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Sarah Obarowski Receives James Jerger Award for Excellence

March 31, 2014

Sarah Obarowski with Dr. Meg Dillon Sarah Obarowski, a second year doctorate of audiology student who has been working as a research assistant for Dr. Meg Dillon with the Adult Cochlear Implant Group, received the James Jerger Award for Excellence in Student Research at the American Academy of Audiology national convention. She presented a poster … Read more

New OHNS Faculty!

March 12, 2014

Dr. Samip N. Patel “An exceptional surgeon who will add greatly to our efforts in the treatment and study of Head and Neck Cancer.” – Mark C. Weissler, MD, FACSJP Riddle Distinguished Professor of OtolaryngologyProfessor and Chief, UNC Multidisciplinary Head & Neck Oncology Dr. Samip Patel completed his undergraduate studies at Purdue University, and attended … Read more

2014 Best ENT Doctors Named!

January 16, 2014

The Department is proud to announce the names have been released of the 2014 Best Doctors. Our doctors that made the annual list include: Oliver F. Adunka Craig Buchman Amelia F. Drake Harold C. Pillsbury III Brent A. Senior William W. Shockley Mark C. Weissler Carlton Zdanski

2013 ENT Annual Report!

December 11, 2013

Grayson Clamp graces the cover It was a very productive year for the UNC Department of Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery (ENT). Our most notable story featured Grayson Clamp, the 3-year-old boy from Charlotte, North Carolina, who heard his father’s voice for the first time. The video produced by UNC Health Care has garnered more than … Read more

Sen. Kay Hagan visits UNC’s CASTLE program in Durham

August 27, 2013

While there, Sen. Hagan met Grayson Clamp, a 3-year-old boy from Charlotte, N.C. who is able to hear now after receiving an auditory brainstem implant at UNC as part of an FDA-approved investigational trial. A video showing Grayson hearing his father’s voice for the first time has garnered more than 1 million views on YouTube. … Read more

Blues singer back on stage after chemo took his voice

July 25, 2013

Blues singer Bill McCulloch, known as Windy City Slim, never dreamed he would return to the stage after cancer treatments left him without a voice. Copyright 2013 Capitol Broadcasting Company CHAPEL HILL, N.C. — Blues singer Bill McCulloch, known as Windy City Slim, never dreamed he would return to the stage after cancer treatments left … Read more

The Grayson Clamp Family Story

July 3, 2013

Grayson Clamp after his ABS surgery, with his father, Len, and Dr. Craig Buchman Hello from the Clamp Family! We hope you will find our story and the miracle we’ve experienced with Grayson as an encouragement for families seeking faith, considering foster care, considering adoption, or considering medical intervention like an auditory brainstem implant (ABI) … Read more

CASTLE Program featured on local news stations

May 30, 2013

ENT Drs. Harold Pine, Harold Pillsbury, Carlos Ebert and Peter Chikes played a foursome at the event The CASTLE program, which works through the UNC Department of Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery, is an organization that provides comprehensive services to children who are deaf or hard of hearing. CASTLE provides quality listening and spoken language program … Read more

Triangle boy receives trial implant, hears for first time

May 30, 2013

Grayson Clamp, who was born with Charge Syndrome, recently became the first child to receive an auditory brain stem implant as part of a Food and Drug Administration trial. Grayson Clamp, AUD Brain Stem Implant recipient, with father, Len Clamp CHAPEL HILL, N.C. — Cochlear implants have helped many children learn to listen and speak … Read more

World Voice Day

April 2, 2013

The purpose of World Voice Day is to educate people about the importance of the voice for each and every one of us as a tool for communication. Have you ever lost your voice before? It can be a very frustrating problem when it impacts your ability to perform your everyday activities! We use our … Read more

Day Three Concludes the ENT Kaizen Project!

January 29, 2013

Let it snow! Adverse weather prevented the Teams from completing the ENT Kaizen on Friday, January 25th. They picked up on Monday for the final walkthrough, hatched a 45-day Plan. Check it out!