Events, Engagement, Select Recent Publications + Podcasts + Videos

Spring 2024 Newsletter


Stanford OHNS held a symposium celebrating the clinical retirement of Robert K. Jackler, MD.

With friends and admirers flocking from around the world, we celebrated the remarkable career of Dr. Robert Jackler in March.

Dr. Jackler has had an extraordinary impact on our department, the Stanford University, and OHNS at large.  A visionary leader, outstanding surgeon, erudite scholar, innovative educator, and compassionate human being, he has inspired everyone around him to bravely explore the far reaches of what is possible.

His lifelong scholarly work is like the triple redwood frond in the flag of all Stanford schools symbolizing the generation, organization, and transmission of knowledge. His medical illustrations are phenomenal examples of augmented reality – they highlight the essentials while gently shunning the minutia to the background. He preceded Meta and Apple in doing such things. As a leading authority on tobacco advertising, Rob has tirelessly testified on the subject in the US Congress. He has been a fearless warrior on the war against smoking and nicotine addiction, and his work continues to shape public policy.

As an individual, Dr. Jackler epitomizes the redwood tree found in the Stanford logo. The mighty redwoods are the tallest natural creations on Earth. Similarly, Rob is a giant whose immense oeuvre has influenced generations of trainees, colleagues, and patients globally.

Redwoods grow in clusters; established trees in their family circles help stabilize and nourish the up-and-coming ones. Dr. Jackler is one of those magnificent, elegant pillars, supporting and nurturing everyone who has had the privilege of being around him.

Stanford Laryngology held its Inaugural Stanford/Langmore Foundation FEES Course

 We had a great turnout at our inaugural Stanford/Langmore Foundation FEES Course! A big thank you to Dr. Ann Kearney, who led the course, our group of supporting Division of Laryngology faculty, and visiting faculty for producing such a great course! Participants had hands-on experience and one-on-one training in the performance of FEES.

Stanford Head and Neck Cancer Center held its 7th Annual Head and Neck Cancer Patient and Caregiver Education Symposium

An attendee who has attended past symposiums stated,

"I always learn something new.  It was very patient-oriented, educating the patient, and covering subjects usually not talked about in the Doctor's office. The whole day was worth it, and we look forward to next year's Symposium too."

Over 100 in-person and virtual attendees interacted with members of the Stanford Medicine community to learn more about issues common in head and neck cancer survivorship.  A big thank you to Clinical professor Heather Starmer, who led the symposium.

Lectures and panels included:

Glial Dysregulation and Cognitive Impairment following Cancer Therapies
Michelle Monje, MD

Cognitive Changes and Cancer Treatment: Chemo Brain and Beyond
Julie Hicks, SLP

Dental Considerations with Head & Neck Cancer Care
Crystal Chang, DDS & Pedrom Mashaw, DDS

Survivorship Panel
Lily Lam, NP, Anyani Partida, MSW, and Guest Patient

Otology for the Head and Neck Cancer Patient 
Lindsay Scott Moore, MD

Hearing Rehabilitation 
Matthew Fitzgerald, PhD

Nutrition and Swallowing Panel 
Jennifer Kizner, SLP, Katie Mathias, RD, Guest Patient, and Guest Caregiver

Sleep: What Can I Improve? 
Fiona Barwick, PhD & Robson Capasso, MD

General Medical Panel
Vasu Divi, MD & Michael Gensheimer, MD

Stanford OHNS Grand Rounds Calendar 2023-24

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, our team traveled back to Phnom Penh, Cambodia where they offered free microtia and cleft surgery at the Khmer-Soviet Friendship Hospital! This great collaboration amongst Smile Cambodia, North West Medical Volunteers, and the Standish Foundation USA was shared in an article and video. 

Video Credits: Scott Sandman 

Our gender-diverse patients deserve the latest and greatest in innovation.

Our gender-diverse patients deserve the latest and greatest in innovation. Here at Stanford OHNS, we are one of the few academic medical institutions in the world that offers a "scarless tracheal shave" (aka transoral chondrolaryngoplasty) for our transfeminine/nonbinary patients - a way to reduce the Adam's Apple without any scars on the neck. 

Zimbabwean-themed paintings donated to Robert K. Jackler, MD, and the Department of Otolaryngology by Peter J. Koltai, MD.

“Seed Corn” 
Mixed Media

“Shumba Mhazi”
Mixed Media

Mixed Media 

These pieces were donated in recognition of the support for our effort to establish a children’s otolaryngology clinic and surgicenter at the Sally Mugabe Children’s Hospital in Harare, Zimbabwe.

Artwork Credits: Peter J. Koltai, MD, Emeritus Professor of Otolaryngology and Pediatrics

Select Recent Publications + Podcasts + Videos

A Consistent Endoscopic Landmark to Identify the Anterior Ethmoidal Artery. Mundy DC, Yan CH, Tyler MA, Patel ZM. The Laryngoscope. 2024;134(3):1096-1099. 

A Large-Scale Study of the Relationship Between Degree and Type of Hearing Loss and Recognition of Speech in Quiet and Noise. 
Smith ML, Winn MB, Fitzgerald MB. Ear and Hearing.:10.1097/AUD.0000000000001484. 

An essential signaling cascade for avian auditory hair cell regeneration. 
Benkafadar N, Sato MP, Ling AH, et al. Developmental Cell. 2024;59(2):280-291.e5. 

Buccal Fat Advancement-Transposition Flap for Reconstruction of Midface Volume Defects.
Davis SJ, Park C, Shipchandler IT, et al. Facial Plast Surg Aesthet Med. Published online April 8, 2024.

Celebrating Women in Medicine - Stanford Medicine Children’s Health Blog.
Graham E. Healthier, Happy Lives Blog. Published March 1, 2024. 

Clinical and surgical factors associated with opioid refill rates following septorhinoplasty.
Park C, Reategui Via y Rada ML, Pandhiri T, Davis S, Shipchandler T, Vernon D. American Journal of Otolaryngology. 2024;45(4):104268. 

Clinical Practice Guideline: Immunotherapy for Inhalant Allergy.
Gurgel RK, Baroody FM, Damask CC, et al. Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery. 2024;170(S1):S1-S42. 

Closing the Gap: Exploring the Role of Cap Grafts in Tracheocutaneous Fistula Closure.
Shashidhar TB, Balakrishnan K, Chandra I. Indian J Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. Published online March 19, 2024. 

Comparison of da Vinci Single Port vs Si Systems for Transoral Robotic-Assisted Surgery: A Review With Technical Insights.
Oberhelman N, Bruening J, Jackson RS, et al. JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2024;150(2):165-171.

Comparison of Functional and Cosmetic Outcomes Between Dorsal Preservation and Spreader Flap Rhinoplasty: A Randomized Trial.
Zarei R, Most SP, Amali A, Saedi B. Aesthetic Surgery Journal. Published online February 15, 2024:sjae038. 

Congenital Midline Nasal Masses, hosted by Dr. Patrick Kiessling, with featured speaker Dr. Kara Meister.
Headmirror. Published March 25, 2024. 

Congenital Nasal Lacrimal Duct Obstruction and Cyst, hosted by Dr. Patrick Kiessling, with featured speaker Dr. Kara Meister.
Headmirror. Published March 31, 2024. 

Cough Sounds in Screening and Diagnostics: A Scoping Review.
Hegde S, Sreeram S, Alter IL, et al. The Laryngoscope. 2024;134(3):1023-1031. 

Determining the minimal clinically important difference for the questionnaire of olfactory disorders in people with cystic fibrosis and factors associated with improvement after highly effective modulator therapy.
Miller JE, Taylor-Cousar JL, Overdevest JB, et al. International Forum of Allergy & Rhinology. n/a(n/a). 

Development of Oxadiazolone Activity-Based Probes Targeting FphE for Specific Detection of Staphylococcus aureus Infections.
Jo J, Upadhyay T, Woods EC, et al. J Am Chem Soc. 2024;146(10):6880-6892. 

Does Recent COVID-19 Infection Impact Safety of Nasal Surgery?
Wei EX, Green A, Kandathil CK, Most SP. Facial Plastic Surgery & Aesthetic Medicine. Published online March 26, 2024. 

Effects of Short-term Electronic(e)-Cigarette Aerosol Exposure in the Mouse Larynx.
Easwaran M, Maria CS, Martinez JD, et al. The Laryngoscope. 2024;134(3):1316-1326. 

Efficacy of EDS-FLU for Chronic Rhinosinusitis: Two Randomized Controlled Trials (ReOpen1 and ReOpen2).
Palmer JN, Adappa ND, Chandra RK, et al. The Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology: In Practice. 2024;12(4):1049-1061. 

Environmental Risk Factors for Pediatric Epistaxis vary by Climate Zone.
Wei EX, Green A, Chang MT, Hwang PH, Sidell DR, Qian ZJ. The Laryngoscope. 2024;134(3):1450-1456. 

Esophageal lung, pulmonary artery sling and congenital tracheal stenosis: A case report.
Liang NE, Kim GS, Gugig R, et al. Journal of Pediatric Surgery Case Reports. 2024;101:102772. 

Estimation of Cochlear Implant Insertion Depth Using 2D-3D Registration of Postoperative X-Ray and Preoperative CT Images.
Liu GS, Cooperman SP, Neves CA, Blevins NH. Otology & Neurotology. 2024;45(3):e156. 

Eustachian tube dysfunction symptoms after endonasal skull base surgery.
Grimm D, Daum R, Castro Silva BR, et al International Forum of Allergy & Rhinology. 2024;14(4):853-857. 

Executive Summary of Clinical Practice Guideline on Immunotherapy for Inhalant Allergy.
Gurgel RK, Baroody FM, Damask CC, et al. Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery. 2024;170(3):635-667. 

Factors that predict pursuing sinus surgery in the era of highly effective modulator therapy.
Beswick DM, Han EJ, Mace JC, et al. International Forum of Allergy & Rhinology. 2024;14(4):807-818. 

Foreign Body Reaction Requiring Re-Exploration After Tympanoplasty With Porcine Small Intestinal Submucosa Reconstruction
Zoe H. Fullerton, Eric X. Wei, Allen Green, Hamed Sajjadi, 2024. 

Gaze Patterns of Normal and Microtia Ears Pre- and Post-Reconstruction.
Losorelli S, Chang JK, Chang KW, Most SP, Truong MT. The Laryngoscope. n/a(n/a). 

Giving Children Hearing and Confidence - Stanford Medicine Children’s Health Blog.
Graham E. Healthier, Happy Lives Blog. Published March 15, 2024. 

Glomangiopericytoma Presenting as a Middle Ear Mass.
Liu GS, Berry GJ, Soltys SG, Blevins NH. The Laryngoscope. 2024;134(3):1426-1430. 

Hair cell regeneration, reinnervation, and restoration of hearing thresholds in the avian hearing organ.
Sato MP, Benkafadar N, Heller S. Cell Reports. 2024;43(3).

Hair Cell Regeneration: From Animals to Humans.
Choi SW, Abitbol JM, Cheng AG. Clin Exp Otorhinolaryngol. 2024;17(1):1-14. 

Health Inequalities in the Diagnosis and Treatment of Obstructive Sleep Apnea in Children and Adults.
Howard JJM, Capasso R, Ishman SL. Otolaryngologic Clinics of North America. Published online March 13, 2024. 

Hospital offers hope to microtia, cleft palates sufferers
Khmer Times. Published January 7, 2024. 

Human otic progenitor cell models of congenital hearing loss reveal potential pathophysiologic mechanisms of Zika virus and cytomegalovirus infections.
Harding AT, Ocwieja K, Jeong M, et al. mBio. 2024;15(4):e00199-24. 

Impact of dupilumab prescribing on utilization of medical and surgical therapies for chronic rhinosinusitis with nasal polyps.
Low CM, Wang AR, Yong M, Nayak J, Patel Z, Hwang PH. International Forum of Allergy & Rhinology. n/a(n/a). 

Incidence of hypocortisolism with long-term budesonide irrigation for chronic rhinosinusitis.
Silva BRC, Tyler MA, Ma Y, et al. International Forum of Allergy & Rhinology. 2024;14(1):78-85. 

Interrogating the roles of lymph node metastasis in systemic immune surveillance.
Basto PA, Reticker-Flynn NE. Clin Exp Metastasis. Published online February 5, 2024. 

Ipsilateral Nasoseptal Flaps in a Transpterygoid Approach: Technical Pearls and Reconstruction Outcomes.
Chang MT, Grimm D, Asmaro K, et al. J Neurol Surg B Skull Base. Published online January 22, 2024. 

Is Public Interest Associated with Real-World Management of Ankyloglossia?
Naseem DF, Sheth AH, Cheng AG, Qian ZJ. Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery. n/a(n/a). 

Label-Free Optical Technologies for Middle-Ear Diseases.
Zhou Z, Pandey R, Valdez TA. Bioengineering. 2024;11(2):104. 

Loss of Pax3 causes reduction of melanocytes in the developing mouse cochlea.
Udagawa T, Takahashi E, Tatsumi N, et al.  Sci Rep. 2024;14(1):2210. 

LOXHD1 is indispensable for coupling auditory mechanosensitive channels to the site of force transmission.
Wang P, Miller KK, He E, Dhawan SS, Cunningham CL, Grillet N Published online January 2, 2024. 

Method for Collecting Single Epithelial Cells from the Mouse Larynx.
Khan MI, Easwaran M, Martinez JD, Kimura A, Erickson-DiRenzo E. The Laryngoscope. 2024;134(2):786-794. 

Microstructural Changes in the Brainstem Auditory Pathway in Children With Hearing Loss.
Moon PK, Ward KM, Din TF, et al. Otology & Neurotology. 2024;45(3):e170. 

Outcomes of Diced Cartilage Dorsal Augmentation in Dorsal Aesthetic Deformities.
El Abany A, Kandathil CK, Castillo N, Abdelhamid AS, Kimura K, Most SP. Facial Plastic Surgery & Aesthetic Medicine. 2024;26(2):160-165. 

PANEL 3: Otitis media animal models, cell culture, tissue regeneration & pathophysiology
Kurabi A, Dewan K, Kerschner JE, et al. International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology. 2024;176:111814. 

Patient Experience of Head and Neck Surgery With Free Flap Reconstruction.
Dattilo LW, Russell TI, Warinner CB, et al. JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2024;150(4):311-317. d

Patient Outcomes in Lateral Crural Repositioning and Reconstruction in Revision Rhinoplasty.
Abdelhamid AS, Kimura KS, El Abany A, Kandathil CK, Most SP. Facial Plastic Surgery & Aesthetic Medicine. 2024;26(1):9-14. 

Patient perspectives on chronic rhinosinusitis in cystic fibrosis: Symptom prioritization in the era of highly effective modulator therapy.
Liu CM, Han EJ, Fischer JL, et al. International Forum of Allergy & Rhinology. n/a(n/a). 

Patient With Dysphonia.
Ng CH, Rahman M, Damrose EJ. JAMA Otolaryngology–Head & Neck Surgery. 2024;150(4):349-350. 

Predictive factors for decreased baseline quality of life in patients with sinonasal malignancies.
Fleseriu CM, Beswick DM, Maoz SL, et al. International Forum of Allergy & Rhinology. 2024;14(4):775-785.

Proposal for standardized ultrasound analysis of the salivary glands: Part 1 submandibular gland.
Hoffman HT, Koch M, Witt RL, et al. Laryngoscope Investigative Otolaryngology. 2024;9(1):e1224. 

Radiofrequency ablation of benign thyroid nodules: A prospective, multi-institutional North American experience.
Russell JO, Desai DD, Noel JE, et al. Surgery. 2024;175(1):139-145. 

Redefining “Value” in Surgery: Development of a Comprehensive Value Score for Outpatient Endocrine Surgery
Ayoub - 2024 - Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery - Wiley Online Library. 

Regrowing Hair Cells and Nerve Connections to Restore Hearing in Birds. Hearing Health Foundation.
Published April 11, 2024. 

Rhinoplasty Outcomes in Patients With Symptoms of Body Dysmorphia.
Losorelli S, Kimura KS, Wei EX, et al. Aesthetic Surgery Journal. Published online March 7, 2024:sjae045.  

Risk of Aspiration Increased by Post-swallow Residue in Infant Fiberoptic Endoscopic Evaluation of Swallowing (FEES).
Chang J, Okland T, Johnson A, Speiser N, Seetharaman A, Sidell D. The Laryngoscope. 2024;134(3):1431-1436. 

Salvage Microsurgery Following Failed Primary Radiosurgery in Sporadic Vestibular Schwannoma.
Marinelli JP, Herberg HA, Moore LS, et al. JAMA Otolaryngology–Head & Neck Surgery. 2024;150(4):287-294. 

SNOT-22 subdomain outcomes following treatment for sinonasal malignancy: A prospective, multicenter study.
Grimm DR, Beswick DM, Maoz SL, et al. Int Forum Allergy Rhinol. Published online February 19, 2024. 

SPARKing academic technologies across the valley of death. Nat Biotechnol.
Kim JS, Kargotich S, Lee SH, et al. 2024;42(2):339-342. 

Speech-in-Noise Assessment in the Routine Audiologic Test Battery: Relationship to Perceived Auditory Disability.
Fitzgerald MB, Ward KM, Gianakas SP, Smith ML, Blevins NH, Swanson AP. Ear and Hearing.:10.1097/AUD.0000000000001472. 

Spontaneous Otogenic Pneumocephalus Triggered by Air Travel.
Aaron KA, Eltawil Y, Fernandez-Miranda JC, Jackler RK. Otol Neurotol. 2024;45(1):e68-e70. 

Sporadic vestibular schwannoma in a pediatric population: a case series.
Kosaraju N, Moore LS, Mulders JY, Blevins NH. Childs Nerv Syst. 2024;40(3):635-645. 

Stretch: Relias Rehab Therapy Education: Do E-Cigarettes Impact an SLP Evaluation? on Apple Podcasts with Dr. Elizabeth Erickson-DiRenzo.
Apple Podcasts. Published January 9, 2024.

Suggestions to Avoid Perpetuating Tobacco Industry Reduced-Harm Marketing Tropes.
Jackler RK, Halpern-Felsher B. Pediatrics. 2024;153(4):e2023064501. 

Surgical Considerations in Inner Ear Gene Therapy from Human Temporal Bone Anatomy.
Brown A, Zhu M, Rohani A, et al. The Laryngoscope. n/a(n/a). 

Surgical Correction of Nasal Obstruction and Its Effect on Eustachian Tube Dysfunction Symptoms.
Daum R, Grimm D, Castro Silva BR, et al.Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery. 2024;170(3):944-951. 

Suture Stenting After Sialendoscopy: A Novel Technique That Reduces Risk of Recurrent Parotitis.
Finegersh A, Chang J, Lee YJ, Sirjani D.Laryngoscope. 2024;134(2):614-621. 

Telehealth Usage in Otolaryngology: A Comparative Study Pre‐ and Post‐COVID‐19
Lee - 2024 - OTO Open - Wiley Online Library. 

The Cousa objective: a long-working distance air objective for multiphoton imaging in vivo.
Yu CH, Yu Y, Adsit LM, et al. Nat Methods. 2024;21(1):132-141. 

The effect of PM2.5 on acute sinusitis: A population-based study.
Grimm D, Qian ZJ, Yong M, Hwang PH. International Forum of Allergy & Rhinology. n/a(n/a).

The safety and efficacy of radiofrequency ablation in benign pediatric thyroid disease in the US: An initial case series.
Kim GS, Seeley H, Noel J, Ahmad I, Meister K. Laryngoscope Investigative Otolaryngology. 2024;9(1):e1198. 

The Serpentine Sign: A Reliable Endoscopic and Radiographic Finding in Empty Nose Syndrome.
Dholakia SS, Grimm D, Daum R, et al. The Laryngoscope. 2024;134(3):1089-1095. 

Tinnitus prevalence, associated characteristics, and related healthcare use in the United States: a population-level analysis.
Batts S, Stankovic KM. The Lancet Regional Health – Americas. 2024;29. 

Translation, cultural adaptation, and validation of the Standardized Cosmesis and Health Nasal Outcomes Survey in Japanese (J-SCHNOS).
Takeuchi N, Miyawaki T, Otori N, et al. Journal of Plastic, Reconstructive & Aesthetic Surgery. 2024;90:114-121. 

Transmembrane Channel-Like (Tmc) Subunits Contribute to Frequency Sensitivity in the Zebrafish Utricle.
Sun P, Smith E, Nicolson T. J Neurosci. 2024;44(1):e1298232023. 

Transoral Surgery in HPV-Positive Oropharyngeal Carcinoma: Oncologic Outcomes in the Veterans Affairs System.
Faraji F, Kumar A, Voora R, et al. The Laryngoscope. 2024;134(1):207-214. 

Until Further Notice.
Rahman AS. JAMA Otolaryngology–Head & Neck Surgery. 2024;150(3):191-192. 

Use of Neoadjuvant Vandetanib in Aggressive Pediatric Medullary Thyroid Carcinoma.
Kothari R, Kreimer S, Nadel H, Seeley H, Hartman G, Meister KD. JCO Precis Oncol. 2024;(8):e2300257. 

Use of temporary tracheostomy occlusion to reduce the risk of sternal wound infection after sternotomy in congenital cardiac surgery.
Azimzadeh JB, Sidell DR, Balakrishnan K, et al. Cardiology in the Young. Published online February 27, 2024:1-6. 

Virtual Reality Simulation for the Middle Cranial Fossa Approach: A Validation Study.
Lai C, Lui JT, de Lotbiniere-Bassett M, et al. Operative Neurosurgery. 2024;26(1):78.