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Dr. Sharon Kujawa

Dr. Sharon Kujawa Promoted to Professor of Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery; Named Sheldon and Dorothea Buckler Chair

July 21, 2021

Sharon Kujawa, PhD, has been promoted to Professor of Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery at Harvard Medical School (HMS) and named the Sheldon and Dorothea Buckler Chair in Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery at Mass Eye and Ear.

Endowed by Sheldon and Dorothea Buckler, the Chair is awarded to a senior faculty member who embodies the same passion and commitment to innovation as Mr. Buckler, Chairman of the Board of Directors at Mass Eye and...

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Dr. Varvares

Dr. Mark A. Varvares appointed Chief of Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery

July 12, 2021

Mark A. Varvares, MD, FACS, has been appointed Chief of the Departments of Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery (OHNS) at Mass Eye and Ear and Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) and as Chair of OHNS at Harvard Medical School (HMS).

Dr. Varvares, a head and neck cancer surgeon and the John W. Merriam/William W. Montgomery Professor of OHNS at HMS, had been actively serving as interim Chief and Chair of the Departments since July 1, 2020.

He...

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Roy-Xiao-MD

Resident Roy Xiao, MD, MS Awarded CORE Grant

July 7, 2021

Roy Xiao, MD, MS, a PGY-3 resident in the Harvard Combined Residency Program, was recently awarded a Centralized Otolaryngology Research Effort (CORE) grant by the American Academy of Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery Foundation (AAO-HNSF).

Dr. Xiao, who completed the Medical Research Scholars Program at the National Institutes of Health prior to entering his residency program, formally received the AAO-HNSF Resident Research Award, which is one of...

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Graduating Class of 2021 Residents

Harvard OHNS Residents and Fellows Celebrate 2021 Graduation

June 11, 2021

Faculty and staff from the Department of Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery at Harvard Medical School (HMS) celebrated the 2021 graduating class of residents and fellows on Friday, June 11.

Graduating residents and their immediate families were honored inside the Meltzer Auditorium at Mass Eye and Ear, while faculty, staff, and fellows joined the celebration remotely. Five chief residents graduated from the program, which is led by HMS Otolaryngology Residency Director...

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Dr. Varvares presenting Dr. Jung with the Norman Knight Award

Dr. David H. Jung Presented Norman Knight Award

May 27, 2021

David H. Jung, MD, PhD, FACS, a neurotologic surgeon at Mass Eye and Ear, has been named the recipient of the Norman Knight Leadership Development Award. The award was endowed by Norman Knight, a self-made broadcast pioneer and media mogul who has been a thoughtful champion of Mass Eye and Ear for over 25 years.

Recipients are selected for their exceptional promise as future leaders within their specialty in otolaryngology–head and neck surgery at Mass...

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Ciersten Burks, MD

Resident Ciersten Burks, MD Pens Commentary on Systemic Racism

May 26, 2021

No group has suffered more from the COVID-19 pandemic than Black and Latinx populations. Systemic racism, Ciersten Burks, MD says, is to blame.

Sparked by the tragic murder of George Floyd last summer, Dr. Burks, a PGY-3 HMS OHNS resident from Indianapolis, Indiana, was published by the American Academy of Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery in April for her commentary on the disparities existing among the marginalized surgical patients...

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Live look at a panel from this year's virtual conference.

Comprehensive Otolaryngology CME Course Records Highest Attendance To Date

April 19, 2021

A record number of registrants attended the recent Comprehensive Otolaryngology Continuing Medical Education (CME) Course hosted recently by the Harvard Medical School (HMS) Department of Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery.

Seventy-five registrants representing 16 countries attended the April course; more than double the 35 registrants who attended the...

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Five Medical Students Match with HMS Otolaryngology Residency Program

March 27, 2021

We are pleased to introduce the five medical students who matched in the Harvard Combined Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery Residency Program at Mass Eye and Ear, Brigham and Women's Hospital, and Boston Children's Hospital this year. We hope that you will join us in welcoming them this June. We are thrilled with the results of the match and look forward to their arrival:

Clinical Track Residents

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