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January 19, 2021

Talking To Patients About Free Flap Surgery

Microvascular surgeon discusses her approach to intense procedure Depending on the type and location of a tumor in the head or neck, free flap reconstructive surgery can often be curative either on its own or in combination with chemotherapy and/or radiation therapy. However, educating patients on...Read more
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December 23, 2020

CPAP Alternative Improves Outcomes for Obstructive Sleep Apnea

Since 2017, when Duke became the first center in North Carolina to offer hypoglossal nerve stimulator (HGNS) implementation, the demand for this method to treat moderate to severe obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) has increased dramatically. As a Duke otolaryngologist, Russel R. Kahmke, MD, MMCi, FACS...Read more
Stock photo of woman smelling her cooking over a stove
December 22, 2020

Sniffing Out An Abrupt COVID-19 Symptom

An immunologist, neurobiologist, virologist, and medical doctor join forces to study one of COVID-19’s stranger mysteries: the sharp loss of smell and taste. A buttery, rosemary-infused turkey cooks in the oven. Fresh cinnamon rolls drip with vanilla icing. Tart, sparkling cider fizzes in a glass...Read more
December 18, 2020

December Faculty Recognition

S usan Emmett, MD, MPH Associate Professor Division of Otology, Neurotology, and Skull Base Surgery Elected to serve as the Co-Director for the Otolaryngology Clinician–Scientist Program. Leda Scearce, MS Clinical Associate Division of Laryngology Elected to serve as the Director of Community...Read more
November 24, 2020

November Faculty Recognition

Jeffrey Cheng, MD Associate Professor Received the Kids Care Grant Award of $10K for his project "Duke Children's Pre-Surgery Walk Through for Families." N osayaba Osazuwa-Peters, MPH, PhD Assistant Professor Co-authored an editorial in JAMA Otolaryngology titled " Expanding Indications for the...Read more
October 30, 2020

October Faculty Recognition

Trinitia Cannon, MD Medical Instructor Division of Head and Neck Surgical Oncology Selected as the Co-Chief of the Head and Neck Surgical Oncology Division. Seth Cohen , MD , MPH Associate Professor Division of Laryngology Selected as the Associate Vice-Chair of Clinical Operations. Dr. Cohen has...Read more
Tammara Watts
August 10, 2020

An Inside Look at the COVID-19 Pandemic: Tammara Watts, MD, PhD

This story is part of an ongoing series of reflections from Duke Section of Surgical Disciplines faculty and staff. The first weeks and months of a multi-year research study pose the formidable task of establishing sound protocols and procedures that ensure the study’s success. For Tammara Watts,...Read more
Dr. Goldstein team
July 27, 2020

Dr. Bradley Goldstein's Lab Co-Authored COVID-19 Research Paper

Dr. Bradley Goldstein's lab co-authored the research paper "Non-neural expression of SARS-CoV-2 entry genes in the olfactory system suggests mechanisms underlying COVID-19-associated anosmia," which has been published in the Science Advances journal. Along with Dr. Goldstein, Dr. Ralph Abi Hachem...Read more
Cami Cunningham Dots
July 10, 2020

An Inside Look at the COVID-19 Pandemic: Cami Cunningham, BSN, RN

Photo from left to right: Kitty Lockner, RN, Cami Cunningham, Nurse Manager, Janelle Blossingham, Nurse Manager, and Ramona Basnight, COD. This story is part of an ongoing series of reflections from Duke Surgery faculty and staff. Nurses are generally in close contact with patients during their...Read more
July 1, 2020

Telehealth Goes Mainstream

Stay home, and if you must go out, wear a mask. These two guidelines have been instilled since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic. For patients in need of care, however, staying home and delaying care can pose a whole new set of risks. Waiting is not always an option. Since March 2020,...Read more
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March 23, 2020

It's a Match! Welcome New Residents

We are excited to welcome our new residents to the Department of Head and Neck Surgery & Communication Sciences. Congratulations to all those who matched with us! We look forward to meeting you this summer.Read more
Brad J. Goldstein, MD, PhD, Vice Chair of Research, Department of Head and Neck Surgery & Communication Sciences
February 27, 2020

Research from Dr. Brad Goldstein's Lab Published in Nature Neuroscience

Brad J. Goldstein, MD, PhD , Vice Chair of Research, Department of Head and Neck Surgery & Communication Sciences, was recently the senior author of an article in Nature Neuroscience on olfactory neurogenesis. Using nasal tissue from healthy adults and single-cell RNA sequencing, Dr. Goldstein’...Read more