ENT Research Faculty

George Alexiades, MD

Otology, Neurotology

Joseph Bernstein, MD

Pediatric Otolaryngology

Jan Geliebter, PhD

Thyroid Diseases

Ronald Hoffman, MD

Otology, Neurotology

Ana H. Kim, MD

Otology, Neurotology

Christopher Linstrom, MD

Neurotology

Grigoriy Mashkevich, MD

Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

Sujan Patel, MD

Allergy

Michael Pitman, MD

Laryngology

Renato Rosenthal, M.D., PhD

Cell Biology and Anatomy

Joe Rousso, MD

Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

Stimson Schantz, MD

Head & Neck Surgical Oncology

Anthony Sclafani, MD

Facial Plastics

Madeleine Schaberg, MD

Rhinology

Edward Shin, MD

Head and Neck/Thyroid

Carol Silverman, PhD

Hearing Science

Raj K. Tiwari, PhD

Thyroid Diseases

Gennady Ukrainsky, MD

Sleep disorders/ Sialoendoscopy

Jan Geliebter, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Department of Microbiology and Immunology
Department of Otolaryngology 

biosketchCV/Bio  |  email Send an email

Current Research Projects:

  • Proteomic And Immunologic Analyses Of Thyroid Cancer.
  • RNA Microarray Analysis Of Thyroid Cancer.

  TOP

Ronald Hoffman, MD
Professor of Otolaryngology

 

Current Research Projects:

  • Cochlear implantation in borderline candidate

TOP

Ana H. Kim, M.D.
Assistant Professor of Otolaryngology

biosketchCV/Bio  |  email Send an email

Current Research Projects:

  • Quality of life: Tai Chi Vestibular Rehabilitation.
  • Retrospective and Prospective Review of Patient Charts to Assess Benefit from Cochlear Implants.
  • Role of Connexins Cx32, Cx36, Cx43 in hearing loss.
  • Role of growth factors in tympanic membrane healing – patent pending.
  • A Prospective, Randomizes, Doble-Blind, Placebo-controlled, Multicenter, Phase 2b
    Study of OTO-104 Given As A Single Injection In Subjects With Unilateral Meniere's
    Disease
  • Quality of life assessment of unilateral, bimodal, and bilateral cochlear
    implant recipients using the Comprehensive Cochlear Implant
    Questionnaire (CCIQ)
  • Moving Amarican Academy of Otolaryngology- Head and Neck Surgery Foundation
    (AAO-HNSF) Guidelines into practice: The Sudden Hearing Loss (SDL) Guideline
  • Normative Data for Rotary Chair Stratified by Age

View Publications and Presentations

 TOP

Christopher Linstrom, M.D.
Professor of Otolaryngology

biosketch CV/Bio  | email Send an email

Current Research Projects:

  • Music perception and quality of life in young adults with cochlear implants
  • Effect of Group Music Therapy on Music Perception and Appreciation in Prilingually Deafened Children with Cochlear Implants.

Selected Publications and Presentations:

Linstrom CJ, Silverman CA, Colson, D. Facial motion analysis with a video and computer system after treatment of acoustic neuroma. Otology & Neurotology 2002 4:572-579. [Abstract]

Linstrom CJ. Objective facial motion analysis in patients with facial nerve dysfunction. Laryngoscope. 2002 1129-1147. [Abstract]

Linstrom CJ, Silverman CA, Susman WM. Facial-motion analysis with a video and computer system: a preliminary report. American Journal of Otology 2000 1:123-129. [Abstract]

Linstrom CJ, Silverman CA, Rosen A, Meiteles LZ. (2001). Bone-conduction impairment in chronic ear disease. Annals of Otology, Rhinology and Laryngology 2002 110:437-441. [Abstract]

Linstrom CJ, Silverman CA, Rosen A, Meiteles LZ. Eustachian-tube endoscopy in patients with chronic ear disease. Laryngoscope 2000 110:1884-1889. [Abstract]

 TOP

Michael Pitman , M.D.
Assistant Professor of Otolaryngology

biosketchCV/Bio

Current Research Projects:

  • Transnasal Esophagoscopy: A multiinstitutional prospective evaluation.
  • Clinical Criteria for Percutaneous Endoscopic Gastrostomy (PEG) Tube Placement
    in Chemoradiotherapy.
  • Treatment of Spasmodic Dysphonia.
  • Oral Cavity Human Papilloma Virus Reservoirs in RRP.

View Publications and Presentations

  TOP

Renato Rozental, M.D., Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Department of Cell Biology and Anatomy

Research Interests:

Developmental neurobiology and diseases mediated by cell-cell communication via gap junction channels; impact of hypoxic-ischemic insults in the developing brain.

 TOP

Stimson Schantz, M.D.
Professor of Otolaryngology 
Director of Resident Research

biosketch CV/Bio  email Send an email

Current Research Projects:

  • Proteomic And Immunologic Analyses Of Thyroid Cancer.
  • RNA Microarray Analysis Of Thyroid Cancer.

Selected Publications and Presentations:

Schantz SP, Yu GP. Head and neck incidence trends in young Americans, 1973 – 1997, with a special analysis for tongue cancer. Otolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery 2002; 128:268-274. [Abstract]

Huang Q, Schantz SP, Rao PH, Mo J, McCormick SA, Chaganti RSK. Improving degenerate oligonucleotide primed PCR-comparative genomic hybridization for analysis of DNA copy number changes in tumors. Genes Chromosomes and Cancer 2000; 28:395-403. [Abstract]

Yoo HJ, Sepkovic DW, Bradlow L, Yu GP, Sirilan HV, Schantz, SP. Estrogen metabolism as a risk factor for head and neck cancer. Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery 2001; 124:241-247. [Abstract]

Schantz SP, Vaidya SG. Green tea and leukoplakia. American Journal of Surgery 1997; 174:552-555. [Abstract]

Zhang ZF, Morganstern H, Spitz MR, Tashkin DP, Marshall JR, Hsu TC, Schantz SP. Environmental tobacco smoke and risk of head and neck squamous cell carcinoma. Cancer Epidemiology Biomarkers and Prevention 2000; 9:1043-1049. [Abstract]

 TOP

Anthony Sclafani, M.D.
Professor of Otolaryngology 
Director, Division of Facial Plastic Surgery

biosketch CV/Bio email Send an email

Dr. Sclafani has focused his research on expanding our understanding of synthetic facial implants and acellular human dermal grafts. These topics, together with research on healing periosteum, enhance our knowledge of wound healing. He has published over 50 articles in peer-reviewed medical journals, and has presented his work at regional, national and international medical meetings. Dr. Sclafani has been awarded both the Sir Harold Delf Gillies Award and the Ira Tresley Research Award by the American Academy of Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery for excellence in research. He has received over $300,000 in research funding in the past 5 years. He is a senior associate editor of Facial Plastic Surgery and serves on the editorial board of Facial Plastic Surgery Clinics of North America.

Current Research Projects:

  • Expression of Matrix Metalloproteins (MMPs), Tissue Plasminogen Activator (TPA) and Urokinase Plasminogen Activator (uPA) in Keloid Fibroblast Cultures
  • Enhancing Hair Density with Platelet Rich Fibrin Matrix (PRFM)

Selected Publications and Presentations:

Sclafani AP, Fozo M, Romo T 3rd, McCormick SA. Strength and histology of periosteal fixation to bone after elevation. Arch Facial Plast Surg 2003; 5:63-66. [Abstract]

Sclafani AP, Fozo M, Romo T 3rd, McCormick SA. Strength and histology of periosteal fixation to bone after elevation. Arch Facial Plast Surg 2003; 5:63-66. [Abstract]

Sclafani AP, Romo T 3rd, Jacono AA. Rejuvenation of the aging lip with an injectable acellular dermal graft (Cymetra™). Arch Facial Plast Surg 2002; 4:252-257. [Abstract]

Sclafani AP, McCormick SA, Cocker R. Biophysical and microscopic analysis of homologous dermal and fascial materials for facial aesthetic and reconstructive uses. Arch Facial Plast Surg 2002; 4:164-171. [Abstract]

Sclafani AP. The multivectorial subperiosteal midface lift. Facial Plast Surg 2001; 17:29-36. [Abstract]

Sclafani AP, Romo T 3rd. Collagen, human collagen and fat: the search for a three-dimensional soft tissue filler. Facial Plast Surg 2001; 17:79-85. [Abstract]

Sclafani AP, Romo T 3rd, Jacono AA, McCormick SA, Cocker R, Parker A. Evaluation of acellular dermal graft (AlloDerm) for soft tissue augmentation: one year of clinical observations and histologic findings. Arch Facial Plast Surg 2001; 3:101-103. [Abstract]

 TOP

Carol Silverman, Ph.D.
Adjunct Professor in Otolaryngology

biosketch CV/Bioemail Send an email  

Current Research Projects:

  • Cochlear implants and music perception
  • Langeloth Foundation funded study in progress on the short-term and long-term efficacy of bone anchored hearing aids
  • Facial-nerve dysfunction

Selected Publications and Presentations:

Linstrom CJ, Silverman CA, Colson, D. Facial motion analysis with a video and computer system after treatment of acoustic neuroma. Otology & Neurotology 2002 4:572-579. [Abstract]

Linstrom CJ, Silverman CS. Objective assessment of facial motion in persons with facial dysfunction. Paper presented at the IXth International Facial Nerve Symposium, School of Medicine, University of California, San Francisco, CA, July 2001.

Linstrom CJ, Silverman CA, Susman WM. Facial-motion analysis with a video and computer system: a preliminary report. American Journal of Otology 2000 1:123-129. [Abstract]

Linstrom CJ, Silverman CA, Rosen A, Meiteles LZ. (2001). Bone-conduction impairment in chronic ear disease. Annals of Otology, Rhinology and Laryngology 2002 110:437-441. [Abstract]

Linstrom CJ, Silverman CA, Rosen A, Meiteles LZ. Eustachian-tube endoscopy in patients with chronic ear disease. Laryngoscope 2000 110:1884-1889. [Abstract]

 TOP

Raj K. Tiwari, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Department of Microbiology and Immunology
Department of Otolaryngology 

biosketchCV/Bio  |  email Send an email

See biosketch for research interests

 TOP

Publications & Conference Presentations

Members of the Department actively share the results of their research with the professional community, both through presentations at national and international conferences and via peer-reviewed print media. Select a research program for further details about publications, presentations, and staff.

Funding & Grants

Otolaryngology research is funded by both private and public agencies, including the National Institutes of Health. Click here for more information. 

TOP

 

Home > Current Research > Otolaryngology > Research faculty