2022 Gator Otolaryngology Research Day

To register for our Gator Otolaryngology Virtual Research Day, please fill out the form below.

For questions or more information please contact Casey Willits at Casey.Willits@ent.ufl.edu

This research day will also be broadcast using web based Zoom technology.

Guest Lecturers:

Albert L. Merati, MD

Dr. Merati is an internationally recognized leader in Otolaryngology – HNS.  Following medical school at the University of Washington under Charlie Cummings, he completed his Otolaryngology training at the University of California at San Diego, including one year of NIH research training.  From there, Dr. Merati went to Vanderbilt to study Laryngology with Robert Ossoff at the premier training institution for academic laryngologists. This time at Vanderbilt included work with Jim Netterville on laryngeal framework surgery.  Following very productive years at KU and at the Medical College of Wisconsin with Bob Toohill as his guardian angel, Dr. Merati returned to his native Seattle to head up the Laryngology program at the University of Washington, now widely recognized among leaders in clinical care, scholarship, and training in the world.   He has over 120 peer reviewed publications and is also is the lead editor for the Textbook of Laryngology. Dr. Merati has served many years as a Senior Examiner for the American Board of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery and as a Vice President of the Triological Society’s Western Section.   He is currently on the senior council of the American Laryngological Association.  Dr. Merati has earned two Distinguished Service awards from the American Academy of Otolaryngology – Head & Neck Surgery and is Past-President of the AAOHNS, the world’s largest organization of Otolaryngologists, as well as being Past-President of the American Broncho-Esophagological Association.   

Patrick J. Tighe, MD, MS

Patrick J. Tighe MD MS is an associate professor of Anesthesiology, Orthopedics, and Information Systems/Operations Management at the University of Florida. He is supported by the Donn M. Dennis MD Professorship in Anesthetic Innovation. Clinically, Dr. Tighe serves in the Division of Acute and Perioperative Pain Medicine. His research activities, supported by NINDS and NIA, use artificial intelligence to better understand how perioperative factors influence postoperative outcomes, with special attention to pain, cognition, and social determinants of health. He was recently named associate dean for AI applications & implementation for the UF College of Medicine.


11:00am Resident Session Albert L. Merati, MD (by Zoom)
11:30 Lunch ––
12:15pm Welcome William O. Collins, MD
12:30 What have we learned in the past 20 years about Unilateral Vocal Fold Paralysis? Albert L. Merati, MD (by Zoom)
1:15 Introduction of Resident & Fellow Presentations Victoria C. James, MD
1:20 Resident and Fellow Presentations 6 min each, 2 min turnover
1:20 Condylar Head Prosthesis Robert Liebman, MD
1:28 Effects of Advancing Operative Techniques in Choanal Atresia Repair Adam Snoap, MD
1:36 The Rhino-Lift R. Luke Sturgill, MD
1:44 Head and Neck FDG Distribution Patterns for Pediatric Patients with Lymphoproliferative Disorder Norman Hadley Heindel, IV, MD
1:52 Sialendoscopy-guided sclerotherapy: A new approach to treating pediatric sialorrhea. Adrian Chow, MD
2:00 Management of rare temporomandibular joint cysts with intracranial extension: A case series and literature review Jacob Poynter, MD
2:08 Break (judges return votes) ––
2:20 The UF AI Initiative AI @ UF: From No Code to Whoa, Code Patrick J. Tighe, MD, MS
2:50 Introduction to Resident Surgical Videos Brian C. Lobo, MD
2:55 Resident Surgical Videos ––
3:15 Break ––
3:20 Aim True: Perspectives on Careers, Wellness and the Future of Otolaryngology  Albert L. Merati, MD (by Zoom)
4:05 Break ––
4:10 Awards, Closing Remarks Neil N. Chheda, MD
–– –– William O. Collins, MD

To register for our Gator Otolaryngology Research Day, please fill out the form below.

Register for: 2022 Gator Otolaryngology Virtual Research Day