Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery
Thank you for your interest in the Detroit Medical Center Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery Residency program. The Residency is a five-year program approved under the American Council for Graduate Medical Education leading to board eligibility by the American Academy of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery. Two highly qualified candidates are chosen per year. During your training at the DMC, candidates will encounter a fast paced environment with significant exposure to complex adult and pediatric ailments providing an exceptional surgical and clinical experience. The goal of our program is to expose the residents to the breadth of Otolaryngology head and neck pathologies. This is accomplished through an intensive and rigorous clinical and surgical experience, strong didactics, and clinical research. Under the close supervision of our widely recognized faculty, residents receive broad training and experience in diagnosis and treatment of diseases and abnormalities of the ear, nose, throat, sinuses, larynx, esophagus, trachea, and bronchi. Additional intensive training is provided covering maxillofacial trauma and orthognathic surgery throughout the calendar year. The program integrates training at seven university-based medical centers: DMC Detroit Receiving Hospital, DMC Harper University Hospital, DMC Children’s Hospital of Michigan, DMC Sinai-Grace Hospital, DMC Huron Valley-Sinai Hospital, Michigan Ear Institute and Roswell Park Cancer Center, a national comprehensive cancer center. Additional rotations in Head and Neck Surgery are completed in collaboration with Wayne State University Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery at Karmanos Cancer Center.
Otolaryngology Program Information
Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery remains a very competitive specialty. COMLEX/USMLE scores, clerkship and medical school grades, as well as extracurricular accomplishments are just a few of the criteria used to evaluate potential candidates. Students interested in applying to our residency program are strongly encouraged to rotate at our facility during their 3rd or 4th year. Additionally, please refer to the document attached at the bottom of this page for frequently asked questions.
The AAO-HNS website (www.entnet.org) provides several educational resources for medical students. We highly recommend Primary Care Otolaryngology as it provides a wonderful general overview of common problems faced in ENT.
Other suggested reading:
- AAO-HNS Clinical Practice Guidelines
- Cummings Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery
- Bailey’s Head and Neck Surgery – Otolaryngology
- K.J. Lee - Essential Otolaryngology
- Raza Pasha – Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery
- ENT Secrets
Medical students are expected to be active participants while on service. Evaluations are based on the following aspects:
- Medical knowledge - head and neck anatomy, basic otolaryngology concepts as discussed in the above reading material
- Patient care - participation during rounds, surgeries, and clinic
- Problem-based learning - 5-10-minute presentation given on patient/topic based on exposure during rotation
- Professionalism - punctual, engaged members of a team
- Communication skills, bedside manner
- Otolaryngology skills - upon completion of the rotation, students should demonstrate proficiency in the following:
- Comprehensive head and neck examination
- Interpretation of audiograms
- Assist flexible laryngoscopy with identification of structures
- Tracheostomy tube change
- Basic wound closure/suturing/care
The first year of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery training is a specialty track surgical internship and includes:
- 2 months hospital-based general surgery
- 1 month anesthesia
- 2 months intensive care unit
- 1 month neuroradiology(Delete- no longer a rotation)
- 1 month internal medicine(Delete-no longer a rotation)
- 1 month plastic surgery
- 3 months pediatric ENT
- 3 months adult ENT
During years 2 through 5 of Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery training include rotations in the following subspecialties:
- Reconstructive and Craniofacial Surgery
- Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
- Head and Neck Surgery
- Pediatric Otolaryngology
- Allergy and Immunology
- Rhinology & Skull Base
- Facial Plastic Surgery
Residents are trained in a multidisciplinary approach to patient care as they participate in Tumor Board, Multidisciplinary Cleft and Craniofacial Team Clinic and Pediatric Sleep Conference.
Residents have access to both Detroit Medical Center’s and Michigan State University’s extensive medical library and electronic resources. A generous yearly stipend is allotted for educational pursuits. PGY-2 residents attend a 6-week Otolaryngology Basic Science course at the University of Iowa(Delete sentence, no longer applicable). A cadaver lab is available with monthly attending led dissections for different head and neck surgeries. The Temporal Bone Lab provides an individual workstation for each resident complete with operating microscopes and updated drill and instrument systems. Residents have access to a virtually unlimited supply of temporal bones. In addition, there are multiple opportunities throughout the year to attend academy meetings, laboratory courses, and hands-on workshops.
Regularly scheduled didactics include:
- Monday morning resident lead lectures
- Quarterly journal clubs
- Wednesday morning Grand Rounds
- AAO-HNSF Home Study Course
- Quarterly Morbidity & Mortality meetings
- Weekly Head & Neck tumor board
- Monthly Michigan Ear Institute grand rounds
- Monthly Michigan State University educational events
Our program strongly encourages residents to be actively involved in research throughout their residency. There are three dedicated research months spread out from the second to fourth year of residency. Department faculty and residents are involved in a variety of major research areas including laryngology and voice disorders, sleep disorders, pediatric otolaryngology, sinus/rhinology, otology, and immunology. To view a list of past and current research projects, please see the Past Residents Accomplishments section below.
Students rotating on the two-week schedule will spend one week with the Harper University Hospital/Detroit Receiving Hospital Otolaryngology team and one week with the Pediatric Otolaryngology team at Children's Hospital of Michigan.
Those on the four-week schedule will rotate two weeks on each service.
- American Osteopathic Colleges of Ophthalmology & Otolaryngology – Head & Neck Surgery
- American Osteopathic Association list of residencies
- Michigan State College of Osteopathic Medicine Statewide Campus System
- Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS)
- National Matching Services
- American Society of Pediatric Otolaryngology
- American Rhinologic Society
- American Academy of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery
- American Academy of Otolaryngic Allergy
Residency Program Director
Noah Stern, DO
4160 John R St
Detroit, MI 48201
ph (313)-966-947 | email: [email protected]
What will happen on my first day?
You will receive a hospital ID, parking pass, map of the facilities and computer access (if doing a 1 month rotation. Request must be at least 2 weeks prior to start of rotation), then meet with your team.
Where do I park?
Day 1, park at Children's Hospital's main parking deck. Please make sure to get a ticket so it can be validated. For the remainder of your rotation you will park in the assigned lot/garage given to you by parking services.
Where do I meet for rounds?
Pediatrics: CHM 2nd floor Surgical Lounge
Adult: Ground floor Harper Surgical Lounge
For a 4-week rotation, there will be 2 weeks on children's and two weeks on adult service.
How do I page?
To page internally, use any hospital phone, dial 122, enter pager#, (Peds 5914) (Adult 90030), dial your call back number and press #
What is the didactic schedule?
What will my role be as a student on the ENT team?
This will vary, but in general, you should have supplies ready for rounds. You will be asked to see patients in clinic and present them to the resident/attending. Also, you may be asked to see consults in the hospital and present them to the resident and write notes if you have computer access. Know the cases for the upcoming day and be familiar with the indications and relevant anatomy.
What materials do I need to bring for daily duties?
Otoscope, with speculum, tuning fork, stethoscope, headlight (if you have one), and tongue depressors.
How long should I rotate?
For an audition rotation, a four week rotation is preferred, but not required.
What do I need to read?
- Cummings' or Bailey's for case preparation (Bailey's is an easier read)
- Lalwani Current Diagnosis and Treatment: quicker read
- KJ Lee or Pasha for bulleted points/summaries
Online Resources: https://www.entnet.org/resources
- Primary Care Otolaryngology
- Resident Trauma Manual of Face, Head and Neck
- Quick Reference Guide to TNM Staging of Head and Neck Cancer and Neck Dissection Classification, 4th Edition
- Be familiar with the AAO-HNS Clinical Practice Guidelines:
What is the DMC Department of Otolaryngology ACGME Status?
The DMC Department of Otolaryngology has been granted ACGME accreditation. We will continue to strive to meet the expectations of both the AOA and ACGME as well as serve as an outstanding learning environment for our medical students and residents.
Otolaryngology Faculty & Staff
Samba Bathula, MD - Otolaryngology Chief at Sinai Grace Hospital
- Medical School: Andhra Medical College, Visakhapatnam, India
- Residency: Guntur Medical College, Guntur, India
- Fellowship: Pediatric Otolaryngology – Children’s Hospital of Michigan, Detroit, MI
- Research activities:
- 1Dyer SR, Bathula S, Durvasula P, Madgy D, Haupert M, Dworkin J, Sana S. Intraoperative use of FloSeal with adenotonsillectomy to prevent adverse postoperative outcomes in pediatric patients. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2013 Aug;149(2):312-7. doi: 10.1177/0194599813486253. Epub 2013 Apr 8. PMID: 23569201
- Thottam PJ, Bathula SS, Poulik JM, Madgy DN. Complete second branchial cleft anomaly presenting as a fistula and a tonsillar cyst: an interesting congenital anomaly. Ear Nose Throat J. 2014 Oct-Nov;93(10-11):466-8. PMID: 25397378.
- Rane S, Bathula S, Thomas RL, Natarajan G. Outcomes of tracheostomy in the neonatal intensive care unit: is there an optimal time? J Matern Fetal Neonatal Med. 2014 Aug;27(12):1257-61. doi: 10.3109/14767058.2013.860438. Epub 2014 Apr 9. PMID: 24215607.
- Sana, Shoib & Humphreys, Ian & Bathula, Samba & Madgy, David. (2014). Aural and scalp botfly myiasis. Research. 1. 10.13070/rs.en.1.862.
- Dworkin-Valenti JP, Sugihara E, Stern N, Naumann I, Bathula S, et al. (2015) Laryngeal Inflammation. Ann Otolaryngol Rhinol 2(9): 1058.
- Dworkin-Valenti JP, Vandjelovic N, Bathula SSR (2015) Trans-Cricothyroid Injections for Intractable Mutism. Ann Otolaryngol Rhinol 2(8):1055
- Dworkin-Valenti JP, Amjad EH, Stern N, Samba SR Bathula (2017) Aggressive Thyroid Gland Carcinoma: A Case Series. Arch Otolaryngol Rhinol 3(4): 129-137. DOI: 10.17352/2455-1759.000064
- Grover K, Dworkin-Valenti PJ, Jadusingh W, Samba BSR (2018) Accuracy of non-ultrasound guided thyroid gland fine needle aspiration with biopsy. Arch Otolaryngol Rhinol 4(1): 011-014. DOI: 10.17352/2455-1759.000066
- Bathula Samba SR, Noah S, Dworkin-Valenti James P (2020) Adult post-tonsillectomy pain management: Opioid versus non-opioid drug comparisons. Arch Otolaryngol Rhinol 6(2): 041-048. DOI: 10.17352/2455-1759.000120
- Bathula SSR, Patrick T, Srikantha L. Epistaxis management on COVID-19-positive patients: Our early case experience and treatment. Clin Case Rep. 2020 Jul 21;8(11):2195–8. doi: 10.1002/ccr3.3137. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 32837722; PMCID: PMC7404437
- Reddy Bathula SS, Dustin Jones DO (2020) Non-Opioid Otolaryngology Medical Practice. Arch Otolaryngol Rhinol 6(3): 076-079. DOI: 10.17352/2455-1759.000127
- Kerns A, Ross A, Sugihara EM, Bathula SS. Tumors of Atypical Carcinoma of the Parotid Gland and Papillary Thyroid Carcinoma: A Case Report. Cureus. 2020 Sep 16;12(9):e10496. doi: 10.7759/cureus.10496. PMID: 32963922; PMCID: PMC7500745.
- Bathula SS, Mahoney R, Kerns A, Minutello K, Stern N. Combined Pharyngeal Laceration and Laryngeal Fracture Secondary to Dog Bite: A Case Report. Cureus. 2020 Oct 6;12(10):e10828. doi: 10.7759/cureus.10828. PMID: 33047075; PMCID: PMC7540412.
- Bathula SSR, et al. Bilateral Vocal Cord Paralysis Due to Prolonged Intubation in COVID-19 Patients-Case Reports. Otolaryngol Open Access J 2020, 5(2): 000200
- Ilyas S, Samba Siva RB (2020) Recent Hearing Loss and Earache due to Bilateral Otitis Media associated with SARS-CoV-2 infection. Arch Otolaryngol Rhinol 6(4): 111-113. DOI: 10.17352/2455-1759.000135
- Bathula SS, Srikantha L, Patrick T, Stern NA. Immediate Postoperative Complications in Adult Tracheostomy. Cureus. 2020 Dec 22;12(12):e12228. doi: 10.7759/cureus.12228. PMID: 33381358; PMCID: PMC7757757.
Ilka Naumann, MD, Otology/Neurotology
- Medical School: Humboldt University, Berlin, Germany
- Residency: Indiana University, Indianapolis, IN
- Fellowship: Otology/Neurotology – Michigan Ear Institute, Farmington Hills, MI
- Recent Publications:
- Hong RS, Metz CM, Bojrab DI, Babu SC, Zappia J, Sargent EW, Chan EY, Naumann IC, Larouere MJ. Acoustic reflex screening of conductive hearing loss for third window disorders. Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery. 2016 Feb;154(2):343-8. doi: 10.1177/0194599815620162
- Baschnagel AM, Chen PY, Bojrab D, Pieper D, Kartush J, Didyuk O, Naumann IC, Maitz A, Grills IS. Hearing preservation in patients with vestibular schwannoma treated with gamma knife surgery. Journal of Neurosurgery 2013 Mar; 118(3):571-8. doi: 10.3171/2012.10.JNS12880
- Moberly AC, Naumann IC, Cordes SR. Cryptococcal meningitis with isolated otologic symptoms. American Journal of Otolaryngology. 2010 Jan-Feb;31(1):49-53. doi: 10.1016/j.amjoto.2008.08.009
- Naumann IC, Miyamoto RT. Large asymptomatic pneumocephalus developing years after middle cranial fossa surgery – a case report. Auris Nasus Larynx. 2009 Aug;36(4):470-3 doi: 10.1016/j.anl.2008.10.002
- Fritsch MH, Naumann IC, Mosier KM. BAHA devices and magnetic resonance imaging scanners. Otology and Neurotology. 2008 Dec;29(8):1095-9 doi: 10.1097/MAO0b013e31818201fd
Noah Stern, DO, Residency Program Director4160 John R, Suite 1007
Detroit, MI 48201
2002 – 2006 MICHIGAN STATE UNIVERSITY COLLEGE OF OSTEOPATHIC MEDICINE, East Lansing, MI Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine
1997 – 2001 UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN, Ann Arbor, MI Bachelor of Science in KinesiologyPostgraduate Training:
2006 - 2011 MICHIGAN STATE UNIVERSITY, Pontiac, MI Pontiac Osteopathic Regional Medical Center Residency in Otolaryngology Facial Plastic Surgery
2001 – 2002 NATIONAL INSTITUTES ON DRUG ABUSE, NATIONAL INSTITUTES OF HEALTH, Baltimore, MD Research Fellow
2011 – Present MICHIGAN STATE UNIVERSITY COLLEGE OF OSTEOPATHIC MEDICINE, Detroit, MI DETROIT MEDICAL CENTER Program Director Assistant Professor
2014 – Present KANSAS CITY UNIVERSITY OF MEDICINE AND BIOSCIENCES COLLLEGE OF OSTEOPATHIC MEDICINE, Kansas City, MO Adjunct Faculty
2011 – Present MICHIGAN STATE UNIVERSITY, Detroit, MI DETROIT MEDICAL CENTER Attending Physician
2012 – 2022 Board Certified, American Osteopathic Board of Otolaryngology – Head & Neck Surgery #1045
Leadership and Teaching Positions:
2016 – Present MEDICAL EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE Detroit Medical Center
2015 – Present CHIEF OF OTOLARYNGOLOGY Harper University, Hutzel Women's and Detroit Receiving Hospitals
2012 – Present MEMBER-AT-LARGE, MEDICAL STAFF OPERATIONS COMMITTEE Detroit Medical Center
2010 – 2011 CHIEF RESIDENT Michigan State University, Pontiac Osteopathic Hospital Department of Otolaryngology Facial Plastic Surgery
2003 – 2004 DIABETIC COUNSELING CHAIR, COMMUNITY INTEGRATED MEDICINE STUDENT ASSOCIATION
2003 – 2004 CHAIRPERSON, GERIATRIC INTEREST GROUP
2020 Bathula S, Srikantha L, Patrick T, Stern N. Immediate Post-Operative Complications in Adult Tracheostomy. Cureus
2020 Bathula S, Mahoney R, Kerns A, Minutello K and Stern N. Combined Pharyngeal Laceration and Laryngeal Fracture Secondary to Dog Bite: A Case Report. Cureus 12(10): e10828. doi:10.7759/cureus.10828
2020 Bathula Samba SR, Stern Noah, Dworkin-Valenti James P (2020) Adult post-tonsillectomy pain management: Opioid versus non-opioid drug comparisons. Arch Otolaryngol Rhinol 6(2): 41-48
2020 Vandjelovic ND, Larson AK, Sugihara EM, and Stern NA. Crack cocaine induced upper airway injury. Annals of Burns and Fire Disasters. June 2020. 33(2): 121-125. PMID: 32913433.
2018 Dworkin-Valenti JP, Amjad EH, Stern N, Samba SR Bathula (2017) Aggressive Thyroid Gland Carcinoma: A Case Series. Arch Otolaryngol Rhinol 3(4): 129-137
2018 Dworkin-Valenti JP, Stachler RJ, Stern N, Amjad EH. Pathophysiologic Perspectives on Muscle Tension Dysphonia. Arch Otolaryngol Rhinol 2018 Jan; 4(1):001-0010
2017 Dworkin-Valenti JP, Amjad EH, Stern N, Samba SR Bathula. Aggressive Thyroid Gland Carcinoma: A Case Series. Arch Otolaryngol Rhinol 2017 Dec; 3(4): 129-137
2015 Dworkin-Valenti, J, Sugihara, E, Stern, N, et al. Laryngeal Inflammation. Ann Otol Rhinol. 2015 Aug; 2(9): 1058.
2014 Rutt, A, Dworkin, J, Stern, N. Supraglottic Obstruction in an Adult with Inspiratory Arytenoid Cartilage Prolapse. Otol. 2014 Mar; 4(2): 165.
2013 Stern, N, Jackson-Menaldi, C, Rubin, A. Hyoid Bone Syndrome: A Retrospective Review of Patients Treated with Triamcinolone Acetonide Injections. Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol. 2013 Mar; 122(3): 159-62.
2014, 2015, 2017, Top Doc, Hour Magazine
2012 - Teacher of the Year. Michigan State University Department of Otolaryngology, Detroit Medical Center.
Jeevaka W. Yapa D.D.SEDUCATION
HENRY FORD HOSPITAL - (1992-1996)
Degree: Certificate in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Ravenswood Hospital - (1991-1992)
Degree: Certificate (General Practice Dentistry)
Marquette University School of Dentistry - (1987-1991)
Marquette University - (1983-1987)
Degree: BS (Biology)
Diplomat American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
- American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
- Michigan Society of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
- Detroit Society of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery (Past President)
- Chalmers J. Lyons Society of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
- American Dental Association
- Michigan Dental Association
- Detroit District Dental Society
Yapa Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery - (1996-present)
Position: Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon
30555 Greenfield Rd
Southfield, MI 48076
F: 248- 262-9104
Adjunct Associate Professor- University of Detroit Mercy School of Dentistry
Department of Orthodontics
DMC-Sinai Grace Hospital- Site Director Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
McLaren Macomb Hospital, Medical Director- Division of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
William Beaumont Hospital- Royal Oak
Bianca Siegel, MD
- Medical School: Wayne State University, Detroit, MI
- Residency: Einstein-Montefiore Medical Center, Bronx, NY
- Fellowship: Pediatric Otolaryngology – Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA
Nathan Gonik, MD
- Medical School: Wayne State University, Detroit, MI
- Residency: Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, NY
- Fellowship: Pediatric Otolaryngology – C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital, Ann Arbor, MI
Mallory O’Niel, MD
- Medical School: Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI
- Residency: Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI
- Fellowship: Pediatric Otolaryngology – Children’s Hospital and Clinics of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN
- Recent Publications:
- O’Niel MB, Cassidy LD, TR Link, Kerschner JE. Tracking tympanostomy tube outcomes in pediatric patients with otitis media. Int J Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology. 2015 Aug;79(8):1275-8.
- O'Niel MB, Runge CL, Friedland DR, Kerschner JE. Patient outcomes in magnet-based implantable auditory assist devices. JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2014 Apr 24.
- O'Niel MB, Chun RH, Conley SF. Ulcerative lesions as a rare cause of laryngotracheitis in the pediatric population. Am J Otolaryngol. 2013 Sep-Oct;34(5):541-4.
Arlene Rozzelle, MD
- Medical School: University of Massachusetts, Worcester, MA
Residency: General Surgery and Plastic Surgery, Brown University, Providence, RI
Fellowship: Pediatric Plastic and Craniofacial Surgery, Washington University/St. Louis Children’s Hospital, St. Louis, MO
- Recent Publications:
- Busuito C, Vandjelovic N, Flis D, Rozzelle A. Comparison of Pre and Postoperative Sleep Studies on Patients Undergoing Sphincter Pharyngoplasty. Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Journal. In press April 2017.
- Hashmi A, Marupudi NI, Sood S, Rozzelle A. Effect of Preoperative Molding Helmet in Patients with Sagittal Synostosis. Journal of Craniofacial Surgery. 2017 June 28(4):898-903
- Bangiyev JN, Traboulsi H, Abdulhamid I, Rozzelle A, Thottam PJ. SleepnArchitecture in Pierre-Robin Sequence: The Effect of Mandibular Distraction Osteogenesis. International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology. 2016 Oct;89: 72-75. doi: 10.1016/j.ijporl.2016.07.019
- Hashmi A, Marupudi NI, Sood S, Rozzelle A. Effect of Preoperative Molding Helmet in Patients with Sagittal Synostosis. Journal of Craniofacial Surgery. 2017 Jun;28(4):898-903. doi: 10.1097/SCS.0000000000003512
- Ahmed Z, Stricker L, Rozzelle A, Zestos M. Aprotinin and transfusion requirements in pediatric craniofacial surgery. Paediatric Anaesthesia. 2014 Feb;24(2):141-5. doi: 10.1111/pan.12279
Cecilia Canto Helwig, MDEar, Nose & Throat, Pediatric Otolaryngologist
- Medical School: University of Chile, Santiago, Chile
- Residency: (Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery) University of Chile, Santiago, Chile
- Fellowship: (Pediatric Otolaryngology) Rady Children’s Hospital, San Diego, CA
- Medical Specialties: Pediatric Otolaryngology and specifically Hearing Loss and Cochlear Implantation
- Associations: American Academy of Pediatric Otolaryngology (ASPO), American Academy of Otolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery (AAO-HNS), Chilean Society of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Chilean Medical Society
Carissa Wentland, DO, FAOCO-HNSPediatric Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery
- Medical School: AT Still University, Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine, Kirksville, MO
- Internship and Residency: (Otorhinolaryngology and Facial Plastic Surgery) Genesys Regional Medical Center, Michigan State University, Grand Blanc, MI
- Fellowship: (Pediatric Otolaryngology) Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA; (Advanced Otology) University of Missouri, Columbia, MO
- American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery (AAO-HNSF)
- American Society of Pediatric Otolaryngology (ASPO)
- American Osteopathic College of Otolaryngology (AOCOO-HNS)
- American Osteopathic Association (AOA)
DMC Hospital Affiliation:
- Children’s Hospital of Michigan
Howard Yerman, MD
Steven Kin, DO
Dennis Bojrab, MD
Michael LaRouere, MD
Elenor Chan, MD
Robert Hong, MD
John Zappia, MD
Eric Sargent, MD
Seilesh Babu, MD
Wesley Hicks Jr, MD
Vishal Gupta, MD
Kimberly Wooten, MD
Ayham Al Afif, MD
Ryan McSpadden, MD
Robert Lohman, MD
Cemile Ozturk, MD
Dr. Tyler Patrick
Dr. Andrew Ross
Dr. Kelsey Eaton
Dr. Christian Gluck
Dr. Robert Balsiger
Dr. Dustin Jones
Dr. Aileen Larson
Luxman Srikantha, DO
Medical School: Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
Chantal Barbot, DO
Medical School: Pacific Northwest University of Health Sciences College of Osteopathic Medicine
Pamela Hanson, DO
Medical School: Lincoln Memorial University DeBusk College of Osteopathic Medicine
Jay Szekely, DO
Medical School: Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine
Jason Brown, DO
Medical School: A.T. Still University Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine
Benjamin Kelley, DO
Medical School: Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine, Erie
Eric Sugihara, DO
Medical School: Western University of Health Sciences College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific, Pomona Campus
Medical School: Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine, Virginia Campus
Michel Evans, DO
Current Appointment: Private Practice – Danville, VA
Medical School: Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
Undergraduate: Clearwater Christian College – B.S. Pre-Med
Jennifer Christenson, DO
Fellowship: Head and Neck Surgery – Oregon Health & Sciences University, Portland, OR
Medical School: Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine
Undergraduate: University of Michigan – B.A. Spanish
John Bangiyev, DO
Current Appointment: Private Practice – Greater Detroit Area
Fellowship: Pediatric Otolaryngology – University of Utah
Medical School: Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine
Undergraduate: University of Missouri – Columbia
Monica Kieu, DO
Current Appointment: Private Practice – Marina Del Rey, CA
Fellowship: Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery – University of Toronto
Medical School: Western University of Health Sciences
Undergraduate: University of California – Riverside – B.S. Anthropology
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
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
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
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
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 Airway. James 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 Body. Meshkinfam 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 meetings 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