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Annual Resident Research Forum

Bridget Hopewell, M.D. (left) – 2nd Place Best Presentation– 
Jason Showmaker, M.D. (right) – 1st Place Best Presentation

2014 Presentation Winners

Dr. Showmaker- 1st Place Best Presentation

Healthcare Utilization After Tonsillectomy: the Impact of Antibiotic Usage


Dr. Hopewell - 2nd Place Best Presentation

Novel Methods to Assess Dysphagia Across Species: Implications for Human and Veterinary Medicine


2014 Presentations

Ben Erhardt, M.D.: Cost-effectiveness and Predictors of the Necessity of Routine Culture in Surgically Drained Peritonsillar Abscesses
Tabitha Galloway, M.D.: Defining the Role of Comorbidities in Head and Neck Cancer Patients Undergoing Free Tissue Transfer Reconstruction – The Missouri Arm
Jason Goodwin, M.D.: Characterization of Litigation in Facial Trauma Cases
Bridget Hopewell, M.D.: Novel Methods to Assess Dysphagia Across Species: Implications for Human and Veterinary Medicine
Mike Puricelli, M.D.: Effectiveness of Tonsillectomy Among Patients with Periodic Fever and Not Meeting Diagnostic Criteria for Periodic Fever, Aphthous Stomatitis, Pharyngitis, Adenitis (PFAPA) Syndrome: A Retrospective Review
Abby Schnieders, M.D.: Sublingual Immunotherapy for Food Allergy – An update
Jason Showmaker, M.D.: Healthcare Utilization after Tonsillectomy: The impact of antibiotic usage
Steven Taylor, M.D.: A Novel, Low-cost Simulator for Peritonsillar Abscess Drainage


American Academy of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery

Dallas, Texas, September 27-30, 2015

Accepted Presentations

To be announced 

Instruction Courses and Mini-Seminar's

"Mission Impossible: Patient Satisfaction a Web-Based Culture" by Dr. David Chang

"Reconstruction of Partial Auricular Defects" by Dr. David Chang and Dr. Gregory Renner

"Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy for the Management of Oral Cavity Cancer" by Dr. Robert Zitsch

“Artful Reconstruction of Large Defects of the Lips and Cheeks” By Dr. Gregory Renner

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Department Key Research Studies

The MU Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery has ongoing research endeavors which parallel the Departmental Research Vision - to engage in research that mirrors clinical questions and enables us to better care for our patients. Our faculty and residents work together to investigate problems and questions through IRB approved research projects. For our residents, this culminates in a formal oral presentation at the end of our academic year at the Annual Resident Research Forum.

Current Research Studies


Translational Research

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