Research Division

In July 2009, the department formed a new Research Division in Otolaryngology, Head & Neck Surgery. The Division is directed by Dr. Merry Sebelik who is joined by John D.

Otolaryngology Research Division
Top: Courtney Shires, MD, GME 2011 and John Boughter, PhD. R: Ryan Meacham, MD, GME 2014. L: Image from recent cadaver ultrasound study

Boughter, Phd and Herbert Gould, PhD to promote and administer research projects and other scholarly activities for otolaryngology residents throughout their training. Collaboration with Dr. Boughter in the Department of Anatomy and Neurobiology has greatly increased opportunities for translational and basic science research, thus allowing more residents to participate in scholarly activities from conception to publication. Please see individual faculty information for active research interests.

Resident Publications 2011

Recent Publications, 2010-2011

Shires CB, Boughter JD, Sebelik ME. Sphenopalatine Artery Ligation: A Cadaver Anatomic Study. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg 2011; 145 3: 494-497.

Shires CB, Saputra JM, Stocks RM, Sebelik ME, Boughter JD. Effects of sensory or motor nerve deafferntiation on oromotor function in mice. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg 2011; 144 6: 915-920.

Shires CB, Preston T, Thompson J. Pediatric laryngeal trauma: a case series at a tertiary children’s hospital. Int J Pediatric Otorhinolaryngol 2011; 74 3: 401-408.

Watkins JP, Williams GB, Mascioli AA, Wan JY, Samant S. Shoulder function in patients undergoing selective neck dissection with or without radiation and chemotherapy. Head Neck 2011; 33 5: 615-619.

Rosebush MS, Rao SK, Samant S, Gu W, Handorf CR, Pfeffer LM, Nosrat CA. Oral cancer: enduring characteristics and emerging trends. J Tenn Dent Assoc 2011; 91 2: 24-27.

Velargo PA, Burke EL, Kluka EA. Pediatric neck abscesses caused by methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus: a retrospective study of incidence and susceptibilities over time. Ear Nose Throat J 2010; 89 9: 459-461.

Sternberg TG, Thompson JW, Schoumacher RA, Lew DB. Recurrent stridor in a 9-year-old child after a choking and aspiration event. Allergy Asthma Proc 2010; 31 2: 154-157.

Shires CB, Stocks RM, Thompson J, Sebelik ME, Samant S. Alveolar soft part sarcoma of the thyroid gland in a child. Int J Pediatric Otorhinolaryngol 2010; Extra January.

Shires CB, Anold SL, Schoumaker RA, Dehoff GW, Donepudi SK, Stocks RM. Body mass index as an indicator of obstructive sleep apnea in pediatric Down syndrome. Int J Pedtric Otorhinolaryngol 2010; 74 7: 768-772.

Shete MM, Stocks RM, Sebelik ME, Schoumaker RA. Effects of adeno-tonsillectomy on polysomnography patterns in Down syndrome children with obstructive sleep apnea: a comparative study with children without Down syndrome. Int J Pediatric Otorhinolaryngol 2010; 74 3: 241-244.

Sebelik ME. “I may not be a better surgeon, but I am a better doctor”: The value of missions for residents. AAO-HNS Bulletin 2010; 29 3: 31.

Rohman GT, Chandra RK, Thompson JW. Carotid artery spasm secondary to acute isolated sphenoid sinusitis: implications on workup and treatment. Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg 2010; 136 2: 197-199.

Rao SK, Pavicevic Z, Du Z, Kim JG, Fan M, Jiao Y, Rosebush M, Samant S, Gu W, Pfeffer LM, Nosrat CA. Pro-inflammatory genes as biomarkers and therapeutic targets in oral squamous cell carcinoma. J Biol Chem 2010; 285 42: 32512-32521.

Langsdon PR, Williams GB, Rajan R, Metzinger SE. Transblepharoplasty brow suspension with a biodegradable fixation device. Aesthet Surg J 2010; 30 6: 802-809.

Langsdon PR, Rohman GT, Hixson R, Stumpe MR, Metzinger SE. Upper lid transconjunctival versus transcutaneous approach for fracture repair of the lateral orbital rim. Ann Plast Surg 2010; 65 1: 52-55.

Hodges JM, McDevitt AS, El-Sayed Ali AI, Sebelik ME. Juvenile nasopharyngeal angiofibroma: current treatment modalities and future considerations. Indian J Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg 2010; 62 January: S19-S30.

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