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Day Two of the ENT Kaizen Project!

January 25, 2013

The department that scraps together, sticks together! Check out the recap of the second day of the ENT Kaizen event.

Day One of the ENT Kaizen Project!

January 24, 2013

Members of the department are undergoing a clinic revitalization project administered through the UNC Healthcare Lean Six Sigma group. The group maintains a daily newsletter to inform it past and present team members. Let us know what you think of our first day!

2012 OHNS Annual Report Now Available!

December 5, 2012

Please take a moment to download our 2012 Annual Report. Designed and published by Nicolette DeGroot, Director of Communications for OHNS.

House Calls: What do you do when the King of the Forest has an earache?

October 29, 2012

The Conservators’ Center is a nonprofit organization that preserves threatened species through rescuing wildlife in need, responsible captive breeding, and providing educational programs and support worldwide. A favorite to touring crowds, seven year old male lion Thomas, was sedated and checked out by UNC ENT Drs. Harold Pillsbury, Brent Senior, Cristine Klatt-Cromwell, Adam Campbell, Grace … Read more

New treatments keep the aging voice spry

April 12, 2012

Robert Buckmire, MD CHAPEL HILL — Aging baby boomers have long used exercise, surgery and collagen as they try to slow the natural bodily processes of aging. Now, some are flocking to do the same with something that’s usually a dead giveaway: a voice that sounds “old.” Research shows that older peoples’ voices often develop … Read more

Real doctors, Real people: Austin Rose, MD

April 12, 2012

Even though he was born in Canada and his own father delivered world famous hockey star Wayne Gretzky, Austin Rose, who practices pediatric otolaryngology at UNC, didn’t start playing hockey until he moved to North Carolina. Austin Rose, MD Wednesday, April 11, 2012Written by Nathan Clendenin for UNC Health CareI grew up in Indiana by … Read more

Dr. Hackman is latest surgeon to complete his 20th Trans Oral Robotic Surgery

February 9, 2012

Trevor Hackman, MD, UNC Department of Otolaryngology Head & Neck Surgery, is the first head and neck surgeon in the Carolinas to have accomplished this honor. Trevor G. Hackman, MD He is now listed as a da Vinci Surgeon on This website is a great resource for patients in the Mid-Atlantic da Vinci marketplace … Read more

UNC procedure gives veteran hearing back

January 3, 2012

Meg T. Dillon, AuD CHAPEL HILL, N.C. — It’s an amazing era for many people who suffer from hearing loss. Thanks to ever-improving technology and the use of cochlear implants, devices surgically implanted into the inner ear, people once consigned to reading lips and learning sign language have been given a new lease on life. … Read more

Wilmington newborn is world’s youngest to get robotic surgery

January 3, 2012

Drs. Adam Zanation and Carlton Zdanski A newborn Wilmington boy has become the youngest and smallest patient in the world to undergo robotic surgery. When Raiden Jewett was born on Nov. 13, his first breaths of life sounded odd. “They thought he was just congested, because he was making this weird noise,” his mother, Brandie … Read more

Dr. Shores trains future surgeons in Malawi: The Malawi Surgical Initiative

October 10, 2011

Carol G. Shores, MD, PhD Carol Shores, MD, PhD, FACS, has been interested in the link between viruses and cancer for over 20 years, after working on virus- associated cancers as a pre-doctoral fellow in the UNC Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics. Oropharyngeal cancers, like cervical cancer, are associated with human papilloma viruses and endemic … Read more

Five-Year Review of Harold Pillsbury, MD, Chair, Department of Otolaryngology

August 4, 2011

An ad hoc committee has been appointed to undertake a routine administrative review of the leadership provided by Dr. Rick Pillsbury in his position as Chair of the Department of Otolaryngology. Harold C. Pillsbury III, MD The five-year review is a standard procedure of the School of Medicine at the University of North Carolina at … Read more

ENT Today: Words of Wisdom

July 11, 2011

Harold C. Pillsbury III, MD FROM ENT TODAY, JUNE 2011 CHICAGO — Harold Pillsbury, MD, chair of otolaryngology-head and neck surgery at the University of North Carolina School of Medicine in Chapel Hill, is known as one of the more colorful figures in his field, with a bright smile—usually accompanied by a bow tie—and a … Read more