Gator Otolaryngology Research Day 2023

Otolaryngology Graduation

Schedule – Friday June 2nd

Time topic presenter
8:00 AM Resident Round Table Jonathan Ting, MD, MS, MBA
9:00 AM WELCOME William O. Collins, MD
9:15 AM Building a big tent: strategies for teams to adapt & thrive through change Jonathan Ting, MD, MS, MBA
10:05 AM Introduction of Resident & Fellow Presentations Jeffrey Johnson, MD (8 min each, 2 min turnover)
10:10 AM Potential toxicity of boric acid power otic insufflation Samuel Smith, MD
10:20 AM Loss of Gremlin-1 is associated with chronic rhinosinusitis subtypes and has limited effect on bone morphogenetic proteins in sinonasal tissue Andrew Hess, MD
10:30 AM BREAK
10:50 AM Wire brushes, a grill-cleaning and foreign body dilemma Norman “Hadley” Heindel IV, MD
11:00 AM Utilization of nasal mucus to investigate the pathology of chronic rhinosinusitis Mauricio Parra-Ferro, MD
11:10 AM Development of a clinical care pathway for a patient arriving to the ED with PTAs David Rengifo, MD
11:20 AM Managing common otolaryngology consults in the ED Adrian Chow, MD
11:30 AM Simultaneous carotid endarterectomy at time of major head and neck oncologic surgery Jacob Poynter, MD
11:40 AM Intratympanic steroid injections for the treatment of various inner ear disorders Adrian Chow, MD
11:50 AM Functional outcomes of salvage total laryngectomies with pec flaps vs free flaps Michael Gebhard, MD
12:00 PM The effects of COVID-19 on head and neck cancer Christina Palomo, MD
12:10 PM Snare it off: hot snare excision of a hypopharyngeal liposarcoma Mason Johnson, MD
12:20 PM Interprofessional approach to improving head and neck discharge instructions Janyn Quiz, MD
12:30 PM LUNCH ––
1:35 pm Team building lessons from the Super Bowl Nathan Whitaker
2:25 PM BREAK ––
2:45 PM Value based care of dysphagia Emily Plowman, PhD
3:35 PM Awards & Closing Remarks Neil N. Chheda, MD & William O. Collins, MD
Jonathan Ting

Jonathan Ting, MD, MS, MBA

Jonathan Ting, MD, MS, MBA, serves as the Richard T. Miyamoto Professor and Chair of the Department of Otolaryngology at the Indiana University School of Medicine. He completed his residency at the IU School of Medicine, followed by a a fellowship in rhinology—endoscopic sinus and skull base surgery at Harvard Medical School / Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary in 2012. He earned a master’s in clinical research at Indiana University and an MBA in finance from the Kelley School of Business at Indiana University.

As the first fellowship-trained rhinologist in the state of Indiana, Dr. Ting developed a multidisciplinary collaboration with the IU School of Medicine Department of Neurosurgery that has grown to over 100 endoscopic pituitary and skull base surgeries a year. His research involves outcomes from the management of sinus and skull base disorders, as well as technological advances and innovative approaches to skull base and orbital lesions. Since 2019, Dr. Ting has led the expansion of the IU Department of Otolaryngology to include the addition of 14 new clinical faculty, 12 advanced practice providers, 3 new fellowships, and a 60% increase in NIH funding.

Emily Plowman

Emily Plowman, PhD

Dr. Emily Plowman is an internationally recognized expert in the field of dysphagia (swallowing disorders) who is a Professor in the departments of Surgery, Speech, Language and Hearing Sciences, and Neurology. She serves as the Clinical Director for the UF Breathing Research and Therapeutics Center (BREATHE) and she established and directs the Aerodigestive Research Core (ARC) laboratory. Dr. Plowman has held consecutive National Institutes of Health funding since commencing her academic career in 2009 and holds current R01 funding from the NIA, NCI, NINDS, and NINR, as well as the Dept’ of Defense, ALS Association, and Children’s Miracle Network.  She is known for being a prolific mentor and was recently awarded the prestigious NIH Story Landis Award for Outstanding Mentorship and the UF College of Public Health and Health Professions Doctoral Mentor of the Year award. Finally she was inducted as a Fellow of the American Speech and Hearing Association in 2022 for her contributions to the field with this award one of the national organizations highest honors.

Nathan Whitaker

Nathan Whitaker

Nathan Whitaker, author of eight New York Times bestsellers, played football for Steve Spurrier on the Duke Blue Devils’ last ACC Championship team (and baseball on a Duke team that went 10-37).  He was born in St. Petersburg and raised in Gainesville, where he currently lives with his wife, Amy. After graduating from Harvard Law School, he has practiced law, been employed in ministry, worked in football administration for the Jacksonville Jaguars and Tampa Bay Buccaneers, where he won a Super Bowl in 2003.

In 2007 Nathan co-authored Quiet Strength, with Tony Dungy, the #1 New York Times bestseller.  His subsequent books include Tim Tebow’s Through My Eyes. In 2009 he cured his educational deficiencies with a Masters degree from UF, making his daughters fourth-generation Gators. One daughter is a freshman at UF while the other, a UF grad, is earning a masters from UNC. He has spoken to hundreds of audiences on team building and living a life of significance, ranging from the Miami Dolphins to the University of Maine, and to companies from Salt Lake City to Bangkok.