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Virtual Rhinology - Practical Applications of Cutting Edge Research

Aired on 1.16.2016
Virtual Rhinology - Practical Applications of Cutting Edge Research
KARL STORZ and the American Rhinologic Society presented a FREE virtual rhinology event. This event was for general otolaryngologists with an interest in rhinology, Rhinologists, and Otolaryngology residents/fellows. This interactive, web–based symposium featuring many of the world’s leading endoscopic sinus and skull base surgeons broadcasted live for free. This was an on–line, interactive format of short lectures, debate, and Q & A with panelists, discussing practical applications of cutting edge research and technology in rhinology.  We host the archive here but it can also be seen on the ARS website here:


This event will be moderated by Dr. Richard Orlandi, Dr. Zara Patel and Dr. Michael Stewart.

Directors & Faculty


Zara Patel, MD

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. 

Richard R. Orlandi, MD, FARS, ARS President-Elect

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.

Michael Stewart, MD,

Dr. Stewart is Professor and Chairman of the Department of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery at Weill Medical College of Cornell University, and Otolaryngologist-in-Chief at New York-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center. He also serves as Vice Dean of the Medical College, and the E. Darracott Vaughan, Jr., MD Senior Associate Dean for Clinical Affairs.

Additional Faculty

John DelGaudio, MD, FARS, ARS President

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. 

Ray Sacks, MD, PhD

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.

Jeffrey Suh, MD

Associate Professor-in-Residence, Department of Head and Neck Surgery, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA.  Attending Surgeon, Division of Head and Neck Surgery,Veterans Affairs (VA) of Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System.  Surgeon for Operation Mend.  ​​Dr. Suh is fellowship trained in complex sinus and endoscopic cranial base surgery and has authored over 50 peer-reviewed articles and book chapters in the fields of sinus disease and head and neck surgery. He is the co-editor of recently published textbook, Sinonasal Tumors. He lectures both nationally and internationally on the subjects of endoscopic management of sinus and skull base tumors and novel treatments for recalcitrant sinusitis.

Luke Rudmik, MD, BSc, MSc, FRCSC

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).

Satish Govindaraj, MD

Dr. Satish Govindaraj is an Associate Professor and Vice Chairman of Clinical Affairs in the Department of Otolaryngology at Mount Sinai. He received his medical degree from Northeastern Ohio Medical University, completed his internship and residency in Otolaryngology at the Mount Sinai Medical Center, and a fellowship in endoscopic sinus and skull base surgery at the Hospital of The University of Pennsylvania.

Martin DesRosiers, MD, FRCSC

Associate Professor, Department of Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery, McGill University. 

Vijay Ramakrishnan, MD

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.

Amber Luong, MD, PhD

Amber Luong, MD, PhD, serves as an Associate Professor in the Department of Otorhinolaryngology with a joint appointment within the Center of Immunology and Autoimmune Diseases at the Institute of Molecular Medicine. Dr. Luong obtained her MD/PhD at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas through the NIH sponsored Medical Scientist Training Program.  Dr. Luong’s clinical interest parallels her research interest in allergic fungal rhinosinusitis as well as the medical and surgical management of refractory chronic rhinosinusitis, sinonasal tumors, CSF leak repairs, and endoscopic orbital and dacryocystorhinostomy surgery.


1:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Etiologies of CRS: One or Many Diseases?
Panelists- Dr. Bruce Tan and Dr. Richard Harvey
1:30 pm - 2:00 pm
Emerging Medical Advances in Treating CRS
Panelists-Dr. Dan Hamilos and Dr. Anju Peters
2:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Rhinologic Microbiome: Clinical Consequences
Panelists-Dr. Andy Lane and Dr. Alkis Psaltis
2:30 pm - 3:00 pm
CSF Leak Repair: Adapting Techniques for Different Types of Leak
Panelists-Dr. Rakesh Chandra and Dr. Jean Anderson Eloy
3:00 pm - 3:10 pm
3:10 pm - 3:40 pm
Outcomes Research in Rhinology: Why we need it and how it should affect practice
Panelists-Dr. Adam DeConde and Dr. Jeremiah Alt
3:40 pm - 4:10 pm
Sinonasal Malignancy: Dogma vs. Evidence
Panelists-Dr. Eric Wang and Dr. Richard Harvey
4:10 pm - 4:40 pm
Accessing the entire Frontal Sinus: Do we need external approaches anymore?
Panelists-Dr. Richard Harvey and Dr. Richard Douglas
4:40 pm - 5:10 pm
Turbinates/ Polyps/ Mucoceles/ Stents: Office vs OR
Panelists-Dr. Sarah Wise and Dr. Doug Reh

Topics Covered

Etiologies of CRS, Treating CRS, Rhinologic Microbiome, CSF Leak Repair, Outcomes of Research in Rhinology, Sinonasal Malignancy, Frontal Sinus, Turbinates/Polyps/Mucoceles/Stents