Events, Engagement, Select Recent Publications + Podcasts + Videos

Winter 2023 Newsletter


Stanford Rhinology held its Annual Sinus & Skull Base Surgery Resident Dissection Course.

It was a great day of didactics, discussion, and dissection! Thank you to our invited proctors and sponsors! Lastly, we congratulate the directors, Drs Peter Hwang, Jayakar Nayak, Zara Patel, Michael Chang, Axel Renteria, and Zechariah Franks, on the success of this course! ⁠

Stanford OHNS held its 14th Annual Research Day.

We had a full day of great panel discussions and 70 amazing poster presentations! We were honored to host Dr. Umamaheswar Duvvuri, The Mendik Foundation Professor and Chair of the Department of OHNS at NYU Gorssman School of Medicine as our Keynote Speaker!  This year’s poster winners were Julia Abitbol, Anna Shipman, Dawn Bravo, and Julian Azimzadeh. Thank you to all who attended and helped make the day a success!⁠

Stanford OHNS held a special Grand Rounds Lecture with Jennifer R. Grandis, MD, Distinguished Professor of Otolaryngology — Head and Neck Surgery from UCSF.

Please view the recording of Dr. Grandis’s lecture titled “Building and Sustaining Careers in Academic Medicine: A Gender Equity Lens” below.

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 other previously recorded rounds and our calendar schedule. 

Stanford Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery held its Facial Plastic Surgery Course.

2nd Photo Description: Dr. Wong instructs students during the Facial Plastic dissection lab course.

The course welcomed faculty from around the country and gave students the opportunity to learn basic and advanced concepts of rhinoplasty and nasal reconstruction. We were honored to host  Dr. Brian J.-F. Wong from UC Irvine as our special guest speaker for The Richard L. Goode Lectureship! ⁠We thank the great team of faculty members and administrative staff who participated and helped! Lastly, we congratulate the directors, Drs Sam Most, Jon-Paul Pepper, and Seth Davis, on the success of this course! ⁠

Stanford OHNS was well represented at the AHNS 11th International Conference on Head and Neck Cancer in Montreal and the separate AACR-AHNS meeting. 

We had a great multidisciplinary group of faculty, residents, and students present, and we look forward to attending again next year!

Upcoming Stanford/Langmore FEES Course.

The Division of Laryngology is thrilled to announce the 1st Annual Stanford/Langmore Foundation FEES Course. The course will be a 2-day hybrid event held January 26 -27, 2024. Please visit this link to learn more and register.

Stanford OHNS 2023 Photo of the Year Peter Santa Maria, MBBS, PhD | Lighting a Spark in Africa: Victoria Falls Zimbabwe at the Spark Africa Launch

Global Engagements

Karthik Balakrishnan, MD, MPH, played a major role in helping a young singer recover her voice.

Associate Professor of Otolaryngology — Head & Neck Surgery, Susan B. Ford Surgeon-in-Chief at Stanford Children's Health, Co-chair at Stanford Medicine Teamwork Advisory Committee, Medical Director at Surgical Performance Improvement, LPCH

As one of the most advanced multispecialty clinics in the western United States, the Voice and Swallow Program, a part of the nationally renowned Aerodigestive and Airway Reconstruction Center at Stanford Children’s Health, has extensive experience performing complex surgeries for voice, breathing, and swallowing problems. ⁠To read the full story, click here.

Peter Santa Maria, MBBS, PhD, and Mario Gaspar traveled to Taipei, Taiwan, in July 2023 to attend the annual SPARK GLOBAL update meeting.

Founded at Stanford University in 2006, SPARK has expanded to over 12 countries and 40 institutions around the world. In addition to his role as an Associate Professor in Otolaryngology, Dr. Santa Maria serves as the Director for SPARK GLOBAL and as the Associate Director for SPARK at Stanford. Mario serves as the Executive Administrator for SPARK GLOBAL. ⁠ 
The meeting saw important updates from member programs, lively discussions for advancing global initiatives, and a tasty tour of the renowned Roahe Night Market!⁠

Mai Thy Truong, MD was interviewed by Ivanhoe Broadcast News about her work with microtia and how it’s affected a Bay Area family. 

Clinical Associate Professor of Otolaryngology — Head & Neck Surgery and, by courtesy, of Pediatrics, Clinic Chief of Pediatric Otolaryngology, Fellowship Director of Pediatric Otolaryngology

Approximately eight million children worldwide are living in orphanages. In China, 98% of those kids have a disability. The Moore family of Concord, California, has set a record for having the most kids from one family receiving care at Stanford Children’s Health.

To read their story, click here. To watch the news segment, click here

Select Recent Publications + Podcasts + Videos

A Consistent Endoscopic Landmark to Identify the Anterior Ethmoidal Artery.  
Mundy DC, Yan CH, Tyler MA, Patel ZM. Laryngoscope. Published online August 14, 2023.  

Acoustic resonance therapy is safe and effective for the treatment of nasal congestion in rhinitis: A randomized sham-controlled trial.  
Luong AU, Yong M, Hwang PH, et al. International Forum of Allergy & Rhinology. 2023;n/a(n/a). 

An Exploratory Analysis of the Chronic Rhinosinusitis Online Support Community.  
Ulloa R, Tam B, Orozco FR, Castellanos CX, Chang MT, Hur K. OTO Open. 2023;7(4):e88.  

Artificial Intelligence in Rhinology, Otolaryngology, and Beyond.  
Patel ZM. Bulletin: The Official Content Hub of the AAOHNS. Published online September 1, 2023. 

Artificial Intelligence Versus Expert Plastic Surgeon: Comparative Study Shows ChatGPT “Wins” Rhinoplasty Consultations: Should We Be Worried?  
Durairaj KK, Baker O, Bertossi D, et al. Facial Plastic Surgery & Aesthetic Medicine. Published online November 20, 2023.  

Association of Decreased Enhancement of Nasoseptal Flap on Postoperative Magnetic Resonance Imaging with the Risk of Complication.  
Wingrove PM, Arani KN, Snyderman CH, et al. J Neurol Surg B Skull Base. Published online November 15, 2023. 

Automating the Standardized Cosmesis and Health Nasal Outcomes Survey Classification with Convolutional Neural Networks.  
Bhowmik RT, Kandathil CK, Most SP. Facial Plastic Surgery & Aesthetic Medicine. 2023;25(6):487-493.  

β-Catenin transcriptional activity is required for establishment of inner pillar cell identity during cochlear development.  
Ebeid M, Kishimoto I, Roy P, Zaidi MAA, Cheng AG, Huh SH. PLOS Genetics. 2023;19(8):e1010925.  

Combined high-flow bypass and endovascular sacrifice for dysplastic cavernous internal carotid artery aneurysm for recurrent epistaxis.  
Gauden AJ, Dodd R, Steinberg GK. Journal of Clinical Neuroscience. 2023;118:175. 

Cost-effectiveness Analysis of Inferior Turbinate Reduction and Immunotherapy in Allergic Rhinitis.  
Yong M, Aravinthan K, Kirubalingam K, et al. The Laryngoscope. 2023;n/a(n/a).  

Current and Emerging Therapies for Chronic Subjective Tinnitus.  
Park KW, Kullar P, Malhotra C, Stankovic KM. Journal of Clinical Medicine. 2023;12(20):6555.  

Do you sound like you? Gender-affirming voice therapy allows people to speak authentically.
Conger K. Scope. Published November 14, 2023.  

Effects of Short-term Electronic(e)-Cigarette Aerosol Exposure in the Mouse Larynx.  
Easwaran M, Maria CS, Martinez JD, et al. The Laryngoscope. 2023;n/a(n/a).  

End-to-end deep learning classification of vocal pathology using stacked vowels.  
Liu GS, Hodges JM, Yu J, Sung CK, Erickson-DiRenzo E, Doyle PC. Laryngoscope Investigative Otolaryngology. 2023;8(5):1312-1318.  

Environmental Risk Factors for Pediatric Epistaxis vary by Climate Zone.  
Wei EX, Green A, Chang MT, Hwang PH, Sidell DR, Qian ZJ. The Laryngoscope. 2023;n/a(n/a).  

Eradication of Bacterial Persister Cells By Leveraging Their Low Metabolic Activity Using Adenosine Triphosphate Coated Gold Nanoclusters. 
Bekale LA, Sharma D, Bacacao B, Chen J, Santa Maria PL. Nano Today. 2023;51:101895.

Eustachian tube dysfunction symptoms after endonasal skull base surgery.  
Grimm D, Daum R, Castro Silva BR, et al. International Forum of Allergy & Rhinology. 2023;n/a(n/a).  

Evaluating the Effectiveness of Septoplasty for Nasal Valve Collapse: A Retrospective Study.  
Green A, Wei EX, Kandathil CK, Youn GM, Shah JP, Most SP. Facial Plastic Surgery & Aesthetic Medicine. Published online October 20, 2023.  

Evaluation of Asymmetries in Speech-in Noise Abilities in Audiologic Screening for Vestibular Schwannoma.  
Jason Qian Z, Vaisbuch Y, Gianakas SP, et al. Ear and Hearing. 2023;44(6):1540.  

External Ear Disease: Keratinaceous Lesions of the External Auditory Canal.  
Munjal T, Kullar PJ, Alyono J. Otolaryngologic Clinics of North America. 2023;56(5):897-908.  

Factors Associated With Otolaryngologists Performing Tracheotomy.  
Soliman SI, Panuganti BA, Francis DO, et al. JAMA Otolaryngology–Head & Neck Surgery. Published online October 5, 2023.  

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. 2023;n/a(n/a).  

Global epidemiologic patterns of oropharyngeal cancer incidence trends.  
Zumsteg ZS, Luu M, Rosenberg PS, et al. JNCI: Journal of the National Cancer Institute. Published online August 21, 2023:djad169.  

Head-to-Head Comparison of ChatGPT Versus Google Search for Medical Knowledge Acquisition.  
Ayoub NF, Lee YJ, Grimm D, Divi V. Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery. 2023;n/a(n/a).  

Hearing Aid Tech Isn’t Just for Listening Anymore with Dr. Achin Bhowmik
Gartenberg C, Lin F. 2023 Nov 10. 

Identification of immune-related candidate biomarkers in plasma of patients with sporadic vestibular schwannoma. 
Vasilijic S, Atai NA, Hyakusoku H, et al. Sci Adv. 2023;9(45):eadf7295.

Immune Profiling of Secreted Factors from Human Vestibular Schwannoma Cells and Tumor-associated Macrophages. 
Stankovic KM, Batts S, Welling DB, Vasilijic S. Laryngoscope. Published online September 30, 2023. 

International consensus statement on allergy and rhinology: Sinonasal tumors.  
Kuan EC, Wang EW, Adappa ND, et al. International Forum of Allergy & Rhinology. n/a(n/a).  

Large-scale annotated dataset for cochlear hair cell detection and classification.  
Buswinka CJ, Rosenberg DB, Simikyan RG, et al. Published online September 1, 2023:2023.08.30.553559.  

Method for Collecting Single Epithelial Cells from the Mouse Larynx.  
Khan MI, Easwaran M, Martinez JD, Kimura A, Erickson-DiRenzo E. The Laryngoscope. 2023;n/a(n/a). doi:10.1002/lary.30970

Multicenter Survival Analysis and Application of an Olfactory Neuroblastoma Staging Modification Incorporating Hyams Grade.  
Choby G, Geltzeiler M, Almeida JP, et al. JAMA Otolaryngology–Head & Neck Surgery. 2023;149(9):837-844. 

Nonopioid Versus Opioid Analgesics After Thyroid and Parathyroid Surgery: A Systematic Review.  
Moon PK, Wei EX, Hamid MS, Borghi JA, Megwalu UC. Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery. 2023;n/a(n/a).  

Open Preservation Rhinoplasty.  
Patel PN, Most SP. Facial Plastic Surgery. 2023;39(5):537-546.  

Oral cavity cancer in young, non-smoking, and non-drinking patients: A contemporary review.
Tran Q, Maddineni S, Arnaud EH, et al. Critical Reviews in Oncology/Hematology. 2023;190:104112.  

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. Published online September 14, 2023. 

Parosteal Lipoma Overlying an Osteochondroma of the Hyoid Bone: A Case Report and Literature Review.  
Green A, Wei EX, Chang-Graham A, Holmes B, Smith A, Sung CK. The Laryngoscope. n/a(n/a).  

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. n/a(n/a).  

Preliminary Guidelines for Replacing Word-Recognition in Quiet With Speech in Noise Assessment in the Routine Audiologic Test Battery.  
Fitzgerald MB, Gianakas SP, Qian ZJ, Losorelli S, Swanson AC. Ear and Hearing. 2023;44(6):1548.  

Prenatal Diagnosis and Postnatal Management of a Fetal Pericardial Mass.  
Weigel N, Hintz S, Kaplinski M, et al. NeoReviews. 2023;24(10):e683-e689.  

Prevalence and Characteristics Associated with Positive Body Dysmorphic Disorder Screening Among Patients Presenting for Cosmetic Facial Plastic Surgery.  
Wei EX, Kimura KS, Abdelhamid AS, et al. Facial Plastic Surgery & Aesthetic Medicine. Published online November 7, 2023.  

Promoting Surgeon-Scientists in Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery-From Bench to Bedside.  
Kosaraju N, Keating DP, Kim GS, Moore LS, Stankovic KM. JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. Published online October 19, 2023. doi:10.1001/jamaoto.2023.3353

Racial Disparities in 30-day Readmissions after Surgery for Head and Neck Cancer.  
Huang AE, Shih JJ, Sunwoo JB, Pollom E, Taparra K. The Laryngoscope. 2023;n/a(n/a).  

Radiofrequency ablation of benign thyroid nodules: A prospective, multi-institutional North American experience.
Russell JO, Desai DD, Noel JE, et al. Surgery. Published online November 10, 2023.  

Rhinolithiasis misdiagnosed as intranasal osteoma: Diagnostic challenges in the telehealth era.
Kiessling P, Hwang P, Chang M. SAGE Open Medical Case Reports. 2023;11:2050313X231207204.  

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. 2023;n/a(n/a). 

Selection of viral capsids and promoters affects the efficacy of rescue of Tmprss3-deficient cochlea.  
Aaron KA, Pekrun K, Atkinson PJ, et al. Molecular Therapy - Methods & Clinical Development. 2023;30:413-428.  

Sporadic vestibular schwannoma in a pediatric population: a case series.  
Kosaraju N, Moore LS, Mulders JY, Blevins NH.Childs Nerv Syst. Published online October 27, 2023.  

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. n/a(n/a).  

Teen Sings After Complex, Rare Airway Surgery - Stanford Medicine Children’s Health Blog.
Nichols L. Healthier, Happy Lives Blog. Published October 8, 2023. 

The Olfactory System: Basic Anatomy and Physiology for General Otorhinolaryngologists.  
Han SA, Kim JK, Cho DY, Patel ZM, Rhee CS. Clinical and Experimental Otorhinolaryngology. Published online September 4, 2023.  

The Serpentine Sign: A Reliable Endoscopic and Radiographic Finding in Empty Nose Syndrome.  
Dholakia SS, Grimm D, Daum R, et al. The Laryngoscope. 2023;n/a(n/a).  

Toll-like Receptor Agonists Are Unlikely to Provide Benefits in Head and Neck Squamous Cell Carcinoma: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis.  
Maddineni S, Chen M, Baik F, Divi V, Sunwoo JB, Finegersh A. Cancers. 2023;15(17):4386.  

VM-PATHI Correlates With Cognitive Function Improvement After Successful Treatment in Patients With Vestibular Migraine.  
Patel EJ, Hum M, Gardi A, Steenerson KK, Rizk HG, Sharon JD. Otology & Neurotology. 2023;44(8):813.