6 Highlights from UCSF OHNS's Week at COSM 2023

May 9, 2023

The Department of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF OHNS) displayed our clinical and research excellence at the Combined Otolaryngology Spring Meetings (COSM) in Boston on May 3-7, 2023.

It was great to see many of our esteemed international colleagues in person. We are already looking forward to next year!

COSM is an annual event that brings together society membership from the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Inc. (AAFPRS)American Broncho-Esophagological Association (ABEA)American Head and Neck Society (AHNS)American Laryngological Association (ALA)American Neurotology Society (ANS)American Otological Society (AOS)American Rhinologic Society (ARS)American Society of Pediatric Otolaryngology (ASPO) and The Triological Society (TRIO).

Here's a look at some of our department's highlights from the event.

UCSF OHNS's Andrew Goldberg, MD, MS

1. Andrew Goldberg, MD, MS, was named the president of TRIO. 

Dr. Goldberg, the UCSF OHNS Vice Chair and the Roger Boles, MD Endowed Chair in Otolaryngology Education, became the TRIO president! "It is an honor to lead this society," Dr. Goldberg said when he was named the President-Elect last year. "I will make every effort to rise to the task."

2. Brooke Warren, BA, was honored for her research at ASPO.

Warren, a student at the UCSF School of Medicine, received the Charles Ferguson Clinical Research Award for her paper, "The Impact of Race and Ethnicity on Hearing-Related Quality of Life for Children with Hearing Loss." The award recognizes the primary or presenting author's oral presentation of the work.

UCSF OHNS's Jose Gurrola II, MD, Patricia Loftus, MD, Neil Patel, MD, Steven Pletcher, MD, and Andrew Murr, MD

3. Neil Patel, MD, shared research findings in a presentation on Thursday, May 4.

Dr. Patel, a UCSF OHNS resident, presented findings from "IL-13-associated epithelial remodeling correlates with increased tuft cells, prostaglandin E2 activation & clinical severity in nasal polyposis." UCSF OHNS's Jose Gurrola II, MDPatricia Loftus, MD, Steven Pletcher, MD, and Andrew Murr, MD, showed their support from the audience!

4. Dr. Pletcher moderated a discussion on the ENT/OHNS residency application process.

Dr. Pletcher, a professor and the director of the UCSF OHNS Residency Program, hosted a discussion with panelist including Dr. Murr, Chair of UCSF OHNS. The panel included questions about virtual vs. in-person interviews and post-interview applicant visits.

5. Hasan Abdulbaki, BA, gave a podium presentation at ANS.

Abdulbaki, a third-year medical student at UCSF School of Medicine, presented a review titled "The Impact of Musical Rehabilitation on Complex Sound Perception in Cochlear Implant Users." Abdulbaki is the first author, Nicole Jiam, MD, is the senior author, and additional authors include Jonathan Mo, BS, MS, and Charles Limb, MD.

6. We celebrated with other Californians at the UCLA and UCSF Cocktail Party!Image removed.

Cocktail party

The Cocktail Party was a fun way to spend time together, visit with our UCLA colleagues and celebrate each other's accomplishments during COSM. Thanks to the organizers who made this event a success!

We hope you all had as much fun as we did at COSM 2023. We look forward to our next opportunity to get together!