Stryker Course

All residents are expected to complete an annual research project. Additionally, during the PGY-3 year, there is a dedicated 4-month research block. During this time, residents are exempt from clinical responsibilities excepting some light call assignments and are expected to carry out an IRB-approved project suitable for presentation and/or publication.

Residents are able to cater their research block to their specific interests and enjoy ample faculty support. In the past, research topics have spanned the breadth of otolaryngology and have included both basic science and clinical endeavors.

Our program has the advantage of access to research facilities at the National Institutes of Health and the Lombardi Cancer Center, which is affiliated with MedStar Georgetown and is the only National Cancer Institute-designated cancer center within the Washington, DC metro area.


Bullwinkle EM, Parker MD, Bonan NF, Falkenberg LG, Davison SP, DeCicco-Skinner KL. Adipocytes contribute to the growth and progression of multiple myeloma: Unraveling obesity related differences in adipocyte signaling. Cancer Lett. 2016 Sep 28;380(1):114-21. PMID: 27317873

Bunting H, Wilson BM, Malloy KM, Malekzadeh S. A Novel Peritonsillar Abscess Simulator. Simul Healthc. 2015 Oct;10(5):320-5. PMID: 26335562

Burns JC, Kelly MC, Hoa M, Morell RJ, Kelley MW.  Single-cell RNA-Seq resolves cellular complexity in sensory organs from the neonatal inner ear. Nat Commun. 2015 Oct 15;6:8557. PMID: 26469390

Chu E, Davis RE. SMAS Debulking for Management of the Thick-Skinned Nose. JAMA Facial Plast Surg. 2015 Jul-Aug;17(4):305-6. PMID: 25978685

Davis RE, Chu E. Complex Nasal Fractures in the Adult-A Changing Management Philosophy. Facial Plast Surg. 2015 Jun;31(3):201-15. PMID: 26126217

Davison SP, Hayes K. Delayed Innovations in Keloid Reconstruction. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2016 Oct 10. PMID: 27755294

Davison SP, Hayes K. The twenty-first century hospital: checklists, compliance, and disruption. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2015 Jan;135(1):235e-6e. PMID: 25539344

Davison SP, Irio MI, Oh C. Transconjunctival Lower Lid Blepharoplasty with and without Fat Reposition. Clinics in Plastic Surgery. 2015;42(1): 51-6. PMID: 25440740

Davison SP, Nieb J. Start Your Engines.  Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Global Open. 2015 Aug 27;3(8):e498. PMID: 26495211

Deutsch ES, Wiet GJ, Seidman M, Hussey HM, Malekzadeh S, Fried MP.  Simulation activity in otolaryngology residencies.  Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2015 Aug;153(2):193-201. PMID: 26019133

Dileepan T, Smith ED, Knowland D, Hsu M, Platt M, Bittner-Eddy P, Cohen B, Southern P, Latimer E, Harley E, Agalliu D, Cleary PP. Group A Streptococcus intranasal infection promotes CNS infiltration by streptococcal-specific Th17 cells. J Clin Invest. 2016 Jan;126(1):303-17. PMID: 26657857

 Duah V, Huang Z, Val S, DeMason C, Poley M, Preciado D. Younger patients with COME are more likely to have mucoid middle ear fluid containing mucin MUC5B. Int J Pediatr Otorhinolaryngol. 2016 Nov;90:133-137. PMID: 27729120

Duke WS, White JR, Waller JL, Terris DJ. Six-Year Experience With Endoscopic Thyroidectomy: Outcomes and Safety Profile. Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol. 2015 Nov;124(11):915-20. PMID: 26082473

Endara M, Oh C, Davison SP, Baker SB. The Management of Festoons. Clinics in Plastic Surgery. 2015 Jan;42(1):87-94. PMID: 25440745

Flowers SA, Zhou X, Wu J, Wang Y, Makambi K, Kallakury BV, Singer MS, Rosen SD, Davidson B, Goldman R. Expression of the extracellular sulfatase SULF2 is associated with squamous cell carcinoma of the head and neck. Oncotarget. 2016 Jul 12;7(28):43177-43187. PMID: 27223083

Harley E. Ibuprofen and acetaminophen for posttonsillectomy pain. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2015 Apr;152(4):769. PMID: 25833934

Hoa M, Friedman RA, Fisher LM, Derebery MJ. Prognostic implications of and audiometric evidence for hearing fluctuation in Meniere’s disease. Laryngoscope. 2015 Dec;125 Suppl 12:S1-12. PMID: 26343803

Holliday M, Stuss V, Malekzadeh S, Grant N.  Low-Cost Modular Phonosurgery Training Station: Development and Validation.  Laryngoscope.  2015; 125(6):1409-13. PMID: 25599882

Hurst NJ Jr, Pereira LM, Dominello MM, Dyson G, Laszewski P, Robinette N, Lin HS, Yoo G, Sukari A, Kim H. Pretreatment computed tomographic gross tumor volume as predictor of persistence of tracheostomy and percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy tube in patients undergoing larynx preservation. Head Neck. 2016 Oct;38(10):1455-8. PMID: 27131223

Isaiah A, Moyer K, Pereira KD. Current Trends in Neonatal Tracheostomy. JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2016 Aug 1;142(8):738-42.PMID: 27281282

Jean WC, Felbaum DR, Anaizi A, DeKlotz TR. Endoscopic Endonasal Approach for Transclival Resection of a Petroclival Meningioma: A Technical Note. Cureus. 2016 Jun 14;8(6):e641. PMID: 27433420

Kalejaiye A, Giri N, Brewer CC, Zalewski CK, King KA, Adams CD, Rosenberg PS, Kim HJ, Alter BP. Otologic manifestations of Fanconi anemia and otherinherited bone marrow failure syndromes. Pediatr Blood Cancer. 2016 Dec;63(12):2139-2145. PMID: 27428025

Kress MA, Sen N, Unger KR, Lominska CE, Deeken JF, Davidson BJ, Newkirk KA, Hwang J, Harter KW. Safety and efficacy of hypofractionated stereotactic body reirradiation in head and neck cancer: Long-term follow-up of a large series. Head Neck. 2015 Oct;37(10):1403-9.PMID: 24824359

Krishnan NM, Brown BJ, Davison SP, Mauskar N, Mino M, Jordan MH, Shupp JW. Reducing Wound Tension with Undermining or Imbrication-Do They Work? Plast Reconstr Surg Glob Open. 2016 Jul 13;4(7):e799. PMID: 2753647

LaBove G, Davison SP. Cost Analysis of an Office-based Surgical Suite. Plast Reconstr Surg Glob Open. 2016 Jul 19;4(7):e803. PMID: 27536482

LaBove G, Davison SP, Jackson M. Compliance of Perioperative Antibiotic Dosing and Surgical Site Infection Rate in Office-Based Elective Surgery. Plast Reconstr Surg Glob Open. 2016 May 19;4(5):e710. PMID: 27579234

Leaver AM, Turesky TK, Seydell-Greenwald A, Morgan S, Kim HJ, Rauschecker JP. Intrinsic network activity in tinnitus investigated using functional MRI. Hum Brain Mapp. 2016 Aug;37(8):2717-35. PMID: 27091485

Maxwell JH, Rath, TJ, Byrd JK, Albergotti WG, Wang H, Duvvuri U, Kim S, Johnson JT, Branstetter IV BF, Ferris RL. Accuracy of computed tomography to predict extracapsular spread in p16-positive squamous cell carcinoma. Laryngoscope. 2015 Jul;125(7):1613-8. PMID: 25946149

Maxwell JH, Thompson LD, Brandwein-Gensler MS, Weiss BG, Canis M, Purgina B, Prabhu AV, Lai C, Shuai Y, Carroll WR, Morlandt A, Duvvuri U, Kim S, Johnson JT, Ferris RL, Seethala R, Chiosea SI. Early oral tongue squamous cell carcinoma: Sampling of margins from tumor bed and worse local control. JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2015 Dec;141(12):1104-10. PMID: 26225798

Mohan S, Vander Broek R, Shah S, Eytan DF, Pierce ML, Carlson SG, Coupar JF, Zhang J, Cheng H, Chen Z, Van Waes C. MEK Inhibitor PD-0325901 Overcomes Resistance to PI3K/mTOR Inhibitor PF-5212384 and Potentiates Antitumor Effects in Human Head and Neck Squamous Cell Carcinoma. Clin Cancer Res. 2015 Sep 1;21(17):3946-56. PMID:  25977343

Pulcrano ME, Malekzadeh S, Kumar A.  The impact of gross anatomy laboratory on first year medical students’ interest in a surgical career.  Clin Anat. 2016 Sep;29(6):691-5. PMID: 27071498

Rashid A, Karam SD, Rashid B, Kim JH, Pang D, Jean W, Grimm J, Collins SP. Multisession Radiosurgery for Hearing Preservation. Semin Radiat Oncol. 2016 Apr;26(2):105-11. PMID: 27000506

Reilly MJ, Tomsic JA, Fernandez SJ, Davison SP. Effect of Facial Rejuvenation Surgery on Perceived Attractiveness, Femininity, and Personality. JAMA Facial Plastic Surgery. 2015 May-Jun;17(3):202-7. PMID: 25856281

Segel JM, Duke WS, White JR, Waller JL, Terris DJ. Outpatient thyroid surgery: Safety of an optimized protocol in more than 1,000 patients. Surgery. 2016 Feb;159(2):518-23.PMID: 26471720

Seidman MD, Gurgel RK, Lin SY, Schwartz SR, Baroody FM, Bonner JR, Dawson DE, Dykewicz MS, Hackell JM, Han JK, Ishman SL, Krouse HJ, Malekzadeh S, Mims JW, Omole FS, Reddy WD, Wallace DV, Walsh SA, Warren BE, Wilson MN, Nnacheta LC. Clinical Practice Guideline: Allergic Rhinitis Executive Summary. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2015 Feb;152(2):197-206. PMID: 25645524

Smith LJ, Trout JM, Sridharan S, Guyer JR, Owens GE, Chamber AJ, Rosen CA.  Comparison of Microsuspension Laryngoscopy Positions: A Randomized, Prospective Study. The Laryngoscope 2015 Mar; 125(3):649-54. PMID: 25446068 

Sridharan S, Achalatis S, Ruiz R, Branski RC, Amin MA (2013). Patient-Based Outcomes of In-Office KTP Ablation of Benign Vocal Fold Lesions.  The Laryngoscope 2015 May; 124(5): 1176-9. PMID: 24115130

Sridharan S, Amin MR, Branski RC. Vocal fold immobility after finger sweep self-extrusion of impacted food in a choking victim with resolution following laryngeal mask ventilation. Ear Nose Throat J. 2016 Jan;95(1):33-5. PMID: 26829684

Sridharan S, Rosen CA, Smith LJ, Young VN, Munin M (2014) Timing of Nimodipine Therpay for the Treatment of Vocal Fold Paralysis. Laryngoscope; 2015 Jan;125(1):186-90. PMID: 25230053

Walls A, Cubangbang M, Wang H, Raiji M, Knight J, Steehler M, Latimer E,Harley EH Jr. Pediatric Autoimmune Neuropsychiatric Disorder Associated with Streptococcus Immunology: A Pilot Study. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2015 Jul;153(1):130-6. PMID: 25832830

Walls A, Dermody S, Kumaran R, Krishnan N, Harley EH. Characterization of B-Cells in tonsils of patients diagnosed with pediatric autoimmune neuropsychiatric disorder associated streptococcus. Int J Pediatr Otorhinolaryngol. 2016 Jan;80:49-52. PMID: 26746612

Walls A, Pierce M, Krishnan N, Steehler M, Harley EH Jr. Pediatric Head and Neck Complications of Streptococcus pneumoniae before and after PCV7 Vaccination. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2015 Feb;152(2):336-341. PMID: 25385805

 Zacharia BE, Romero FR, Rapoport SK, Raza SM, Anand VK, Schwartz TH. Endoscopic Endonasal Management of Metastatic Skull Base Lesions: A Case Series and Literature Review. World Neurosurg. 2015 Nov;84(5):1267-77. PMID: 26079759