Resident Research

The residency program requires residents to design, complete, and submit two research projects for publication in an academic journal of their choosing. While residents may research any topic of interest, one basic science project and one clinically project must be completed. We have full-time research faculty and receive NIH funding.

Upon completion of their intern year, residents are provided an outline for successful completion of research requirements. Prior to initiation, residents are encouraged to identify a faculty mentor who will provide guidance and monitor progress throughout the projects completion. All research activities are supervised by the research director, Dr. Thomas Gal.

The primary objective of resident research is to submit papers for publication in peer-reviewed journals. Additionally, residents are encouraged to submit their work for presentation at national meetings. The Department of Otolaryngology – HNS will cover travel and accommodation expenditures for any resident following acceptance of their research to a national meeting.

Some of our recent publications are listed below:

  • Way T.J., Long A., Weihing J., Ritchie R., Jones R., Bush M., Shinn J. "Effect of noise on auditory processing in the operating room". Journal of the American College of Surgeons. 2013; 216(5):933-8.
  • Bush M.L., Bingcang C., Chang E., Fornwaldt B., Rayle C., Gal T.J., Jones R., Shinn J. "Hot or cold: is monothermal caloric testing useful and cost-effective?" Annals of Otology, Rhinology, and Laryngology. 2013; 122(6):412-6.
  • Dixon J.F., Jones R.O. "Hydrocephalus-associated hearing loss and resolution after ventriculostomy".  Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery. 2012; 146(6):1037-9.
  • Comer B.T., Gal T.J. "Recognition and management of the spectrum of acute laryngeal trauma".  Journal of Emergency Medicine. 2012; 43(5):289-93.
  • Comer B.T., Mimms W.R., Jones R.O., Shinn J.B. "Bilateral facial nerve paralysis in Wegener’s granulomatosis: a case report". Journal of International Advanced Otology. 2011; 7(1):134-6.
  • Comer B.T., Young A.B., Gal T.J. "Impact of endoscopic surgical techniques on efficiency in pituitary surgery". Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery. 2011; 145(5):732-6.
  • Gal T.J., Silver N., Huang B. "Demographics and treatment trends in sinonasal mucosal melanoma". Laryngoscope. 2011; 121(9):2026-33.
  • Fikhman G., Berger J.R., Gal T.J. "Wernicke’s encephalopathy in the course of chemoradiotherapy for head and neck cancer". American Journal of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery. 2011; 32(3):250-2.
  • Helton W.B., Unnikrishnan R., Gal T.J. "Cervical esophageal perforation and cricopharyngeal dysfunction". Ear Nose & Throat Journal. 2011; 90(3):E8-E-10.
  • Bush M., Jones R., Shinn J. "The clinical reliability of vestibular evoked myogenic potentials". Ear Nose & Throat Journal. 2010; 89(4):170-6.
  • Comer B.T., Lewis T.L., Gal T.J. "Delayed pneumocephalus occurring years after pituitary surgery". American Journal of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery. 2010; 144(1):129-130
  • Gal T.J., Silver N. "Endoscopic cricopharyngeal myotomy for stenosis after XRT".  Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery. 2010; 143(2):183.
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