publications + Podcasts + Videos