UPMC Physicians and Researchers Presented at AAO 2022 Annual Assembly

November 3, 2022

The American Academy of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery 2022 Annual Assembly brought the otolaryngologist community together September 10-14 in Philadelphia, PA, to connect, learn, and share their expertise through presentations, workshops, and networking sessions.

UPMC faculty and researchers were well-represented with a variety of presentations and poster sessions including the following:

Sunday, 9/11

9:15AM - 10:15AM Upper Airway Evaluation to Guide Surgical Treatment of OSA
Lead Presenter: B. Tucker Woodson, MD,
Co-Presenter: Ryan Soose, MD

10:45- 11:45 Updates and Great Debates: Diagnosis &treatment of Mild Pediatric Osa-trouble-shooting Treatment Failures
Presenter: Joseph Dohar, MD, MS, Panelist: Norman Friedman, MD, Panelist: Derek Lam, MD, MPH, Panelist: Ron Mitchell, MD

12:00PM - 01:00PM Office Hours: Head and Neck Surgery
Panelist: Cherie-Ann Nathan, MD, Panelist: Maie St. John, MD, PhD, Panelist: Randal Weber, MD, FACS,
Panelist: Jose Zevallos, MD, MPH, FACS

12:00- 1:00 Lunch with the Clinical Experts 1 Pediatric Rhinosinusitis Round Table Facilitator: Amanda Stapleton, MD

12:00- 1:30 Harry Barnes Student Forum Director’s Panel Panelist: Noel Jabbour, MD

1:00PM - 2:00PM Endoscopic Surgery for Juvenile Nasopharyngeal Angiofibroma: Tips for Success
Co-Presenter: Eric Wang, MD, Lead Presenter: Carl Snyderman, MD, MBA

1:30PM - 01:35PM Sinus and Otologic Outcomes in Pediatric 22q11.2 Deletion
Presenting Author: Nathan Lu, MD, MPH, Co-Author: Alexa Kacin, MD, Co-Author: Amber Shaffer, PhD, Senior Author: Amanda Stapleton, MD, Submitter: Nathan Lu, MD, MPH


2:15PM - 03:15PM Meet the Scientific Poster Authors Vusala Snyder, MD Evaluation of the Safety and Effectiveness of Robot-Assisted Neck Dissections”

4:00PM - 5:00PM EDT Management of Carotid Artery Injury During Endoscopic Sinus Surgery
Lead Presenter: Eric Wang, MD, Co-Presenter: Carl Snyderman, MD, MBA

5:40PM - 05:50PM Endoscopic versus Microscopic Ear Surgery for Management of Cholesteatoma: A Cost Effectiveness Analysis
Presenting Author: Abhinav Ettyreddy, MD, Co-Author: Lauren Gardiner, MD, Co-Author: Kenneth Smith, MD, MS, Co-Author: Andrew McCall, MD, Senior Author: Shaum Sridharan, MD, Submitter: Lauren Gardiner, MD

Monday, 9/12

8:00-9:00 am Minimizing Clinician Exposure to SARS-CoV2 and Other Pathogens During Otologic Surgery
Moderator: Pamela Roehm, MD PhD,
Panelist: Harish Dharmarajan, MD, Panelist: Rick Nelson, MD, PhD, Panelist: Alicia Quesnel, MD

8:00AM - 09:00AM Scientific Oral Presentations 3 - Pediatric Otolaryngology
Moderator: Allison Tobey, MD, Moderator: Jennifer Lavin, MD

9:15AM - 10:15 AM Tonsillectomies, Opioids, NSAIDS, Oh My! Pain Control in Pediatric Tonsillectomies  What You Need to Know
Moderator: Heather Weinreich, MD MPH,
Panelist: David Chi, MD, Panelist: Patrick Walz, MD, Panelist: Christina Yang, MD

12:00PM - 1:00PM Rapid Poster Presentation: Session 1 Presenting Author: Sophia Dang, MD “Postoperative Opioid Guidelines Reduce Prescription Size and Use without Impact on Patient Satisfaction”

1:45PM - 2:45PM Cholesteatoma: Surgical Decision-making and Avoiding Complications
Moderator: Eric Smouha, MD, Panelist: Dennis Bojrab, MD,
Panelist: Barry Hirsch, MD, Submitter: Eric Smouha, MD

1:45PM - 2:45PM End-of-Life Discussions in Otolaryngology
Co-Presenter: Ozlem Tulunay-Ugur, MD,
Lead Presenter: David Eibling, MD

1:45- 2:45 PM Continuing Certification in Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery: Need-to-know Updates for 2022
Moderator: Kathleen Sie, MD, Panelist: Ronald Kuppersmith, MD, MBA, Panelist: Brian Nussenbaum, MD, MHCM,
Panelist: Jeffrey Simons, MD, MMM

Scientific Oral Presentations 1 - Sleep Medicine
1:57PM - 2:02PM Long-term Generator Replacement in Hypoglossal Nerve Stimulator Clinical Trial Patients
Presenting Author: Ryan Soose, MD, Co-Author: Patrick Strollo, MD, Co-Author: Armin Steffen, MD, Co-Author: Nicolaas De Vries, MD, PhD, Co-Author: Peter van Maanen, Co-Author: Joachim Maurer, MD

2:45PM - 3:30PM Meet the Scientific Poster Authors
Kristen Zayan, MD Scientific poster – Patient Safety and Quality Improvement “Rate of Patient Follow-Up in Otolaryngology Clinic”

Linda Magaña, MD PhD Scientific poster – Outcomes of Upper Airway Stimulation in Hispanic versus non-Hispanic Populations”

Aaliyah C. Riccardi, MD Scientific Poster - A Look at Laryngeal Cancer Outcomes through the Lens of the Social Vulnerability Index

Sophia Dang, MD Scientific Poster - Using tumor volume to predict the need for salvage total laryngectomy in T3 laryngeal cancer treated primarily with radiation therapy

3:45PM - 04:45PM What the Heck Is That? Challenging Nasal Endoscopy Findings
Moderator: Angela Donaldson, MD,
Panelist: Eric Wang, MD, Panelist: Roy Casiano, MD, Panelist: Jivianne Lee, MD

3:45PM - 4:45PM Updates in Pediatric Cochlear Implant Candidacy
Moderator: Maura Cosetti, MD,
Panelist: David Chi, MD, Panelist: Anita Jeyakumar, MD MS, Panelist: Yu-Lan Mary Ying, MD, Panelist: Daniel Zeitler, MD

5:00PM - 6:00PM Chronic Aspiration: What Are My Options?
Moderator: Ozlem Tulunay-Ugur, MD, Panelist: Ozlem Tulunay-Ugur, MD,
Panelist: Libby Smith, DO, Panelist: Priya Krishna, MD, Submitter: Ozlem Tulunay-Ugur, MD

Tuesday, 9/13

8:00AM - 09:00AM Exploring Pediatric Rhinosinusitis: updates in Management of Rhinitis, Rhinosinusitis and Complicated Sinusitis
Moderator: Patrick Walz, MD, Panelist: David Gudis, MD,
Panelist: Amanda Stapleton, MD, Panelist: Naweed Chowdhury, MD, MPH, Submitter: Patrick Walz, MD

9:15AM - 10:15AM Treating Patients with Cystic Fibrosis: Best Practices, Strategies, & Updates for 2022
Moderator: Amanda Stapleton, MD, Panelist: Ashleigh Halderman, Panelist: Adam Kimple, MD, PhD, FACS, FARS, Panelist: Brent Senior, MD

9:15 – 10:15 am Scientific Oral Presentations 4 - Pediatric Otolaryngology
Moderator: Kenneth Lee, MD, PhD,
Moderator: Dennis Kitsko, DO

9:51AM - 09:56AM Utility of Intraoperative Radiographs in Pediatric Cochlear Implant Surgery
Presenting Author: Emily Savoca, MD, Co-Author:
Brandon Smith, MD, Co-Author: Amber Shaffer, PhD, Co-Author: Dennis Kitsko, DO, Senior Author: David Chi, MD, Submitter: Emily Savoca, MD

10:03AM - 10:08AM The Impact of Hearing Loss on Intelligence Quotient Scores in Children: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis
Presenting Author: Malek Bouzaher, MD, Co-Author: Shannon Wu, BA, Co-Author: Diya Ramanathan,
Co-Author: David Chi, MD, Co-Author: Patricia Klaas, PhD, Senior Author: Samantha Anne, MD, MS, Submitter: Shannon Wu, BA

1:18PM - 01:23PM Socioeconomic Barriers to Care for Children with Tracheostomies Utilizing GIS
Presenting Author: Mark Fadel, MD, JD, Co-Author: Jennifer McCoy, MA, Co-Author: Amber Shaffer, PhD, Co-Author: Kristen Kurland, Senior Author: Jeffrey Simons, MD, MMM, Submitter: Mark Fadel, MD, JD

1-2 pm Chronic Suppurative Otitis Media: Old Problem-New Solutions-Pearls from 30 Years of Clinical Practice & Research
Lead Presenter:
Joseph Dohar, MD, MS

3:45- 4:45 PM Management of Pediatric Aerodigestive Tract Foreign Bodies
Lead Presenter:
Jeffrey Simons, MD, MMM

3:45PM - 4:45PM Ten Hot Topics in Head and Neck Surgical Oncology
Moderator: John Cramer, MD,
Panelist: Umamaheswar Duvvuri, MD PhD, Panelist: Nicole Schmitt, MD, Panelist: Daniel Faden, MD, Submitter: John Cramer, MD

Scientific Oral Presentations 3 - Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery

3:51PM - 3:56PM The Role of Nasal Endoscopy in the Preoperative Evaluation of Nasal Obstruction
Presenting Author: Lauren Gardiner, MD, Co-Author: Lindsey Goyal, MD, Co-Author: Jennifer McCoy, MA, Senior Author: Grant Gillman, MD, Submitter: Lauren Gardiner, MD

Wednesday, 9/14

8:00AM - 9:00AM Care Giver Burden, Social and Economic Disparities and Palliation in the Pediatric Tracheostomy Population
Moderator: Allison Tobey, MD, Panelist: Kaitlin Ostrander, MD, Panelist: Jeffrey Simons, MD, MMM, Panelist: Leila Mady, MD, PhD, MPH, Submitter: Allison Tobey, MD

8:00AM - 9:00AM Evidence-Based Approach to Sinonasal Cancers
Lead Presenter: Shirley Su, MBBS, Co-Presenter:
Carl Snyderman, MD, MBA

9:45AM - 9:49AM Preoperative Care Clinic Improves Survival in Patients with Multiple Comorbidities Undergoing Total Laryngectomy
Presenting Author: Randall Harley, BS, Senior Author: Seungwon Kim, MD, Co-Author: Tracy Cheng, MD, MHS, Co-Author: Mohammad Issa, MD, MS, Co-Author: Baraa Nawash, Co-Author: Li Wang

Scientific Oral Presentations 6 - Pediatric Otolaryngology

10:30AM - 10:35AM Differential Dosing of Propranolol and Risk of Ulceration in Infantile Hemangioma
Presenting Author: Daniel Gerges, MD, Co-Author: Amber Shaffer, PhD, Co-Author: Alexa Kacin, MD, Co-Author: Nicholas Oberlies, MD, Co-Author: Basil Hashimi, Senior Author: Reema Padia, MD, Submitter: Daniel Gerges, MD

10:30AM - 11:30AM Surgeons as Athletes: How to Stay Playoff Ready
Moderator: Priya Krishna, MD, Panelist: Cecelia Schmalbach, MD, MSc, FACS, Panelist: Jarel Russell,
Panelist: Libby Smith, DO, Submitter: Priya Krishna, MD