Phone-Only Telehealth: An Accessible Option for an Underserved Patient Population

Eric Kim, a medical student at the UCSF School of Medicine, was the first author on this paper about telephone-based telehealth
Telephone-based telehealth can provide patients with an even more accessible and equitable option than video-based care, but is it effective? That's the question recently answered by researchers from the University of California, San Francisco, including faculty from the Department of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery— a question that was particularly important during the COVID-19 pandemic.

#1 Most Read 2022 Facial Plastics Article is Facial Analysis in Gender Affirming Surgery

Dr. P. Daniel Knott, co-author
A team including senior author Dr. Rahul Seth, Dr. P. Daniel Knott, and Dr. Hailey Juszczak (SOM '21) are recognized by the Facial Plastic Surgery & Aesthetic Medicine journal for having the most-read article of 2022.

Hearing Health Education Programs and Smartphone Apps to Promote Hearing Conservation in Teenagers

Jolie Chang, MD, of UCSF OHNS, was the first author of a paper published in The Laryngoscope.
A team including researchers from UCSF OHNS assess the impact of a video-based hearing health education program in high school students. They developed a smartphone application to monitor daily noise doses from headphone use.

UCSF OHNS Team Reports on Endoscopic Treatment for Inflammatory Canal Stenosis

A recent publication by researchers from UCSF OHNS assessed the feasibility of endoscopic transcanal treatment for inflammatory external auditory canal (EAC) stenosis as an alternative to postauricular canalplasty.

Research by UCSF OHNS Closely Examines Migraine and the BPPV Phenotype

A recent study by researchers from UCSF OHNS examined the impact of migraine on the benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV) phenotype, furthering the literature on the comorbidity.

Factors Associated with Restarting Antibiotics After Head and Neck Microvascular Free Tissue Transfer

In a retrospective study of patients who underwent a head and neck microvascular free tissue transfer (HN-MFTT), researchers from UCSF Department of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery aimed to determine the factors associated with restarting therapeutic antibiotics within 30 days.

UCSF OHNS Researchers Assess the Outcomes of Vascularized Versus Nonvascularized Adipofascial Grafts for Parotidectomy Reconstruction

A recent study by a team including researchers from UCSF Department of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery (OHNS) assessed the success rates and compilations associated with vascularized versus nonvascularized adipofascial grafts for parotidectomy reconstruction.

Learn About SPIT – a Patient-Centered Tool for Evaluating Chronic Sialadenitis

Jolie Chang, MD, William Ryan, MD and collaborators developed the novel obstructive Salivary Problem Impact Test (SPIT) score, a new standardized measure of sialadenitis-associated symptoms.

Sarah Schneider Authors ASHA Paper on Voice and Upper Airway Competencies for SLPs

Headshot of Sarah Schneider, a white woman with dark curly hair wearing a white medical coat
Sarah L. Schneider, MS, CCC-SLP of UCSF OHNS recently published "Getting up to speed: Voice and upper airway competencies" as the sole author. Schneider is an associate clinical professor of UCSF OHNS and co-director of the UCSF Voice and Swallowing Center and director of Speech Language Pathology. In the article, she introduces a framework to help experienced speech language pathologists (SLPs) with limited voice and upper airway experiences develop competencies in those areas, which can be a competitive and somewhat elusive specialty.

Matthew Spitzer, PhD Awarded an NIH R01 Grant to Study Immune Response to OED and OSCC

UCSF OHNS is pleased to announce that Matthew Spitzer PhD has received an NIH R01 grant titled "Immune determinants from OED to OSCC by precision multiplex imaging."