Pelisyonkis Langone Otolaryngology–Head & Neck Surgery 2016 Year in Review

Inside This Issue

From key discoveries in clinical research to critical advances in patient care, the Department of Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery made significant progress in 2016. Over the past year, advances in cochlear implant science created life-enhancing possibilities for patients with hearing loss. At the same time, advances in diagnostics helped to determine which patients might benefit most from auditory brainstem implants. At our Voice Center, new tissue generation therapies expanded treatment options for vocal fold scarring. And, across the department, collaboration has made previously unimaginable procedures—such as endoscopic brainstem tumor resection—possible, while enabling improvements in patient safety and quality.

Highlights of our annual report include:

  • Expanding Expertise: New Talent and New Research Enhance Care
  • Cochlear Implants: Evolution of Implant Science and Applications
  • Auditory Brainstem Implants: Advanced Imaging and ABI Efficacy
  • Neurofibromatosis Care: Acoustic Neuroma Management Takes Patient-Specific Approach
  • Voice Center: Tissue Regeneration Holds Promise for Vocal Fold Scarring
  • Head and Neck Center: Technology Enhances Teamwork in Advanced Head and Neck Surgeries
  • Education: Expanded Fellowships Deepen Learning and Draw Top Talent