UCSF OHNS Welcomes Dr. Debara Tucci for the 2022 Schindler Lectureship

Debara L. Tucci, MD, MS, MBA, the director of the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD) at the National Institutes of Health
The 2022 Robert A. Schindler, MD Lecturer and visiting professor is Debara L. Tucci, MD, MS, MBA, the director of the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD) at the National Institutes of Health. We are so excited to welcome Dr. Tucci to UCSF for this event.

OHNS and Smoking Tobacco: FAQs with UCSF OHNS's Dr. Patrick Ha

Dr. Patrick Ha, a professor and the Chief of Head and Neck Oncologic Surgery
The Great American Smokeout is an annual event in November to encourage smokers to start living smoke-free — which is one of the most important actions someone can take to improve their health. To recognize the importance of the day, we asked UCSF OHNS's Dr. Patrick Ha a few important and common questions about the relationship between the specialty of OHNS and smoking.

Signaling Program Improves Efficiency of Residency Interview Offers

Headshot of Steven Pletcher, MD, UCSF OHNS faculty member
As part of a task force within the Otolaryngology Program Director's Organization Council, UCSF OHNS's Steven Pletcher, MD adopted and implemented a system which allows applicants to signal residency programs of particular interest and provides programs with valuable information when selecting candidates to interview. The findings of this first application of signaling in medicine were recently published in Academic Medicine.

OHNS Resident and Team Win $50,000 Grant for Their Healthcare Invention

Nicole Jiam, MD, a fifth-year resident at UCSF OHNS, is part of a team that has been awarded the National Science Foundation Innovation Corporation Research Grant. The award consists of $50,000 and an intensive seven-week program to help the team translate the clinically meaningful digital health product into the marketplace.

Register Now for UCSF Otolaryngology Update 2021

Take a deep dive into the current practice of Otolaryngology- Head and Neck Surgery with a two-and-a-half-day live course, presented by the UCSF and guest faculty. Through short-format lightning rounds, videos, panel discussions, traditional lectures and Q&A opportunities, experts will provide a broad update on topics pertinent to the current practice of OHNS.

Nicole Jiam, MD Matches into Highly Competitive Program

Current fifth year UCSF OHNS resident Nicole Jiam, MD has successfully matched into the neurotology fellowship program at the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary/Harvard Medical School! This is an incredible and well-deserved accomplishment, in a match year where only 16 positions were available nationwide for 31 applicants in Neurotology. Dr. Jiam will complete the two-year program gaining practical experience in advanced otologic and neurotologic methods and procedures under the stewardship of program director Daniel J. Lee, MD, FACS.