Divisions >> Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery >> Otolaryngology Surgery Update e-newsletter >> September 2014 Issue >> Editor's Note
On behalf of the UW Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery Division, I thank you for taking the time to read the Fall 2014 UW OTO Surgery Update e-newsletter. This letter includes brief educational updates on hybrid cochlear implants and care of the pediatric tracheotomy patient. In addition we have sections on the residency program, our current resident research efforts, and the inspirational story of Dr. Mike McDonald’s mission work in Honduras, which so many of you have participated in over time.
The past six months have been busy and exciting here at the UW. Highlights include:
Additionally, in recent months we have introduced two new clinical offerings: a sailendoscopy/salivary stone program and a facial nerve clinic. The sailendoscopy program hopes to offer our patients with salivary stone and stenosis problems a minimally invasive surgical option, while the facial nerve clinic, organized by Dr. Scott Chaiet, offers a multidisciplinary evaluation for acute and chronic facial paresis/paralysis. This facial nerve clinic incorporates our neuro-otology, facial plastic surgery, and facial nerve rehabilitation therapy.
Ford Professorship event
The fall months will be busy as well with our state and national society meetings and the much-anticipated Charles N. Ford Professorship event, which will be held October 9-11, 2014. This outstanding program includes a CME Conference Thursday afternoon followed by a cocktail reception. Friday morning the division will host a golf outing at Maple Bluff Country Club and that evening attendees will gather for a black tie dinner at The Edgewater hotel with world-renown jazz musician — and Madison’s own — Ben Sidran. The weekend events will wrap up with a tailgating party prior to the Badger football game against Illinois. We have approximately 65 tickets available for the game, so reserve yours now by emailing Delight Hensler. We are hopeful that many of you can attend part or all of this event in honor of our emeritus chairman Dr. Charles Ford.
We are thankful for the support and friendship that you, our colleagues and alumni, have given to us, and I wish you the best in the months ahead.