Past Residents & Accomplishments

At DMC it is our priority to train physicians who will make significant contributions to the advancement of our specialty. To that end, intensive research experience is provided under the mentorship of distinguished faculty. Our residents continue to publish articles in major scholarly journals and present at national academy meetings. Financial support is provided for all residents participating in podium or poster presentations.  Below is a brief summary of more recent achievements. 

Honors and Awards:

Ig Nobel Prize in Medicine 2014 - Ian Humphreys

AOCOO-HNS GME Foreign Travel Grant 2014 - Monica Kieu

The Michigan Otolaryngological Society 2012, Walter M. Belenky MD Resident Research Award, 3rd place.  "Intraoperative use of FloSeal with adenotonsillectomy to prevent adverse postoperative outcomes" - Steven Dyer

AAOCOO Resident Research Award in Otolaryngology – HNS 2012, 3rd place 2012, Isolated Unilateral Sphenoid Sinusitis Leading to Contralateral Cavernous Sinus Thrombosis: A Case Report" - Steven Dyer

MOA Scientific Convention, Scientific Research Competition 2012, 2nd place, Intraoperative use of FloSeal with adenotonsillectomy to prevent adverse postoperative outcomes - Steven Dyer

AAO-HNSF Resident Leadership Grant 2012, grant to attend annual meeting - Prasad Thottam

Society Pediatric Urology (SPU) Annual Research Grant 2012-13, "Is Adenotonsillectomy the therapy of choice for enuresis, L. Kovacevic, PJ Thottam, DN Madgy, I Abdulhamid, Y Lakshmanan. Team awarded a $30,000 grant by the SPU for ongoing research evaluating nocturnal enuresis resolution after adenotonsillectomy - Prasad Thottam

AAO-HNSF Humanitarian Efforts Grant 2012  - Ian Humphreys

AOCOO-HNS Humanitarian Travel Grant 2012 - Ian Humphreys

Publications: Treatment of inflammatory myofibroblastic tumor of the subglottis with KTP laser. M.C. Kieu, V. DaCosta, D.N. Madgy. Accepted for publication, Journal of Voice 2014.

Sleep Architecture Parameters Predicting Post-operative Nocturnal Enuresis Resolution in Children with Obstructive Sleep Apnea. P.J Thottam, L. Kovacevic, D.N. Madgy, I. Abdulhamid. Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol.2013; Nov;122(11):690-4.

Submucosal Resection of a Microcystic Oropharyngeal Lymphatic Malformation using Radiofrequency Ablation. P.J. Thottam, R. Al-Barazi, D.N. Madgy, A. Rozzelle. Int. J. Pediatr. Otorhinolaryngol. 2013; Sep;77(9):1589-92.

Congenital Lobular Capillary Hemangioma – A Case Report. Steven Dyer DO, Sonal Saraiya, MD, Ranga Sirigiri, MD, Illi Landolfi, MD, James Dworkin, PhD, Walter M. Belenky, MD. Int J Ped Oto Extra 6 (2011) 339-345,

Functional endoscopic sinus surgery (FESS) alone versus balloon catheter sinuplasty (BCS) and ethmoidectomy: A comparative outcome analysis in pediatric chronic rhinosinusitis.  Prasad Thottam, Michael S. Haupert, DO, James P. Dworkin, PhD, Ranga Sirigiri, MD, Walter M. Belenky, MD. Int. J. Pediatr Otorhinolaryngol.

Complete Second Branchial Cleft Anomaly Presenting as a Tonsillar Cyst & Fistula: An Interesting Congenital Anomaly.  Prasad J. Thottam DO, Samba Bathula, MD, Ian M. Humphreys, DO, Janet M. Poulik, MD, David N. Madgy, DO. Ear Nose Throat J.

Pathologies that Threaten the Pediatric AirwayJames P. Dworkin, PhD, Prasad Thottam, DO, David N. Madgy, DO, Sonal Saraiya, MD. J Med Speech-Language Pathology.

Mycobacterium Avium Complex Associated Bronchocentric Granulomatosis of the Mainstem Bronchus in an Immunocompetent Child Presenting as an Airway Foreign BodyMeshkinfam S, Haupert MS, Poulik J, Dworkin JP, Tabassum F, Zegarra-Linares R, McGrath E. Accepted for publication 2012,

Nasal Packing with Strips of Cured Pork as Treatment for Uncontrollable Epistaxis in a Patient with Glanzmann Thrombasthenis. Humphreys I, Saraiya S, Belenky W, Dworkin J. Journal Otology, Rhinology & Laryngology(2011)

Masses that arise within or encroach upon the parapharyngeal space. Dworkin JP, Klapchar R, Madgy DN,Journal of Medical Speech-Language Pathology, 2011

Poster & Podium Presentations:

Predictors of outcome in angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitor-induced angioedema. M.C.Kieu, A. Rajasekhar, J.N. Bangiyev, P.J. Thottam, J. Wilburn,  N.A. Stern, P.D. Levy. Upcoming podium presentation, AAO-HNS 2014 Annual Meeting, Orlando, FL

Utility of high dose corticosteroids in the treatment of ACE-Inhibitor induced angioedema. J. Bangiyev, M.C. Kieu, S. Cavaliere. Upcoming podium presentation, AAO-HNS 2014 Annual Meeting, Orlando, FL

Endoscopic Guided Radiofrequency Treatment of Airway Stenosis in a Pediatric Patient.  Humphreys I, DaCosta V, Haupert M.  Poster, ASPO/COSM, Las Vegas, NV 2014

Treatment of inflammatory myofibroblastic tumor of the subglottis with KTP laser. M.C. Kieu, V. DaCosta, D.N. Madgy. Poster, ASPO/COSM, Las Vegas, NV 2014

The association between pediatric general emergency department visits & post operative tonsillectomy & adenoidectomy hospital returns.  P.J. Thottam, C. Metz, J. Christenson, D. Cohen, S. Saraiya. Poster, ASPO/COSM, Las Vegas, NV 2014

The utility of common surgical instruments for pediatric adenotonsillectomy: analysis of time, hemorrhage & cost. P. Thottam.  Poster,  Detroit Medical Center, GME, QuESST Research Day Conference, 2014. 

FESS versus balloon sinuplasty as long-term treatment for pediatric chronic rhinosinusitis: a 2-year post-operative analysis. Rhinology. PJ Thottam, MC Kieu, R Al-Barazi, S Saraiya, J Dworkin, WM Belenky. Podium presentation, AAO-HNSF 2013 Annual Meeting, October 2, 2013, Vancouver, BC

FloSeal with adenotonsillectomy to prevent adverse postoperative outcomes. S. Dyer.  Podium presentation, AAO-HNSF Annual Meeting Washington, DC 2012.

Congenital Lobular capillary Hemangioma: A Case Report. S. Dyer. Poster, SENTAC, December 2012.

Sleep Architecture Patterns in Enuretic Children with OSA, P. Thottam.  Podium Presentation, AAO-HNSF Annual Meeting, Washington, DC 2012.

Cambodia: A Mission of Sustainability. I. Humphreys. Podium presentation, AAO-HNSF Annual Meeting, Washington, DC 2012

Sleep Architecture Patterns in Enuretic Children with OSA. P Thottam.  Poster, MSMS Foundation 2012,

Swallowing function after non-surgical treatment for advanced hypopharyngeal or laryngeal cancer. Amy Rutt. Poster, AOCOO - HNS and MSMS meetngs 2012.

Isolated Unilateral Sphenoid Sinusitis Leading to Contralateral Cavernous Sinus Thrombosis: A Case Report. S. Dyer. Poster, AOCOO-HSN Mid-year Meeting, Dearborn, MI 2011.

Functional Endoscopic Sinus Surgery (FESS) Alone vs Ballon Sinuplasty: A comparative Analysis in a Pediatric Population with Chronic Rhinosinusitis, Podium presentation,  AAO-HNSF Annual Meeting,  San Francisco, CA 2011

2015 Graduates  
Sweeti Shah (Patel) – Former Chief Resident
Fellowship in Pediatrics: Children’s Mercy/University of Kansas – Kansas City, MO
Medical School: Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine Georgia Campus

Shoib Sana, DO
Fellowship in Otology: Paparella Ear / Head and Neck Institute – Minneapolis, MN
Medical School: Western University of Health Sciences, College of Osteopathic Medicine
Undergraduate: Creighton University – B.S. Chemistry

Terry Yeung, DO
Fellowship in Facial Plastics and Aesthetics:  Atlanta, GA
Medical School: Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine
Undergraduate: University of California, Los Angeles – B.A. Sociology

2014 Graduates  
Ian Humphreys, DO (Past Chief Resident)
Current Position: Assistant Professor Rhinology and Endoscopic Skull Base Surgery, Department of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery, University of Washington School of Medicine – Seattle, WA
Fellowship:
Stanford University - Rhinology
Medical School: Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine
Undergraduate: University of Pittsburgh -  B.S. Biology

Jennifer Lane, DO
Private Practice: Otolaryngologist at Swedish American Medical Group – Rockford, IL
Medical School: Des Moines University
Undergraduate: University of South Florida – B.S. Biology

Prasad Thottam, DO (Past Chief Resident)
Current Position: Michigan Pediatric Ear, Nose, and Throat Associates – Detroit, MI
Fellowship
 University of Pittsburgh Medical Center - Pediatric Otolaryngology
Medical School: Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine
Undergraduate: John Carroll University - B.S. Biology, B.A. History