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otolaryngology, head neck, ear, head, neck, throat diseases, ear diseases, facial nerve, skull base tumors, neurotology, clinical otolaryngology, ENT, skull base surgery, facial nerve disorders,


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EDUCATION:

Fellowship: Minnesota Ear Head and Neck Clinic (Otology Neurotology, and Skull Base Surgery), July 2001-June 2002

Residency: Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery, 1997-2001, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN

Internship: Preliminary Surgery, 1996-97 Hennepin County Medical Center, Minneapolis, MN

Medical School: University of Minnesota Medical School, Minneapolis, MN. M.D. awarded on June 7, 1996

Graduate School: University of Minnesota Ph.D. (Thesis not completed), 2000-incomplete. Thesis Project: “Genetic Study of Hereditary Meniere’s Disease”

Undergraduate: Carleton College, Northfield, MN. June, 1992
B.A., Chemistry, Summa Cum Laude.
 
LICENSURE:   Available Upon Request

BOARD CERTIFICATION:

  • Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery May, 2002
  • Renewed until May 2022
  • Neurotology June 2012- June 2022

OTHER CERTIFICATIONS:

  • CyberKnife Certification CyberKnife Technical Training at Sunnyvale, CA, March 24 - 25, 2008

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:

Current Position:

July 2010-Present       
Associate Professor of Biomedical Engineering

July 2008-Present       
Associate Professor of Clinical Otolaryngology
Director Division of Neurotology and Skull Base
        
May 2006-June 2008
Assistant Professor of Clinical Otolaryngology
Director of Division of Neurotology and Skull Base Surgery, Department of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery, University of California - Medical Center May 2006-present

Previous Positions        

3/2005 – 4/2006    Associate, Tower ENT, Cedars Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, California
    
1/2005 – 4/2006    Clinical Assistant Professor of Surgery - Division of Head and Neck Surgery, UCLA

6/2004 - 9/2005     Director of Otology, Neurotology, and Skull Base Surgery, Los Angeles County Hospital (KDMC)

  • Medical Student Otolaryngology Clerkship Director, UCLA/Drew, June 2004-September 2005
  • Medical Director, Dept. of Otolaryngology

8/2002 – 6/2004    Assistant Professor of Otolaryngology, Director of Division of Neurotology and Skull Base Surgery University of Illinois at Chicago

  • Medical Director, Dept. of Otolaryngology
  • Director of Quality Improvement, University of Illinois at Chicago – 2003

1/2002 – 6/2002    Instructor of Otolaryngology, University of Minnesota

PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES:

Committee Service:    

National Organizations

  • Socioeconomic Committee - American Neurotology Society 2014-
  • Audit Committee - American Neurotology Society 2013-
  • RVU Committee – American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck, 2010-2013
  • Equilibrium Committee – American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck, 2010-2013
  • Member of the Taskforce on New Materials from the American Board of
  • Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery 2007-2010
  • Facial Nerve Disorders Committee – American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck, 2003-2009
  • Implantable Hearing Devices Committee – American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck, 2003-2012
  • Clinical Scholars – American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck, 2003-2004

Local Organizations

  • Audit Committee - Chicago Laryngological and Otological Society
  • Judge - Lederer Pierce Resident Research Competition of the Chicago Laryngological and Otological Society

Medical School/Medical Center

  • Medical School M4 Subcommittee - Setting curriculum for the 4th year medical students, 2002-2003
  • Clerkship Directors Committee, 2004-2005
  • Ambulatory Care Committee, 2002-2005
  • QUEST Committee, Advisory Committee for the Electronic Medical Records System, 2007-present
  • Faculty Practice Organization Enterprise Committee 2009-present
  • Strategic Planning Subcommittee, School of Medicine 2010-
  • Vice Chair, Rules and Jurisdiction Committee, School of Medicine 2009-
  • Compensation Advisory Committee 2012-2014

Professional Associations

  • American Academy of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery (Member)
  • American Neurotology Society (Fellow 2011-)
  • Society of Industry Leaders (Member)
  • Association for Research in Otolaryngology (Member 2004-2008)
  • Orange County Society of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery (Member)
  • Los Angeles Society of Otolaryngology (Member 2004-2006)
  • Chicago Laryngologic and Otologic Society (Member 2002-2004)
  • American Medical Association (Member 2002-2004)
  • Illinois State Medical Society (Member 2002-2004)
  • Chicago Medical Society (Member 2002-2004)
  • American Society of Gene Therapy (Associate Member 1999-2001)

Editorial Services:  Available Upon Request

Instruction Courses Faculty:  Available Upon Request

HONORS AND SPECIAL AWARDS:  Available Upon Request

PUBLICATION/BIBLIOGRAPHY
:   Available Upon Request

RESEARCH PAPERS
:  Available Upon Request

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR
:  Available Upon Request

NON PEER REVIEWED PAPERS
:  Available Upon Request

CHAPTERS
:  Available Upon Request

RESEARCH GRANTS AND FELLOWSHIPS RECEIVED
:  Available Upon Request

LECTURES AND PRESENTATIONS
:  Available Upon Request

INVITED SPEAKER AT REGIONAL,

NATIONAL OR INTERNATIONAL MEETINGS:  Available Upon Request

INVITED SPEAKER LOCAL
:  Available Upon Request

ONLINE MATERIALS
:  Available Upon Request

MEDIA
:  Available Upon Request

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