Meet Our Fellows

Ian Donovan Bowers


Ian Donovan Bowers, DO, MBA


Hometown: Erie, Pennsylvania 

Undergrad: The Pennsylvania State University

Medical School: Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences

Outside Interests: Music, singing, disc golf, pickleball, history

Research Interests: Professional voice, operating room logistics, resident education


Elaine Bigelow


Elaine Bigelow, MD


Hometown: Baltimore, MD

Undergrad: Princeton University 

Medical School: University of Maryland School of Medicine 

Outside Interests: Running, hiking, baking

Research Interests: patient decision making, reconstruction




Steven R. Engebretsen

Steven R. Engebretsen, DO

Pediatric Otolaryngology

Hometown: Mission Viejo, CA

Undergrad: Brigham Young University - Idaho

Medical School: Pacific Northwest University of Health Sciences

Outside Interests: Hiking, Volleyball, Family Time

Research Interests: Pediatric Hearing loss, Sociodemographics in Pediatric Otolaryngology




Zainab Farzal

Zainab Farzal, MD MPH

Head and Neck Oncological Surgery

Hometown: Plano, Texas

Undergrad: Southern Methodist University

Medical School: UT-Southwestern Medical Center

Outside Interests: Hiking, trying out new restaurants, kickboxing, podcasts, reading 

Research Interests: Analyzing and improving access to care in head and neck cancer, health literacy outcomes, health services and public health research



2024-2025 Fellows 

Aarti Agarwal, MD

Head and Neck FPRS

Hometown: Middletown, NY

Undergrad: Cornell University

Medical School: University at Buffalo

Outside Interests: Hiking, plants, cooking, board games, travel

Research Interests: Global surgery in otolaryngology, patient reported outcomes of microvascular and local reconstruction,  surgical simulation


Michael Chow, MD

Head and Neck 

Hometown: Hayward, CA

Undergrad: University of California, Merced

Medical School: Keck School of Medicine of USC

Residency: New York University Otolaryngology- Head and Neck Surgery

Outside Interests: Soccer, Cocktail Making

Research Interests: Surgical Education, Access to Care

Faisal Alosamey, MD

Pediatric Otolaryngology

Hometown: AlZulfi , Saudi Arabia

Undergrad: MBBS

Medical School: Prince Sattam bin Abdulaziz University

Outside Interests: Experimenting in the kitchen, Exploring different cultures through travel and food , Discovering new coffee shops and Sports

Research Interests: Drooling management,  Medical Education