St. Luke’s Otolaryngology residency includes extensive training in all aspects of surgical and clinical Otolaryngology, including a very busy surgical practice.
Our facial plastic surgeons, Drs. Keeler and Koch, run a busy practice covering all of the operative procedures in facial plastic surgery, including rhinoplasty, blepharoplasty, rhytidectomy, Moh’s reconstruction, and brow-lifts. Office procedures including chemical peels and fillers are also a large part of our practice.
Head and Neck Surgery
Our head and neck surgeons, Drs. Brown and Yen, run a complete head and neck surgical oncology practice, including thyroidectomies, parathyroidectomies, parotidectomies, laryngectomies, composite resections, and TORS procedures. Our multidisciplinary head and neck tumor conference meets regularly which includes participation from the otolaryngology residents.
Our laryngologists, Drs. Jaworek and Kaye, treat all disorders of the voice, upper airway and swallowing with a full range of diagnostics, operative and in-office procedures. Frequent collaboration with other specialties including speech-language pathology, gastroenterology, pulmonology, allergy, neurology, and thoracic surgery. Opportunities to participate in multidisciplinary conferences at St. Luke's as well as other academic institutions.
Our medical allergists, Shannon Kearney, DO, Joanna Johnson, MD and Miae Oh, MD, alongside our Otolaryngologic allergist, David Prager, MD, diagnose and treat allergic rhinitis and other Otolaryngologic manifestations of allergy. Dr. Johnson also specializes in Pediatric allergy.
Otology & Neurotology
Care of all Otologic medical and surgical issues is available within the practice, with numerous tympanoplasties, myringoplasties, ossiculoplasties, and mastoidectomies being performed by our General Otolaryngologists (Drs. Prager, Uribe and Bedrosian). Advanced Otologic and Neurotologic care, including revision surgery, stapedectomies, cochlear implantation, and lateral skull base surgery, is performed by Dr. Roehm, our board certified fellowship trained Neurotologist and Lateral Skull Base Surgeon.
Rotations in Pediatric Otolaryngology in the PGY2 and PGY3 years will be performed at the St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children, a 188-bed tertiary care safe net hospital for children which is a Level I Pediatric Trauma Center and the only regional burn center for children. The six-member faculty cover all of the Otolaryngology surgical services for children, including management of airway, head and neck cancers, Otologic and Rhinologic Care, management of pediatric sleep disorders, and facial trauma.
We offer complete management of rhinologic conditions including surgical and in office treatment of acute and chronic sinusitis, postnasal drip, and nasal polyposis. Our fellowship trained Rhinologists, Drs. Bedrosian and Limjuco, also perform anterior skull base surgeries for pituitary adenomas and other frontal skull base pathologies and tumors.
The Otolaryngology Division offers the full complement of obstructive sleep apnea surgeries, including 12th nerve stimulators (Inspire), robotic excision of hypertrophic lingual tonsils, drug induced sleep endoscopy (DISE), supraglottoplasty, tongue base reduction, interpretation of sleep studies, UPPP and tonsillectomies, among others.
The Otolaryngology Division engages in a number of research activities including trials of new surgical techniques and devices, clinical trials, quality improvement projects, and clinical practice guideline generation. Residents are expected to participate in research throughout the program and will present their findings at regional and national meetings. Residents will also be expected to develop their own IRB submissions and to publish their research findings. A dedicated team of research experts at St. Luke's provide educational lectures and guidance on research project development with the residents.