Resident Research

ENT Research and Teaching Skills

The Otolaryngology Residency Program fosters the development of residents' teaching abilities and hones research skills. Each resident in the Otolaryngology Residency Program also participates actively in their own quality improvement project and has access to the ENT High-Reliability Medicine and Clinical Effectiveness Task Forces. Residents are encouraged to develop their own personal interest within our diverse field, whether this includes an academic career or private practice.

In addition to hands on clinical training, the residents participate in an in-depth research curriculum which culminates in the writing of a CORE style Grant and submission prior to their PGY 3 research rotation.

Residents have the opportunity to complete a certificate program in quality initiatives through the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) and can receive a yellow belt in Lean Six Sigma.

Resident Abstracts 2020/2021

AAO-HNSF 2021 Annual Meeting & OTO Experience

  1. Eve Tranchito, Claudia Cabrera, Morgan Terry, Shawn Li, Syed A. Ali, Jason E. Thuener,  Nicole Fowler,  Pierre Lavertu, Theodoros N. Teknos,  Rod P. Rezaee, Akina Tamaki.  Incidence of Occult Nodal Disease in Primary Salivary Gland Malignancies, Ear, Nose, and Throat Institute, University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center, Cleveland, OH
  2. Rachel A. Kominsky, Claudia I Cabrera, Clare M. Richardson, Maroun Semaan, ; Kenneth Rodriguez,  Brian D’Anza, Low BMI as a Risk Factor for Patulous Eustachian Tube, Ear, Nose, and Throat Institute, University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center, Cleveland, OH

2021 ARS 67th Annual Meeting

  1. Firas Hentati, B.S, Armine Kocharyan, M.D, Richard G. Muller, M.D, Jeremy Ruthberg, B.A, Claudia I. Cabrera, M.D, Brian D’Anza, M.D, Kenneth Rodriguez, M.D., 70-degree Endoscope in Maxillary Antrostomy.  Ear, Nose, and Throat Institute, University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center, Cleveland, OH

AHNS 10th International Conference on Head and Neck Cancer: “Survivorship through Quality and Innovation”

  1. Jonathan C Garneau, Rod Rezaee. Reverse Flow Anterolateral Thigh Free Flap in a Case with Significant Atherosclerosis: A Viable Alternative for Arterial Microvascular Anastomosis. Ear, Nose, and Throat Institute, University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center, Cleveland, OH.
  2. Claudia I Cabrera, Akina Tamaki, Grant Muller, Jill S Barnholtz-Sloan, Jason E Thuener, Nicole Fowler, Theodoros N Teknos, Rod P Rezaee, Shawn Li. Efficacy of adjuvant radiation in locally advanced laryngeal cancers with no nodal metastasis. Ear, Nose, and Throat Institute, University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center, Cleveland, OH.
  3. Kate Clancy, Thomas Xia, Nirav Patil, Jay Wasman, Nicole Fowler, Pierre Lavertu, Shawn Li, Akina Tamaki, Theodoros N Teknos, Jason E Thuener, Scott Wilhelm, Chad A Zender, Rod Rezaee. Frozen Section Analysis of Indeterminate Thyroid Nodules. Ear, Nose, and Throat Institute, University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center, Cleveland, OH.
  4. Chelsea S Hamill, Richard G Muller, Kate Clancy, Brandon Vu, Laurel Gui, Jason E Thuener, Jay Wasman, Shawn Li, Nicole Fowler, Rod P Rezaee, Pierre Lavertu, Theodoros N Teknos, Quintin Pan, Wendi Q O'Neill. Treatment failure patterns in p16+ and p16- oropharyngeal squamous cell carcinoma. Ear, Nose, and Throat Institute, University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center, Cleveland, OH.
  5. Richard G Muller, Chelsea S Hammill, Brandon Vu, Jason E Thuener, Jay Wasman, Shawn Li, Nicole M Fowler, Rod P Rezaee, Pierre Lavertu, Theodoros N Teknos, Quintin Pan, Wendi Q O'Neill. Impact of treatment choice, surgical vs. non-surgical, on the prognosis of complete responders in p16+ and p16- oropharyngeal squamous cell carcinomas. Ear, Nose, and Throat Institute, University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center, Cleveland, OH.
  6. Kate Clancy, Chelsea S Hamill, Wendi Q O'Neill, Jason Thuener, Laurel Gui, Shawn Li, Nicole Fowler, Rod Rezaee, Pierre Lavertu, Jay Wasman, Monaliben Patel, Anant Madabhusi, Theodoros N Teknos, Quintin Pan. p16 is a Prognostic Biomarker in Anti-PD-1 Immunotherapy-treated Recurrent/Metastatic Oropharyngeal Squamous Cell Carcinoma Patients. Ear, Nose, and Throat Institute, University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center, Cleveland, OH.
  7. Kate Clancy, Chelsea Hamill, Akina Tamaki, Nicole M Fowler. Creation of a mobile clinic space for oral cancer screening. Ear, Nose, and Throat Institute, University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center, Cleveland, OH.
  8. Nicole M Fowler, Claudia I Cabrera. The Development of Foreign Accent Syndrome Following Oral Cavity Surgery - A Case Series and Review of the Literature. Ear, Nose, and Throat Institute, University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center, Cleveland, OH.
  9. Richard G Muller, Mark Weidenbecher, David Ludlow. Comparison of PET/CT versus Triple Endoscopy in Initial Workup of p16+ Oropharyngeal Squamous Cell Carcinoma. Ear, Nose, and Throat Institute, University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center, Cleveland, OH.
  10. Jeremy S Ruthberg, Anish Abrol, Claudia I Cabrera, Akina Tamaki, Rod Rezaee. Anterior transfacial endoscopic-assisted approach to metastatic cutaneous malignancies with V2 involvement. Ear, Nose, and Throat Institute, University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center, Cleveland, OH.
  11. Benjamin R Johnson, Claudia I Cabrera, Armine Kocharyan, Nauman Manzoor, Akina Tamaki. Utility of neck dissections in squamous cell carcinomas of the temporal bone. Ear, Nose, and Throat Institute, University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center, Cleveland, OH.