Research Lectureship and Resident Graduation
Purpose and Objectives
The University of Florida College of Medicine Department of Otolaryngology presents an update of current research and clinical management of disorders of the ear, nose, throat and head & neck. Faculty and Residents will provide lectures and panel discussions to improve understanding of current diagnosis and management of ENT disorders. The goal of this program is to foster educational interaction between practitioners.
About Our Visiting Professor
Dr. Bradford A. Woodworth is a Professor of Otolaryngology and Adjunct Professor of Neurosurgery at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) School of Medicine and holds the James J. Hicks Endowed Chair of Otolaryngology. He also serves as Residency Program Director. He completed his bachelor’s degree at Williams College, graduated from Tulane University School of Medicine, and finished residency in Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery at the Medical University of South Carolina. Dr. Woodworth obtained fellowship training in Rhinology at the University of Pennsylvania.
Professor Woodworth is a surgeon-scientist and academic leader. He serves as an Associate Scientist in the Gregory Fleming James Cystic Fibrosis Research Center where he runs the UAB Rhinology Research Laboratory. He has procured over 3 million dollars in grant funding and was recently awarded a 5 year, $1.73 million grant from the National Heart, Lung, Blood Institute at the National Institutes of Health to continue his groundbreaking research. His laboratory investigates novel therapeutic interventions that enhance mucociliary clearance in both cystic fibrosis (where chronic rhinosinusitis is virtually universal) and non-cystic fibrosis chronic rhinosinusitis. Dr. Woodworth is also nationally and internationally recognized for his research regarding management paradigms for cystic fibrosis sinus disease, pioneering techniques for cerebrospinal fluid leak/skull base defect repair, innovative methods to improve Draf III frontal sinusotomy patency, and the revolutionary treatment of frontal sinus trauma using transnasal endoscopic techniques. He continually challenges established medical and surgical treatment paradigms by generating, testing, and then publishing inventive methods to improve clinical outcomes for patients with sinus and skull base disorders.
Dr. Woodworth has lectured on endoscopic sinus and skull base surgery at numerous national and international venues, published over 130 journal articles and 30 text book chapters, and is the editor of 2 Rhinology textbooks. He and his mentored students/residents have also been awarded numerous regional, national, and international honors including the Edmund Prince Fowler Award from the Triological Society for best thesis, the American Rhinologic Society Young Physician Scientist Award and Cottle Award, as well as the American Academy of Otolaryngology Medical Student Research Award.
Research Lectureship Schedule
Details will be provided soon.
*CME credit pending*
Dinner and Awards Ceremony
For Location information and directions, contact Jennifer Brookins.