Participate online on Feb 4th, from 1-5pm.
Virtual Rhinology II: Controversies in Rhinology.
You are invited to participate in this unique online event from the comfort of your office or home. Leading the course will be Dr. Zara M. Patel with co-directors, Drs. J. Del Gaudio and K. Welch.
Assistant Professor of Otolaryngology at Stanford, expert in advanced endoscopic sinus and skull base surgery, Chair of the Education Committee for the American Rhinologic Society, Chair of the Education Committee for the American Rhinologic Society.
Director of the Emory Sinus, Nasal and Allergy Center, Professor of Otolaryngology — Head and Neck Surgery, Chief of Rhinology and Sinus Surgery, Emory University School of Medicine. Dr. DelGaudio has been at Emory since 1995, specializing in the treatment of sinus and nasal disorders. In September 2006, Dr. DelGaudio was awarded the prestigious Golden Head Mirror Award by the American Rhinologic Society, recognizing meritorious teaching and service in Rhinology. In July 2007 Dr. DelGaudio was awarded the Gerald S. Gussack Recognition Award by the Georgia Society of Otolaryngology for teaching in Otolaryngology.
Dr. Kevin Welch - Associate Professor of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery.
MD: MCP-Hahnemann University School of Medicine, and had his Internship at the University of Maryland Medical Center, Surgery. He held residency at the University of Maryland Medical Center, Otorhinolaryngology and in 2008 - Fellowship at the University of Pennsylvania, Rhinology & Skull Base Surgery.
Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences. Department of Otorhinolaryngology
Dr. Anju Peters is an allergist-immunologist in Chicago, Illinois and is affiliated with Northwestern Memorial Hospital. She received her medical degree from University of Michigan Medical School and has been in practice for more than 20 years. She is one of 27 doctors at Northwestern Memorial Hospital who specialize in Allergy & Immunology.
Assistant Professor, Department of Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery, University of Colorado Denver. Dr. Ramakrishnan is a recent addition to the Sinus Center, having completed his fellowship training in advanced rhinology and skull base surgery at the University of Pennsylvania. His areas of expertise include nasal obstruction, chronic sinusitis and nasal polyps, revision sinus surgery, complex sino-orbital diseases, CSF leaks and skull base tumors.
Research Centre of Dermatology, Allergy and asthma (UZDAA)
Dr. Andrew N. Goldberg serves as director of Rhinology and Sinus Surgery at UCSF Medical Center. He specializes in minimally invasive endoscopic surgery for the sinus and related conditions. He is an expert in the treatment of sinus infection, nasal polyps, inverted papilloma, cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) leak and thyroid eye disease. He also performs surgery to treat sleep apnea. Goldberg is board certified in Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery, as well as Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. His research includes the study of sinus infection, microbial ecology of the sinuses and the microbiome, disease burden measurement, sleep apnea and quality of life.
Dr. Devyani Lal is an ENT-otolaryngologist in Phoenix, Arizona and is affiliated with Mayo Clinic. She received her medical degree from Lady Hardinge Medical College and has been in practice for more than 20 years. Dr. Lal accepts several types of health insurance, listed below. She is one of 6 doctors at Mayo Clinic who specialize in Otolaryngology.
Dr. Luke Rudmik is currently an attending surgeon, associate Professor, and director of the endoscopic sinus and skull base program at the University of Calgary. He completed an endoscopic sinus and skull base surgery fellowship at the Oregon Health and Science University and holds an MSc degree with merit in Health Economics and Policy from the London School of Economics, UK. With the purpose to improve quality and value of health care, Dr. Rudmik’s research interests include health services delivery and economic evaluation pertaining to the management of chronic rhinosinusitis (CRS).
Dr. Orlandi is a tenured professor and Chief Medical Officer for Ambulatory Health at the University of Utah. He directs the University of Utah Rhinology and Skull Base Program and co-directs its fellowship. He is the lead author on the International Consensus Statement on Allergy and Rhinology: Rhinosinusitis, published in the International Forum of Allergy and Rhinology.
Dr. Erin O'Brien is an ENT-otolaryngologist in Rochester, Minnesota and is affiliated with Mayo Clinic. She received her medical degree from University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and has been in practice between 11-20 years. She is one of 44 doctors at Mayo Clinic who specialize in Otolaryngology.
Dr. Alexander G. Chiu, M.D. is the Russell E. Bridwell, M.D. Endowed Chairman and Professor of the Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery at the University of Kansas in Kansas City, KS. Previous to his appointment, he served as the Founding Chair of the Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery at the University of Arizona and started his career on faculty at the University of Pennsylvania. He has held multiple leadership roles, including co-Chair of Banner-UA Academic Management Council, Interim Chair of the UA Department of Surgery, UA Otolaryngology Residency Program Director and the Rhinology and Skull Base Surgery Fellowship Director at both the University of Pennsylvania and the University of Arizona.
Dr. Stacey Gray is an otolaryngologist with fellowship training in rhinology and endoscopic sinonasal and skull base surgery. She received her medical degree from Georgetown University School of Medicine in 1999. She completed her residency in otolaryngology—head and neck surgery at Harvard Medical School in 2004 and her fellowship in rhinology and endoscopic sinus surgery at Mass. Eye and Ear in 2005. She then joined the faculty at Harvard Medical School and the surgical staff at Mass. Eye and Ear in 2005. Now, Dr. Gray is the Director of the Sinus Center at Mass. Eye and Ear, is the co-director of the Harvard Rhinology and Endoscopic Sinus and Skull Base Surgery Fellowship, and is an Assistant Professor of Otolaryngology at Harvard Medical School. She also serves as the Program Director of the Harvard Otolaryngology Residency Program.
Dr. Adam Zanation is an ENT-otolaryngologist in Chapel Hill, North Carolina and is affiliated with University of North Carolina Hospitals. He received his medical degree from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine. He is one of 19 doctors at University of North Carolina Hospitals who specialize in Otolaryngology.
Dr. Hwang completed his undergraduate degree at Stanford University, and his MD and otolaryngology residency at the University of California, San Francisco. After completing a fellowship in rhinology at the University of Pennsylvania, Dr. Hwang served as Director of Rhinology at Oregon Health & Science University. He returned to Stanford in 2005 to lead the Division of Rhinology and Endoscopic Skull Base Surgery and currently serves as Vice Chair of Clinical Affairs for the Department of Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery. Dr. Hwang has served in leadership of the American Rhinologic Society for over a decade, most recently as President of the society. Dr. Hwang also serves as Associate Editor of the International Forum of Allergy and Rhinology and Associate Editor of the World Journal of Otolaryngology. His research interests include clinical outcomes of endoscopic skull base surgery; ion transport dysregulation in rhinosinusitis; and novel topical therapies for chronic rhinosinusitis.
Dr. Benjamin S. Bleier, Assistant Professor of Otolaryngology at Harvard Medical School, member of the Mass. Eye and Ear Sinus Center, and Co-Director of the Center for Thyroid Eye Disease and Orbital Surgery, is fellowship-trained in complex sinus and endoscopic cranial base surgery. Throughout his career, Dr. Bleier has helped pioneer several new minimally invasive approaches for orbital tumors and has authored more than 80 peer-reviewed articles and book chapters, as well as two textbooks in the field of orbit- and sinus-related disease. He lectures both nationally and internationally on topics including the endoscopic management of orbit and skull base tumors, endoscopic dacyrocystorhinostomy, causes and treatments of sinusitis, and intranasal drug delivery techniques to the brain. Dr. Bleier holds five patents and has been recognized by the Michael J. Fox Foundation, Boston Magazine, Harvard Medicine Magazine, and The Scientist Magazine for his work.
Ray Sacks is Professor and Head of Department of Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery at Macquarie University in the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences. He is also a Clinical Professor at Sydney University and is the Academic Head of the Department of ENT Surgery at Concord Hospital in Sydney. Professor Sacks was the Chief Examiner in Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery for the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons from 2012-2014 and was the President of the Australian and New Zealand Rhinologic Society from 2008-2013. He is a Past President of the NSW branch of the ASOHNS Society and has convened multiple conferences, Endoscopic Sinus Surgical courses and workshops throughout Australia, Asia and North and South America. Ray is an associate editor on multiple journals and sits on the Editorial Boards of both the American Journal of Rhinology and Allergy and the Journal of Laryngology and Otology. He has previously received medals and certification from the University of Sydney, the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons and the College of Medicine of South Africa.
Dr. Rohit Garg is an ENT-otolaryngologist in Anaheim, California and is affiliated with Kaiser Permanente Fontana Medical Center. He received his medical degree from Keck School of Medicine of USC and has been in practice between 6-10 years. He is one of 8 doctors at Kaiser Permanente Fontana Medical Center who specialize in Otolaryngology.
Greg E. Davis, M.D., M.P.H., is currently an associate professor of otolaryngology at the University of Washington. He is the director of rhinology and endoscopic skull base surgery. Dr. Davis earned his medical degree from the University of Washington's School of Medicine, then completed a seven year residency in otolaryngology - head and neck surgery at the University of Washington. During his residency, he completed a two year clinical research fellowship where he earned his Master's in Public Health, a degree when he focused on clinical trial design and management, biostatistics, and epidemiology. After residency, he traveled to Adelaide Australia and spent additional time training with P.J. Wormald, a world-renowned rhinologist.
Anthony G. Del Signore is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Otolaryngology and Director of Rhinology and Endoscopic Skull Base Surgery at Mount Sinai Beth Israel. He received his medical degree from the Warren Alpert School of Medicine at Brown University and subsequently completed his residency in Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery at Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai Hospital. He then went on to pursue a fellowship in Advanced Rhinology and Endoscopic Skull Base Surgery at University of North Carolina, training with some of the pre-eminent leaders in the field. In addition to general head and neck surgery, Dr. Del Signore’s specific clinical interests include Endoscopic minimally invasive management of chronic sinusitis, paranasal sinus and skull base tumors, orbital tumors, encephalocele repair, cerebrospinal fluid leaks (CSF), balloon sinuplasty, and allergic disease. His current research is focused on health outcomes following skull base surgery, implementation of sinus treatment protocols and surgical intervention, introduction and use of technology in the practice of rhinology. Dr. Del Signore has authored many textbook chapters and has published manuscripts in many of the peer-reviewed journals in rhinology, neurosurgery and otolaryngology. He is an active member and presenter at the national meetings of the American Rhinologic Society, Triological Society, American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, and the North American Skull Base Society. Dr Del Signore also has performed humanitarian mission work on an international level. He has taken part in several surgical mission trips to Cambodia and Vietnam. He was an integral part in providing both educational direction during Otolaryngology update seminars to local providers, clinical evaluation and surgical expertise in Rhinology.
Dr. Nayak graduated from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine in 2003. He works in Stanford, CA and specializes in Otolaryngology and Plastic Surgery within the Head & Neck. Dr. Nayak is affiliated with Stanford Hospital. Assistant Professor of otolaryngology - head & neck surgery and, by courtesy, of neurosurgery at the Stanford University Medical Center.
Richard Douglas is a specialist ORL surgeon with clinical and research interests in nasal, sinus and medial skull base conditions. He is a consultant surgeon at Gillies, Auckland City and North Shore Hospitals and is an Associate Professor of Surgery at the University of Auckland. He trained in medicine and surgery at the University of Auckland, graduating in 1986. After qualification and completing his house officer years, he spent three years undertaking doctoral research toward an MD degree. He spent two years in the UK where he passed the MRCP exams and then completed his FRACP training in Auckland before leaving for Melbourne for a fellowship in Clinical Immunology and Allergy at The Alfred Hospital. He returned to be the Clinical Director of the Clinical Immunology and Allergy Service at Auckland Hospital. He held this post for three years before deciding to pursue training in ORL surgery. This was undertaken in Auckland and Hamilton, and in 2005 he completed a specialist rhinology and skull base fellowship in Adelaide.
Spencer Payne, MD, was born and raised in Poughkeepsie, NY. He’s the oldest of four kids and has a fraternal twin brother. After graduating from medical school at Stony Brook University in New York, Dr. Payne completed residency training in otolaryngology – head and neck surgery at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit where he received the outstanding resident award. He completed fellowship training at the Lahey Clinic in Burlington, MA, in rhinology and sinus surgery with a focus on endoscopic sinus and skull base surgery. In 2007, Dr. Payne started at UVA. He’s the associate residency program director for the Department of Otolaryngology and serves as the department quality officer. In addition, he holds two elected leadership positions within the American Academy of Otolaryngology – Head & Neck Surgery: the member-at-large for the executive committee of the board of governors and a position on the academy’s nominating committee. Additionally, he sits on the executive council of the Virginia Society of Otolaryngology.
Claire Hopkins has a strong clinical and research training in all aspects of rhinology. She sees patients for any rhinological complaint from both the local community and tertiary referrals. Claire provides a comprehensive service, including anterior skull base surgery in conjunction with the neurosurgical department at King’s College Hospital.
Adjunct Professor, Department of Clinical Science, Intervention and Technology (CLINTEC). MD at Karolinska University Hospital.