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Overview of the 2021 AAO-HNSF Annual Meeting

October 11, 2021

Many of our doctors and residents were able to attend and present at the AAO-HNSF 2021 Annual Meeting in Los Angeles, CA from October 3-6. Presentations are now available via the Virtual Platform. Here’s a non-comprehensive list of the presentations from our doctors and residents: Faculty Brent A. Senior, MD, FACS, FARS Panelist: Treating Patients with Cystic … Read more

Senior Receives ACS/Pfizer International Surgical Volunteerism Award

September 23, 2021

Brent A. Senior, MD, FACS, FARS—Vice Chair of Outreach and Academics and Chief of the Division of Rhinology, Allergy, and Endoscopic Skull Base Surgery—will receive the competitive American College of Surgeons (ACS)/Pfizer International Surgical Volunteerism Award for his over two decades of work in providing otolaryngologic surgery services and education to local surgeons in Southeast … Read more

Kimple Named Co-PI on CZI Collaborative on Childhood Diseases

September 7, 2021

Assistant Professor Adam J. Kimple, MD, PhD, FACS, FARS is named a CO-PI on a Chan Zuckerberg Initiative (CZI) grant that provides $33 million in grants to support collaborative groups of researchers and pediatricians to better understand, prevent, and treat childhood diseases. These 17 groups of researchers represent 15 countries and will contribute healthy pediatric single-cell reference data to the … Read more

Startup LiRA Takes Home Top Prize in Covintus Tech Tank Pitch Competition

September 3, 2021

LiRA—a technology company founded by resident Andrew Prince, MD—won the first place prize in the Covintus Tech Tank pitch competition, securing $25,000 for the startup. LiRA originated from the experience that CEO Andrew Prince, MD had while working with voiceless patients. LiRA gives patients their voice back through tracking that reads their lip movements. By developing easy-to-use … Read more

Pillsbury and Shockley Retire After Decades of Service with Department

August 11, 2021

Harold C. Pillsbury, III, MD, FACS, and William W. Shockley, MD, FACS, were integral members of our department serving as the Chair and Founding Vice Chair, respectively. Both have also been incredible teachers and mentors to students, residents, and fellows. Dr. Pillsbury—who retired on June 28—saw patients at UNC for more than 40 years. Under … Read more

Dr. Austin S. Rose Promoted to Vice Chair, Finance of Department

August 10, 2021

Dr. Austin S. Rose, MD, MBA, FARS has been promoted to Vice Chair, Finance in the Department of Otolaryngology/Head & Neck Surgery. In 2019, Dr. Rose completed the Executive MBA Program with a concentration in Finance at the UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School. His area of clinical expertise is Pediatric Rhinology, Allergy & Sinus Surgery and his new … Read more

Dr. Matthew Q. Miller Brings Facial Paralysis Expertise to Southeast

August 1, 2021

Matthew Q. Miller, MD joined the Division of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery this month as an Associate Professor, as well as the Director of the new UNC Facial Nerve Center. Dr. Miller is performing cutting-edge, impactful facial paralysis-related procedures that are new to UNC and the state of North Carolina. Dr. Miller is the only Facial … Read more

Department Welcomes Dr. Selleck

August 1, 2021

A. Morgan Selleck, MD joined the Department of Otolaryngology/Head & Neck Surgery in the Division of Otology/Neurotology and Lateral Skull Base Surgery this month as an Associate Professor and Co-Director of the Neurotology/Otology and Skull Base Surgery Fellowship. Dr. Selleck completed her fellowship and residency at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill where she … Read more

Welcome to our Newest Fellows!

July 1, 2021

We are thrilled to welcome six new fellows to our department within five different fellowship programs. Advanced Surgical Head and Neck Oncology and Microvascular Reconstruction Fellow Mia Jusufbegovic, MD MD: University of Louisville Residency: University of Louisville Why UNC? “UNC is a large, well-respected program with exceptional H&N volume and experience, as well as a collegial environment … Read more

Welcome to our Newest Residents!

July 1, 2021

We are excited to welcome four new residents to our residency program. They join us from medical schools across the country. Meet them: Ameer Ghodke, MD (UNC-Chapel Hill) Habib Khoury, MD (University of California, Los Angeles) Kayla (Hicks) White, MD (Case Western Reserve University) Cameron Worden, MD (Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine)