Advanced Techniques of Esophageal Dilation

A UES Masterclass presented by Peter C. Belafsky, MD, MPH, PhD, this session will cover an advanced interpretation of swallowing fluoroscopy and pharyngeal HRM as well as techniques of UES dilation and esophageal web and stricture dilation. The presentation will be approximately 50 minutes with a 20 minute Q&A session to follow.

Peter Belafsky, MD, MPH, PhD
Peter Belafsky, MD, MPH, PhD

Peter Belafsky, MD, MPH, PhD
Professor & Director of the Center for Voice & Swallowing, Department of Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery
UC Davis Medical Center

Dr. Peter Belafsky, M.D., Ph.D., M.P.H has dedicated his career to the care of individuals with devastating swallowing disorders and is currently working on exciting and new advances in the treatment of dysphagia. After obtaining a combined medical degree and masters in public health from Tulane University in New Orleans, Dr. Belafsky completed a surgical internship and subsequent Ph.D. in Epidemiology from the Tulane University Department of General Surgery and Graduate school. He is currently Associate Professor at the University of California, Davis.

Voice Feminisation Surgery

This webinar will discuss modern approach to voice feminisation including therapy and surgery.

Chadwan Al Yaghchi, MD, PhD, FRCS, DOHNS
Ms Christella Antoni, B.A. Homs, MSc

Consultant Laryngologist / Ear Nose and Throat Surgeon
National Centre for Airway Reconstruction
Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust

Mr Chadwan Al Yaghchi is a consultant laryngologist at the National Centre for Airway Reconstruction with a specialist interest in airway stenosis, transgender voice and dysphagia. In addition to his adult service, he is an honorary consultant at The Royal Brompton and Harefield NHS Foundation Trust where he manages children with complex airway, respiratory and swallowing conditions. He holds a PhD in Molecular Oncology from Queen Mary’s University of London.

Voice Specialist Speech & Language Therapist / Visiting Lecturer in Transgender Voice
Independent Practitioner / University College London

Christella Antoni is a consultant Speech & Language Therapist working with a wide variety of adult speech and communication disorders. She is an expert level practitioner in the specialist field of Voice and works with both professional and non-professional voice users who may be experiencing difficulties with their speaking or singing voices. The voice modification work of Ms Antoni extends to the field of Transgender Voice where she has many years experience as the leading UK clinician in this field. Her extensive knowledge in this highly specialised area has allowed her to develop successful voice modification programmes for a range of transgender and gender diverse individuals. Jointly working with leading ENT surgeons, her service includes voice therapy interventions pre and post voice feminisation surgery. She loves helping clients achieve their own self defined goals, improve their vocal ability and confidence, and maintain quality of life as a prime focus of her practice.

Management of VPD in 22q Deletion Syndrome

This seminar will review the pathophysiology, assessment, and surgical management of velopharyngeal dysfunction in children with 22q deletion syndrome.

Richard E. Kirschner, M.D., F.A.C.S, F.A.A.P.

Chief, Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery / Director, Cleft Lip and Palate Center
Nationwide Children’s Hospital in Columbus, OH

Richard E. Kirschner, M.D., F.A.C.S, F.A.A.P. is Robert and Edgar T. Wolfe Foundation Endowed Chair, Chief of the Section of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Director of the Cleft Lip and Palate Center, and Co-Director of the 22q Center at Nationwide Children’s Hospital.  He serves as Professor of Surgery and Senior Vice Chair of the Department of Plastic Surgery at The Ohio State University College of Medicine.  Dr. Kirschner served as President of the American Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Association in 2016.  He is co-editor of Comprehensive Cleft Care, now in its second edition, and of the upcoming publication Cleft Palate and Velopharyngeal Dysfunction.  He is co-founder of Casa Azul America, Inc., a non-profit organization devoted to providing education to professionals and care to underprivileged children with cleft lip and palate in Latin America and of Magical Moments Foundation, a wish granting charitable organization dedicated to serving children with facial differences.

The Middle Fossa Approach: How I Do It

The Middle Cranial Fossa Approach is arguably one of the most challenging procedures in skull-based surgery, and yet is often under-utilized in spite of its many advantages. Watching videos of this approach can help one over time become an outstanding middle-cranial fossa surgeon.

Dr. Ravi Samy

Associate Professor and Director of the Skull Base Surgery Fellowship
University of Cincinnati Medical Center

Dr. Ravi Samy has been an otolaryngologist at the University of Cincinnati Gardner Neuroscience Institute and the director of the Skull Base Surgery Fellowship at the UC College of Medicine since 2005. He is also the director of the Adult Cochlear Implantation Program at the University of Cincinnati Medical Center (UCMC), as well as an associate professor of Otolaryngology at the College.

What is Otolaryngology: More than Tonsils and Boogers

Come learn more about the jobs of Otolaryngologists (also known as ENT doctors!). We will discuss the breadth and depth of what ENT doctors cover with case descriptions. Medical students and residents of different levels will be on a panel to answer questions about the journey to and through Otolaryngology residency.

Dr. Sara Yang

Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery / Resident Physician, PGY 5
Loyola University Medical Center

Dr Yang grew up in the arid and desert like climate of Eastern Washington before spending four years in rainy Seattle during her undergrad years, majoring in Neurobiology at the University of Washington. She then moved to sunny Southern California to complete her medical education at Loma Linda University School of Medicine. She is currently finishing her chief year of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery residency at Loyola University Medical Center in Chicago, enjoying both life in the Windy City and surviving the cold winters. She recently matched to fellowship at Oregon Health and Science University in Facial Plastics and Reconstruction with Dr. Wax to specialize in microvascular reconstruction of complex head and neck defects. She is excited to return to the west coast and explore all the nature that Oregon has to offer.

Steven Goicoechea, MD

Resident physician
University of Nebraska Medical Center

Steven is originally from San Diego, CA and attended the University of Notre Dame where he studied anthropology. He then earned a master’s degree at Boston University and completed a year of service with Jesuit Volunteer Corps Northwest in Yakima, WA. Steven recently graduated from Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine and will be starting otolaryngology residency at the University of Nebraska Medical Center.

Alice Su, BS

Medical Student
Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine

Alice is originally from San Jose, CA and attended UC Berkeley where she studied Molecular and Cell Biology as well as Nutrition. She is starting her fourth year at Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine, and preparing to apply for otolaryngology residency.

Morgan Sandelski, MD

Loyola University Medical Center Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery Department

Dr. Sandelski grew up in Northwest Indiana, leaving the state for undergrad at the University of Michigan, and returning for medical school at Indiana University School of Medicine. She is in her second year at Loyola for ENT residency. She is undecided for plans after residency, with current interests in head and neck oncology and facial plastics and reconstruction.

Pediatric Cricotracheal Resection: A Step by Step Surgical Presentation

This talk will focus on the surgical principals of resective airway surgeries with a step by step discussion on the surgical technique of Pediatric Cricotracheal resection.

Sohit Paul Kanotra , MD

Director, Complex Pediatric Airway Program / Associate Professor of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery & Pediatrics
University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics

Dr. Sohit Kanotra is a Clinical Associate Professor in the Department of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery and the Department of Pediatrics at the Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine at University of Iowa and the Director of the Complex Pediatric Airway program at University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics. He has clinical expertise in the management of children with complex airway disorders including open airway reconstructive surgeries. He also has clinical interest in the management of Head and Neck vascular anomalies, pediatric thyroid disorders, minimally invasive endoscopic ear surgery and robotic airway surgery. Dr. Kanotra joined University of Iowa in 2019 prior to which he was the Director of the Pediatric Aerodigestive Center and the surgical director of the vascular anomalies’ clinic at Children’s Hospital of New Orleans in Louisiana.

Overview of Keratosis Obturans

Attendees will learn more about Keratosis Obturans and common complications that arise during the procedure. Panelists will answer audience questions during the presentation.

Sreeshyla Basavaraj MBBS, DLO, FRCS (ORL)

Consultant ENT Surgeon
St. Mary’s Hopsital, IOW

Dr. Basavaraj was accredited by the Specialist Advisory Committee in Otorhinolaryngology – Head & Neck Surgery and has been awarded his Certificate of Completion of Specialist Training by the Specialist Training Authority of the Surgical Royal Colleges in 2009. After completion of his higher surgical training in Ear Nose Throat & Head Neck surgery in Liverpool, he worked as a Locum Consultant at Queen Alexandra hospital, Portsmouth. He was trained in all sub-specialities of ENT Head and Neck surgery with a sub-speciality interest in Otology. He, along with his other two colleagues, provides 24/7 ENT service for the Island population.

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