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Clinical Experience with Specialty Experts
Clinical experience in this department is intense. Residents must be highly committed to maximizing all available learning opportunities. A resident’s initial surgical experience—routine myringotomy, adenoidectomy, tonsillectomy and tracheotomy—is soon supplemented with participation in endoscopic surgery and an increasing role in major head and neck procedures and otology cases. An emphasis on hands-on instruction allows each resident to gain experience in patient care and to begin crafting his or her surgical skills immediately. Residents are challenged to participate in the process of intraoperative decision-making and are considered active members of the treatment team.
During the program, each resident rotates through the Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery services at IU Health University Hospital, Riley Hospital for Children at IU Health, Sidney & Lois Eskenazi Hospital, Richard L. Roudebush Veterans Affairs Hospital and outpatient clinics. Clinical experience varies at the different sites, but residents have substantial operative involvement and are responsible for monitoring pre- and postoperative care. In some locations, residents may encounter a concentration of tertiary-care problems and procedures with opportunities to follow patients over time and assess outcomes of various interventions. At the VA Hospital, residents assume considerable responsibility for patient management and gain experience with a wide spectrum of otolaryngologic disorders.
Each hospital has an active, multidisciplinary tumor board and residents participate in weekly Head and Neck combined modality tumor conferences and clinics. This provides opportunity to interact one-on-one with oncologists, radiation oncologists and oral surgeons, and to see patients referred to faculty head and neck surgeons. Otology clinics at the various locations are supervised but allow residents greater autonomy and decision-making opportunities.
“We recognize that people who are satisfied with their educational experience will approach each day willing and motivated to work hard to advance the field of medicine. We promote an environment of collegiality to respect and encourage our residents within this program.”
MD—Kilimanjaro Medical University in Moshi, Tanzania
Hometown: Arusha, Tanzania
Plans to begin work in General Otolaryngology at Community Health Network in Indianapolis
MD—2012, Indiana University School of Medicine
Hometown: Roanoke, IN
MD—2014, Jefferson Medical College, Philadelphia, PA
Hometown: Santa Barbara, CA
MD—2016, Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis, IN
Hometown: Plainfield, IN
MD—2015, University of Louisville School of Medicine in Louisville, KY
Hometown: Jeffersonville, IN
MD—2015, Wake Forest School of Medicine, Winston-Salem, NC
Undergraduate – 2010, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ
Hometown: Whippany, NJ
MD—2014, Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis, IN
Hometown: Folsom, CA
MD—2016, University of Vermont, Burlington, VT
PhD—2013, Cell and Molecular Biology, University of Vermont, Burlington, VT
Hometown: Mountain Top, PA
MD—2015, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, Madison, WI
Hometown: Little Chute, WI
MD—2013, Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis, IN
Hometown: Pittsboro, Indiana.
MD—2014, Wayne State University in Detroit, MI
Hometown: West Bloomfield, MI
MD—2009, Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center, Shreveport, LA
Hometown: Oak Grove, LA
MD—2013, IU School of Medicine, Indianapolis, IN
Hometown: Logansport, IN
PGY- 5: Fellowship Plans: Matched Rhinology & Skull Base Fellowship at Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN to start July 2017.
MD—2012, Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis, IN
Hometown: Evansville, IN