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 Speakers:
Adams Lecturer: Troy Woodard, MD
Dr. Troy Woodard is originally from Nashville, TN. He received High Honors and a bachelor of science degree from DePaul University in Chicago, IL. While attending DePaul University, Dr. Woodard was a recipient of the esteemed Presidential science scholarship. He was a competitive NCAA Division I collegiate track and field athlete and a cofounder of the DePaul Gospel Choir. After completing undergrad, Dr. Woodard successfully attended and graduated from The John Hopkins School of Medicine in 2003. Subsequently, Dr. Woodard attended Loyola University Medical Center where he successfully completed his Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery residency training and was inducted into the prestigious Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society in 2008. While in residency, Dr. Woodard served on the governing council and was the BOG Legislative Representative for the Section for Residents and Fellows in the American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery. Following his otolaryngology residency, Dr. Woodard pursued additional clinical training as a clinical fellow in Advanced Rhinology and Sinus Surgery at Medical College of Georgia.
Since completion of his medical training in 2009, Dr. Woodard has practiced Rhinology, Sinus and Skull Base Surgery at Cleveland Clinic. Dr. Woodard’s specialty interests include acute and chronic sinonasal disease, CSF leak repairs, and benign and malignant anterior skull base neoplasms. He has maintained his commitment to scholarly work and teaching. Dr. Woodard has published numerous peer reviewed articles, several book chapters, and has given countless lectures. He is currently Co –director of the Advanced Rhinology, Sinus and Skull base fellowship at Cleveland Clinic.
In addition to his work in rhinology, Dr. Woodard has a strong desire to give back to the community and engage in student mentorship. Dr. Woodard is currently the president of the Harry Barnes Medical Society, Chair of the Section of Otolaryngology of the National Medical Association and Co-Chair of the Minority Physician Resource Group at the Cleveland Clinic.
Fink Lecturer: Theodoros N. Teknos, MD
Dr. Theodoros Teknos comes to UH from The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, where he has served in several leadership roles since 2008. He is currently Professor and Chair, Department of Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery. Prior to Ohio State, he was Division Chief, Head and Neck Oncology Division, Department of Otolaryngology, at the University of Michigan Health System. From 2007 to 2014, Dr. Teknos co-chaired a Task Force on Recurrent and Metastatic Disease for the National Cancer Institute’s Head and Neck Cancer Steering Committee.
Dr. Teknos earned his medical degree from Harvard Medical School. He completed his otolaryngology residency at Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary/Harvard Combined Program and then a fellowship in head and neck oncology, skull base, and microvascular reconstruction at Vanderbilt University Medical Center.
Singleton Lecturer: Oliver F. Adunka, MD
Oliver Adunka joined the Department of Pediatric Otolaryngology at Nationwide Children’s, while serving as Director of Otology, Neurotology and Cranial Base Surgery, Department of Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery, The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center. Dr. Adunka specializes in otology, neurotology and lateral skull base surgery and will share his time between The Department of Otolaryngology at The Ohio State University and Nationwide Children’s Hospital as full Professor, the Division Director for Otology, Neurotology, and Cranial Base Surgery and the Director of the University’s Hearing Program.
He attended the University of Vienna Medical School, completed his Otolaryngology Residency at J.W. Goethe University in Frankfurt, Germany and completed his Neurotology Fellowship at the University of North Carolina. Dr. Adunka conducted research that established temporal bone histology data that served as the basis for cochlear implant electrode insertion trauma, helping re-educate cochlear implant surgeons to utilize proper cochleostomy and insertion techniques that reduce damage within the inner ear and thus facilitate hearing conservation. Also, Dr. Adunka has been developing technology that may ultimately allow surgeons to use feedback during the cochlear implant electrode insertion process, a step that will likely improve hearing preservation rates and device performance.
- Date: June 7, 2019
- Time: 9:00AM – 4:05PM
1345 Center Drive
Communicore Room C1-9
Gainesville, FL. 32603
|8:30-8:59AM||Coffee, light breakfast (Room C1-7)|
Neil Chheda, MD, Program Director
|9:05-9:35AM||Troy Woodard, MD
Contemporary Management of HHT
|9:40-9:50AM||Varun Varadarajan, MD
Radiographic Patency of the Cochlear Basal Turn
|9:55-10:05AM|| William Reschly, MD
Reducing Post Discharge Patient Call Burden in Laryngectomy Patients
|10:10-10:20AM||Claire James, MD
Biofilm Analysis of Explanted Facial Hardware
|10:40-11:10AM||Theodoros Teknos, MD
HPV in Head & Neck Cancer
|11:15-11:45AM||Oliver Adunka, MD
Electrocochleography in Cochlear Implantation
|11:50-12:00PM||Dustin Lang, MD
Rat Model of External Auditory Canal Stenosis
|12:01-12:59PM||LUNCH (Room C1-7)|
|1:00-1:10PM||Mohamed Shama, MD
p16 Negative Oropharyngeal Cancer Survival Analysis: Primary Surgery versus Primary Chemo-Radiation
|1:13-1:23PM||Julia Comer, MD
The Transverse Turbinate Line: A Reliable Landmark for Identification of the Maxillary Sinus Natural Ostium
|1:27-2:01PM||Theodoros Teknos, MD
RhoC in Head & Neck Cancer
|2:07-2:41PM||Oliver Adunka, MD
Programmatic Considerations for a Pediatric Hearing Program
|2:52-3:26PM||Troy Woodard, MD
Contemporary Management of the Frontal Sinus
Joshua Weiss, MD (’17)
Sanjeev Balahoman, MD (’18)
Target Audience: Otolaryngology physicians, physicians assistants and nurse practitioners.
1. To identify ongoing areas of research within the UF Department of Otolaryngology, and provide collaborative knowledge.
2. To recognize the role of HPV and the utility of Rho C in Head and Neck Cancer
3. To identify the challenges and construct a strategy of establishing a pediatric hearing program
Accreditation: The University of Florida College of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
Credit: The University of Florida College of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 5.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Disclosure: Oliver Adunka has disclosed that he is a consultant to Advanced Bionics, MED-EL, Spiral Therapeutics, and AGTC Inc. He has also disclosed that he owns stock in Advanced Cochlear Diagnostics. Troy Woodard has disclosed that he is a consultant to Acclarent and Intersect ENT. Jeb Justice has disclosed that he is a consultant to Intersect ENT and Medtronic. No one else in a position to control content has any other financial relationships to disclose.
Dinner and Awards Ceremony
- Date: June 7, 2019
- Time: 6:30PM – 10:00PM
Florida Museum of Natural History
3215 Hull Road
Gainesville, FL. 32611
|7:00 PM||Group Photo|
|7:15 PM||Dinner and Awards|