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Department of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery
McGill University – Annual Report (June 1, 2009 to December 31, 2010)
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DEPARTMENT OF OTOLARYNGOLOGY –
HEAD AND NECK SURGERY
FACULTY OF MEDICINE
McGILL UNIVERSITY
ANNUAL REPORT
June 1, 2009 to December 31, 2010
Submitted by:
Saul Frenkiel, MD FRCSC
Professor and Chairman
Department of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery
Rev: 31 May 2011
Department of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery
McGill University – Annual Report (June 1, 2009 to December 31, 2010)
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CONTENTS
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Section I
OVERVIEW
1.1 Description of Unit
1.2 Departmental Staff
1.3 Administrative Structure and Committees
1.4 Message from the Chair
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Honors, Awards and Prizes
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APPENDIX II Publications (Calendar Years 2009 & 2010)
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APPENDIX III Program and Hospitals Reports
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APPENDIX IV Departmental Retreat Agenda
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Section II
PAST YEAR’S ACTIVITIES
2.1 Highlights
2.2 Teaching and Learning
2.2.1 Undergraduate
2.2.2 Postgraduate
2.2.3 Research Enrichment Year
2.2.4 MSc Program
2.2.5 Fellowship Program
2.2.6 Continuing Medical Education Program
2.2.7 Northern Quebec Program
2.3 Research
2.3.1 Departmental Laboratories
2.3.2 Research Projects and Grants
2.4 Promotions, Recruitment, Departures
2.5 Academic Staff Activities
2.6 Involvement in the Community
APPENDIX I
* This report is also available online: http://www.mcgill.ca/ent/annualreports/
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McGill University – Annual Report (June 1, 2009 to December 31, 2010)
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Section I: OVERVIEW
1.1 Description of Unit
The Department of Otolaryngology is a full department within the Faculty of Medicine. It has both a
clinical and academic mission in accordance with the following statement:
It is the objective of the department to continue its academic and research efforts and to remain at the
forefront of modern otolaryngology practice.
The mission of the Department of Otolaryngology is to provide excellence in all aspects of
otolaryngology - head and neck surgery by teaching, undertaking research and through exemplary clinical
practice in the broad field covered by this discipline.
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The educational component encompasses the teaching of McGill undergraduate medical students
and McGill Otolaryngology residents. The department also accepts post-graduate fellows for
subspecialty training. Responsibility in continuing medical education (CME) towards the teaching
of allied health care professionals is deemed of equal importance.
The department participates in both clinical and basic research in the areas of head and neck
oncology, vestibular physiology, rhinology, neurotology and laryngology.
An important mandate of the department is towards the provision of high quality clinical care in
general otolaryngology and in the subspecialty areas of head and neck oncology, neurotology,
laryngology, rhinology, facial plastic and reconstructive surgery and communicative disorders.
These goals will be achieved by:
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having available sufficient medical and support staff to maintain proper health care delivery to service
the hospital and community network of patients
the recruitment of highly qualified individuals who can provide subspecialty expertise and stimulating
teaching to undergraduates, residents, fellows and other health care workers
working closely with other medical specialists and allied health professionals to provide a multidisciplinary approach toward the best possible care for patients
working closely with basic researchers to foster a stimulating academic atmosphere and active
participation as educators in the Faculty of Medicine of McGill University
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1.2 Departmental Staff
A. List of Faculty Members with Primary Appointments in the
Department According to Academic Rank
Departmental Chair:
Dr. Saul Frenkiel
Emeritus Professor
Baxter, J.D., M.D., C.M., M.Sc. (McG.), FRCSC
Professors
Frenkiel, S., B.Sc., M.D., C.M. (McG.), FRCSC
Katsarkas, A., M.D. (Thess.) FRCSC
Schloss, M.D., M.D. (U.B.C.), FRCSC
Tewfik, T.L., M.D. (Alex.), FRCSC
Associate Professors
Black, M.J., M.D., C.M. (McG.), FRCSC
Daniel S., M.D., C.M. (McG), FRCSC
Desrosiers, M., M.D. (Montr.) FRCSC
Fanous, N., M.B., BCH. (Cairo), FRCSC
Funnell, W.R.J., B. Eng., M.Eng., Ph.D. (McG.)
Hier, M., M.D.C.M. (McG.), FRCS
Kost, K., M.D.C.M. (McG.), FRCSC
Manoukian, J., M.B., Ch.B. (Alex.), FRCSC
Novick, W.H., M.D., C.M. (Queen’s), FRCSC
Rappaport, J., M.D. (Dal.), FRCSC
Segal, B., B.Sc., B. Eng., M.Eng. (McG.) Ph.D. (McG.)
Shapiro, R.S., M.D., C.M. (McG.), FRCSC
Zeitouni, A.G., M.D. (Sher.), FRCSC
Assistant Professors
Black, Mindy., M.D. (Tor.), FRCSC
Chagnon, F., M.D., C.M. (McG.), FRCSC
Fried, I., M.D. (Dal.), FRCSC
Lacroix, Y., M.D. (Laval), FRSCSC
Lafleur, R., M.D. (Ott.), FRCSC
Lessard, M-L, M.D. (Laval), FRCSC
Mlynarek, M.Sc., M.D. (McG.), FRCSC
Nguyen, H.N. M.D.,C.M. (McG.), FRCSC
Payne, R., M.D.,C.M. (McG.), FRCSC
Samaha, M.D. (Queen’s), FRCSC
Sejean, G., M.D. (Beirut), FRCSC
Sweet, R. M.D.C.M. (McG.)
Tarantino, L., M.D. (Naples), FRCSC
Tewfik, M.Sc., M.D. (McG.), FRCSC
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Faculty Lecturers
Finesilver, A., M.D. (McG), FRCSC
Picard, L., M.D. (UdeM), FRCSC
Rothstein, J., M.D. (McG.), FRCSC
Vu, V.T.T., M.D. (UdeM), FRCSC
Young, J., M.D. (McG.), FRCSC
Adjunct Professor
Dufour, J.J. M.D. (Laval) FRCSC
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B. List of Faculty with Secondary Appointment in the Department
According to Academic Rank
Professors
Cullen, K. Ph.D. (McG.)
Professor, Department of Biomedical Engineering, McGill University
Galiana, H.L., B. Eng., M. Eng., Ph.D. (McG.)
Professor, Biomedical Engineering, Faculty of Medicine
Hamid, Q., M.D. (Iraq), Ph.D.Med. (UK)
Professor of Medicine and Pathology
Director, Meakins-Christie Laboratories, McGill University
Mongeau, L., Ph.D. Acous. (Penn. State) Associate Dean, Academic Affairs (McGill)
Professor, Faculty of Engineering, Division of Mechanical Engineering
Assistant Professor
Henry, M. Ph.D. (McG.)
Department of Oncology
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1.3 Administrative Structure and Committees
Departmental Chair
Program Director
Director of Research & MSc Program
Director, Head & Neck Oncology Program
Hospital Site Directors
Royal Victoria Hospital
Montreal General Hospital
Jewish General Hospital
Montreal Children’s Hospital
……….. Dr. Saul Frenkiel
……….. Dr. John Manoukian
……….. Dr. Bernard Segal
……….. Dr. Martin Black
Executive Committee
……….. Dr. Saul Frenkiel (Chair), Dr. Martin Black,
Dr. Athanasios Katsarkas, Dr. Melvin Schloss
Departmental Tenure Committee
……….. Dr. Saul Frenkiel (Chair), Dr. Martin Black, Dr.
Athanasios Katsarkas, Dr. Melvin Schloss, Dr. Robert
Funnell (alternate), Dr. Henrietta Galiana (alternate)
……….. Dr. Anthony Zeitouni
……….. Dr. Karen Kost
……….. Dr. Saul Frenkiel
……….. Dr. Sam Daniel
Residency Program Committee
……….. Dr. John Manoukian (Chair)
……….. Dr. Jamie Rappaport (Co-Chair)
Dr. Sam Daniel, Dr. Michael Hier, Dr. Lily Nguyen, Dr. Richard Payne, Dr. Mark Samaha, Dr. Bernard
Segal, Dr. Robert Sweet, Dr. Anthony Zeitouni, Dr. Keith Richardson (Sr. resident rep.), Dr. Yalon Dolev
(Jr. resident rep),
Undergraduate Education
……….. Dr. Lily Nguyen (Chair)
Research Committee
……….. Dr. Bernard Segal (Chair)
Dr. Sam Daniel (Associate Chair)
Dr. Saul Frenkiel, Dr. Robert Funnell, Dr. Athanasios Katsarkas, Dr. John Manoukian, Dr. Richard Payne,
Dr. Mark Samaha, Dr. Marc Tewfik, Dr. Anthony Zeitouni
Fellowship Committee
Rhinology:
Pediatrics:
Head & Neck:
Laryngology:
Research:
……….. Dr. Jamie Rappaport (Chair)
Dr. Martin Desrosiers, Dr. Mark Samaha, Dr. Marc Tewfik
Dr. Sam Daniel, Dr. John Manoukian, Dr. Lily Nguyen, Dr. Melvin Schloss
Dr. Martin Black, Dr. Michael Hier, Dr. Karen Kost, Dr. Richard Payne,
Dr. Anthony Zeitouni
Dr. Karen Kost
Dr. Sam Daniel
Continuing Medical Education (CME)
……….. Dr. Ted Tewfik (Chair)
Annual McGill Otolaryngology Update Course - Dr. Jamie Rappaport, Dr. Michael Hier, Dr. Karen Kost (Course
Directors)
Alumni Relations
……….. Dr. Martin Black
Administrative Support
……….. Gaby Stanischewski, Joanna Aroutian
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1.4 Message from the Chair (Dr. S. Frenkiel)
The McGill Department of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery is pleased to provide McGill
University and the Faculty of Medicine its June 1, 2009 – December 31, 2010 its “Annual” Report. The
contained pages will highlight both individual and collective productivity of the Department, emphasizing
achievements and accomplishments. My own message is directed to the following comments.
1. Name Change for the Department
The year marked an historical event with an official new name for our Department. The former
designation of Otolaryngology has now become Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery. We can
now proudly state that our name at McGill University accurately reflects the true nature of our
professional work and is consistent with the designation at the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons
of Canada, the Quebec College of Physicians and Surgeons, and the majority of departments in North
America and internationally. I hereby list the chronology of dates leading to the name change at McGill
University.
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Mar. 17, 2009: The Department of Otolaryngology requests that the Faculty of Medicine
officially change its name
Sept. 24, 2009: Faculty of Medicine makes the request to the Academic Policy Committee (APC)
for a name change
Oct. 8, 2009: Presentation by Dr. Frenkiel to the APC of the McGill Senate – Request approved
Nov. 4, 2009: McGill Senate approves the new name “Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery”
Nov. 23, 2009: Board of Governors ratifies the Senate’s approval
2. Faculty Retreat
An important Faculty Retreat took place on December 8 & 9, 2009 to discuss strategic planning and
priorities for the next five years. The agenda centred around the development of Centres of Excellence and
academic planning in the areas of education, research, and recruitment. Some discussion also centred on
clinical planning at the major McGill teaching hospitals and its network of community-based institutions.
Our Department will be witnessing implementation of retreat recommendations within the next two years.
See Appendix IV.
3. Education
The Department has started to focus more fully on both the undergraduate and postgraduate teaching
programs. At the undergraduate level, we have witnessed important initiatives led by Dr. Lily Nguyen.
She has assumed a leadership position at the national level, looking at a standardized curriculum for
teaching our discipline to medical students across Canada. We expect that her initiatives will contribute to
important curriculum changes here at McGill.
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At the postgraduate level, our program is fully approved and accredited by the Royal College of
Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. All five of our graduating residents were successful at this year’s
fellowship exams, and four of them are presently enrolled in fellowship training programs at both national
and international university centres. Our compliments are extended to Dr. John Manoukian, members of
the Residency Training Committee, and our teaching staff for this success.
Another emphasis for the Department will be to expand its teaching mission to the Gatineau campus as
this venue continues to evolve within the strategic planning process of the Faculty of Medicine.
4. Research
I am pleased to report that our research program continues to function at a high level, largely due to the
collaborative efforts which have been fostered with basic scientists at McGill University. As part of the
collaborative effort, the Department participates in numerous national granted projects which serve to
foster our academic mission. It is noteworthy that both residents and medical students affiliated with our
Department participate actively in the research program, and they are supported by the McGill Head and
Neck Cancer Fund. Our Department’s MSc program, the only one of its kind in Canada, presently has
eight students enrolled, the program recently graduated Dr. Talal Al-Khatib and Dr. Marc Tewfik. I offer
my compliments to our Research Director, Dr. Bernard Segal, and the Clinical Research Director, Dr.
Sam Daniel, for their invaluable contributions.
5. Clinical
We are planning to internally reorganize ourselves with a number of clinical subdivisions which will serve
to enhance excellence to patients and enhance an academic profile. The clinical Centres of Excellence
which we are considering to establish are as follows.
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Head and Neck Oncology
Voice and Swallowing
Neuro-otology
Rhinology and Skull Base
Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
6. MUHC Development
It is now clear that the clinical unit will be located at the Glen Site and will be able to provide care to
patients in the areas of head and neck oncology (including thyroid), laryngology and dyspahgia, neurootology, skull base and endoscopic sinus surgery. This type of care will be provided almost exclusively at
the tertiary and quaternary levels and have been sanctioned by the MUHC’s priority planning process.
As part of the overall strategy, the Department has started an exercise to provide general otolaryngology
services at community-based hospitals, such as St. Mary’s, Lakeshore, and Lachine. The Jewish General
will continue to function at a specialty level.
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7. Recent Appointments and Recruitment
Our Department continues to recruit successfully with a number of exciting fellowship-trained staff. Dr.
Alex Mlynarek joined our Department in the capacity of head and neck surgeon/oncologist with additional
expertise as a microvascular free flap surgeon. Dr. Marc Tewfik completed a fellowship in endoscopic
sinus and skull base surgery at one of the most prestigious programs in the world and will now be offering
his expertise to McGill. Dr. Jonathan Young has joined our Department after completing a fellowship at
Harvard and will be offering his expertise in the area of laryngology and dysphagia. I am pleased to
announce that Dr. Kathleen Cullen has been appointed as an Associate Member to our Department. She is
an internationally renowned researcher in the field of neuro-otology. We are pleased to welcome the
addition of Dr. Melissa Henry to our Department. She is a PhD social psychologist who will work with
the head and neck oncology program both clinically and in a research capacity.
8. Fundraising
Our Department completed another successful fundraising campaign. This year’s gala event was held on
May 12, 2010 at the Mont-Royal Centre. The special honouree was our own Dr. Martin Black. Through
the JGH Foundation, the Martin Black Endowment Fund was established to recognize his contributions at
McGill University in the area of head and neck oncology, and the fund will serve to support fellowship
training in head and neck oncology/surgery at McGill University. I am pleased to report that this project
completed its ojective of raising $1.5 million, and the evening also grossed approximately $325,000 for
the McGill Head and Neck Cancer Fund.
As this report is being written, we are preparing for the 2011 gala event which will be honouring
actor/producer Michael Douglas. With his involvement, we expect another successful fundraising year.
In conclusion, I believe that this annual Chair’s Report conveys a message of achievements and progress
on behalf of our Department. I wish to thank my wonderful colleagues for their contributions and,
particularly, our academic staff who involve themselves so intimately with our trainees.
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Section II: PAST YEAR’S ACTIVITIES
2.1 Highlights
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McGill University has officially changed the name of our Department to:
Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery.
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A $1.5 million endowment fund for fellowship training was established to honour Dr. Martin
Black. It is titled the Martin J. Black Endowment Fund for Fellowship Training in Head and Neck
Oncology.
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The McGill Msc. Program in Otolaryngology, the only one of its kind in Canada, currently has
nine students enrolled.
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Faculty publications for the calendar years 2009 and 2010 represented the highest numbers to
date. This degree of publication productivity is significant for a Canadian Otolaryngology – Head
and Neck Surgery program.
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L’association d’oto-rhinolaryngologie et de chirurgie maxillo-faciale du Québec named Drs.
Martin Black, Saul Frenkiel, and Melvin Schloss as « pionnier en ORL » in October 2010 in
celebration of its 50th Anniversary.
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A Canadian first was recorded when Drs. Nabil Fanous, Sherif Emil (Surgery), and Valérie Côte
participated in a surgery in which a tumour was removed from a baby’s face through his scalp.
The surgery took place at the Montreal Children’s hospital on August 27, 2009 and was the first
of its kind in the country.
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Dr. Sam Daniel was appointed CPD Educator by the Royal College of Canada.
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Two of our residents, Drs. Valérie Côté and Nathan Jowett, each received CIHR research awards.
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Drs. Sam Daniel and Robert Funnell were awarded a 3-year CIHR Operating Grant for a project
entitled, “Mechanics of the outer and middle ear in newborns and infants.”
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Dr. Lily Nguyen received the Best Surgical Teacher of the Year Award from the Montreal
Children’s Hospital.
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Feburary 1, 2010 marked Dr. William Novick’s 50th year as a member of the McGill University
and Royal Victoria hospital teaching staffs.
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The Department’s Update Course in Otolaryngology continues to attract an international
registration and is one of the few mid-winter courses available in North America.
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Dr. Mark Samaha is now double-board certified with a recent acknowledgement by the American
Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery.
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Dr. Richard Payne and McGill medical student Shawn Karls received a grant from the MachGaesslen Foundation of Canada, which encourages research in cardiology, oncology, and
psychiatry.
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Dr. Karen Kost was named Best Teacher of the Year in Otolaryngology for 2009.
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Dr. Martin Black was named Best Teacher of the Year in Otolaryngology for 2010.
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Departmental named Lectureships
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13th Annual McNally Memorial Lecture
Dr. Athanasios Katsarkas, Professor, Department of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck
Surgery, McGill University
Dr. Henrietta Galiana, Professor, Department of Biomedical Engineering, McGill
University
“Dizziness, vestibular dysfunction and the engineering interpretation”
November 5, 2009
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67th Herbert Birkett Memorial Lecture
Dr. Gary Clayman, Professor of Surgery, Director of Head and Neck Cancer Program,
Alando J. Ballantyne Distinguished Chair of Head and Neck Surgery, M.D. Anderson
Cancer Center, Houston, TX “Management of recurrent & aggressive thyroid cancer”
November 12, 2009
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12th Annual Raymer Lecture
Dr. Richard Béliveau, Professor, Department of Chemistry, Université du Québec à
Montréal
“Preventing chronic diseases”
April 15, 2010
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7th Annual Melvin D. Schloss Lectureship
• Dr. Patrick Froehlich, Professor at Hôpital Édouard Herriot in Lyon and Chief of
Pediatric Otolaryngology at Hôpital Debrousse and Hôpital de la Femme de la
Mère et de l’Enfant de Lyon
“Minimally-invasive surgery in pediatric Otolaryngology”
• Dr. Karen Gordon, Director of Research in the Cochlear Implant Laboratory,
Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto
“Can cochlear implants reverse effects of deafness in the central auditory
system?”
May 10, 2010
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18th Annual Resident Research Day/James D. Baxter Lectureship
Dr. Nader Sadeghi, Associate Professor of Surgery and Director of Head and Neck
Surgery at George Washington University, Washington, D.C.
“Surgical organ preservation in laryngeal cancer: A paradigm in evolution.”
May 17, 2010
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4th Annual McGill Auditory Sciences Laboratory Lectureship and Academic Day
Dr. Udayan Shah, Associate Professor of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery at
Jefferson Medical College, Thomas Jefferson University in Wilmington, Delaware.
“Pediatric surgical grand rounds: Advances in pediatric endoscopic sinus surgery” and
“Lasers in otology.”
August 30, 2010
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14th Annual McNally Memorial Lecture
Dr. Brian Blakley, Professor, Department of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery,
University of Manitoba
“Objective evaluation of vestibular function for clinical purposes”
October 21, 2010
o 68th Herbert Birkett Memorial Lecture
Dr. Patrick Gullane, Otolaryngologist-in-Chief, University Health Network / Wharton
Chair, Head and Neck Surgery, Princess Margaret Hospital / Professor and Chair,
Department of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery, University of Toronto
“Thirty years of head and neck: Lessons learned – Imagine the future.”
November 11, 2010
“Management of non-melanotic skin cancers: Current approaches.” (Resident teaching
rounds)
November 12, 2010
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2.2 Teaching and Learning (Undergraduate and Graduate)
2.2.1 Undergraduate (Dr. Lily Nguyen – Director)
Our Department of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery has a mission to educate medical students
in the management of disorders of the ear, nose, and throat, as well as head and neck surgery.
Traditionally, our department has been mainly involved in undergraduate teaching at the Introduction to
Clinical Medicine (ICM) and Clerkship levels. This has been accomplished by providing lectures,
participating as a shadowing mentor, and supervising students during clinical rotations (surgical subspeciality selectives or electives).
The medical education curriculum at McGill has undergone tremendous review and redesign, and will
enter the implementation phase in 2012. In 2009, our department has been able to secure representation at
important committees within the Faculty of Medicine, namely the Undergraduate Curriculum Committee
(responsible for the objectives, content and pedagogy of the four-year MDCM curriculum). Soon, we will
also be involved in the Strategic Planning - Clerkship Implementation Committee. At a national level, we
have also been involved in the Undergraduate Medical Education Working Group, a collaborative effort
of all Otolaryngology programs across Canada aimed at developing a standardized undergraduate medical
curriculum in otolaryngology.
2010 was an important year as it marked the rise of our department’s involvement at the Basics of
Medicine level (first 18 months of medical school training). Certain residents and staff served at
demonstrators during the head and neck anatomy lab session. In 2011, for the first time, our department
will be involved in small group sessions, which will provide much needed clinical correlation
At the clerkship level, our department saw, to date, the highest number of medical students on rotation,
with over 50 students - a significant portion of them coming from centers outside of McGill. Also, the
Montreal Children’s hospital is now an available site for McGill Senior Clerkship rotations.
Finally, I would like to thank all members of our faculty for their commitment to undergraduate teaching,
which is accomplished on a voluntary basis across the four teaching hospital sites.
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2.2.2 Postgraduate (Dr. John Manoukian – Director)
Residents and Fellows Roster:
The McGill Otolaryngology Residency Training program for this academic year is very strong and healthy with a
total of 19 residents and with 3 fellows.
This academic year our department welcomed 4 new incoming R1 residents to the program. Two of these
residents came through CaRMS positions. They are Rickul Varshney and Joseph Schwartz. Our third resident
comes to us from the Saudi Mission –Faisal Zawawi and the 5th resident comes from Kuwait – Ahmad Al-Jarallah.
Moving from R1 (core surgery) to R2 are 5 residents Tamara Mijovic, Ywakim Rania, Alipasha Rassouli, Yazeed
Al-Ghonaim and Yaseen Ali.
The three fellows for this academic year are Dr Jacob Pitara from Israel who is doing pediatric research fellowship
at the MCH McGill Auditory Sciences Lab supervised by Dr Sam Daniel; Dr Eyal Sela from Israel who is doing
Head & Neck Surgery Program at the JGH hospital supervised by Dr Michael Hier; and Dr Nadine Yammine
from our McGill Otolaryngology graduate who is doing Laryngology fellowship supervised by Dr Karen Kost.
The laryngology fellowship is a new inaugural fellowship for McGill and also the only one actually available in
Canada.
Resident Academic program:
The academic program consisted of:
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Weekly Grand rounds
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Hospital and Tumor board rounds
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Academic weekly lectures
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Four Journal Clubs
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Visiting Guest Speakers and Visiting Professors Program
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The numerous mini -seminars of half and full days
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The McGill Simulation center courses.
The grand rounds and lecture series format is in constant change for the better as per resident and Resident
Program Committee (RPC) request. These changes are coordinated by Dr. Mark Samaha. There will be changed
to reflect more visiting guests from other departments to make the rounds more grand.
Next year academic weekly lecture series will be similar to last year very successful format, judging from the
feedback from the residents. Elements that were particularly noted by the residents are the organizational aspect,
the structure in blocks focusing on the different subspecialties with exams immediately following each block, the
length of the lectures and quality of speakers.
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The four journal clubs will be incorporated in the Thursday’s modified grand rounds to have more staff
participation.
There were 7 Visiting Guest Speakers for our Visiting Professors Program, those were:
1) The 13th annual William J. McNally Memorial lecture, held on November 5th 2009, had two invited guest
speakers.
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Athanasios Katsarkas, M.D., Professor, Department of Otolaryngology, McGill University.
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Henrietta Galiana Ph.D., Professor, Department of Biomedical Engineering, McGill University.
Their lecture topic was: “Dizziness, vestibular dysfunction and the engineering interpretation”.
2) The 67th annual Herbert S. Burkett Memorial Lecture, held on November 12th 2009, was presented by Dr.
Clark L Clayman, DMD MD FACS, Professor of Surgery, Director of Head & Neck Cancer Program,
Alando J. Ballantyne Distinguished Chair of H&N Surgery M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, Houston,
Texas.
His lecture topic was “Management of recurrent & Aggressive Thyroid Cancer”.
3) The 7th annual Melvin D. Schloss Pediatric Otolaryngology Lectureship, held on May 10th 2010,
had two invited guest speakers.
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Dr. Patrick Froehlich MD, professor at l’Hôpital Édouard Herriot of Lyon in France and
chief of pediatric otolaryngology at l’Hôpital Debrousse and since 2008 at l’Hôpital de la
Femme de la Mère et de l’Enfant (HFME) de Lyon. Dr Froehlich is currently spending a
sabbatical year as a pediatric otolaryngologist at Ste-Justine.
His lecture topic was “Minimally-Invasive surgery in Pediatric Otolaryngology”.
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Karen Gordon, PhD director of research in the Cochlear Implant Laboratory at the
Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto.
Her lecture topic was “Can cochlear implants reverse effects of deafness in the central
auditory system?”
4) The 12th annual Raymer Lectureship, held on April 15, 2010, presented by Dr. Richard Beliveau,
Professor, Department of Chemistry, UQAM. His lecture topic was “Preventing Chronic Diseases”.
5) The 18th Resident Research day / James D. Baxter Lectureship, held on May 17th 2010, presented by
Dr.Nader Sadeghi, Associate Professor of Surgery, Director of Head & Neck Surgery, George
Washington University, Washington D.C. His lecture topic was “Surgical Organ Preservation in
Laryngeal Cancer: A paradigm in Evolution”.
6) The 68th annual Herbert S. Burkett Memorial Lecture, held on November 11th 2010, was presented by Dr.
Patrick Gullane, CM, MG, FRCSC, FACS, Hon FRACs, Hon FRCS, Otolaryngologist-in-chief,
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University Health Network, Wharton Chair, H&N Surgery, Princess Margaret Hospital, Professor&
Chair, Dep. Of OTL-HNS,University of Toronto.
His lecture topic was “Thirty Years of Head and Neck: Lessons Learned – Imagine the Future”.
7) Grand Round of December 16th 2010, presented by Dr. Nicole Yee Key Li Ph.D.from the University of
Wisconsin-Madison.. His lecture topic was “Translational systems biology of vocal fold inflammation
and healing”.
There were also numerous mini-seminars of half and full days throughout the year which were highly appreciated
by the residents. The mini-seminars were in Pediatrics supervised by Dr. Sam Daniel, Vestibular/otological
supervised by Jamie Rappaport & Anthony Zeitouni, Facial Plastic Courses supervised by Dr Mark Samaha and 2
days of Facial Plastic arranged and supervised by Dr Nabil Fanous.
Our department uses effectively the McGill Simulation Center for our academic resident teaching activities. These
were the different Simulation activities
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There was the successful temporal bone drilling lab course for the residents under the supervision
of Dr. Sam Daniel.
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The teaching of Ethics/Communication Skills using professional trained patient actors was
performed very successfully as per the resident’s report, coordinated by Dr Jamie Rappaport and Lily
Nguyen.
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The facial plastic course coordinated by Dr Nabil Fanous on “hands-on” and “didactic” courses
on the basic surgical skills performed on pig and other animal models, in addition to teaching on the
different facial cosmetic procedures.
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For the first time the multidisciplinary Airway Basics Course was held very successfully for all
McGill University PGY1 (80 residents from core surgery, internal medicine, otolaryngology, OBGYN, anesthesia and electives for family medicine and other specialty residents). This was
coordinated by Dr. Lily Nguyen and due to the immense success of this course it will be offered
yearly at McGill on an annual basis. It will also be expanded across Canada (London Ontario,
Ottawa etc.)
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For the first time Dr Mark Samaha used the simulation center for surgical rhinology and
blepharoplasty course for the residents
The PGY3 residents under the supervision of Lily Nguyen were involved in teaching the Head and neck anatomy
to McGill’s medical students in the McGill Anatomy Lab. This will continue on an annual basis.
Residents Examinations:
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There were 5 McGill and 1 Canadian in training written exams as well as 2 oral exams coordinated by Dr.
Anthony Zeitouni in order to assist residents towards the Royal College Certificate exam in the R5 level.
All 5 McGill residents this year passed successfully their Royal college exam (Drs.Chris Szeto, Sumeet Anand,
Talal Al-Khatib, Nadine Yammine and Vi Vu).
Special Resident’s Rotations:
The new one month of community rotation in the Lakeshore General Hospital for the academic year was
successful as per resident, and will be continued in the future during the enrichment academic year. Last year
each R1 resident in the core surgery program rotated for a period of one month in the department of Diagnostic
Radiology (Head & Neck subspecialty) and another month in the department of Pathology (Head & Neck
subspecialty). This will also continue this coming year due to their positive feedback.
Resident’s Research Activities:
The presentations at the Residency Research Day in May/2010 were again at a high standard, there were 16
presentations by residents and medical students.
Our department was extremely well represented and involved at the very successful Canadian Society
Otolaryngology annual meeting in Niagara Falls, Ontario in May/2010. We had a total of 23 residents’
presentations, including 17 podium and 6 poster presentations. We were also involved in 7 different workshops.
The departmental financial policy supports the residents to cover part of their expenses at national and
international meetings.
Our department was also well represented and involved in the American Academy of Otolaryngology Head and
Neck Surgery Annual meeting in Boston, MA in September/2010. We had a total of 8 residents’ presentations,
including 6 podium and 2 poster presentations.
Resident and Staff Evaluation:
Since April 2009 our department started to use the MRES one45 system to evaluate resident’s rotations. Like most
other McGill departments it took us a year to start using this method properly. The system also evaluate the staff
by the residents, however to keep the evaluation anomalous the results will be send to us on a yearly bases (first
report has already been sent at the end of 2010).
Resident Program Committee:
The Residency training Committee met 5 times during the past year to discuss different issues and review our
training program.
McGill Internal review:
An important issue regarding our resident training this year was the successful result of the McGill’s internal
review of our program which occurred on April 20, 2010. The surveyor gave our department “APPROVAL”
status and they stated in their report that this was an outstanding program. Since then two other McGill
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departments (OB-GYN and Orthopedics) are seeking our resident’s training methods to improve their own
departmental rankings.
Finally, I would like to thank each and every one of our department, who helped me in contributing to the success
of our program.
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18th ANNUAL RESIDENT RESEARCH DAY/JAMES D. BAXTER LECTURESHIP
May 17-18th, 2010 (revised May 10, 2010)
10:25
Introduction – Dr. John Manoukian
10:30
What are thyroidectomy patients really concerned about?
Lara Abdul-Sater (med student) [email protected]
10:40
Is gender a risk factor of thyroid cancer in patients presenting with a
palpable thyroid nodule?
Shawn Karls (med student) ([email protected])
10:50
Preoperative predictive value of a positive Pet scan with respect to
malignancy in patients undergoing thyroidectomy
Alexander Amir (med student) [email protected]
11:00
The use of fluorescent light in detecting malignant and premalignant lesions in the
oral cavity: A prospective blind study
Dr. Hani Al-Marzouki (PGY3)
11:10
Question period – 20 minutes
11:30
Laser resection of early stage laryngeal cancer - How are we doing?
Amanda Fanous (med student) ([email protected])
11:40
The impact of extracapsular spread on metastatic lymph nodes in well
differentiated thryoid cancer
Cassandre Benay (med student) [email protected]
11:50
Does the treatment of head and neck neoplasms predispose to obstructive
sleep apnea?
Rickul Varshney (med student) [email protected]
12:00
Mitomycin C application during myringotomy: Tu-Be, or not Tu-Be?”
Michael Roskies (med student) [email protected]
12:10
Question period – 20 minutes
12:30 – 1:15 p.m.
1:15
LUNCH – sponsored by:
Ms. Anita Mouroutsos
Body mass index in the evaluation of thyroid cancer risk
Dr. Tamara Mijovic (PGY1)
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Sentinal lymph node biopsy for thyroid cancer: Does it work?
Dr. Keith Richardson (PGY3)
1:35
Minimally invasive video-assisted thyroidectomy
Dr. Nathan Jowett (PGY3)
1:45
Case series: Sharp foreign bodies in the aerodigestive tract:
Dr. Saud Al-Romaih (PGY2)
1:55
McGill thyroid nodule score – Rating the risk – A novel predictive scheme for
cancer risk determination
Dr. Noah Sands (PGY2)
2:05
Question period – 25 minutes
2:30 – 3:00
PHOTO SESSION– 30 minutes
3:00
Does pterygopalatine fossa injection with local anaesthetic and adrenaline
decrease bleeding during endoscopic sinus surgery?
Dr. Yayha Al-Badaai (PGY6 – rhinology fellow)
3:10
Genetics of chronic rhinosinusitis
Dr. Michael Chater (PGY3)
3:20
Prevalence of dizziness after cochlear implantation
Dr. Faisal Al-Obaid (PGY2)
3:30
Validation of a pediatric reflux finding score and questionnaire
Dr. Valerie Côté (PGY4)
3:40
Question period – 20 minutes
4:00
Coffee break – 15 minutes
4:15 p.m.
SURGICAL ORGAN PRESERVATION IN LARYNGEAL CANCER: A
PARADIGM IN EVOLUTION
Dr. Nader Sadeghi – Guest Professor, Assoc. Professor of Surgery/Director of
Head & Neck Surgery, George Washington University, Washington D.C.
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Next day May 18th, 2010 (light breakfast at 7:45 a.m.)
8:00 a.m.
EVIDENCE BASED EVALUATION AND TREATMENT OF THE NECK
IN HEAD AND NECK CANCER. - Dr. Nader Sadeghi
Teaching rounds with Dr. N. Sadeghi to follow.
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2.2.3 Research Enrichment Year (R3-R4) (Dr. Bernard Segal –
Director)
1. Enrichment Year Residents
A. 2009-2010 R3-R4 Enrichment year Projects:
Resident:
Project Title:
Names of Supervisor(s):
Sponsoring Research Lab:
Names of Collaborator(s):
Status 2010:
Resident:
Project Title:
Names of Supervisor(s):
Sponsoring Research Lab:
Names of Collaborator(s):
Status 2010:
Dr. Mohammed Al-Essa
The association between Chronic Rhino-Sinusitis (CRS) and ExtraEsophageal Gastric Reflux (EEGR) in pediatrics using pepsin
immunoassay
Basic-Science: Dr. Qutayba Hamid
Clinical: Dr. John Manoukian
Meakins-Christie Laboratories
Drs. M. Schloss; S. Daniel; T. Tewfik; L. Nguyen; H. AlShemari; F.
ALSaab; S. AlGhamdi
Largely completed
Dr. Valérie Côté (double Program MSc)
Validation of a Pediatric Reflux Finding Score and Questionnaire
Basic-Science: Dr. J Kimoff
Clinical: Drs. J Manoukian; S Daniel
MCH OTL & GI Clinics/MUHC Sleep Laboratory
Drs. L Nguyen, V Morinville, B Pless, X Zhang, R Payne,
Ms H Bacha, Ms. M Latremouille
Well advanced
B. 2010-2011 R3-R4 Enrichment year Projects:
Resident:
Project Title:
Names of Supervisor(s):
Sponsoring Research Lab:
Names of Collaborator(s):
Status 2010:
Resident:
Project Title:
Names of Supervisor(s):
Sponsoring Research Lab:
Status 2010:
Dr. Keith Richardson (double-program Masters)
Clinical applicability of Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy in the
Management of Thyroid Carcinoma
Basic-Science: Dr. Mark Trifiro
Clinical: Dr. Richard Payne
Lady Davis Institute, Jewish General Hospital
Drs. M Hier, M Black, L Rochon, O Gologan, J How
Experiments complete. Write-up started.
Dr. Nathan Jowett (double-program Masters)
Comparison of post-transection osseous end-to-end healing in a rodent
model using femtosecond laser and conventional surgical saw cutting
techniques
Basic-Science: Dr Paul Wiseman
Clinical: Dr. Alex Mlynarek
Department of Physics McGill; Toronto Sick Kids
CIHR fellowship obtained. Grant obtained ($50K), working with Toronto
collaborators. Experiments in early stages; Experimental material will be
transferred to McGill lab for analysis.
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Names of Supervisor(s):
Names of Collaborator(s):
Sponsoring Research Lab:
Status 2010:
Resident:
Project Title:
Names of Supervisor(s):
Sponsoring Research Lab:
Status:
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Dr. Hani Al-Marzouki (double-program Masters)
Expression of Erythropoietin Receptors in biopsy specimens from
patients with Oral & Oropharyngeal cancers & its effect on human
papilloma virus (HPV)-related
cancers
Basic-Science: Eduardo Franco
Clinical: Dr. Karen Kost
Dr. George Shenouda, Dr. Peter Chauvin, Dr. James Hanley
Pathology Lab, Montreal General Hospital
Experiments completed; analysis on-going.
Dr. Michael Chater (double-program Masters)
Identification & Investigation of Genes Responsible for the Development
of Chronic Rhinosinusitis Using Genomic Analysis
Basic-Science Dr Simon Rousseau
Clinical: Dr. M Desrosiers
Meakins-Christie Labs
Experiments completed; analysis on-going
C. Enrichment year Issues
There are 5 residents (see appendix) in the double program, who are simultaneously enrolled both as
Medical-Faculty residents & and as Graduate-Faculty MSc students. (Double-program students must meet
the independent requirements of both the Faculty of Medicine & Graduate Faculty). One double-program
student is an R5, and four are R4s, who will be completing their enrichment year at the end of December.
All four R4s will need to continue their Master’s activities when they resume full clinical duties of the R4
& R5 residency program, as our R5 resident is currently doing.
1. All 2010-11 enrichment year residents are in Double program (Master of Science)
In 2010, all new enrichment year residents were simultaneously taking the Master’s program. This means
that all new residents must satisfy requirements of both their residency program and of the Graduate
faculty Master’s program. The limited research time presents a challenge, and 2 meetings have been held
to try to prevent future problems (see below).
2. New enrichment year start date
This is the second year that residents have started their enrichment-year activities during the middle of
their R3 year, instead of the beginning of the R4. This should give them more time to work on their
projects before presenting their results at the Canadian Head-Neck Society Annual Meeting, and should
improve their performance at that meeting.
3. Limited research time
The limited time available for research continues to be a challenge. This limited time period, the demands
of the residency program, the demands of the double-program masters, as well as difficulties giving
priority to research during the enrichment year, is limiting residents’ abilities to obtain high-quality
results. Two meeting to try to minimize future conflicts have been held. The situation is being monitored.
4. Difficulty organizing double-program research activities early enough
Four R3 residents will be entering their enrichment in 2011 two planning to enter the Double-program
Master’s. In May, to help residents select appropriate research projects, a special rounds session, “On-
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going research rounds” was held where several potential research areas for their enrichment year research,
were presented, and Dr Segal held special meetings where enrichment and double program masters
requirements were outlined. However, because residents tend to seek research advice from clinicians, who
may not be aware of graduate faculty requirements for MSc supervisors, all residents were late in
submitting their research proposals to the Research Committee for review & approval. When finally
submitted, their proposed research year activities were not approved, and both residents had to modify
their planned projects. It is hoped that this problem will not occur again in the future. There is a need to
ensure that enrichment year projects are selected appropriately, and that deadlines & milestones are
respected.
5. One45
The enrichment year employs progress tracking using a 6-month cycle (objectives, progress, evaluationfeedback) using a set of 3 forms that are filled out manually. We have tried to use One45 to automate this
system. However, this has not been successful due to One45’s limitation of only being capable of sending
one form to one person at a time. Also R3/R4 clinical requirements have often needed to be changed at the
last minute. We are trying again to improve One45 usage by developing email guidance to permit several
people (2 supervisors, the student and Dr Segal) to discuss One45 forms, but this may be difficult to
implement.
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2.2.4 MSc Program (Dr. Bernard Segal – Director Dr. Sam Daniel
– Associate Director)
2. Master of Science Program
A. Master of Otolaryngology Double-program Students
Former Resident:
Project Title:
Names of Supervisor(s):
Status:
Dr. Jonathan Young
Measurements of Stress & Strain of the Human Cadaveric Larynx using
Digital Imaging
Basic-Science: Dr. Luc Mongeau, Clinical: Drs. Sam Daniel
Write-up of thesis advanced, but not yet submitted
Resident:
Project Title:
Names of Supervisor(s):
Status:
Dr. Valérie Côté
Validation of a Pediatric Reflux Finding Score and Questionnaire
Basic-Science: Dr. J Kimoff
Clinical: Drs. J Manoukian; S Daniel
Well advanced
Resident:
Project Title:
Dr. Keith Richardson
Clinical applicability of Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy in the
Management of Thyroid Carcinoma
Basic-Science: Dr. Mark Trifiro
Clinical: Dr. Richard Payne
Lady Davis Institute, Jewish General Hospital
Drs. M Hier, M Black, L Rochon, O Gologan, J How
Experiments complete. Write-up started.
Names of Supervisor(s):
Sponsoring Research Lab:
Names of Collaborator(s):
Status:
Resident:
Project Title:
Names of Supervisor(s):
Sponsoring Research Lab:
Status:
Resident:
Project Title:
Names of Supervisor(s):
Sponsoring Research Lab:
Names of Collaborator(s):
Status:
Dr. Nathan Jowett
Comparison of post-transection osseous end-to-end healing in a rodent
model using femtosecond laser and conventional surgical saw cutting
techniques
Basic-Science: Dr Paul Wiseman
Clinical: Dr. Alex Mlynarek
Lady Davis Institute for Medical Research & Paul Wiseman Research
Lab (Physics)
CIHR fellowship obtained. Grant obtained ($50K), working with Toronto
collaborators. Experiments in early stages; Experimental material will be
transferred to McGill lab for analysis.
Dr. Hani Al-Marzouki
Expression of Erythropoietin Receptors in biopsy specimens from
patients with Oral & Oropharyngeal cancers & its effect on human
papilloma virus (HPV)-related cancers
Basic-Science: Eduardo Franco
Clinical: Dr. Karen Kost
Pathology Laboratory, Montreal General Hospital
Dr. George Shenouda, Dr. Peter Chauvin, Dr. James Hanley
Initial stages
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Names of Supervisor(s):
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Dr. Michael Chater
Identification & Investigation of Genes Responsible for the Development
of Chronic Rhinosinusitis Using Genomic Analysis
Clinical: Dr. M Desrosiers
Basic-Science Dr Simon Rousseau
Meakins-Christie Labs
Experiments completed; analysis on-going
Dr. Talal A. Al-Khatib
Pneumatic otoscopy in improving diagnostic accuracy of Otitis media
with effusion in a clinical setting: A randomized double blind control trial
Basic-Science: Dr Maidah Sewitch Clinical: Dr. Lily Nguyen
Approved in May 2010
B. Master of Otolaryngology non-resident Students
Student:
Anne-Marie Sénécal
Project Title:
The CO-OP approach: a novel behavioral therapy for drooling in children
Names of Supervisor(s):
Basic-Science: Dr. S. Daniel Clinical: Dr. S. Daniel
Sponsoring Research Lab:
McGill Auditory Science Lab
Names of Collaborator(s):
Dr. R. Funnell, Dr. A. Majnemer
Status:
Advancing well
Student:
Project Title:
Names of Supervisor(s):
Sponsoring Research Lab:
Status:
Sofia Waissbluth
Otoprotective Effect of Systemic Dexamethasone on Cisplatin Induced
Ototoxicity.
Basic-Science: Dr. S. Daniel Clinical: Dr. S. Daniel
McGill Auditory Science Lab
Advancing well, but fast-tracked to Phd in Experimental Surgery under
Dr Daniel
Master’s issues
1. Limited research time for double-program residents
As outlined above, limited research time within the residency program continues to be a challenge. Two
meeting to try to minimize future conflicts have been held. There also remains a need to give priority to
the double-program residents’ research activities, giving them as much flexibility as possible within their
residency training.
The situation is being monitored. The possibility of requiring that future residents take a year off from
their residency to complete the MSc program has been discussed many times.
B. Implementing recommendations of Graduate Faculty/Faculty of Medicine review of Master of Science
Program
In 2007-8, the OTL Master’s program was reviewed very favourably by McGill’s Graduate Faculty &
Faculty of Medicine. One of the recommendations of the review was to increase size of our program. We
have been successful in implementing this recommendation by (a) increasing the number of admission
dates each year to 3and (b) by opening our program to those with a demonstrated strong interest in
Otolaryngology (e.g., physician, PhD, Veterinarian, Health professional). As a result, our program has
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increased from 2 masters students per year in 2007 and in 2008, to 9 masters students per year in 2009
and 2010. This growth in students has been accompanied by a very increased administrative load. This
load could not be met without the untiring support of Ms Joanna Aroutian, whose presence is at least
partly responsible for our program’s success.
We are also looking at expanding our program to the PhD level. The option of an intermediary Ad-hoc
PhD in Otolaryngology no longer seems to be available, so we are planning to make a formal application
for a new program to Medical Faculty and then to the University. Our application will stand a higher
probability of quick approval if we can demonstrate that we will be attracting additional faculty who can
initiate excellent research programs in OTL. It is recommended that the plan to create departmental
Centers of Excellence, discussed earlier this year, be speeded up as much as possible because a new PhD
program in OTL and at least one center of excellence will facilitate each other’s progress.
Selection of Master’s projects and supervisors
Projects may be selected from the residency-training manual, or from projects described in Annual Grand
Rounds session, “On-going research”. Joint supervision by both a basic scientist and a clinician is
required.
Double-program Master of Science
Exceptional McGill OTL residents may be permitted to enter a double-program Master’s, combining both
normal residency and Master of Science activities. Double-program activities must start 6 months before
the Enrichment year starts, and normally continue after the end of the Enrichment year.
MSc Degree requirements
1.
2.
3.
4.
Course work (OTOL-602, OTOL-603, OTOL-612, OTOL-613, and 513-607 (Epidemiology))
Attendance at Research Topics seminars with Dr Segal
Presentation at Resident Research Day and at a national or international Scientific Meeting
Two seminars: (a) A Progress seminar during the first year, (b) A Thesis seminar about 2 months
before submission of thesis. On request, the Research Committee may permit combination of these 2
seminars.
5. A thesis. It is expected that thesis material will be lead to at least one paper in a high-quality Journal
MSc course work
The M.Sc. program comprises a minimum of 45 credits as follows:
Physiology, Histopathology and Clinical Otolaryngology 1 OTOL-602 - 3 credits;
Physiology, Histopathology and Clinical Otolaryngology 2 OTOL-612 - 3 credits;
Advanced Scientific Principles of Otolaryngology 1 OTOL-603 - 3 credits;
Advanced Scientific Principles of Otolaryngology 2 OTOL-613 - 3 credits;
Principles of Inferential Statistics in Medicine 513-607 - 3 credits or equivalent;
Thesis 1 OTOL-690 - 3 credits
Thesis 2 OTOL-691 - 3 credits;
Thesis 3 OTOL-692 - 6 credits;
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Thesis 4 OTOL-693 - 6 credits;
Thesis 5 OTOL-694 - 12 credits;
When appropriate, courses OTOL-602, OTOL-612, OTOL-603 or OTOL-613 may be replaced by other
basic-science or clinical (500-level or higher) courses of relevance to Otolaryngology, as recommended or
approved by the Department. Students aiming to acquire an interdisciplinary background will be expected
to take additional elective courses, at the undergraduate level if necessary.
Courses
OTOL-602 PHYSIOLOGY, HISTOPATHOLOGY AND CLINICAL OTOLARYNGOLOGY 1 (3
credits). University and hospital rounds and seminars presenting various topics in Clinical
Otolaryngology. Dr. S. Daniel (6 hr/wk).
OTOL-603 ADVANCED SCIENTIFIC PRINCIPLES OF OTOLARYNGOLOGY 1 (3 credits).
Lectures in advanced basic-science topics of relevance to the otolaryngologist. Dr. S. Daniel (1.5 hr/wk).
OTOL-612 PHYSIOLOGY, HISTOPATHOLOGY AND CLINICAL OTOLARYNGOLOGY 2 (3
credits). University and hospital rounds and seminars presenting various additional topics in Clinical
Otolaryngology. Dr. S. Daniel (6 hr/wk).
OTOL-613 ADVANCED SCIENTIFIC PRINCIPLES OF OTOLARYNGOLOGY 2 (3 credits).
Lectures in additional basic-science topics of relevance to the otolaryngologist. Dr. S. Daniel (1.5 hr/wk).
EPIB-607 INFERENTIAL STATISTICS (4 credits) Introduction to basic principles of statistical
inference. An equivalent course may be substituted, in consultation with the supervisor.
OTOL-690 THESIS 1 (3 credits) A literature search and research proposal under supervision of the
research supervisor that leads to a written proposal.
OTOL-691 THESIS 2 (3 credits) Supervised training and research in connection with the Master's
thesis.
OTOL-692 THESIS 3 (6 credits) Independent research in connection with the Master's thesis.
OTOL-693 THESIS 4 (6 credits) A seminar and written report to be presented to an ad hoc committee
describing appropriate progress at the end of the first year of training.
OTOL-694 THESIS 5 (12 credits) Independent study in connection with the Master's thesis.
Presentation of results at a departmental seminar, or at a scientific meeting. Presentation of Thesis seminar
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about 2 months before the student plans to submit the thesis. Completion and final acceptance of the M.
Sc. Thesis by the Department and Faculty of Graduate Studies.
Suggested Timetable for Courses
Course Number
Course Title
Credits
First year: First semester (Actual: July-Oct; Minerva: Sept-Dec)
OTOL-690
OTOL-691
OTOL-602
OTOL-603
EPIB-607
Thesis 1
Thesis 2
Physiology, Histopathology & Clinical Otolaryngology 1 3
Advanced scientific principles of Otolaryngology 1
Inferential statistics
3
3
3
3
First year: Second semester (Actual: Nov-Feb; Minerva: Jan-Apr)
OTOL-692
OTOL-612
OTOL-613
Thesis 3
Physiology, Histopathology & Clinical Otolaryngology 2 3
Advanced scientific principles of Otolaryngology 2
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3
First year: Third semester (Actual: Mar-Jun; Minerva: Jan-Apr)
OTOL-693
Thesis 4
6
Second year: Fourth semester (Actual: Jul-Oct; Minerva: May-Sept), possibly 5th semester (Nov-Feb) & 6th
(Mar-Jun)
OTOL-694
Thesis 5
12
Totals: 45
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2.2.5 Fellowship Program (Dr. Jamie Rappaport – Director)
Fellowships for 2009-2010 academic year:
• Dr. Hadi Hakami (Head & Neck; supervisors: Drs. Hier/Black/Payne)
Dr. Hakami completed a second year of Head & Neck fellowship training at the JGH and will return to
Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.
• Dr. Yahya Al-Badaai (Rhinology; Drs. Samaha/Desrosiers/Frenkiel)
Dr. Al-Badaai will be returning to Oman where he will be the only fellowship-trained rhinologist in that
country. He plans to also set up a skull base unit, in conjunction with a neurosurgical colleague at his
center in Oman (Sultan Qaboos University Hospital).
• Dr. Yaser Al-Rajhi (Pediatrics; supervisors: Drs. Daniel/Manoukian/Nguyen/Schloss)
Dr. Al-Rajhi completed his year of pediatric fellowship and was an important contributor to the
Otolaryngology teaching program at McGill. He will be doing a year of Head & Neck Fellowship training
in Edmonton.
Fellowships for 2010-2011 academic year:
Dr. Eyal Sela (Head & Neck; Drs. Hier/Black/Payne)
Dr. Nadine Yammine (Laryngology; Drs. Kost/Chagnon)
Dr. Koby Pitaro (McGill Auditory Sciences Lab; Dr. Daniel)
The Post-Graduate Office at McGill’s Medical School has formalized the process for creation and
continuation of accredited fellowship programs at the University. These require evaluations of and by
fellows for each fellowship program, as well assurance by the Residency Training Committee that the
fellowship is not impacting negatively on the training of residents. Positive reviews were submitted to the
Associate Dean for the Rhinology Fellowship last year. Both the Pediatric and Head & Neck Fellowships
were approved for a two-year period following last year’s positive submission.
A new fellowship was created in Laryngology, which began in July 2010. The inaugural fellow is Dr.
Nadine Yammine.
A submission was approved by the Post-Graduate office to allow for a second year of Head & Neck
Fellowship training for those fellows interested in microvascular - reconstructive training. Dr. Eyal Sela
has been accepted for this position for the 2011-2012 academic year.
Dr. Koby Pitaro has been accepted to do a Pediatrics Fellowship under the supervision of Drs. Daniel,
Manoukian, Nguyen and Schloss for the 2011-2012 academic year.
Any questions about the fellowship process can be addressed to Ms. Dolly Rabbath at:
[email protected] or by phone at: (514) 398-8264. Their website has been updated with the new
information
about
the
deadlines
and
the
required
documents:
http://www.medicine.mcgill.ca/postgrad/admission_nonministryfunded.htm
Submitted February 4th, 2011 by Dr. Jamie M. Rappaport, Fellowship Director, McGill Department of
Otolaryngology – Head & Neck Surgery.
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2.2.6 Continuing Medical Education (Dr. Ted Tewfik – Director)
1.
Dr. Athanasios Katsarkas, Professor, Department of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery,
McGill University, and Dr. Henrietta Galiana, Professor, Department of Biomedical Engineering,
McGill University, gave the 13th Annual McNally Memorial Lecture on “Dizziness, vestibular
dysfunction and the engineering interpretation” on November 5, 2009.
2. Dr. Gary Clayman, Professor of Surgery, Director of Head and Neck Cancer Program, Alando J.
Ballantyne Distinguished Chair of Head and Neck Surgery, M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, Houston,
TX, gave the 67th Herbert Birkett Memorial Lecture on “Management of recurrent & aggressive
thyroid cancer” on November 12, 2009 and held a resident teaching session on November 13, 2009.
3. Dr. Lorraine LeGrand Westfall, Physician Risk Manager, The Canadian Medical Protective
Association, gave a talk on “CMPA charting: How to manage potential medico-legal risks” at our
university Grand Rounds on February 11, 2010.
4. Dr. Patricia Bortoluzzi, Plastic Surgery, CHUM-Sainte-Justine Hospital gave a talk on “Pediatric
facial trauma” at our university Grand Rounds on February 18, 2010.
5. The Department held a successful CME Course, the 14th Annual Update in Otolaryngology Course at
Mont Tremblant, QC, March 19, 20 & 21, 2010. Registrants were from across Canada and the United
States.
6. The 12th Annual Raymer Lecture held at the Jewish General Hospital on April 15, 2010
was
presented by Dr. Richard Béliveau, Professor, Department of Chemistry, Université du Québec à
Montréal. His topic was on “Preventing chronic diseases.”
7. The 7th Melvin D. Schloss Lectureship was held at the Montreal Children’s Hospital on May 10,
2010. Dr. Patrick Froehlich, Professor at Hôpital Édouard Herriot in Lyon and Chief of Pediatric
Otolaryngology at Hôpital Debrousse and Hôpital de la Femme de la Mère et de l’Enfant de Lyon,
and Dr. Karen Gordon, Director of Research in the Cochlear Implant Laboratory, Hospital for Sick
Children in Toronto, were our guest speakers. Dr. Froehlich’s talk was on “Minimally-invasive
surgery in pediatric Otolaryngology,” and Dr. Gordon’s was entitled, “Can cochlear implants reverse
effects of deafness in the central auditory system?” A pediatric otolaryngology academic day followed
where residents presented excellent cases. This has become the annual research/clinical pediatric
competition in our Department.
8. On May 17, 2010, Dr. Nader Sadeghi, Associate Professor of Surgery and Director of Head and Neck
Surgery at George Washington University, Washington, D.C., was the invited guest at our 18th Annual
Resident Research Day/James D. Baxter Lectureship. His topic was on “Surgical organ preservation
in laryngeal cancer: A paradigm in evolution.”
9. The 4th Annual McGill Auditory Sciences Laboratory Lectureship and Academic Day took place on
August 30, 2010. The invited speaker was Dr. Udayan Shah, Associate Professor of Otolaryngology –
Head and Neck Surgery at Jefferson Medical College, Thomas Jefferson University in Wilmington,
Delaware. Dr. Shah spoke about “Pediatric surgical grand rounds: Advances in pediatric endoscopic
sinus surgery” and “Lasers in otology.”
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10. Dr. Rogers Pierson, President and CEO, Volunteer Eye Surgeons Int., Burlington, VT, gave a talk on
“My work in the developing countries” at our university Grand Rounds on October 7, 2010.
11. Dr. Brian Blakley, Professor, Department of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery, University of
Manitoba, gave the 14th Annual McNally Memorial Lecture on “Objective evaluation of vestibular
function for clinical purposes” on October 21, 2010.
12. Dr. Patrick Gullane, Otolaryngologist-in-Chief, University Health Network / Wharton Chair, Head
and Neck Surgery, Princess Margaret Hospital / Professor and Chair, Department of Otolaryngology –
Head and Neck Surgery, University of Toronto gave the 68th Herbert Birkett Memorial Lecture on
November 11, 2010. The topic of Dr. Gullane’s talk was “Thirty years of head and neck: Lessons
learned – Imagine the future.” Dr. Gullane also led resident teaching rounds on November 12, 2010
on “Management of non-melanotic skin cancers: Current approaches.”
13. Dr. Nicole Yee Key Li, University of Wisconsin-Madison, gave a talk on “Translational systems
biology of vocal fold inflammation and healing” at our university Grand Rounds on December 16,
2010.
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2.2.7 Rotation to the Quebec North – Kuujjuaq, Pivurnituq,
Inukjuak, Ivujivik, Salluit (Dr. Jamie Rappaport)
During the residency program, residents at all levels have the opportunity to spend one to three weeks in
Northern Quebec with an Otolaryngology staff member. Although not compulsory, this rotation is
strongly encouraged and seems to be enjoyed by the vast majority of residents. This rotation allows
residents to experience rural medicine in a culturally and geographically unique Canadian Inuit society.
Nunavik is the arctic portion of Northern Quebec. The region is divided into two geographic areas: the
Ungava Bay region and Hudson’s Bay Region. Dr. Karen Kost is the Director of Otolaryngology at the
Centre Hospitalier Inuutsilivik in Pivurnituq. Dr. Jamie Rappaport coordinates otolaryngology health
services at the Tulattavik Heath Centre in Kuujjuaq. Drs. Kost, Daniel and Sweet provide services to the
Hudson’s Bay Region, while Dr. Rappaport (and occasionally Drs. Samaha and Zeitouni) service the
Ungava Bay region.
During their week in the North, residents have the opportunity to work one on one with their staff during
outpatient clinics and in the operating room. This allows for intense teaching and has significant
educational benefits for both the ambulatory setting and in the operating room, where the pressures of a
large hospital do not apply. During a five-day workweek, surgery is scheduled for a minimum of 4 out of
the 5 days, and consists primarily of otological procedures. Residents are taught step by step, and one on
one, how to perform a tympanoplasty with a graded increment of technical experience being acquired over
the week. By the end of the week, most residents are able to perform a Type I tympanoplasty entirely on
their own. Dr. Rappaport has performed stapedectomies and ossiculoplasties in Kuujjuaq as well.
In the ambulatory setting, residents are exposed to a wide variety of otolaryngology complaints with a
predominance of otology related disorders. These include hearing loss, tympanic membrane perforations
and other abnormalities, as well as malignancies particular to the Inuit population such as nasopharyngeal
carcinoma. Audiologic screening in Kuujjuaq is coordinated by Hannah Ayukawa, an Audiologist
affiliated with the Montreal Children’s Hospital. In addition to the academic value of the rotation, weather
conditions and time permitting, residents are taken out into the tundra and may participate in activities
such as igloo building, snowmobiling and ice fishing. Local wildlife is often encountered. The CanMEDS
roles are actively integrated into this rotation as they are into other rotations.
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2.3 Research
2.3.1 Departmental Laboratories
OTL Research Laboratory: (Dr. A. Katsarkas, Dr. H. Galiana)
(Submitted by Dr. A. Katsarkas)
The work in the Dizziness Clinic, the Electronystagmography Laboratory and the Vestibular Research
Laboratory at the Royal Victoria Hospital continues. The Clinic continues to accept patients from
Montreal and the rest of Quebec and due to its popularity and the number of referrals we occasionally face
time difficulties. Some of these patients need further investigation for possible vestibular pathology and,
as during the previous years, they are tested in the Electronystagmography Laboratory. A smaller number
of patients, especially in patients we attempt to determine their functional capabilities for their own
benefit or for research purposes, are tested in the Vestibular Research Laboratory. Some normal subjects
are also tested in this Laboratory. Normal subjects and patients are tested according to the routine about
informed consent established by the previous DPS.
We also assess patients for medico-legal reasons. These patients are referred to us either by private
insurance companies or governmental agencies, e.g. SCCT, SAAQ, etc.
At present, the research work deals either with clinical data, such as statistics, or with engineering
processing of data. We are about to prove that the fast phase of vestibular nystagmus is heavily influenced
or induced by vestibular signals. In this case the question is what happens before or after compensation
after loss of vestibular function.
A major attempt is underway to simplify the vestibular testing and reduce the patient’s discomfort during
testing. In addition, we hope that such testing will not only helping in the diagnosis but it will also
determine the functional capability of the vestibularly defective patient. In our technological world this is
of utmost importance in various types of employment where accurate equilibrium is important. We have
applied to CIHR and NCERC for the renewal or for new research grants and we are waiting (anxiously)
for the results.
The other subject of our research is the modification of other sensory inputs in patients who lost vestibular
function. For this purpose a rotating platform has been constructed in the Laboratory with the help of a
number of engineers.
During the year we accepted also two colleagues as observers who worked with us for a few months: one
from Japan, the other from Greece.
As previously, I would like once again to thank the main
collaborators in the Vestibular Laboratory Dr. Henrietta Galiana and Heather Smith, M.Eng. I would like
also to thank Dr. Ross Wagner for his invaluable assistance and a number of graduate students who
participate in our research. The work in the Vestibular Laboratory is an excellent example of research with
immediate clinical applications as well as an example of research with the collaboration of clinicians and
basic scientists. We are determined to continue it.
McGill Auditory Science Laboratory: (Dr. Sam Daniel)
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The McGill Auditory Sciences Laboratory has gained national and international reputation. The focus of
our work is on the prevention of ototoxicity using an animal model that we developed. Other work on
neonatal hearing screening and middle ear mechanics is done jointly with Dr. Funnell. The third focus is
on laryngeal mechanics in collaboration with Dr. Mongeau.
No doubt, our laboratory is the best funded otolaryngology laboratory in Canada and certainly one of the
best funded world-wide. Dr. Daniel’s application ranked first at the very difficult FRSQ Fundamental
Committee. His CIHR application on ototoxicity ranked 2nd at the equally difficult CIA committee. Dr.
Daniel was also awarded a CFI equipment grant for $350,000. This will allow us to purchase the latest
technology for hearing assessment.
Our laboratory is so active that we currently employ a full-time veterinarian on-site. Our weekly
laboratory rounds held in the board room on Mondays currently involve three to five other McGill
laboratories and cover a large breadth of otolaryngology research. All are welcome to attend.
Auditory Mechanics Laboratory (Dr. Robert Funnell)
I have continued my work developing interactive 3-D models for use in teaching medical and dental
students at McGill. The development of these models, and of the software for viewing them, is extremely
time-consuming. I have been working on this single-handed, with suggestions and guidance from the
anatomy teachers themselves. Each of the models used in a lecture has been developed to show particular
difficult 3-D relationships specified by the lecturer. The models were first used, by Elaine Davis in Unit 3
of Basis of Medicine (BOM), at the end of 2008. During the period of this ‘annual’ report, I created
additional pelvis models for the Unit 3 lectures. In the feedback on the course of the previous year,
students mentioned that they had appreciated being able to use the 3-D models for review, and at least one
student experienced an aha! moment when one of the models was shown in class. The interest in using
such models has been increasing recently. I developed two new skull models that were used by Karen
Samonds in her lectures to dental students in 2010 Jan (Unit 10); and two new skull models that were used
by Gary Bennett in his BOM Unit 6 lectures in 2010 Mar–Apr. Most recently I have been collaborating
with Geoffroy Noel, who has replaced Samonds. Noel has identified the throat as another important area
for development of our head model and he has started to work on that region; he has also identified a
particular region in the abdomen as presenting 3-D challenges in teaching. We have started to look for
undergraduate students to work on these teaching models, with the support of Elaine Davis and Louis
Hermo.
Since 2010 May, an undergraduate student and I have been developing a model of the arteries and other
structures in a part of the brain identified by Colin Chalk (neurologist and co-chair of Unit 6) as
challenging, and we have recently received encouragement from Gérard Mohr, Neurosurgeon-in-Chief at
the Jewish General Hospital. This model will probably be aimed at residents rather than medical and
dental students.
In relation to my newly purchased haptics device, I am collaborating with Paul Kry in Computer Science.
The goal of our project is to develop an innovative simulator for endoscopic sinus surgery. Although the
techniques developed will be applicable to many different areas, this particular area was chosen because
of interest expressed by clinicians in Otolaryngology – Head & Neck Surgery. It is a research project that
will have significant payoffs for teaching at the resident level and beyond.
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I have assisted Zsuzsanna Bencsath-Makkai in various aspects of the development of the Histology Atlas
of Yves Clermont and Michael Lalli. The Atlas was released to the Faculty of Medicine in 2009 Dec.
Again this year I produced the individualized histograms of grades for the Dean’s letters for graduating
medical students, using software that I developed. The histograms are produced for two different points in
the curriculum for each class. In 2009 Jun I had to make substantial changes to the software because the
legends were made bilingual. Smaller changes were required in 2009 Aug.
I have created a detailed outline for a new course, Finite-element modelling in biomedical engineering. I
have obtained nine consultation reports and have received departmental approval. To help in developing
the course, in 2010 Dec I attended a 1½-day Introduction to Course Design and Teaching Workshop.
For the 2010 McGill Open House, designed to attract new students, in 2010 Aug I created the text and
prepared the images for a one-page BME handout, and in 2010 Oct I created the department’s poster (with
help from Ross Wagner) and arranged for faculty members and graduate students to be present at our
table.
Wireless Informatics in Health Care: (Dr. Bernard Segal)
A. Overview
This research aims to facilitate safe wireless informatics usage in healthcare by unblocking obstacles to
wireless usage in healthcare. Bernard Segal is the Principle Investigator of a highly-inter-disciplinary
(otolaryngology, engineering, epidemiology, medicine) multi-hospital (Jewish General Hospital, MUHC
(RVH & MGH), St Mary’s Hospital), multi-university (McGill, Concordia, University of Montreal)
research project, We have recently installed a low-error location system in the emergency room of the
Royal Victoria Hospital, which will help improve patient safety, develop better ways to support clinicalcare information-technological support, as well as provide way to monitor, evaluate, and improve clinical
workflow.
B Grants
1. “Wireless Healthcare: Implementation & Applications: Use of Wireless and
Location Information in a Québec Emergency Room”
PI: Segal B, with Trueman C, Poissant L, Tamblyn R, Huang A, Beique M, Verter V, Pomalaza J
PROMPT (FQRNT-coordinated internationally-peer-reviewed grant)
2009-2011
$104,925
3. “Location-assisted clinical communications”
PI : Labeau F, with Segal B, Le-Ngoc T, Trueman C, Doran D
NSERC CRD
2009-2011
$283,582
C. Publications
Refereed Conference-Proceeding Multi-page Papers
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1. Ardavan M, Schmitt K, Trueman CW, (2010) A Preliminary Assessment of EMI Control Policies in
Hospitals ANTEM (Symposium on Antenna Technology and Applied Electromagnetics)
2. Huang A, Segal B (2011) “A literature review of the safety of medical body area network devices in
magnetic resonance imaging" Proc of 5th International symposium on medical information and
computer technology, Montreux, Switzerland.
3. Ardavan M, Trueman CW, Schmitt K (2011) Reliability of Ricean and Rayleigh Functions in
Estimating Field Distribution in Indoor Propagation International Review of Progress in Applied
Computational Electromagnetics. March 2011.
4. Ardavan M, Trueman CW, Schmitt K (2011) A Sabine-Ricean approximation for the risk of
exceeding immunity. Proceeding of the Antennas and Propagation Society. July 2011.
Book chapters, Contributions to collective works, Reviews (Non -refereed)
1. AAMI (2010) “Guidance on electromagnetic compatibility of medical devices in healthcare facilities”
AAMI/TIR18:2010 (2nd ed), Technical Information Report by special subcommittee of AAMI EMC
committee: D Heirman, D McLain, S Cantwell, R Hampton, R Jenkins, B Segal, J Silberberg, D
Witters, J Eggleston. 78 pg. ISBN 1-57020-379-2. Association for the Advancement of Medical
Instrumentation. Arlington VA.
Presentations (Non-refereed)
5. Segal B (2011) “Report on Wireless Healthcare: Implementation & Applications”. Bell and Prompt
special committee.
D. Research Trainees
J Quach
Research Engineer
M Ardavan
PhD student
T Leao
PhD student
Jewish General Hospital
Concordia University (Supervisor: C Trueman)
Concordia University (Supervisor: C Trueman)
E. Conferences Co-organized
1. “Fourth International Symposium on Medical Informatics and communication technologies”.
Taiwan. March, 2010. (See ISMICT2010.org).
2. “Fifth International Symposium on Medical Informatics and communication technologies”. March,
2011. (see www.ISMICT2011.org)
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2.3.2 Research Projects and Grants
2009 Project title: The association between chronic rhino-sinusitis (CRS) and extra-esophageal gastric Reflux
(EEGR) in pediatrics using pepsin immunoassay. (M. Al-Essa, J.J. Manoukian, M.D. Schloss, S. Daniel, T. L.
Tewfik, L. Nguyen, H. AlShemari, F. Al-Saab, S. Al-Ghamdi, Q. Hamid)
Granting agency: McGill University, Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Cancer Research Fund and MeakinsChristie Laboratories
Amount: $12,000 CD
2009 Project title: Validation of a Pediatric Reflux finding score and questionnaire. (V. Cote, J.J.
Manoukian, V. Morinville, S. Daniel, J. Kimoff , R. Payne, M.A. Latremouille, L. Nguyen).
Granting agency: Grants from three sources,
i. American academy of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery (American Laryngological
Association), amount $10,000 USD
ii. Montreal Children’s Hospital Research Institute, amount $7,500 CD
iii. McGill University, Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Cancer Research Fund, amount $12,000 CD
Amount: $10,000 US$ + $19,500 CD
CIHR Operating Grant.
This application ranked 2nd in the Clinical Investigation A Committee
Sam Daniel, Principal Investigator
Total Amount: $350,000
Funding period: April 2008- April 2011
CIHR Operating Grant.
Sam Daniel, Co-Principal Investigator with Robert Funnell
Total Amount: $446,901
Funding period: January 2010 - January 2013
CIHR Operating Grant.
Sam Daniel, Co-Principal Investigator with Robert Funnell
Total Amount: $100,000
Funding period: January 2009- April 2009
National Institutes of Health (NIH) (USA).
Sam Daniel, Co-applicant with Dr Luc Mongeau. Total amount $2,063,038.
Funding period: December 2008-September 2011
Canadian Foundation for Innovation Leaders Opportunity Fund.
Sam Daniel, Principal applicant. Total amount $350,000.
Funding: 2008-2009
Sickkids Foundation New Investigator Grant
Sam Daniel, Principal investigator
Total amount $129,880 – August 2007-2009
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CIHR operating grant
Hearing screening and diagnosis in newborns
Robert Funnell, Principal Investigator. Research team: Sam Daniel
2009 01 – 2010 03
$100,000/year
CIHR operating grant
Mechanics of the outer and middle ear in newborns and infants
Robert Funnell, Principal Investigator. Research team: Sam Daniel
2010 01 – 2013 03
$128,777/year
NSERC operating grant
Three-dimensional modelling of complex natural structures
Robert Funnell, Principal Investigator
2010 04 – 2015 03
$23,000/year
NSERC equipment grant
Haptic devices for interacting with models of complex natural structures
Robert Funnell, Principal Investigator
2010 04 – 2011 03
$81,863/year
University of Minnesota (NSF) - $2,500,000. “Engineering Research Center on Compact
and Efficient Hydraulic Fluid Power Systems,” July 2006 – June 2011. (Co-P.I.: M.
Ivantysynova, S.H. Frankel, and S. Wereley)
Pittsburgh University (NIH – NIDCD) - $200,000. “Hybrid model of vocal inflammation
and tissue mobilization,” April 2007 – March 2012. (subcontract, co-P.I.: T. Siegmund)
Vocal Fold Vibration Measurements with the Use of Laser Doppler Vibrometry - funded through a grant
received by Dr Mongeau
Alfred Chan, Karen Kost MD, Nadine Yammine MD, Luc Mongeau
NIH: 2 R01 DC002390-11 National Institutes of Health (NIH, USA) $1,205,010
(PI: Minor/Cullen)
09/ 2005- 10/2010
“Physiology of Vestibular Compensation.” Role: co-applicant with Dr. LB. Minor, Johns Hopkins: 5 year
Operating Grant, The major goal of this project is to study the compensation following peripheral
vestibular damage in monkeys.
CIHR/MOP 42440 Canada Institutes of Health Research $ 157,554 / year
(PI: Cullen)
10/2011 – 09/2015
“The Role of the Vestibular System in the Control of Voluntary Movements.” : 5 year Operating Grant,
The major goal of this project is to study the behaviorally-dependent gating of vestibular pathways (that
do not mediate the VOR) during active versus passive head rotations in normal monkeys.
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NSERC/ 155118-98 National Science and Engineering Foundation of Canada $222,758
(PI: Cullen)
05/2003 – 04/2011
“The Neural Control of Disjunctive Eye Movements.” The major goal of this project is to study the neural
circuits that underlie the premotor control of disjunctive eye movements.
FQNRT Le Fonds québécois de la recherche sur la nature et les technologies $266,000
(PI: Cullen/Chacron) 05/ 2010- 05/2013
Le traitement nonlinéaire de l'information sensorielle dans le système vestibulaire et ses conséquences sur
le comportement : 3 year Operating Grant. In these studies we use a combination of mathematical
modeling, in vivo electrophysiological recordings from peripheral and central vestibular neurons, as well
as the parallel characterization of animal behaviour to better understand how neural variability and system
nonlinearities can be used to transmit vestibular sensory information and whether this information is
actually used by the organism.
McGill University Dawson Chair Program: Salary Award + operating funds
$75,000 (operating)
(PI: Cullen)
05/2002-04/2011
This is a small grant that has been awarded with the Dawson Chair. The monies from this source have
been used to develop a mouse laboratory. The goal of this work has been to characterize vestibularlydriven reflexes in normal versus mutant mice.
“Wireless Healthcare: Implementation & Applications: Use of Wireless and Location Information in a
Québec Emergency Room”
PI: Segal B, with Trueman C, Poissant L, Tamblyn R, Huang A, Beique M, Verter V, Pomalaza J
PROMPT (FQRNT-coordinated internationally-peer-reviewed grant)
2008-2011 $104,925
“Location-assisted clinical communications”
PI : Labeau F, with Segal B, Le-Ngoc T, Trueman C, Doran D
NSERC CRD 2008-2011
$283,582
“Wireless Healthcare: Implementation & Applications” & “Location-assisted wireless communication.”
Co-PI: Segal B, Labeau F
Bell Canada (FQNRT-coordinated internationally-peer-reviewed grant)
2009
$65,500
“Wireless Healthcare: Implementation & Applications: Minimization of medication errors in a
Quebec emergency room using wireless information”
PI: Segal B, with Trueman C, Poissant L, Tamblyn R, Huang A, Beique M, Sorge R, Graves A
PROMPT (FQNRT-coordinated internationally-peer-reviewed grant)
2006-2009 $150,000
“Wireless Healthcare: Implementation & Applications”
PI: Segal B, with Trueman C, Poissant L, Tamblyn R, Huang A, Beique M, Sorge R
Bell University Laboratories (FQNRT-coordinated internationally-peer-reviewed) 2006-2009 $130,000
Agency: Canadian Institutes of Health Research
Project title: Establishment of a Canadian based international research network to improve quality of life,
communication, and economic outcomes in head and neck Cancer survivors.
Principal Investigator: Jana M. Rieger
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Co-investigators: H. Seikaly, M. Hier, S. Lee, R.P., Happonen, R. Schmelzeisen, J.F., Wolfaardt, J.R.,
Harris, M.L., Urken, J. Ruseski
Dates: March 2010 – April 2011
Amount: $100,000.00
Junior Investigator Grant Panel Travel Award
Canadian Cancer Society Research Institute (CCSRI)
Melissa Henry
2011
$1000
Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR)
(submitted in March 2011; under review)
Randomized controlled trial of the Meaning-Making intervention (MMi) in patients newly diagnosed with
advanced cancer: A pilot study
Principal Investigator
Henry, M. (PI), Cohen, S.R. (PI), Heyland, D., Platt, R., Azoulay, L., Thirlwell, M.P., Gotlieb, W., Lau,
S., Gilbert, L., Sultanem, K., Batist, G. & Lapointe, B.
10/2011 – 10/2013
$109,898
Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR)
(submitted in March 2011; under review)
Creating meaning following metastatic cancer: A cognitivo-existential intervention to improve existential
and global quality of life
Co-Investigator
Gagnon, P. (PI), Fillion, L. (co-PI), Aubin, M., Blais, M.-C., Chochinov, H., Couture, F., Daignault, A.,
Henry, M., Provencher, L. & Savard, J.
10/2011 – 10/2013
$51,605
Ride to Conquer Cancer (RTCC) Research Fund
(submitted in January 2011; under review)
Prospective study of quality of life trajectories and at-risk lifestyles in head and neck cancer patients
Principal Investigator
Henry, M. (PI), Frenkiel, S., Black, M., Hier, M., Mlynarek, A., Kost, K., Zeitouni, A., MacDonald, C.,
Boccardi, S., Myron, V., Aguzzi, A., Rosberger, Z.
06/2011 – 06/2012
$26,762
Weekend to End Breast Cancer & Jewish General Hospital Foundation
(obtained)
Coping action patterns in women with breast cancer and controls
Co-Investigator
Perry, J.C. (PI), Foley, E. & Henry, M.
07/2009 – 07/2010
$22,890
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Canadian Cancer Society Research Institute (CCSRI)
(obtained)
Creating meaning following a cancer: A cognitivo-existential intervention to improve existential and
global quality of life
Co-Investigator
Gagnon, P. (PI), Fillion, L. (co-PI), Blais, M.-C., Aubin, M., Chochinov, H., Henry, M., Couture, F. &
Provencher, L.
$657,865
07/2008 – 07/2012
Fonds Québécois de la Recherche sur la Société et la Culture (FQRSC)
(obtained)
Centre for Research and Intervention on Suicide and Euthanasia
Co-Investigator
Mishara, B. (PI), Chagnon, F., Daigle, M., Gratton, F., Greenfield, B., Henry, M., Houle, J., Labelle, R.,
St-Laurent, D., Julien, D., St-Arnaud, J., Weisstub, D., Tousignant, M.
07/2008 – 07/2012
$627,130
Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR)
(obtained)
Suicide, santé mentale et milieu de travail: Étude des conséquences du suicide d’un travailleur sur la santé
mentale des collègues et sur le climat de travail
Co-Investigator
Mishara, B. (PI), Alderson, M., Chagnon. F., Daigle, M., Greenfield, B., Henry, M., Lesage, A.,
Raymond, S., Soares, A., St-Laurent, D.
07/2008 – 07/2012
$286,363
Athanasios Katsarkas
Continuing the work on the function and the dysfunction of the vestibular system with Dr. H. Galiana
(CIHR, NCERC). We are applying for $ 125,000 to CIHR (1/3/2011) for the continuation of our work.
Awarded Grants: Canadian Institute for Photonics innovations (CIPI)
Technology Exploitation Network (TEN) grant, valued at 50,915$.
Title: Ultrafast Laser Ablation of Tissue
(Wiseman, Jowett, Mlrynarek, Kraemer, Hamdy, Harrison)
Grant Pending Decision (July 2011): AAO-CORE Oticon/AAO-HNSF Resident
Research Grant (Value 9976)$
Title: Osseointegration Following Ultrafast Laser Ablation Osteotomy
(Jowett, Mlynarek, Kraemer, Cowan, Wiseman, Harrison)
Awarded Scholarship: Canadian Institutes of Health Research Banting
and Best MSc Award (Value 17,500).
Jowett (Supervisor Mlynarek)
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Other Research Projects: (clinical)
Dr. Sam Daniel
Management of sialorrhea
Dr. Saul Frenkiel
Clinical project supervisor, “The role of virtual endoscopy in rhinology practice.” Department of
Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery, McGill University.
Research collaborator, “Establishment of a human airway epithelial cell culture core
facility,” with Dr. Renaud Robert, Dr. John Hanrahan (PI-CIHR grant), Department of Physiology,
McGill University.
Research supervisor, “A pilot study to assess the potential value of measuring nasal temperature for the
assessment of nasal congestion,” Department of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery, McGill
University, with Dr. R. Castanio, University of Montreal.
Research supervisor, “Looking beyond disfigurement: A holistic approach to understand the lived
experience of disfigurement in head and neck cancer patients,” Faculty of Medicine Research Bursary
Program.
Dr. Karen Kost
Perceptions of practicing Otolaryngologists toward Geriatric Otolaryngology,
Laryngeal Papillomatosis: Voice Handicap Index and Quality of life
Dr. Alex Mlynarek
Multicenter Review of Hypopharyngeal Reconstruction
Indentification of high risk patients with cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma
Risks of performing tracheostomies in patients with laryngeal squamous cell carcinoma
Dr. Mark Samaha
Pterygopalatine fossa injection to decrease bleeding during endoscopic sinus surgery
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Outcomes of endoscopic sinus surgery in asthmatic patients
Endoscopic resection of inverting papilloma
Cost effectiveness of Endoscopic Sinus surgery
Dr. Melvin Schloss
Retrospectve Review of Mastoidectomy at the MCH
Dr. Robert Sweet
Lactate otoprotection against cisplatin ototoxicity
Dr. Marc Tewfik
Correlation of Clinical History and Physical Exam to Positive CT Findings for Non-Polypoid Para-Nasal
Sinus Disease (Dr. AlipashaRassouli)
Comparison between manual and semiautomated volume measurements of pituitary adenomas (Dr. Qasim
Al-Hinai)
Evaluation of the olfactory function following trans-nasal trans-sphenoidal endoscopic resection of
pituitary adenomas (Dr. Qasim Al-Hinai)
Dr. Anthony Zeitouni
Comparison of manual and semiautomated volume measurements for pituitary tumors
Smell disturbanses with extended transnasal skull base approaches
Role of radiation therapy after acoustic neuroma surgery
HPV and oral cavity cancer
Cochlear implants and vertigo
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2.4 Promotions, Recruitment, Departures
Dr. Richard Caouette (Gatineau)
Dr. Renée Dionne (Gatineau)
Dr. Melissa Henry (PhD)
Dr. Yolène Lacroix
Dr. Michel Lalonde (Gatineau)
Dr. Alex Mlynarek, Head and Neck Surgery (July 1, 2009)
ƒ Completed two years of fellowship in head and neck oncology and microvascular reconstruction,
University of Alberta (1 year), University of Auckland (1 year)
Dr. Luc Monette (Gatineau)
Dr. Lyne Picard (Verdun)
Dr. Marc Tewfik, Rhinology & Skull Base Surgery (July 1, 2010)
ƒ Two years of fellowship, University of Adelaide
Dr. Vi (Thien Tuong) Vu
Dr. Jonathan Young, Laryngology (July 1, 2010)
ƒ Fellowship, Massachusetts Eye and Ear Institute, Harvard University
Departures
Dr. Mindy Black (2009)
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2.5 Academic Staff Activities
Dr. Martin Black
Appointments
Director of Head and Neck Oncology, McGill University
Senior Otolaryngologist, The Jewish General Hospital
Presentations
Thyroid Cancer Update-Public Information Session
• presented in French and English
• September 2010
Presentation to the Senior Medical Students Anatomy for Surgeon’s Course
• McGill University
• March 2010
Dr. Kathleen Cullen
1. Current administrative positions and committee memberships :
PROFESSIONAL STATUS
Sept 2010 -2011
Professor, Department of Physiology and
William Dawson Chair in Neuroscience, McGill University
Chair, McGill University Physiology Graduate Program
Associate Member, Department of Biomedical Engineering
Associate Member, Department of Neurology and Neurosurgery
Associate Member, Department of Otolaryngology
Visiting Professor MIT; Harvard Medical School (sabbatical)
Departmental Committees
2005- present Chair, Graduate Student Admissions and Advisory Committee
Department of Physiology, McGill University
1995-present Member, Graduate Student Research Day Planning Committee
Department of Physiology, McGill University
2000-present Member, Chairman’s Advisory Committee
Department of Physiology, McGill University
Faculty and University Committees
2005-present Member of McGill Association of University Teachers (MAUT)
Recruiting Committee
2006-present Member: University Tenure Committee for the Faculty of Arts
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2007-2009
Executive Committee: McGill’s Centre for Teaching and Research on Women,
McGill University
2008-present Member: University Advisory Committee for the Selection of a Dean of Law
2009-present Member: University Appeals Committee
2009-present Member: Principal's Task Force on Diversity, Excellence and Community
2010-present Member: University Advisory Committee for the Selection of a Chair of the Department
of Physiology, Faculty of Medicine
2. Teaching activities
1994- present
Lecturer, McGill University, Physiology 552-556B
(Topics in Systems Neuroscience). 3 credit course, Graduate level course.
Responsible for organizing and teaching course. The format consists of: 1 1/2
hours per week lecture on a contemporary topic in systems
neurophysiology followed by 1 1/2 hours per week class discussion of
relevant classic scientific articles.
1996- present
Lecturer, McGill University, Physiology 552-451A (Advanced
Neurophysiology). Four ,1 ½ hour, lectures per year on the neural
Mechanisms and computational principles underlying sensori-motor
transformations.
1997- present
Seminar Leader, McGill University, Physiology 725D (Departmental Ph.D.
Seminar). 15 seminars per year in systems and integrative physiology.2001present Lecturer, McGill University, Neurology Residents- Academic Half Day
A two hour lecture covering topics including: the vestibular system, cerebellar,
and postural reflexes, or locomotion at the basic science level with links to
clinical applications.
2001- present
Lecturer, McGill University, Physiology 552-314A (Integrative Physiology) 3
credits, Undergraduate level course. Responsible for organizing and teaching in
course. The format consists of three, 1 hour lectures per week. Course considers
the spatial and dynamic processing of sensory information, the control of
voluntary movement as well as more cognitive functions. I teach 6 lectures per
year on sensori-motor transformations.
2003- present
Lecturer, McGill University, Medical School Teaching (unit 6)
5 lectures per year in the Neuroscience Unit with focus on the physiology of the
visual, auditory and vestibular systems.
2003- present
Seminar Leader, McGill University, Physiology 552-459D (Departmental Honors
Undergraduate. Seminar). 1 seminar per year in systems and integrative
physiology.
2004-2008
Development of a Majors Program in Neuroscience:
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An Interdepartmental Program including the Departments of Physiology,
Biology, and Psychology.
2005- present
Seminar Leader, McGill University, Physiology 552-618,619
Research Topics in Physiology). 1 credits each term, fall./winter. Graduate
Level course. The format consists of: 1 hours per week lecture on a contemporary
topics in research physiology.
2007-present
Lecturer, McGill University, Neurology and Neurosurgery 603B
(Computational Neuroscience). Graduate level course.
A 3 hour lecture each year on control systems approaches to sensory
processing and motor control.
3. Presentations
Organization of Conferences and Symposia
2009- 2010
Organizing Committee: Satellite Meeting of the Canadian Association of Neuroscience
(CAN) Meeting which will be organized by the Canadian Action and Perception Network
(CAPNET).
2009- 2010
Organizing Committee: Satellite Symposium to the XXVI Bárány Society Meeting
“The Vestibular System: Current Research and Future Directions,
A Symposium in Honor of Jay Goldberg ", August 16-17, 2010
2009-2011
Gordon Research Conference Chair
Oculomotor Systems Biology, Bates College, Lewiston Maine
McGill Courses: See above under teaching #2
Seminars and lectures (Invited Speaker)
Centre for Research in Neuroscience, McGill University Health Centre
Montreal General Hospital
Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland
The Bodian Seminar, The Zanvyl Krieger Mind/Brain Institute
Montreal Children’s Hospital, McGill Auditory Sciences Laboratory
Erasmus University, Rotterdam, Netherlands, Department of Neuroscience
Peter Wall Institute for Advanced Studies, University of British Columbia
Invited Speaker: Sensorimotor Computation Major Thematic Grant,
2010
2010
2009
2009
2009
Major International Symposia
Invited Speaker: Collège de France and Peter Wall Institute for
Advanced Studies (University of British Columbia, BC, Canada),
Workshop on Sensorimotor Computation, Paris France
Invited Speaker, Gordon Research Conference
Sensory Coding in the Natural Environment, Bates College, Maine,
2010
2010
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July 25-30, 2010.
Invited Speaker, Canadian Association for Neuroscience Meeting
Action Potential Patterning & Neural Coding: Linking Cellular with
Systems Level Processes
Neural Control of Movement (NCM) Society Meeting, Invited Speaker:
Can a unified conceptual framework reconcile the diverse functions
attributed to the rostral superior colliculus? Big Island, Hawaii
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2010
2009
4. Courses organized/Directorships
2001- present
Course Director, McGill University, Physiology 552-314A (Integrative
Physiology) 3 credits, Undergraduate level course. Responsible for organizing
and teaching in course. The format consists of three, 1 hour lectures per week.
Course considers the spatial and dynamic processing of sensory information, the
control of voluntary movement as well as more cognitive functions. I teach 6
lectures per year on sensori-motor transformations.
2001- present
Lecturer, McGill University, Physiology 552-314A (Integrative Physiology) 3
credits, Undergraduate level course. Responsible for organizing and teaching in
course. The format consists of three, 1 hour lectures per week. Course considers
the spatial and dynamic processing of sensory information, the control of
voluntary movement as well as more cognitive functions. I teach 6 lectures per
year on sensori-motor transformations.
2005- present
Course Director, McGill University, Physiology 552-618,619
Research Topics in Physiology). 1 credits each term, fall./winter. Graduate
Level course. Responsible for organizing and managing course. The
format consists of: 1 hours per week lecture on a contemporary topics in
research physiology.
2009-2010
Course Director, Neuroscience 400D1, D2
(Neuroscience Seminar). Students demonstrate their understanding of
neuroscience by writing critical analyses of selected research seminars.
6. Scientific projects
Neuro-otology: (Vestibular physiology and gaze control laboratory: Dr. Kathleen Cullen)
Dr. Cullen is a recognized authority in the area of systems neuroscience. As head of the Vestibular and
Gaze Control laboratory in the McIntyre Medical Building, she supervises 12 people (7 graduate students,
2 pdfs, 1 honors student, and 2 staff) that investigate the mechanisms by which self motion (vestibular)
information is integrated with signals from other modalities to accurately control eye, head, and body
movements in relation to a stable external reference system. Experiments are aimed at understanding
vestibular processing in health and disease, and test how peripheral stimulation via novel vestibular
prosthetic devices alters signals in central brain pathways.
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Notably, the research program studies the sensorimotor transformations that sense movement and
coordinate appropriate behavior, by tracing the coding of vestibular stimuli from peripheral afferents, to
behaviorally-contingent responses in central pathways, to the readout of accurate behavior. The
experimental approach is multidisciplinary and includes a combination of behavioral, neurophysiological
and computational approaches in alert behaving non-human primates and mice. Funding for the laboratory
is provided by the Canadian Institutes for Health Research (CIHR), The National Institutes of Health
(NIH), Canadian Space Agency (CSA), the National Sciences and Engineering Research Council of
Canada (NSERC), Le Fonds québécois de la recherche sur la nature et les technologies (FQNRT) and
McGill University.
Our laboratory holds a weekly laboratory meeting on Thursday, which is currently attended by members
of several other McGill laboratories and covers a large breadth of neuro-otolaryngology research. All are
welcome to attend.
In addition, we have had 2 visiting professors spend time in our laboratory this past year:
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Dr. Lloyd Minor (M.D), Chair and practicing clinician in the Dept of Otolaryngology at the
Johns Hopkins Univ, July 2010. Dr. Minor is a an internationally recognized expert in hearing
and balance disorders
Dr. Charles Della Santina (M.D), Professor and practicing clinician in the Dept of
Otolaryngology/Biomedical Engineering at the Johns Hopkins Univ, August 2010. Dr. Della
Santina is an internationally recognized expert in vestibular prosthetics.
Current Trainees
Massot, Corentin
Post-Doc
2006-present
McGill University Faculty of Medicin Internal McLaughlin postdoctoral Fellowship
Project: Vestibular processing; Detection Theory and Information
Principal Investigator: Dr Kathleen Cullen
Carriot, Jerome
Post-Doc
2008-present
McGill University Faculty of Medicine Internal McLaughlin postdoctoral Fellowship
Project: Vestibular neural processing during head translations and movement combining rotations
and translations.
Principal Investigator: Dr Kathleen Cullen
Van Horn, Marion
Ph.D candidate 2003- 2010 (conferred)
FRSQ PhD Grant
Project: The Neural control of disconjugate eye movements
Principal Investigator: Kathleen Cullen
Brooks, Jessica
Ph.D candidate 2004- 2011(expected)
FQRNT bourse de doctorat
Project: Differential encoding of active and passive vestibular signals.
Principal Investigator: Kathleen Cullen
Mitchell, Diana M.Sc
Ph.D candidate 2009- 2013 (expected)
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CIHR Frederick Banting and Charles Best Canada Graduate Scholarships - Master's Award
Project: The Physiology underlying Vestibular Compensation in Health and Disease
Principal Investigator: Kathleen Cullen
Jamali, Mohsen Ph.D Ph.D candidate 2006- 2011 (expected)
Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarships (CIHR PhD Grant).
Project: Neural coding in the vestibular system: bridging the gap between neural responses and
behaviour.
Principal Investigator: Dr Kathleen Cullen
Schneider, Adam
Ph.D candidate 2009- 2013 (expected)
FQRNT PhD. Fellowship
Project: Information processing and reafference cancellation in vestibular nucleus neurons: a
computational study.
Principal Investigators: Kathleen Cullen & Maurice Chacron
Dale, Alexis
Ph.D candidate 2009- 2013 (expected)
Alexis completed her B.Sc. at MIT last year and joined my laboratory as a PhD student this
September. She is currently funded by my CIHR grant to study how the brain distinguishes
between active and passive motion.
Ioana Medrea
M.D./Ph.D candidate 2009Ioana started in the M.D./Ph.D. program this fall and is completing her Ph.D. in my laboratory.
She is currently funded by a McKeown Summer Research Scholarship for $3885
And will be funded by a CIHR PhD Grant $21, 000 starting next year.
In addition, she was awarded a Corcoran Scholarship for $2500 for this year
Jonathon Milligan
NSERC Undergraduate Student Research Award
Project: Assessing the Cervico-Ocular Reflex in mice with normal and compromised peripheral
vestibular function
Principal Investigator: Dr. Kathleen Cullen
Dr. Sam Daniel
Current Administrative Positions and Committee Memberships
Hospital
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Director, Division of Pediatric Otolaryngology, McGill University, Montreal, Quebec (November
2008 - 2013)
Acting Surgeon-in-Chief, Montreal Children’s Hospital, Dec 29 2010- Jan 9 2011.
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Director and founder, Saliva Management Clinic, Mackay Rehabilitation Centre, Montreal, Quebec
(2005-present)
Director of Otolaryngology, Mackay rehabilitation Center (2005-present)
Member of the Montreal Children’s Hospital Ambulatory Services Planning Committee for the new
MUHC
Member Craniofacial Anomalies, Cleft Lip and Palate Committee
Member of the Animal Users Committee, Montreal Children’s Hospital
University
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Director of Clinical Research, Department of Otolaryngology, McGill University, Montreal, Quebec,
Canada (2009 - present)
Member of the admissions committee, faculty of medicine, McGill University (2009 -).
Course director, Master of Science in Otolaryngology, McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada,
(July 2006 - present)
Associate Professor with Tenure (GFU), Department of Otolaryngology, McGill University,
Montreal, Quebec, Canada (May 2009 – present)
Director, McGill Temporal Bone Laboratory (2005 - present)
Search committee, Chair of School of Communication Sciences & Disorders, 2010-2011
Associate Director of Research, Department of Otolaryngology, McGill University, Montreal,
Quebec, Canada (2003 - 2009)
Member of the residency training committee, Department of Otolaryngology, McGill University
(2003 - present)
Member of the fellowship committee, Department of Otolaryngology, McGill University (2003 present)
Member of the research committee, Department of Otolaryngology, McGill University (2003 present)
Member of the McGill Head & Neck Fundraising committee, McGill University (2003 - present)
Associate member, Integrated Program in Neuroscience, McGill University (2009-present)
Associate member, Department of Experimental Surgery, McGill University (2006-present)
National/International Societies
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Planning Committee, Society for Ear, Nose and Throat Advances in Children (SENTAC) Annual
Meeting, Cincinnati, OH, December 2010
American Society of Pediatric Otolaryngology (ASPO) research committee, May 2009- May 2012
Program Committee, Society for Ear, Nose and Throat Advances in Children (SENTAC), 2009
Awards Committee, Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, 2009-2011
International faculty, XI International Facial Nerve Symposium, Italy, April 2009
Member of the committee on hearing, Quebec Association of Otolaryngology (2007-2010)
Member Practice Audit Committee, Quebec Association of Otolaryngology
Member of the coalition for hearing screening in Quebec
Treasurer, Canadian Society of Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery, 2011-2015
CPD/CME educator, Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, 2010-2012
Member, Regional Advisory Committee, Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, 2010
President, International Congress on Salivary Gland Disorders, Montreal, October 2009
Member of the awards committee, Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, 2009-2012
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President, Quebec Association of Otolaryngology annual meeting, October 2009
Examiner, Medical Council of Canada Qualifying Examination Part II, 2010
Member of the Executive Council of the Canadian Society of Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery
(2008 –)
Chair, Continuing Medical Education / Continuing Professional Development Committee, Canadian
Society of Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery (2007 – 2011)
Chair, Pediatric Otolaryngology Group, Canadian Society of Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery
(2006 - present)
Member of the board of directors, Quebec Association of Otolaryngology (2007-2010)
Chairman, Continuing Professional Development, Quebec Association of Otolaryngology (20072010)
Teaching Activities
Undergraduate (Medical School)
Medical students lecture, Unit 7, Otolaryngology infections
Laboratory Demonstrator, Head and neck anatomy for medical students (Unit 6) – Department of
Anatomy and cell biology
Supervisor of 8 clerckship medical students 2009-2010
Residents
Course director and lecturer: Master of Science in Otolaryngology (60 hours/semester – 120
hours/year + Preparation time, evaluations available).
I direct and organize the following courses:
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540-602A,B,C PHYSIOLOGY, HISTOPATHOLOGY AND CLINICAL
OTOLARYNGOLOGY 1 (3 credits).
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540-603A,B,C ADVANCED SCIENTIFIC PRINCIPLES OF OTOLARYNGOLOGY 1
(3 credits).
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540-612A,B,C PHYSIOLOGY, HISTOPATHOLOGY AND CLINICAL
OTOLARYNGOLOGY 2 (3 credits).
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540-613A,B,C ADVANCED SCIENTIFIC PRINCIPLES OF OTOLARYNGOLOGY 2
(3 credits).
Oral examiner, Otolaryngology residents, McGill University, 4 hours/year
Mock Royal College Oral Examination Sessions for 5th year residents
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Lecturer, Department of Pediatrics, Montreal Children’s Hospital
Fellows
Director of pediatric otolaryngology Fellowship Montreal Children’s Hospital – current fellow is Dr Koby
Pitaro (Israel)
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Director of McGill Auditory Sciences Laboratory Research Fellowship – Fellows 2010 Dr Victoria
Akinpelu (Nigeria), Dr Mario Mujica (Mexico), Dr A Aljarallah (Kuwait)
Clinical mini-fellowship in Botox injection for drooling given to physicians at Mackay
CME
CPD/CME educator, Royal College of Physicians & Surgeons of Canada
Director of CME, Canadian Society of Otolaryngology
Chairman of CME, Quebec Association of Otolaryngology
Presentations
Invited Lectureships
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Surgical treatment of Drooling and Botulinum toxin use, invited speaker, Great Ormond Street
Hospital, London, England, August 13, 2010.
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Novel therapies for ototoxicity, invited speaker, Otolaryngology research rounds, Great Ormond
Street Hospital, London, England, August 13, 2010.
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The Society or Ear, Nose and Throat Advances in Children, Moderator, Drooling and Aspiration, Salt
Lake City, December 2009.
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The Society or Ear, Nose and Throat Advances in Children, Invited Faculty, Bone Anchored Hearing
Aid (BAHA) Course, Boston, December 2008.
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American Thoracic Society Annual Meeting, Invited international faculty Scientific Symposium,
Swallowing disorders in children, San Diego, May 17 2009.
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Botulinum toxin use for sialorrhea and freys syndrome, invited faculty, XI International Facial Nerve
Symposium, Rome, Italy, April 2009.
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Pediatric Facial Nerve Palsy, invited faculty, XI International Facial Nerve Symposium, Rome, Italy,
April 2009.
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6th annual Otology and neuro-otology course, Invited faculty, Université de Montréal, November 6
2010.
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Botulunim Toxin for sialorrhea, Westpark Healthcare Center, Toronto, September 30 2010.
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Unperceived educational needs, 1st National CPD Accreditation Conference, Ottawa, Ontario, October
1 2009.
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Atypical mycobacteria treatment, the surgical approach. Invited workshop,
microbiologists of Quebec, Bromont, Quebec, May 29 2009.
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Intra-glandular Botulinum Toxin (IG-BTX) and Major Ducts Clipping for Management of Salivary
Control in Children: Together and Head to Head, Invited workshop chair, 63rd annual meeting of the
Canadian Society of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery, Halifax, May 9-12 2009.
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Botulinum toxin in the management of sialorrhea, Guest Speaker, Stan Cassidy Center for
Rehabilitation, Fredericton, New Brunswick, March 27 2009.
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Treatment of sialorrhea, Guest speaker, Association of Pediatric Dentists of Quebec, Montreal,
February 3 2009.
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Otolaryngology Emergencies: Otitis media and facial palsy, St Mary’s Hospital Family Medicine
Rounds, Montreal, January 13 2010.
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Treatment options for drooling & Management of Pediatric Neck Masses, CME conference, TroisRivieres, Quebec, January 26 2009.
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Airway trauma, Department of Surgery, Montreal Children’s Hospital, November 22, 2010.
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Botulinum toxin and drooling, Department of respirology, Montreal Children’s Hospital, October 28,
2010.
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Approach to sialorrhea, Department of Gastroenterology, Montreal Children’s Hospital, October 27,
2010.
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Approach to the patient with facial nerve paralysis in the emergency room, Montreal Children’s
Hospital Emergency Department Grand Rounds. Montreal, March 5 2009.
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Otolaryngology Emergencies, Centre for Continuing Health Professional Education, McGill
University, October 8 2009.
Foreign Bodies in Otolaryngology, Centre for Continuing Health Professional Education, McGill
University, October 8 2009.
National/International Podium and Posters
Daniel SJ. Salivary gland endoscopy. Association of oto-rhino-laryngology and maxillo-facial surgery of
Quebec, Quebec, October 29 2010.
Daniel SJ. Cricoid fracture reduction using a balloon dilator. Society for Ear, Nose, & Throat Advances
in Children, Cincinnati, December 3 2010.
Akinpelu O, Daniel SJ. Oxymetazoline ototoxicity in a chinchilla animal model. Society for Ear, Nose, &
Throat Advances in Children, Cincinnati, December 3 2010.
Mujica-Mota M, Daniel SJ. Internal jugular vein erosion: an aggressive presentation of non-tuberculous
mycobacterial lymphadenitis. Society for Ear, Nose, & Throat Advances in Children, Cincinnati,
December 3 2010.
Daniel SJ. Panel chair. Challenges in Pediatric Otology. 64th annual meeting of the Canadian Society of
Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery, Niagara Falls, May 23 2010.
Duval M, Daniel SJ. Factors Influencing Research Productivity in Canadian Otolaryngologists. 64th
annual meeting of the Canadian Society of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery, Niagara Falls, May
23 2010.
Aron M, Daniel SJ. Safety of Personal Music Players: What We Know in 2009. 64th annual meeting of
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the Canadian Society of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery, Niagara Falls, May 23 2010.
Moubayed S, Daniel SJ, Vu T, Quach C. Preseptal Cellulitis in the Pediatric Population: Clinical Features
and Management of 117 Cases. 64th annual meeting of the Canadian Society of Otolaryngology Head and
Neck Surgery, Niagara Falls, May 23 2010.
Moubayed S, Daniel SJ. Rapidly Progressing Pleomorphic Adenoma of the Palate in an Adolescent. 64th
annual meeting of the Canadian Society of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery, Niagara Falls, May
23 2010.
Richardson K, Varshney R, Ramadori F, Kost K , Daniel SJ, Manoukian J, Nguyen L. A Multifaceted
Inter-Specialty Approach to Teaching Advanced Airway Management Skills. 64th annual meeting of the
Canadian Society of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery, Niagara Falls, May 23 2010.
Fanous A, Manoukian J, Al-Khatib T, Saint-Martin C, Daniel SJ, Tewfik T, Nguyen L, Schloss M. A
New Modified Lund-Mackay Scale For Radiological Staging of Pediatric Rhinosinusitis. 64th annual
meeting of the Canadian Society of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery, Niagara Falls, May 23 2010.
Alessa M, Manoukian JJ, Alrajhi Y, Chouiali F, Nguyen L, Tewfik T, Daniel SJ, Schloss M, Hamid Q.
Linking Extraesophageal Gastric Reflux ( EEGR) to Chronic Rhinosinusitis (CRS) in Children:
Pepsinogen Study of Paranasal Sinus and Adenoid Tissue. 64th annual meeting of the Canadian Society of
Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery, Niagara Falls, May 23 2010.
Al-Khatib T, Daniel SJ, Carret AS. Platinum Ototoxicity in Children, A Long-term Follow Up –et al. 63rd
annual meeting of the Canadian Society of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery, Halifax, May 9-12
2009.
Daniel SJ. Specialty panel chair. Interesting and Challenging Cases in Pediatric Otolaryngology. 63rd
annual meeting of the Canadian Society of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery, Halifax, May 9-12
2009.
Duval M, Daniel SJ. Facial Paresis in Children. XI International Facial Nerve Symposium, Rome, Italy,
April 2009 (poster presentation).
Duval M, Daniel SJ. Facial nerve palsy due to forceps use at birth:
A serious complication? XI International Facial Nerve Symposium, Rome, Italy, April 2009.
Courses Organized/Directorships
* Hands-on Sialoendoscopy Course, Niagara Falls, June 2010
International Congress on salivary glands disorders, Montreal, October 2009
Infections in Otolaryngology, Joint Congress OTL-AMMIQ. Association of microbiologists &
Association of otolaryngologists of Quebec, Bromont, Quebec, May 28-29 2009
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McGill Annual Temporal Bone Dissection Course 2009 & 2010
Sixth Annual Melvin D. Schloss Pediatric Otolaryngology Lectureship and Research Day, February 2
2009
Seventh Annual Melvin D. Schloss Pediatric Otolaryngology Lectureship and Research Day, May 2010
Scientific Projects
Basic
Prevention of ototoxicity
Middle ear mechanics
Vocal cord mechanics
Postgrad Student Supervision
Dr Emilia Peleva, Department of Surgery, McGill University.
Program: Master of Science (Experimental Surgery) started September 2010, expected completion March
2012.
Topic: Cispatinum ototoxicity prevention
Human and animal
Sole supervisor
Funding: CIHR grant
Dr Zhoobin Abbasi Mood, Department of Surgery, McGill University.
Program: Master of Science (Experimental Surgery) started Jan 2010, expected completion June 2011.
Topic: Delivery techniques of ototoprotective agents
Sole supervisor
Funding: CIHR grant
Project: Round window substance affecting hearing
Dr Sofia Waissbluth, Department of Otolaryngology, McGill University.
Program: Master of Science (Otolaryngology) started Jan 2010, expected completion June 2011.
Topic: Cispatinum ototoxicity prevention.
Sole supervisor
Funding: CIHR grant
Project: Systemic steroids in the prevention of ototoxicity
Dr Akinpelu Olubunmi Victoria, Department of Otolaryngology, McGill University.
Program: Research Fellowship (Otolaryngology) started March 2010, expected completion June 2011.
Topic: Histological changes with hypoxia in rats
Sole supervisor
Funding: CIHR grant
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* Dr. Raymundo Munguia, Department of Surgery, McGill University
Program: Doctor of Philosophy (PhD), Major: Experimental Surgery Thesis.
Started at PhD level 2 in 2006 (Fast-track), graduated in 2010.
Topic: Prevention of chemotherapeutic ototoxicity in a chinchilla model.
Sole supervisor
Funding: CIHR grant
* Nima Maftoon, Department of Biomedical Engineering, McGill University.
Program: Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) started in September 2008 expected completion September 2012.
Topic: Computerized assessment of cochlear hair cell damage on electron microscopy. Co-supervisor with
Dr WRJ Funnell
Funding: CIHR grant
* Dr. Valerie Cote, Department of Otolaryngology, McGill University.
Program: Master of Science (Otolaryngology) started in 2009, expected completion 2011.
Topic: Validation of a Pediatric Reflux finding score and questionnaire.
Co-supervisor with JJ Manoukian and J Kimoff
Funding: American Laryngological Association, $10,000 USD
* Dr. Georges Makhoul, Department of Surgery, McGill University.
Program: Master of Science (Experimental Surgery) 2008 - 2010
Topic: Nano-encapsulated curcumin in a chinchilla ear model.
Sole supervisor
Funding: Sickkids Foundation and CIHR grants
* Ms Denise Murphy, Department of Surgery, McGill University.
Program: Master of Science (Experimental Surgery), 2008 - 2010.
Topic: Prevention of cisplatinum ototoxicity, a clinical trial.
Sole supervisor
Funding: CIHR grant
Award: Principal’s Graduate Fellowship, July 2008 ($2500)
* Dr Yalon Dolev, Department of Otolaryngology, McGill University.
Program: Master of Science (Experimental Surgery), started in 2008, expected completion 2011.
Topic: 3-D volumetric analysis of tumour burden in Head & Neck cancer
In Progress
* Brian Gariepy, Department of Biomedical Engineering, McGill University
Program Master of Engineering, 2008-2011
Topic: Finite element modelling of the newbom ear canal and middle ear
Co-supervisor with Dr WRJ Funnell
Funding: NSERC (Dr Funnell)
* Shruti Nambiar, Department of Biomedical Engineering, McGill University.
Program: Master Engineering started in January 2007, completed November 2009.
Topic: An Experimental study of middle-ear vibrations in gerbils
Co-supervisor with Dr WRJ Funnell
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Funding: NSERC (Dr Funnell)
Presentation: Mechanical properties of the gerbil eardrum and research implications. Canadian Life
Science Research conference, Toronto, November 2008
Postdoctoral Scholar – FIRST POST-DOC (PhD) supervised in Otolaryngology
* Dr Mathieu Charlebois, Department of Biomedical Engineering, McGill University
Program Postdoctorate 2010-2011, (Previous PhD at Ecole Polytechnique)
Topic: Finite element modelling of the middle ear
Co-supervisor with Dr WRJ Funnell
Funding: CIHR (Daniel & Funnell)
Dr. Nabil Fanous
Current Administrative Positions and Committee Memberships
Hospitals
The Montreal General Hospital - Active Surgeon
The Royal Victoria Hospital - Active Surgeon
Lachine Hospital Center - Active Surgeon
Universities
Associate Professor and Facial Plastic Surgery program director, Department of Otolaryngology / Head
and Neck Surgery, McGill University, Montreal, Canada
Associate Professor and Facial Plastic Surgery training program director, Department of Surgery (O.T.L),
Sherbrooke University, Sherbrooke, P.Q, Canada
Teaching Activities
Annual facial plastic surgery course on Septorhinoplasty, Blepharoplasty, related surgical anatomy, drills
on oral and written exams, etc- given to Residents, fellows and rotating students, February 2010.
Medico-legal course to residents and fellows entitled “How to handle patients and employees”, March
2010.
Presentations
Fanous N, Fanous A, Côté V. « Simplified Rhinoplasty: The Mini-Dissection Technique », presented at
the Annual Quebec Congress of Otolaryngology, Montreal, Canada, October 2009.
Côté V, Fanous N. « Minimally invasive approaches to pediatric tumors », presented at the Royal Victoria
Hospital, Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery Grand Rounds, Montreal, Canada, November 2009.
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Fanous N, Fanous A, Mlynarek A. « Non-Surgical Facial Rejuvenation Techniques » A live step-by-step
demonstration, at the 14th Annual McGill University update in ORL/ Head & Neck surgery, MontTremblant, Quebec, March 2010.
Fanous N. « Cosmetic Surgery “Chirurgie Esthétique” », Opening presentation at the RAÉSSUM
(Regroupement des associations étudiantes en science de la santé de l’UdeM), Université de Montréal,
Montreal, Canada, April 16th, 2010.
Côté V, Fanous N. « A Powerful Tool in Facial Reconstruction », presented at the Royal Victoria
Hospital, Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery Grand Rounds, Montreal, Canada, October 2010.
Guest lecturer
At the Annual Quebec Congress of Otolaryngology, to talk about “Simplified Rhinoplasty: The MiniDissection Technique”, Montreal, Canada, October 2009.
Invited to be the “Moderator” for a panel on Facial Plastic Surgery, at the 14th Annual McGill University
update in ORL/ Head & Neck surgery, to present “Non-Surgical Facial Rejuvenation Techniques” – A
live step-by-step demonstration, Mont-Tremblant, Quebec, March 2010.
Invited to give the opening presentation about Cosmetic Surgery “Chirurgie Esthétique” at the
RAÉSSUM (Regroupement des associations étudiantes en science de la santé de l’UdeM), at Université
de Montreal, April 16th, 2010.
Innovation
Dr Nabil Fanous used a novel endoscopic approach for the first time in Canada, at the Montreal
Children’s Hospital in August 2010, to remove a large dermoid cyst embedded in the upper face of Jayden
Cambridge, an 18-month old child. Dr Fanous was approached by the chief of general pediatric surgery at
the Montreal Children’s Hospital to lead the excision of the tumor, which was the size of a large blueberry
and was sitting in a deep bony crater between the brows, and was completely buried by an ingrowth of
bone over it. There was only 0.6 centimeter of bone between the tumor’s bottom and the child’s cranial
cavity. Traditionally, these types of tumors are removed by cutting through the skin directly over the
tumor, leaving an external scar.
This is the first time an endoscopic procedure has been used in Canada to remove a facial mass on a
child’s face through a single 1.3cm scalp incision. As well, this is the first reported case of such a tumor
being covered by bone.
Dr. Saul Frenkiel
Current Positions
University
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Chair, Department of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery, McGill University
Hospital
Chief of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery, MUHC & JGH
Consultant in Otolaryngology, Mount Sinai Hospital
Consultant in Otolaryngology, Montreal Heart Institute
Research
Clinical Investigator, Lady Davis Institute for Medical Research, JGH
Research Associate, Molecular Biology Laboratory, Meakins Christie Institute, MUHC
Other Positions
Consultant, Northern Quebec Module
Consultant, McGill Student Health Services
Committees
National
Member, Committee of Canadian Otolaryngology – Head and Neck University Chairs
Member, Canadian Rhinology Group
University
Co-chair, Learning Continuum Task Force PGME Strategic Planning, Faculty of Medicine
Faculty Leadership Council, Faculty of Medicine
Co-chair, Search Committee for Chair and Chief of Ophthalmology, McGill and MUHC
Member, Learning Environment Committee, Faculty of Medicine
Member, Committee for the Establishment of a Department of Pediatric Surgery, McGill University
Financial Control Board, Faculty of Medicine (2011)
Chairman, Executive Committee, Department of Otolarynogology – Head and Neck Surgery
Chairman, Promotions and Tenure Committee, Department of Otolarynogology – Head and Neck Surgery
Chairman, Budget Committee, Department of Otolarynogology – Head and Neck Surgery
Member, Research Committee, Department of Otolarynogology – Head and Neck Surgery
Member, Residency Promotions Committee, Department of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery
McGill Internal Reviewer of Residency Training Programs, Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of
Canada (Urology Program, Orthopedic Program)
Member, Committee for the Establishment of a Department of Pediatric Surgery, McGill University
Hospital
MUHC
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Chair, Redevelopment Plan for Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery
Architectural Committee, Surgical OPD Clinics for the Glen Site
Member, Medical Advisory Committee
Member, Surgical Strategic Planning Committee for Lachine General Hospital
Adult OR Utilization Committee
JGH
Member, Medical Advisory Committee
Surgical Resources Audit
Professional Activities
National Positions
Past president, Canadian Society of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery
Council of Canadian National Otolaryngology Chairs
CME/CPD Committee, Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada
International Committees
International representative to the American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery
Other Professional Activities
Chair, Internal review of the McGill University Clinician Investigator Residency Program
Executive committee, Proposal to the Quebec Ministry of Health for a Cochlear Implant Program at
McGill University
Promotions committee, External reviewer, Emory University School of Medicine
Journal reviewer, Journal of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery
Journal reviewer, Annals of Otology, Rinology & Laryngology
Medical consultant, Quebec Regional Advisory Board, GSK Pharmaceutical
Internal CIHR Grant reviewer, “Mechanics of the outer and middle ear in newborns and infants,”
submitted by Drs. Robert Funnell and Sam Daniel
Promotion committee, External reviewer, Department of Surgery, University of Alberta,
Aug. 2010
Promotion committee, External reviewer, King Saud University, Saudi Arabia, Jul. & Nov. 2010
Promotion committee, External reviewer, Department of Surgery, College of Medicine, Texas A&M
Health Science Center, Oct. 2010
International fellowship examiner in Rhinology, King Saud University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, Oct. 2010
Visiting Professorship
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King Saud University, College of Medicine, Oct. 2010
Other Activities as Departmental Chair
Co-chair, McGill Head and Neck Cancer Fund
This year, a total of $350,000 was raised for clinical and basic research.
Fundraising project with the JGH to establish the Martin Black Fellowship in Head and
Neck Surgery raised a total of $1.5 million.
Quarterly electronic newsletter “e-Voice” including the Chairman’s report
Faculty recruitment in the past two years: Dr. Alex Mlynarek, Dr. Marc Tewfik, Dr. Yolène Lacroix, Dr.
Jonathan Young
Request and approval for departmental name change to Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery –
Approved by McGill Board of Governors Nov. 2009, Approved by Quebec College of Physicians and
Surgeons Nov. 25, 2010, Previously approved by Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada
2009
Supervised five visiting professorships to the McGill Department of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck
Surgery (McNally Lecture – Dr. Brian Blakley, University of Manitoba; Birkett Lecture – Dr. Patrick
Gullane, University of Toronto; Raymer Lecture – Dr. Richard Béliveau, UQAM; Baxter Lecture – Dr.
Nader Sadeghi, Washington University; Schloss Lecture – Dr. Patrick Froehlich, University of Montreal
and Dr. Karen Gordon, University of Toronto)
Teaching Activities
Undergraduate
ICM small-group lecturer - rhinology and sinus topics to 2nd-year medical students (6 hrs/yr)
Head and neck emergencies lectures to 4th-year medical students (12 hrs/yr)
Clinical Supervisor
Medical students on Otolaryngology elective rotations
Postgraduate
Clinical supervision and didactic teaching for Otolaryngology residents
Clinical supervision of residents rotating from Oral Surgery, Plastics, Radiation Oncology, and
Anaesthesia
Supervision of Otolaryngology fellows – Dr. Hadi Hakami, Dr. Eyal Sela
Clinical research supervisor – Dr. Sumeet Anand
Special lectures to senior residents in preparation for Royal College exams
Invited Lectureship
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“Avoiding complications in endoscopic sinus surgery,” King Abdulaziz University Hospital, Saudi
Arabia, Oct. 2010
Presentations
Welcoming address, 14th Annual McGill University Update in Otolaryngology, Mont-Tremblant, QC,
Mar. 2010
“Nasal polyposis: My surgical technique and philosophy.” Canadian Society of Otolaryngology – Head
and Neck Surgery Annual Meeting, Niagara Falls, ON, May 2010
“Are patients with head and neck cancer more likely to suffer from obstructive sleep apnea?” Canadian
Society of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery Annual Meeting, Niagara Falls, ON, May 2010
Panelist, “Current management of nasal polyposis,” Canadian Society of Otolaryngology – Head and
Neck Surgery Annual Meeting, Niagara Falls, ON, May 2010
Moderator, Symposium on advances in endoscopic sinus and skull base surgery – Resection of sinonasal
tumors. Canadian Society of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery Annual Meeting, Niagara Falls,
ON, May 2010
Dr. Robert Funnell
Positions
Departmental
Graduate Program Committee (Coördinator for fellowships & awards)
Safety Committee (Chair)
Webmaster: general maintenance and updating, incl. seminar list and announcements, list of staff,
publications, student & research resources; enhanced site navigation; improved accessibility; investigated
how to adapt site to new McGill template when it is ready; attended university workshops related to Web
sites (2009 Jun, 2009 Oct, 2010 May)
Research Committee (Dept. Otolaryngology)
Pediatric Otolaryngology Fellowship Program, MCH, Director of Research (Dept. Otolaryngology)
Host and maintain the Mond database and the IDA software used to extract data from the database (Dept.
Obstetrics & Gynecology)
Faculty
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Process medical-student evaluations (ICM and POM), produce histograms for use in Dean’s letters
University
University
Schulich Library Advisory Committee (meetings; coordinate after-hours access and CISTI Source access
for BME people)
FRSQ Undergraduate Research Award Committee (ranking of applications)
Presentations
Decraemer WF, Dirckx JJJ, Maftoon N & Funnell WRJF (2010): Simulating large deformations of the
gerbil pars flaccida to determine its material properties. 33rd Midwinter Res. Mtg., Assoc. Res.
Otolaryngol., Anaheim
Maftoon N, Nambiar S, Funnell WRJ, Decraemer WF & Daniel S (2009): Experimental and modelling
study of gerbil tympanic-membrane vibrations. Cong. Ann. Assoc. Oto-rhino-laryngol. Chir. Cervico-fac.
Québec, Montréal
Gariepy B, Qi L, Funnell WRJ & Daniel S (2009): A finite-element model of the newborn ear canal and
its response to low-frequency acoustic stimulation. Cong. Ann. Assoc. Oto-rhino-laryngol. Chir. Cervicofac. Québec, Montréal
Funnell, WRJ (2009): Mechanics for the middle ear. 5th International Symposium on Middle-Ear
Mechanics in Research and Otology, Stanford (invited tutorial)
Decraemer WF, Funnell WRJ, Gea SLR, Buytaert JAN & Dirckx JJJ (2009): Finite-element modelling of
the configuration changes of the ossicular chain with static pressure. 5th International Symposium on
Middle-Ear Mechanics in Research and Otology, Stanford
Providing Academic Expertise
Article reviews: J Biomech Eng, Clin Anat, Hearing Res, J Acoust Soc Am, J Med & Biol Eng, Ann
Biomed Eng, J Assoc Res Otolaryngol, Zoomorphol, Biomech Model Mechanobiol
Grant-application reviews: NSERC, Univ. Antwerp, UBC, CFI, Nova Scotia Health Research Foundation
Congrès Assoc Oto-Rhino-Laryngol Chir Cervico-Fac Québec, Montréal, provided technical assistance
and acted as chief judge for resident paper competition
Provision of technical advice and information: ETS; Ben-Gurion Univ; Univ. Maryland
Short radio interview about hearing
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As departmental coördinator (or committee chair?) for fellowships and awards, in 2010 Dec I facilitated a
discussion of options for responding to the upcoming change in how graduate-student funding is handled
at the University. As departmental Webmaster, in 2009 Jun I attended a GPSO workshop on Graduate
Websites and E-Recruiting.
Supervisory committees, thesis-defence committees & thesis examinations: Makhoul (M.Sc., Exp. Surg.),
Khojasteh (Ph.D., BME), Afkhami (Ph.D., BME), Chu (M.Eng., Mech. Eng.), LeVan (Ph.D., BME),
Tkaczyk (Ph.D., BME), Zelmann (Ph.D., BME), Shapka (Ph.D., BME), Bowey (Ph.D., BME), Jalaleddini
(Ph.D., BME), Mekhail (Ph.D., BME), Foudeh (Ph.D., BME), Salehi (M.Sc., Exp. Surg.), Wu (ECE),
Heath-Engel (Biochem.).
Courses
Course name/number
Selected Topics in Biomedical
BMDE-501
Engineering
Advanced Scientific Principles –
OTOLOtolaryngology
603/613
Life Cycle (Unit 3)
INDS-105
Nervous System and Special Senses
INDS-106
(Unit 6)
Oral Health (Unit 10)
DENT-202
Finite-Element Modelling in Biomedical
BMDE-512
Engineering
* 3-D models developed by me, used by instructors
Role
Contributor
Contact hours
3 – 4.5
Contributor
4.5
Contributor
Contributor
0*
0*
Contributor
Designer
0*
0
Students Supervised
Name
Date
registered/graduated
2007 01-2010 01
Department Source of Funding
of Register
BME
NSERC CGSM
Amount
Shruti Nambiar*
Level
(Masters/PhD)
M.Eng.
Nima Maftoon*
PhD
2008 09-
BME
CIHR
$18 000
Brian Gariepy*
M.Eng.
2008 09-
BME
NSERC
$16 500
Zinan He*
M.Eng.
2009 09-
BME
CIHR
$19 000
Hamid Motallebzadeh*
Ph.D.
2009 09-
BME
CIHR
$18 000
Mathieu Charlebois*
Post-doc
2010 04-
BME
CIHR
$39 000
Yasaman Sedaghat**
M.Sc.
2008 09-
Comp. Sci.
NSERC & CIHR
$17 500
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Jacob Pitaro (MD)*
Research fellow
2010 07-
OTL
MCHRI & CIHR
$40 000
Mario Mujica (MD)*
Research fellow
2010 05-
OTL
MCHRI
$20 000
Victoria Olumbumi (MD)*
Research fellow
2010 03-
OTL
CIHR
$20 000
Miguel Fernandez
Med. student
2009 07-08
Med. school (summer research)
Sani Karam
Med. student
2009 07-08
Med. school (summer research)
Ning Nan Wang
Med. student
2010 07-08
Med. school (summer research)
Eric Zhang
Med. student
2010 07-08
Med. school (summer research)
Selim Hani
B.Sc.
2010 05-12
Fac. science (course project)
Audrey Bailey
B.Eng.
2010 09-2011 04
ECE
Yi Ding
B.Eng.
2010 09-2011 04
ECE
Léonard Gagné-Godbout
B.Eng.
2010 09-2011 04
ECE
Eric Kong
B.Eng.
2010 09-2011 04
ECE
* Co-supervised with S. Daniel
(course project)
** Co-supervised with P. Kry
Dr. Melissa Henry
University Appointment
2011 – present Assistant Professor, Division of Palliative Care Research, Department of Oncology,
Faculty of Medicine, McGill University
Research Activities
My initial research endeavour concerned the area of suicidology. My doctoral thesis was published in
several peer-reviewed journals, presented at national and international conferences, and received a number
of prizes: Student Research Award (Canadian Association for Suicide Prevention), Public prize for Best
poster presentation (Conseil National des Cycles Supérieurs) and First prize for Best article by a young
professional/student (Revue Québécoise de Psychologie). I am an active and collaborating member of the
Centre for Research and Intervention on Suicide and Euthanasia (CRISE) since 2006, am co-investigator
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on a FQRSC team grant ($627,130; Dr Brian Mishara (PI)) supporting CRISE and on a CIHR operating
grant ($286,363; Dr Brian Mishara (PI)), intended on studying the impact of suicide on workers and
organizations. I am involved in studies on Borderline Personality Disorders and suicide (published article,
Journal of Psychiatry and Neuroscience).
My research focus shifted, during my postdoctoral fellowship at McGill University’s Faculty of Medicine,
to the area of oncology. In 2006, I conducted a RCT pilot study of the Meaning-Making intervention (Lee,
2006) in newly diagnosed advanced ovarian cancer patients (published, Psycho-Oncology). Our promising
pilot study results are the springboard for a full RCT grant application currently submitted to the Canadian
Institutes of Health Research (CIHR), to evaluate the MMi in patients newly diagnosed with advanced
cancer. I was supported by two research fellowships from the CIHR–CCSRI/Strategic Research Training
Program in Palliative Care and from the CCSRI. The study was funded by a grant ($8,960) from the
CCSRI Sociobehavioural Cancer Research Network. I worked on several other research projects during
my postdoctorate, for which I have had the opportunity to co-supervise several McGill University medical
and biology students: Continued study of psychometric properties of the McGill Quality of Life
Questionnaire (MQOL)(published, Palliative Medicine) and Canadian newspaper representations of
cancer: A comparison between 1988/89 and 2008 (in press, Supportive Care in Cancer).
We started adapting the MMi for family caregivers of advanced cancer patients, a completed study
(submitted for publication) at the Segal Cancer Centre and Department of Otolaryngology – Head and
Neck Surgery of the Jewish General Hospital, where I am a clinical-research psychologist. We plan on
submitting a grant application for a RCT pilot study. I am co-investigator on a CCSRI grant ($657,865)
with researchers in Quebec City (Drs Pierre Gagnon & Lise Fillion (co-PI)), evaluating a cognitivoexistential intervention for cancer patients (RCT design); am involved as a thesis committee member, cotherapist and clinical supervisor in the development and pilot testing of a Meaning-Centered Group
Intervention for bereaved family caregivers (RCT design)(C MacKinnon, PhD cand.; Thesis Supervisors:
Drs N Smith & SR Cohen); am involved in an international collaboration to study long-term adjustment of
women diagnosed with cancer during pregnancy (Dr E Cardonick (PI))(in press, Psycho-Oncology); as
co-investigator in a study designed to discern adaptive coping patterns in cancer patients (Dr JC Perry
(PI); $22,890, funded by the Weekend to End Breast Cancer & JGH Foundation); was co-investigator in a
study on pre-surgical concerns of thyroid cancer patients (Dr R Payne (PI))(in press, Otolaryngology –
Head and Neck Surgery); and an RCT of acupuncture to improve QoL in lung cancer patients (Dr M
Grossman (PI)).
My current research program at the Segal Cancer Centre focuses on better understanding predictors of
quality of life, supportive care needs, and distress in head and neck cancer patients, their families and
oncology staff, with the goal of eventually developing and empirically testing psychosocial interventions
adapted to this population. As such, I am leading the following ongoing projects: 1) What are the
Supportive Care Needs of Patients and Family Caregivers Consulting a University-Affiliated
Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery Clinic? (project completed, article to be submitted shortly;
project initiated at the JGH and MUHC RVH and MGH sites); 2) Prospective Study of Quality of Life
Trajectories and At-Risk Lifestyle Changes in Head and Neck Cancer Patients (project initiated at the
JGH and MUHC RVH and MGH sites); 3) Looking Beyond Disfigurement: A Holistic Approach to
Understanding the Lived Experience of Disfigurement in Head and Neck Cancer Patients (project
submitted to the IRB); 4) Effects of Conducting a Balint Group on a Multidisciplinary Head and Neck
Oncology Service: A Pilot Study (project completed, article to be submitted shortly; project initiated at the
JGH and MUHC RVH site). I have and am currently supervising several medical and dental students on
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these projects.
Students Supervised in Research
Trainee and Project Title
Department
Type of Trainee
Year(s)
Funding
Angela Ho
Looking beyond
disfigurement: A holistic
approach to understand the
lived experience of
disfigurement in head and
neck cancer patients
Project initiated and written
by: Dr Henry
Ji Wei Yang
What are the supportive
care needs of patients and
family caregivers
consulting a universityaffiliated otolaryngology –
Head and neck surgery
clinic?
Project initiated and written
by: Dr Henry
Laura Anne Habib
What are the supportive
care needs of patients and
family caregivers
consulting a universityaffiliated otolaryngology –
Head and neck surgery
clinic?
Project initiated and written
by: Dr Henry
Matthew Morrison
What are the supportive
care needs of patients and
family caregivers
consulting a universityaffiliated otolaryngology –
Head and neck surgery
clinic?
Project initiated and written
by: Dr Henry
Faculty of
Medicine, McGill
University
Role: Cosupervisor with Dr
Saul Frenkiel
Medical Student,
Faculty of
Medicine’s
Summer 2011
Research Bursary
Program
Summer 2011
CIHR Health
Professional
Student
Research
Award
($2834)
Faculty of
Medicine, McGill
University
Role: Supervisor,
extra-curricular
Medical Student
Summer 2010
to present
n/a
Faculty of
Medicine, McGill
University
Role: Supervisor,
extra-curricular
Medical Student
Summer 2010
to present
n/a
Faculty of
Medicine, McGill
University
Role: Supervisor,
extra-curricular
Dental Student
Summer 2010
to present
n/a
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AND
A literature review of
psychosocial interventions
in head and neck oncology
Xuejiao Li
What are the supportive
care needs of patients and
family caregivers
consulting a universityaffiliated otolaryngology –
Head and neck surgery
clinic?
Project initiated and written
by: Dr Henry
Faculty of
Medicine, McGill
University
Role: Supervisor,
extra-curricular
Medical Student
Summer 2010
to present
n/a
Faculty of
Medicine, McGill
University
Role: Supervisor,
extra-curricular
Medical Student
Summer 2010
to present
n/a
Department of
Educational and
Counselling
Psychology,
McGill University
Role: Thesis
committee member,
clinical supervisor
and co-leader of the
group bereavement
intervention
Faculty of
Medicine, McGill
University
Ph.D. Student
2009 to
present
Canadian
Institutes of
Health
Research
(CIHR)
Medical Student
2008 to
present
n/a
AND
A literature review of body
image in head and neck
oncology + Creation of a
website
Shiru Liu
What are the supportive
care needs of patients and
family caregivers
consulting a universityaffiliated otolaryngology –
Head and neck surgery
clinic?
Project initiated and written
by: Dr Henry
Christopher J. MacKinnon
The development and pilottesting of a meaningcentered group intervention
for family caregivers in
bereavement
Lina Nuoxin Huang
Psychological impact of a
cancer diagnosed during
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pregnancy: Determinants of
long-term distress
International collaboration
with Dr Elyce Cardonick,
New Jersey, USA; project
initiated by: LN Huang and
B Sproule
Barbara Sproule
Psychological impact of a
cancer diagnosed during
pregnancy: Determinants of
long-term distress (same
project as above)
International collaboration
with Dr Elyce Cardonick,
New Jersey, USA; project
initiated by: LN Huang and
B Sproule
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Role: Supervisor,
extra-curricular
Faculty of
Medicine, McGill
University
Role: Supervisor,
extra-curricular
Medical Student
2008 to
present
n/a
Invited Lectures, Talks, Presentations
Peer-Reviewed Presentations
(*) Supervised student was co-author.
International Presentations:
Mackinnon, C.J., Smith, N.G., Henry, M., Berish, M., Koerner, A., Copeland, L., Chochinov, H.M. &
Cohen, S.R. (October 2011, submitted). Development of a meaning-centered group counselling
intervention for bereavement: Preliminary results. International Psycho-Oncology Society, Antalya,
Turkey
Henry, M., *Habib, L.A., *Morrison, M., *Yang, J.W., *Xuejiao, J.L., *Liu, S., Hier, M., Mlynarek, A.,
Payne, R.J., MacDonald, C., Kost, K., Zeitouni, A. & Black, M. (October 2011, submitted). What are the
supportive care needs of patients and family caregivers consulting a university-affiliated head
otolaryngology head and neck surgery clinic? International Psycho-Oncology Society, Antalya, Turkey.
Henry, M., *Habib, L.A., *Morrison, M., *Yang, J.W., *Xuejiao, J.L., *Liu, S., Hier, M., Mlynarek, A.,
Payne, R.J., MacDonald, C., Kost, K., Zeitouni, A. & Black, M. (September 2011, submitted). What are
the supportive care needs of patients and family caregivers consulting a university-affiliated head
otolaryngology head and neck surgery clinic? AAO-HNSF Annual Meeting & OTO EXPO, San
Fransisco, California, USA.
Henry, M., *Nuoxin-Huang, L., *Sproule, B. & Cardonick, E. (May 2011). Psychological impact of
cancer diagnosed during pregnancy: Determinants of long-term distress. 164th Annual Meeting of the
American Psychiatric Association, Hawaii, USA.
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Henry, M. (October 2010). Grandmother, grandmother, what do you see? A tribute to Dr Margaret C.
Kiely. Artwork presented at the 18th International Congress on Palliative Care, Montreal, Canada.
*Abdul-Sater, L., Henry, M., Franklin, J., Hier, M. & Payne, R.J. (September 2010). What are
thyroidectomy patients really concerned about? American Academy of Otolaryngology – Head & Neck
Surgery Annual Meeting, Boston, USA.
Stelmaszczyk, K., Baucom, D., Henry, M. & Drapeau, M. (May 2010). A process study of long-term
psychoanalytic treatment: Comparing a successful and a not so successful outcome. 26th Annual Meeting
of the Society for the Exploration of Psychotherapy Integration in Florence, Italy.
Poster Presentations
*Nuoxin-Huang, L., *Sproule, B., Henry, M. & Cardonick, E. (June 2011, submitted). Psychological
impact of cancer diagnosed during pregnancy: Determinants of long-term distress. 67th Annual Clinical
Meeting (ACM) of the Society of Obstetricians and Gynecologists of Canada, Vancouver, Canada.
Henry, M., *Nuoxin-Huang, L., *Sproule, B. & Cardonick, E. (May 2011, accepted). Psychological
impact of cancer diagnosed during pregnancy: Determinants of long-term distress. 59th Annual Clinical
Meeting (ACM) of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, Washington DC, USA.
Abdul-Sater, L., Henry, M., Mijovic, T., Brandt, M.G., Franklin, J.H., Black, M.J., Hier, M.P. & Payne,
R.J. (October 2010). What are thyroidectomy patients really concerned about? A prospective evaluation of
perioperative concerns amongst patients considering thyroidectomy. Annual Congress of the Quebec ENT
Association, Quebec, Canada.
Henry, M., *Nuoxin-Huang, L., *Sproule, B. & Cardonick, E. (October 2010). The psychological impact
of a cancer diagnosis during pregnancy: Determinants of long-term distress. 18th International Congress
on Palliative Care, Montreal, Canada.
Henry, M., MacKinnon, C.J., Chan, L.S. (May 2010). A critical discussion of the application of existential
thought in palliative care: Back to basics. IPOS 12th World Congress of Psycho-Oncology, Quebec City,
Canada.
Henry, M., Abdul-Sater, L., Mijovic, T., Brandt, M.G., Franklin, J.H., Black, M.J., Hier, M.P., Tamilia,
M., Rivera, J. & Payne, R.J. (May 2010). What are thyroidectomy patients really concerned about?
Canadian Society of Otolaryngology – Head & Neck Surgery 64th Annual Meeting, Niagara Falls,
Canada.
Néron, S., Strohschein, F., Ptack, A., Aubin, S., Bond, S., Henry, M., Klein, T., Loiselle, C., Minorgan, J.
& Rosberger, Z. (May 2010). Innovations in interdisciplinary care delivery: Integrating a comprehensive
psychosocial oncology program in an expanding cancer care centre. IPOS 12th World Congress of PsychoOncology, Quebec City, Canada.
Other Non Peer-Reviewed Presentations
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Local Presentations
Henry, M., *Nuoxin-Huang, L., *Sproule, B. & Cardonick, E. (May 2011). Psychological impact of
cancer diagnosed during pregnancy: Determinants of long-term distress. Louise-Granofsky Psychosocial
Oncology Program (LG-POP), Segal Cancer Centre, Jewish General Hospital, Montreal, Canada
Henry, M. (March 2011). The learning experience of submitting an RCT proposal to national granting
agencies. Dr Cohen’s Lab, Strategic Research Training Program in Palliative Care, Montreal, Canada.
Henry, M., *Habib, L.A., *Morrison, M., *Yang, J.W., *Xuejiao, J.L., *Liu, S., Hier, M., Mlynarek, A.,
Payne, R.J., MacDonald, C., Zeitouni, A., Kost, K. & Black, M. (January 2011). What are the supportive
care needs of patients and family caregivers consulting a university-affiliated Otolaryngology – Head and
Neck Surgery clinic? Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery service, Jewish General Hospital,
Montreal, Canada.
Henry, M., *Habib, L.A., *Morrison, M., *Yang, J.W., *Xuejiao, J.L., *Liu, S., Hier, M., Mlynarek, A.,
Payne, R.J., MacDonald, C., Zeitouni, A., Kost, K. & Black, M. (December 2010). What are the
supportive care needs of patients and family caregivers consulting a university-affiliated Otolaryngology –
Head and Neck Surgery clinic? Louise-Granofsky Psychosocial Oncology Program (LG-POP), Segal
Cancer Centre, Jewish General Hospital, Montreal, Canada.
Henry, M. (September 2010). Developing a psychosocial intervention for head and neck cancer patients:
Preliminary groundwork assessing supportive care needs, quality of life trajectories and at-risk lifestyle
changes, and the provision of a peer-support Balint group for professionals. Interdisciplinary Head and
Neck Oncology service, McGill University Health Centre (MUHC), Montreal, Canada.
Henry, M. (May 2010). Randomized control trial of the Meaning-Making intervention in people newly
diagnosed with advanced ovarian cancer: A pilot study. Faculty of Dentistry, McGill University,
Montreal, Canada.
Other Contributions
Moderator at International Conference
2010
18th International Congress on Palliative Care
Other Current Research Projects – Ongoing projects not currently requiring funding
Title / Role
Prospective study of quality of life trajectories and at-risk lifestyles in head and
neck cancer patients
Role: Principal Investigator
Henry, M. (PI), Black, M., Hier, M., Mlynarek, A., Kost, K., Zeitouni, A.,
MacDonald, C., Boccardi, S., Myron, V., Aguzzi, A., Rosberger, Z.
Summary of progress:
Term
08/2010 – present
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Ethics Approval obtained; Ongoing recruitment (32 patients recruited since August
2010; Recruitment goal: 100 patients).
What are the supportive care needs of patients and family caregivers consulting a
university-affiliated otolaryngology – Head and neck surgery clinic?
Role: Principal Investigator
Henry, M. (PI), Habib, L.-A., Morrison, M., Yang, J.W., Xuejiao, J., Liu, S., Hier,
M., Mlynarek, A., Zeitouni, A., Kost, K., Payne, R., MacDonald, C., Black, M.
Summary of progress:
Recruitment completed (134 patients and 53 family caregivers); Statistical
analyses conducted; Qualitative interviews conducted, transcribed and analyzed;
Article written and to be submitted shortly.
Presentation:
o International Psycho-Oncology Society, Antalya, Turkey (submitted)
o AAO-HNSF Annual Meeting & OTO EXPO, San Fransisco, California,
USA (submitted)
Effects of conducting a Balint group on a multidisciplinary head and neck
oncology service: A pilot study
Role: Principal Investigator
Henry, M. (PI), Néron, S., Rosberger, Z., Addison, R., Black, M., Hier, M.
Summary of progress:
Recruitment completed; Statistical analyses completed; Article written and to be
submitted shortly.
Pilot-study of the Meaning-Making intervention (MMi) for family caregivers of
people newly diagnosed with advanced stage cancer
Role: Principal Investigator
Henry, M. (PI), S.R. Cohen (PI), Lee, V.L., Batist, G., Chasen, M., Black, M.,
Hier, M., Mayo, N.
Summary of progress:
Recruitment completed; Statistical analyses conducted; Article written and under
review by peer-review journal.
Presentations:
o 9th World Congress of Psycho-Oncology, London, England (presented;
poster)
o 11th World Congress of Psycho-Oncology, Vienna, Austria. (presented;
poster)
Looking beyond disfigurement: A holistic approach to understanding the lived
experience of disfigurement in head and neck cancer patient
Role: Principal Investigator
Henry, M. (PI), Black, M., Hier, M., Mlynarek, A., Macdonald, C. et al.
Summary of progress:
Proposal submitted to the IRB; Planned start of study: June 2011.
Psychological impact of a cancer diagnosed during pregnancy: Determinants of
long-term distress
Role: Co-Investigator
Cardonick, E. (PI), Henry, M., Huang, L.N., Sproule, B.
Summary of progress:
Study completed. Article accepted in Psycho-Oncology.
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07/2010 – present
04/2010 – present
04/2010 – present
IRB stage
09/2008 – present
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Presentations:
o 18th International Congress on Palliative Care, Montreal, Canada
o 164th Annual Meeting of the American Psychiatric Association, Hawaii,
USA. (accepted; oral)
o Annual Clinical Meeting (ACM) of the American College of Obstetricians
and Gynecologists, Washington DC, USA (accepted; poster)
o 67th Annual Clinical meeting (ACM) of the Society of Obstetricians and
Gynecologists of Canada, Vancouver, Canada (accepted; poster)
The role of alcohol in suicidal ideations and attempts amongst adolescents
Role: Statistical analyses
Mishara, B. (co-PI), Greenfield, B. (co-PI)
Summary of progress:
Preliminary analyses done; Recruitment to be continued (100 patients recruited;
Recruitment goal: 200 patients).
Four-year evolution of Borderline Personality Disorder among previously suicidal
adolescents
Role: Co-Investigator
Greenfield, B. (PI), Henry, M., De Castro, F., Slatkoff, J., Bondurant, H.,
Dougherty, G., Guile, J.M., Hardon, B., Tse, S.M.
Summary of progress:
Study completed; Article submitted to peer-reviewed journal; Grant writing stage.
Presentations:
o 4e Congrès international de la francophonie en prévention du suicide,
Montreal, Canada. (presented; oral)
o 11th ESSSB Congress Suicide in Europe: From Greenland to the
Caucasus, From the Urals to Iberia, Slovenia. (presented; poster)
A process study of long-term psychoanalytic treatment: Comparing a successful
and not so successful outcome
Role: Qualitative analyses
Drapeau, M., Stelmaszczyk, K., Baucom, D., Henry, M.
Summary of progress:
Study completed; Article writing stage.
Presentations:
o 26th Annual Meeting of the Society for the Exploration of Psychotherapy
Integration, Florence, Italy. (presented; oral)
o Society for Psychotherapy Research International Convention, Barcelona,
Spain. (presented; oral)
o American Psychological Association, Toronto, Canada. (presented; oral)
o Canadian Psychological Association 70th Annual Convention, Montreal,
Canada. (presented; oral)
o Canadian Society for Psychotherapy Research Regional Conference,
Montreal, Canada. (presented; oral)
A randomized controlled trial of acupuncture in cancer patients
Role: Co-Investigator
Grossman, M. (PI), Azoulay, L., Henry, M.
Summary of progress:
Proposal writing stage.
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09/2004 – present
10/2006 – present
Proposal stage
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Dr. Michael Hier
In December 2010, Dr. Hier was appointed Chief of the Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck
Surgery, at the Jewish General Hospital.
Dr. Hier received the Outstanding Reviewer Award from The Journal of Otolaryngology-Head & Neck
Surgery on May 24, 2010.
Dr. Hier is presently co-investigator in establishing an international research network to assess and
improve the quality of life in head and neck cancer survivors.
Education and Research Training
McGill Courses
1. ICM-C Otolaryngology Section
-lecture to second year medical students
-lecturer in "Neck Masses."
-12 hours / year
2. Principles of Medicine Lecture in Otolaryngology
-whole class teaching to "POMS" medical students (Med 3)
-lectures on head and neck tumours
-10 hours / year
3. Lecture to McGill ENT residents on Laryngeal Cancer
-2 years
4. Lecture to McGill ENT residents on Salivary Gland Cancer
-2 years
5. Clinical Fellow in Head and Neck Surgery –Dr. Hadi Hakami (Saudi Arabia)
-July 1, 2008 – June 30, 2010
6. Clinical Fellow in Head and Neck Surgery – Dr. Eyal Sela (Israel)
-July 1, 2010 – June 30, 2012
7. Co-Supervisor Research Post-Doctorate – Dr. Sabrina Wurzba (Brazil)
-September 1, 2011 on
Hospital and University Committees
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Hospital
Academic Leadership
SMBD-Jewish General Hospital
Montreal, Canada
Co-Chair
Operating Room Product Evaluation Committee (ORPEC)
Thyroid Tumour Study Group
SMBD-Jewish General Hospital
Montreal, Canada
Member – Medical Advisory Committee
SMBD-Jewish General Hospital
University
Residency Training Committee
McGill University, Department of Otolaryngology
Montreal, Canada
Coordinator for Continuing Professional Development
Department of Otolaryngology, McGill University
External Committees and Boards
Memberships
Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (Fellow)
Quebec Assn. of Otolaryngology & Maxillofacial Surgery
Professional Corporation of Physicians of Quebec
Canadian Society of Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery
American Board of Otolaryngology
American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery
American Head & Neck Society (Fellow)
Montreal Medico-Chirurgical Society
(Section of Otolaryngology)
President 2009 - 2011
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Member
Education Committee
American Head & Neck Society
Conference Organization
Co-Director
Annual McGill Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery Update course
March 2010
Co-Chair
Department of Otolaryngology, McGill University Annual Head and Neck Cancer Research
Fundraising Event for allocation of grants towards research activities.
1.5 million raised in 2010.
Scientific Reviews
Journal Reviewer for:
1. Journal of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery
2. Head and Neck
3. Archives of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery
Invited Presenter
“Salivary Gland Transfer for the Prevention of Xerostomia Post Radiation Therapy”
Invited Speaker
Congrès international sur les pathologies des glandes salivaires
Association d’oto-rhino-laryngologie et de chirurgie cervico-faciale du Québec
Montreal, Quebec, October 30, 2009.
“Malignant Minor Salivary Gland Tumours: Overview”
Panelist
Congrès international sur les pathologies des glandes salivaires
Association d’oto-rhino-laryngologie et de chirurgie cervico-faciale du Québec
Montreal, Quebec, October 30, 2009.
“Thyroid Cancer: Clinical Research Initiatives at McGill”
Visiting Professor
Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, University of Western Ontario
Combined Endocrinology, Nuclear Medicine & Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery
Albert Driedger Thyroid Cancer Grand Rounds
London, Ontario, May 5, 2010.
“The Role of Intra-Operative Nerve Monitoring During Thyroid Surgery”
Panelist
The 64th Annual Meeting of the Canadian Society of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery
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Niagara Falls, Ontario, May 23-25, 2010.
“Thyroid Cancer: Clinical Research Initiatives at McGill”
University of Ottawa Thyroid Group
Ottawa, Ontario, June 29, 2010.
Continuing Education Activities Attended
American Head and Neck Surgery
Annual Meeting
Las Vegas, Nevada
May 2010
Dr. Athanasios Katsarkas
Current Administrative Positions
Vice-president, Council of physicians, Royal Victoria Hospital
Member, central committee, council of physicians, MUHC
Member, Qualifications Committee, MUHC
President, Review Committee, MUHC
Co-director with Dr. H. Galiana, Vestibular Research Laboratory, Royal Victoria Hospital and McGill
University
Teaching Activities
Medical students (hearing – balance)
Residents in the Clinic
Responsible for the journal club
Two ENT physicians as observers for one year (Kaori Nakajima, Japan – Panagiotis Koustenis, Greece)
Presentations
International Collegium of Otolaryngology
a) guest speaker
b) presentation (June, 2010)
Civic Hospital, Ottawa, Dept. of Geriatrics, guest speaker (dizziness in aging) (September, 2010)
European Academy of Otolaryngology: Mannheim, Germany, June 27-29, 2009 (guest speaker)
Congress 0f ORL of Quebec, Montreal, October 29- November 1, 2009 (presentation)
College des medecins du Quebec, Quebec, May 14-17, 2009 (participation)
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Congress ORL of Quebec, Quebec, September 2010 (presentation)
Dr. Karen Kost
Current Administrative Positions and Committee Memberships
Hospital positions
Site Director, Montreal General Hospital
Director of the Voice and Dysphagia Laboratory, MUHC
Hospital committee memberships
Surgical Services Committee
Medical Advisory Committee
Quality AssuranceCommittee
University Positions
Director of the Voice and Dysphagia Laboratory, MUHC
National/International Societies Positions
Program Chair, American Society of Geriatric Otolaryngology
Executive Member, American Society of Geriatric Otolaryngology
Vice-President, American Society of Geriatric Otolaryngology
Member of the American Society of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery Geriatric Committee
Chairwoman Canadian Society of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery Subspecialty Laryngology
Committee
Member of the Fellowship Committee and Nominating Committee of the Canadian Society of
Otolaryngology-Head and Neck
Member of the Executive Council, Canadian Society of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery
President of the Canadian Society of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery Fund until 2010
Second Vice-President , Canadian Society of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery
Member of the Editorial Board, Laryngoscope, 2005 - present
Member of the Editorial Board, Ear Nose and Throat Journal, May 2010 - present
Member of the Editorial Board, Journal of Voice, May 2010 – present
Nominated for induction into the American Laryngological Association
Teaching Activities
Undergraduate (medical school)
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October 27, 2009 - Head & Neck Emergencie
November 3, 2009 - Head & Neck Cancer
March 16, 2010 - Head & Neck Ca & Emergencies
March 26, 2010 - Mock Orals to R5
October 12, 2010 - Head & Neck Ca & Emergencies
December 10, 2010 - Head & Neck Ca & Emergencies
Residents
Jan 30th 2010 – Laryngopharyngeal reflux – Canadian R5 residents, Halifax review course
Jan 30th 2010 - Laryngeal Masses – Canadian R5 residents, Halifax review course
Jan 30th 2010 – Voice Disorders – Canadian R5 residents, Halifax review course
Jan 31st, 2010 – Laryngology Mock oral Exams – Canadian R5 residents, Halifax review course
Tuesday March 23rd 2010 – ‘Cancer of the Oral Cavity’, given to Otolaryngology Residents, at the
Montreal General Hospital.
Laryngology Mock Oral and Passing the Royal College Exams, given to R5 Otolaryngology Residents
Friday March 26th at the Montreal General Hospital.
April 13, 2010 - Vocal cords paralysis at the Montreal General Hospital.
April 20, 2010 - Benign laryngeal lesions at the Montreal General Hospital.
Jan 30th 2010 – Laryngopharyngeal reflux – Canadian R5 residents, Halifax review course
Jan 30th 2010 - Laryngeal Masses – Canadian R5 residents, Halifax review course
Jan 31st, 2010 – Laryngology Mock oral Exams – Canadian R5 residents, Halifax review course
Fellows
First Laryngology fellow in Canada, July 1st 2010 to June 31st 2011, Dr Nadine Yammine
CME
Special mentorship
Dr Christopher Szeto, 2009/2010
Dr Hani Al-Marzouki, January 2010-July 1st 2011
Dr Nadine Yammine, July 1st 2010-June 30th 2011
Presentations
Invited lectureships
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Jan 30th 2009 – Laryngopharyngeal reflux – Canadian R5 residents, Halifax review course
Jan 30th 2009 - Laryngeal Masses – Canadian R5 residents, Halifax review course
Jan 31st, 2009 – Laryngology Mock oral Exams – Canadian R5 residents, Halifax review course
Jan 30th 2010 – Laryngopharyngeal reflux – Canadian R5 residents, Halifax review course
Jan 30th 2010 - Laryngeal Masses – Canadian R5 residents, Halifax review course
Jan 31st, 2010 – Laryngology Mock oral Exams – Canadian R5 residents, Halifax review course
Courses
Annual Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery Review course, Halifax, Nova Scotia, January 26th- 31st ,
2010.
Annual Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery Review course, Halifax, Nova Scotia, January 27th -Feb
1st, 2011.
National/international podium and posters
“Percutaneous Tracheotomy & Otolaryngology: Fact and Fiction: Miniseminar presented at the American
Academy of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery, (chair J Johnson,co-authors D.Goldenberg and M.
Seybt) Monday Oct 5th, 2009, San Diego California
‘A simple method to predict pretracheal tissue thickness to prevent accidental decannulation in the obese’
co-author, (presented by C Szeto) presented at the American Academy of Otolaryngology Head and Neck
Surgery, Wednesday Oct 7th, 2009, San Diego California
‘Interesting Salivary Gland Tumors’, Panel Chair, presented at the ‘Congres International sur les
pathologies des glandes salivaires’ Thursday October 29th 2009 in Montreal, Quebec
‘Vocal Fold Granulomas: a review in a tertiary care center’ co-author (presented by N Yammine),
presented at the ‘Congres International sur les pathologies des glandes salivaires’ Saturday November 1st,
2009, in Montreal, Quebec
‘A simple method to predict pretracheal tissue thickness to prevent accidental decannulation in the obese’
co-author, (presented by C Szeto) presented at the‘Congres International sur les pathologies des glandes
salivaires’ Saturday November 1st, 2009, in Montreal, Quebec
Chronic Cough Workshop, CSO-HNS Halifax, May 2009
Challenges and Opportunities in Management of the Aging Voice: Miniseminar presented at
AAO-HNS Annual Meeting, Sept 26th 2010, Boston Massachussets
Courses Organized/Directorships
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Director, Annual McGill Update in Otolaryngology, held at Mt Tremblant March 19th-21st 2010 and
March 18th-20th 2011 inclusive
Director, 1st Canadian course in Laryngology, offered to Canadian residents, held April 1st and 2nd 2011
Scientific Projects
Basic
Human papilloma virus (HPV) infection and Erythropoietin Receptor (EPOR) expression as prognostic
indicators in Oropharyngeal cancer, in collaboration with Eduardo Franco, PhD, and James Hanley, PhD
Vocal Fold Vibration Measurements with the Use of Laser Doppler Vibrometry
Postgrad Student Supervision
Vocal Fold Granulomas: Treatment and Natural History
Voice disorders in patients over 65 in a tertiary care center: incidence, presenting complaints and
diagnoses
Dr. John Manoukian
Current administrative positions and committee memberships
Hospital
Co-director of the division of Otolaryngology at the Montreal Children’s Hospital responsible for postgraduate
teaching & research
Member of search committee for the Otolaryngology department chief at the JGH
Committee on Craniofacial Anomalies, Cleft Lip and Palate - Montreal Children's Hospital, Montreal
University
Program director of the department of Otolaryngology, Faculty of Medicine, McGill University
including the research committee
Fellowship committee
Head and neck fund raising committee
McGill Quarter Century club Oct/2010
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National/international societies
Canadian Society of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery
- member of the Society Council committee
- member of the RCPSC specialty committee
- member of the CME committee
- member of the Long Range planning and nominating committee
- member of the medical education committee
- member of the Program directors committee
- Quebec province regional representative to the CSO-HNS
- member of the Pediatric otolaryngology subcommittee
- member judge for the paper/floor session of the Poliquin-Medtronic Resident’s competition
Reviewer of The Journal of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery
Teaching activities
Undergraduate (medical school)
McGill Medical student small group lectures
Residents
Otolaryngology Residents:Postgraduate lectures, to Otolaryngology residents, McGill University, with
special interest in the topic of upper airway pathologies
CME
CME McGill univ Faculty of Medicine, Conference sur la Divulgation:annoncer les mauvaises nouvelles:
L'Obligation de divulgation des medecins January 2009
CME-McGill University Department of Otolaryngology. Improved outcome after adenotonsillectomy
following implementation of revised guidelines, March 2009
McGill Faculty Development Workshop "Qualitative research in Health Sciences Education: From Design
to Implementation, November 2009
McGill Faculty Development Workshop on "advanced clinical Teaching Skills", December 2009
Leadership Development Program, Faculty of Medicine, McGill University, January 2010
Workshop "Begining in Research Ethics? Guiding you in the Right Direction,McGill University, February
2010
International Conference on Residency Education of the RCPSC Ottawa Sept 23-25/2010
Special mentorship
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Fahad Al-Saab
- Selected airway cases – Tracheal stenosis
- Laryngopharyngeal reflux and Otitis media
- Laryngeal web keel insertion endoscopically
Amanda Fanous
- Predicting revision surgery for chronic sinusitis in children
Mohammed Al Essa
- Linking extraesophageal gastric reflux (EEGR) to chronic rhinosinusitis in Children: Pepsinogen
study of paranasal sinus and adenoid tissue
Presentations
Invited lectureships
Laryngopharyngeal reflux and otitis media with effusion. XIX ENT World Congress, IFOS 2009 Brazil,
Sao Paulo, Brazil, June 2009.
Allergic rhinosinusitis to Otolaryngology resident. Organized by Shering Plough Canada, Montreal,
Qc, February 2010
Courses
Specialty Panel: Interesting and challenging Cases in Pediatric Otolaryngology, 63rd annual meeting of the
Canadian Society of Otolaryngology –Head & Neck Surgery, Halifax, Nova Scotia, May 2009
Moderator of the Pediatric session of the 64th annual meeting of the Canadian Society of Otolaryngology
–Head & Neck Surgery, Niagara Falls, Ontario, May 2010
National/international podium and posters
Approach to choanal adenoids: Why should we care? presented at the 64th annual meeting of the
Canadian Society of Otolaryngology –Head & Neck Surgery, Niagara Falls, Ontario, May 2010
A multifaceted inter-specialty approach to teaching advanced airway management skills, presented at the
64th annual meeting of the Canadian Society of Otolaryngology –Head & Neck Surgery, Niagara Falls,
Ontario, May 2010
Linking extraesophageal gastric reflux (EEGR) to chronic rhinosinusitis in Children: Pepsinogen
study of paranasal sinus and adenoid tissue, presented at the 64th annual meeting of the Canadian Society
of Otolaryngology –Head & Neck Surgery, Niagara Falls, Ontario, May 2010
Postoperative airway complications following esophageal atresia / tracheoesophageal fistula repair – a 10
year experience, presented at the 64th annual meeting of the Canadian Society of Otolaryngology –Head
& Neck Surgery, Niagara Falls, Ontario, May 2010
Department of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery
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A new modified Lund-Mackay scale for radiological staging of pediatric rhinosinusitis. Presented at the
64th annual meeting of the Canadian Society of Otolaryngology –Head & Neck Surgery, Niagara Falls,
Ontario, May 2010
Pediatric CRS; Lund-Mackay validity and surgery outcome. Presented at the annual meeting & Oto Expo
of the American Academy of Otolaryngology –Head and Neck Surgery, Boston, MA, September 2010
Linking extraesophageal reflux to rhinosinusitis. Presented at the annual meeting & Oto Expo of the
American Academy of Otolaryngology –Head and Neck Surgery, Boston, MA, September 2010
Scientific projects
Postgrad student supervision
Project: Validation of a pediatric reflux finding score and questionnaire.
Resident supervised: Valerie Cote
Dr. Alex Mlynarek
Current Administrative Positions and Committee Memberships
Hospital
GFTH Jewish General Hospital, cross appointement RVH, MGH
University
Assistant Professor, McGill
National/International Societies
2007-present
2007-present
2003-present
2009-present
2009-present
Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (FRCSC)
Canadian Medical Association (CMA)
Canadian Society of Otorhinolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery (CSO-HNS)
Féderation des Médecins Spécialistes du Québec (FMSQ)
Association Oto-rhino-laryngologie et de Chirurgie Cervico-faciale du Quebec
Teaching Activities
Undergraduate (Medical School)
Multiple presentations on head and neck cancer at JGH, RVH & MGH
Department of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery
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Supervision and teaching of students during clerkship rotations
Residents
Multiple presentations on head and neck oncology and reconstructive surgery at JGH, RVH & MGH
Supervision and teaching of residents in ORs, clinics and formal rounds
Fellows
Supervision and teaching of McGill head and neck oncology fellow
CME
Attenandance of weekly McGill Otolaryngology grand rounds and hospital teaching rounds and tumor
boards
American Head and Neck Society annual meeting
Quebec Otolaryngology Society annual meeting
Presentations
Invited Lectureships
Management of advanced head and neck non-melanoma skin cancer: Montreal Dermatological Society
Management of head and neck melanoma: Montreal Dermatological Society
Management of advanced head and neck non-melanoma skin cancer: Societe de Dermatologie de Quebec
Management of head and neck melanoma: Societe de Dermatologie de Quebec
Sinus Pathology: Queen Elizabeth Hospital Medical Rounds
Head and Neck Reconstruction: RVH and JGH OR nursing rounds
National/International Podium and Posters
La reconstruction des defauts de la joue: Une revue des methodologies courant: Quebec Otolaryngology
Society annual meeting
Courses Organized/Directorships
McGill mandible plating course director. McGill Simulation Center
Scientific projects
Basic
Establishing a tumor bank for head and neck cancer at the Segal Cancer Center
Clinicopathological characterization and prognostic value of the molecular markers involved in epithelialmesenchymal transition (MET) in oral squamous cell carcinoma
Department of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery
McGill University – Annual Report (June 1, 2009 to December 31, 2010)
Osseointegration Following Ultrafast Laser Ablation Osteotomy
Postgrad Student Supervision
Nathan Jowett (Master student candidate)
Faisal Al-Obaid (fourth year ENT resident basic science researcher)
Dr. Lily Nguyen
Administrative Positions
University
2010 – present
2008 – present
2006 – present
Faculty of Medicine Admissions Board
Faculty of Medicine, McGill University
Career Advisor
Career Fair for Faculty of Medicine, McGill University
Representative for the Department of OTL-HNS, McGill University
Director of Undergraduate Medical Education
Department of OTL-HNS, McGill University
Committee Membership
University
2010 – present
2009 – present
2006 – present
2006 – present
Member, CaRMS subcommittee of Residency Program Committee
Department of OTL - HNS, McGill University
Member, Undergraduate Curriculum Committee
Faculty of Medicine, McGill University
• Committee is responsible for reviewing and making recommendations
regarding the design and coordination of the four year Undergraduate
Medical program at McGill University
Member, Undergraduate Surgical Education Committee
Faculty of Medicine, McGill University
Member, Residency Program Committee
Department of OTL - HNS, McGill University
National / International
2009 – present
Core Member, Otolaryngology Undergraduate Medical Education Working
Group
Canadian Society of Otolaryngology – Head & Neck Surgery
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Department of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery
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Teaching Activities
Post Graduate
January 2010
January 2010
November 2009
November 2009
Diagnosis and Management of Acute Otitis Media
Resident Teaching Rounds, Department of Pediatrics, McGill University
Approach to Common Tonsillar Pathology
Resident Teaching Rounds, Department of Pediatrics, McGill University
Controversies in Otitis Media
Resident Teaching Rounds, Department of OTL-HNS, McGill University
Approach to Stridor
Resident Teaching Rounds, Department of OTL-HNS, McGill University
Presentations
Invited Lectureship
November 2010
November 2010
September 2010
April 2010
April 2010
March 2010
March 2010
Airway Trauma – Pediatric Laryngeal Fractures
Trauma Grand Rounds, Montreal Children’s Hospital, Montreal, Canada
Update on Extra-Esophageal Reflux: Perspectives from OTL-HNS and GI
The Community-Based Pediatricians of the Montreal Children’s Hospital,
Montreal, Canada
New advances in OTL-HNS – an update for the pediatrician
Tiny Tots Medical Centers, Montreal, Canada
Manifestation de reflux extra-oesophagien pédiatrique
Pediatric Grand Rounds, Charles Lemoyne Hospital, Longueuil, Canada
Freins de langue: intervenir ou non?
Pediatric Grand Rounds, Charles Lemoyne Hospital, Longueuil, Canada
Update on Extra-Esophageal Reflux: Perspectives from OTL-HNS and GI
Pediatric Grand Rounds, Montreal Children’s Hospital, Montreal, Canada
Panelist on Update in Pediatric Tonsillectomy
14th Annual McGill University Update in Otolaryngology
Podium Presentations
International
Sept 2010
June 2009
**Canadian General Surgery Residents: Ready for the 80-hour Work Week?
Hanna WC, Jamal MH, Nguyen LHP, Fraser SA
International Conference on Residency Education meeting, Ottawa, Canada
Linking Laryngopharyngeal Reflux to Otitis Media with Effusion: A Pepsinogen
Study of Adenoid Tissue and Middle Ear Fluid
Al-Saab F*, Manoukian JJ, Almot S, Al-Sabah B*, Nguyen LH, Tewfik TL,
Daniel SJ, Schloss MD, Hamid QA.
International Federation of Oto-rhino-laryngological Societies, Sao Paulo, Brazil
Department of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery
McGill University – Annual Report (June 1, 2009 to December 31, 2010)
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National
May 2010
May 2010
May 2010
October 2009
A New Modified Lund-Mackay Scale For Radiological Staging of Pediatric
Rhinosinusitis
Canadian Society of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery meeting, Niagara
Falls, Canada (with Dr A Fanous*)
Linking Extraesophageal Gastric Reflux to Chronic Rhinosinusitis in Children:
Pepsinogen Study of Paranasal Sinus and Adenoid Tissue
Canadian Society of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery annual meeting in
Niagara Falls, Canada (with Dr M Alessa*)
**A Multifaceted Inter-Speciality Approach to Teaching Advanced Airway
Management Skills
Richardson K*, Varshney R*, Ramadori F, Manoukian JJ, Guzzo A, Nguyen
LHP.
Canadian Society of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery meeting, Niagara
Falls, Canada
**Taux de satisfaction des résidents dans les programmes d’oto-rhinolaryngologie canadiens
V Vu*, LHP Nguyen
Congrès annuel ORL du Québec, Montréal, Canada
Poster Presentations
November 2010
October 2010
September 2010
September 2010
September 2010
September 2010
**Objective Assessment of Myringotomy and Tympanostomy Tube Insertion
Costescu A*, Nguyen LHP
McGill Student Research Day, Montreal, Canada
**Does pneumatic otoscopy improve the diagnostic accuracy of otitis media with
effusion in a clinical setting?
Al-Khatib T*, Nguyen LHP, Razack S, Al-Saab F*, Sewitch MJ
Royal Children Hospital Campus Research Week, Melbourne, Australia
**Evaluation of Intubation Skills in Internal Medicine Residents
Okapuu J*, Maniatis T, Correa J, Ramadori F, Guzzo A, and Nguyen L.
Simulation Summit annual meeting, Toronto, Canada
**Advanced airway management teaching in Otolaryngology residency: a survey
of residents across Canada
Côté V*, Kus L*, Zhang X, Richardson K*, and Nguyen LHP
International Conference on Residency Education annual meeting in Ottawa,
Canada
**Residents' satisfaction in Canadian Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery
Programs
Vu TT*, Nguyen LHP
International Conference on Residency Education annual meeting in Ottawa,
Canada
**Teaching the basics of airway management via a mulitfaceted, interdisciplinary
course
Nguyen LHP, Ramadori F, Ng B*, Guzzo A
Department of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery
McGill University – Annual Report (June 1, 2009 to December 31, 2010)
September 2010
September 2010
May 2010
May 2010
May 2010
May 2010
May 2010
October 2009
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International Conference on Residency Education annual meeting in Ottawa,
Canada
**A Multifaceted Inter-Speciality Approach to Teaching Advanced Airway
Management Skills
Richardson K*, Varshney R*, Ramadori F, Manoukian JJ, Guzzo A, Nguyen
LHP.
International Conference on Residency Education meeting, Ottawa, Canada
**Canadian General Surgery Residents: Ready for the 80-hour Work Week?
Hanna WC, Jamal MH, Nguyen LHP, Fraser SA
Canadian Surgery Forum annual meeting in Quebec City, Quebec, Canada
**The Otolaryngology – Head & Neck Surgery Undergraduate Medical
Education Working Group – A Canadian Initiative for Curriculum Development
OTL-HNS Surgery Undergraduate Medical Education Working Group
Canadian Society of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery annual meeting in
Niagara Falls, Canada
**Variation in Undergraduate Medical Education in Otolaryngology – Head &
Neck Surgery in Canada
OTL-HNS Undergraduate Medical Education Working Group
Canadian Society of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery annual meeting in
Niagara Falls, Canada
**The Airway Basics Course: Teaching the ABC's of Airway Management to
Surgical Residents
Nguyen LHP, Ramador F, Ng B*, Guzzo A
Canadian Society of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery annual meeting in
Niagara Falls, Canada
**Large Antrochoanal Polyp Causing Sleep Disordered Breathing in a Child: A
Case Report and Literature
Martin E*, Constantin E, and Nguyen LHP
Canadian Society of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery annual meeting in
Niagara Falls, Canada
**Bilateral Dacrocystoceles: A Rare Cause of Neonatal Respiratory Distress
Lecavalier M*, Nguyen LHP
Canadian Society of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery annual meeting in
Niagara Falls, Canada
**Soins advancés pour le contrôle des voies aériennes: l’enseignement pendant la
résidence d’ORL
Côté V*, Kus L*, Richardson K*, Nguyen LHP
Congrès annuel ORL du Québec, Montréal, Canada
Course Organizer / Faculty of Symposia / Workshops
November 2010
Ethics and Communication in Otolaryngology Course
Course Co-Director, Department of OTL-HNS
Arnold & Blema Steinberg Medical Simulation Centre, McGill University
October 2010
Small Group Facilitator, Professionalism Seminar
Postgraduate Medical Education, Faculty of Medicine, McGill University
September 2010
Advanced Airway Simulation Management (AAMS) Workshop
Department of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery
McGill University – Annual Report (June 1, 2009 to December 31, 2010)
September 2010
March 2010
September 2009
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Course Director
Arnold & Blema Steinberg Medical Simulation Centre, McGill University
• I conceptualized, developed and organized this educational course which
involves a novel multifaceted inter-specialty approach to teaching advanced
airway management skills using simulation. The course involved faculty
from 4 departments and was offered to residents / fellows and staff from over
6 residency programs.
Airway Basics Course
Course Director
Arnold & Blema Steinberg Medical Simulation Centre, McGill University
Ethics and Communication in Otolaryngology Course
Course Co-Director, Department of OTL-HNS
Arnold & Blema Steinberg Medical Simulation Centre, McGill University
• A medical ethics curriculum was developed designed specifically for OTLHNS residents. The course spans a four year period, with three key ethical
topics covered each year. In addition to the standardized patient encounters
with immediate small-group feedback, our course also involves didactic
lectures, input from invited guests, large group video-assisted debriefings and
360º evaluations.
Airway Basics Course
Course Director, McGill University
Arnold & Blema Steinberg Medical Simulation Centre, McGill University
• I conceptualized, developed and organized this educational course which
involves a novel multifaceted inter-specialty approach to teaching basic
airway management skills using simulation. The course involved faculty
from 4 departments and was offered to over 100 PGY1s from > 10 residency
programs.
Scientific Projects and Research Trainees Supervised or Co-Supervised
Medical Students - McGill University
2010 - present
2010 - present
2010 - present
Lara Abdul-Sater
Faculty of Medicine, degree expected in 2011
Main Supervisor
Medical students’ professionalism: a study of misrepresentation of research
publications otolaryngology – head & neck residency program applicants
Amanda Fanous
Faculty of Medicine, degree expected in 2011
Co-Supervisor with Dr Jamie Rappaport
Standardized patient encounters and video-assisted feedback in teaching ethics
and communication skills to Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery residents
Julie Bao Anh Do
Faculty of Medicine, degree expected in 2013
Co-supervisor with Dr Larry Lands
Department of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery
McGill University – Annual Report (June 1, 2009 to December 31, 2010)
2010 - present
2010 - present
Summer 2010
2009 - present
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The Effect of Genotype on Endoscopic Sinus Surgery Outcomes in Children with
Cystic Fibrosis
Maude Campagna-Vaillancourt
Faculty of Medicine, degree expected in 2013
Co-Supervisor with Dr John Manoukian and Dr Saleem Razack
Acceptability of the Multiple Mini Interview for Admission to McGill
Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery Residency Program
Philippe Paci
Faculty of Medicine, degree expected in 2013
Co-Supervisor with Dr Evelyn Constantin and Dr Karen Brown
Ethnicity and postoperative respiratory complications of adenotonsillec-tomy for
obstructive sleep apnea in children
Adrian Costescu
Faculty of Medicine, degree expected in 2015
Main Supervisor
Objective Assessment of Myringotomy and Tympanostomy Tube Insertion
Daniel Castano
Faculty of Medicine, degree expected in 2013
Co-Supervisor with Dr Maida Sewitch
A qualitative assessment of randomized controlled trials in otolaryngology
Graduate Students – McGill University
2008 - 2010
Dr Talal Al-Khatib
Department of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery
MSc obtained in 2010
Thesis co-supervisor with Dr Maida Sewitch
Does pneumatic otoscopy improve the diagnostic accuracy of otitis media with
effusion in a clinical setting?
Post-Graduate Students – McGill University
2010 - present
2010 - present
2010 - present
2010 - present
Dr Noah Sands
Department of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery
Main supervisor
Global Assessment of Surgical Competency in Otolaryngology
Dr Noah Sands
Department of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery
Main supervisor
Motor Nerve Sparing Surgery Using Intra-Vital Application of Methylene Blue
onto the Nerve Sheath
Dr Justin Létourneau
Department of Anesthesiology
Co-supervisor with Dr Angelina Guzzo
Construct validity of an objective assessment tool for evaluating intubation skills
Dr Joseph Schwartz
Department of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery
Department of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery
McGill University – Annual Report (June 1, 2009 to December 31, 2010)
2010 - present
2009 - 2010
2008 - 2009
2008 - 2010
2008 - 2010
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Main Supervisor
Burnout in Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery residents: A Canadian
Survey.
Dr Tamara Mijovic
Department of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery
Main Supervisor
Risk Factors for Synchronous Airway Lesions in Children
Dr Julie Okapuu
Department of Medicine
Co-supervisor with Dr Tom Maniatis
Teaching and Evaluation of Intubation Skills in Internal Medicine Residents
Dr. Talal Al-Khatib
Department of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery
Main Supervisor
Pneumatic video-otoscopy teaching improves the diagnostic accuracy of otitis
media with effusion: Results of a randomized control trial.
Dr Keith Richardson
Department of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery
Main Supervisor
A Multifaceted Inter-Speciality Approach to Teaching Advanced Airway
Management Skills
Dr Vi Vu
Department of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery
Main Supervisor
Residents’ Satisfaction in Canadian Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery
Programs
Post- Graduate Students – Non-McGill University
2009 - 2010
2008 - present
Dr. Lukas Kus, University of Toronto
Department of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery
Main Supervisor
Advanced airway management teaching in Otolaryngology residency: a survey of
residents across Canada
Dr Bahar Torabi, University of British Columbia
Department of Pediatrics
Co-Supervisor with Dr Lucy Carpinetta
Re-classifying Pediatric Temporal Bone Fractures
Certificates, Courses & Workshops
December 2010
October 2010
Faculty Development Train-the-Trainer Program
Faculty Development Office, Faculty of Medicine, McGill University
M3I Writers’ Workshop
Office of Admissions, Faculty of Medicine, McGill University
Department of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery
McGill University – Annual Report (June 1, 2009 to December 31, 2010)
November 2009
Qualitative Research in Health Sciences Education: From Design to
Implementation Workshop
Faculty Development Office, Faculty of Medicine, McGill University
Miscellaneous
2009 - present
Mentor, Shadowing Program for medical students
McGill Osler Society, Faculty of Medicine, McGill University
Dr. Richard Payne
Committees
Residency Training Committee
2009-2010
Professional
Certifications
American College of Surgeons Thyroid
and Parathyroid Ultrasound Course
2010
Other
Journal of Otolaryngology – Reviewer
-Outstanding reviewer award
2009-2010
British Medical Journal – Reviewer
2009
Journal of Sleep Medicine – Reviewer
2009
Director McGill University Health Centre
Thyroid Cancer Tumour Board
2009-2010
McGill University Department of
Otolaryngology – Head and Neck
Surgery – Core Surgery Representative
2009-2010
Mach-Gaensslen Foundation of Canada
Research Grant - McGill University
2009
Winner ProMontreal Award
For Young Professional Entrepreneur
2009
Presentations
Thyroid Cancer Panel
• Director, organizer, and presenter at the Canadian Society of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck
Surgery Annual Meeting, Niagara (2010)
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Department of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery
McGill University – Annual Report (June 1, 2009 to December 31, 2010)
McGill Thyroid Nodule Scoring System
• Sands N, Amir A, Karls S, How J, Tabah R, Payne RJ
• Presented at the Canadian Society of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery Annual Meeting,
Niagara (2010)
• Presented at the Quebec Society of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery Annual Meeting,
Quebec City (2010)
• Winner of 2nd Prize
What Are Thyroidectomy Patients Really concerned about
• Addul-Slater L, Henry M, Payne RJ
• Presented at the Canadian Society of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery Annual Meeting,
Niagara (2010)
• Presented at the Quebec Society of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery Annual Meeting,
Quebec City (2010)
Is Gender A Risk Factor of Thyroid Cancer?
• Sands N, Karls, S, Amir A, Payne RJ
• Presented at the Canadian Society of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery Annual Meeting,
Niagara (2010)
• Presented at the American Academy of Clinical Endocrinology –Annual Meeting, Boston (2010)
Preoperative Predictive Value of PET scan in Thyroid Nodules
• Amir A, Karls S, Payne RJ
• Presented at the Canadian Society of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery Annual Meeting,
Niagara (2010)
• Presented at the Quebec Society of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery Annual Meeting,
Quebec City (2010)
Does the Treatment of Thyroidectomy Patients Predispose to Sleep Apnea
• Varshney R, Forest V, Payne RJ
• Presented at the Canadian Society of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery Annual Meeting,
Niagara (2010)
Extrathyroidal Extension in Micropapillary Thyroid Carcinoma
• Benay C, Cote V, Tamilia M, Payne RJ
• Presented at the Quebec Society of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery Annual Meeting,
Quebec City (2010)
Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy in Thyroid Cancer: Does Frozen
Section Work?
• Richardson K, How J, Tabah R, Payne RJ
• Presented at the Canadian Society of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery Annual Meeting,
Niagara (2010)
Minimally Invasive Video Assisted Thyroidectomy
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Jowett N, Payne RJ
Presented at the Canadian Society of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery Annual Meeting,
Niagara (2010)
Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy in Thyroid Cancer: Does it Work
• Richardson K, Anand S, Rochon L, Tamilia M, Payne RJ
• Presented at the American Academy of Clinical Endocrinology –Annual Meeting, Boston (2010)
Total Thyroidectomy Sectioning and Yield of Incidental Disease
• Pakdaman M, Gologan O, Rochon L, Payne RJ
• Presented at the American Academy of Clinical Endocrinology –Annual Meeting, Boston (2010)
MTNS and Risk of Thyroid Cancer
• Sands N, Karls S, Amir A, Gologan O, Rochon L, Tamilia M, Payne RJ
• Presented at the American Academy of Clinical Endocrinology –Annual Meeting, Boston (2010)
Are Patients Undergoing Thyroidectomy Really Worried?
• Addul-Slater L, Henry M, Tamilia M, Hier MR, Payne RJ
• Presented at the American Academy of Clinical Endocrinology –Annual Meeting, Boston (2010)
Parathyroid Localization: How Do We Find It
• Marzuki H, Payne RJ
• Presented at the Quebec Society of Otolaryngology Annual Meeting, Montreal (2009)
What to do with Indeterminate FNA’s of the Thyroid Gland
• Mijovic T, Rivera J, Payne RJ
• Presented at the Quebec Society of Otolaryngology Annual Meeting, Montreal (2009)
Ultrasound Guided Biopsies Can Also Be Done By Surgeons
• Schwartz J, Zeitouni A, Payne RJ
• Presented at the Quebec Society of Otolaryngology Annual Meeting, Montreal (2009)
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Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy: It’s Role in Thyroid Cancer
• Anand S, How J, Tamilia M, Payne RJ
Presented at the Quebec Society of Otolaryngology Annual Meeting, Montreal (2009)
Sleep Apnea and the Otolaryngologist
• Director and Moderator of Session
• Mont Tremblant – McGill ENT Update 2009
Head and Neck Masses
• Panelist
• Mont Tremblant – McGill ENT Update 2009
The Tg:TSH ratio: What Does It Mean
• Pakdaman M, Tamilia M, Payne RJ
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Presented at the American Academy of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery Annual Meeting, San
Diego (2009)
Preoperative Calcium Levels as an Indicator of Postoperative
Hypocalcemia
• Amir A, Sands N, Tamilia M, Hier MP, Payne RJ
• Presented at the World Thyroid Congress, Toronto (2009)
Can Serum Levels of Thyroglobulin Predict Thyroid Cancer
• Karls S, Amir A, Tamilia M, Hier MP, Payne RJ
• Presented at the World Thyroid Congress, Toronto (2009)
The Relationship Between FNA Findings and Incidental
Microcarcinoma
• Pakdaman M, Mijov T, Rochon L, Payne RJ
• Presented at the World Thyroid Congress, Toronto (2009)
The Role of Tg-Ab as a Tumor Marker
• Cohen N, Pakdaman M, Payne RJ
• Presented at the World Thyroid Congress, Toronto (2009)
Post-Thyroidectomy Prediction and Management of
Hypocalcemia
• Cote V, Payne RJ
• Presented at IFOS, Sao Paulo, Brazil (2009)
Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis as a Risk Factor for PostThyroidectomy Hypocalcemia
• Neaga O, Sands N, Cote V, Payne RJ
• Presented at the Canadian Society of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery Annual Meeting, Halifax
(2009)
Ultrasound Guided Biopsies By Residents: Are They Safe?
• Schwartz J, Gologan O, Payne RJ
• Presented at the Canadian Society of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery Annual Meeting, Halifax
(2009)
Body Mass Index in the Evaluation of Thyroid Cancer
• Mijovic T, How J, Payne RJ
• Presented at the Canadian Society of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery Annual Meeting, Halifax
(2009)
Thyroid Stimulating Hormone and Thyroid Cancer
• Ywakim R, How J, Payne RJ
• Presented at the Canadian Society of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery Annual Meeting, Halifax
(2009)
Department of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery
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Papillary Thyroid Cancer and Sentinel Lymph Nodes: Our
Findings
• Anand S, Hier MP, Payne RJ
• Presented at the Canadian Society of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery Annual Meeting, Halifax
(2009)
Lymph Node Metastasis in Thyroid Papillary Microcarcinoma
• Varshney R, Cote V, Payne RJ
• Presented at the Canadian Society of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery Annual Meeting, Halifax
(2009)
Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis as a Risk Factor for PostThyroidectomy Hypocalcemia
• Neaga O, Sands N, Cote V, Payne RJ
• Presented at the Canadian Society of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery Annual Meeting, Halifax
(2009)
Teaching
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in Well Differentiated Thyroid Cancer
Supervisor Master’s Student (Keith Richardson), 2010 – The Role of Frozen Section Analysis in
Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy in Well Differentiated Thyroid Cancer
Supervisor Head and Neck Cancer Fellow, 2010 – Eyal Selah, 2009 – Hadi Hakami
Supervisor 2nd Year Medical Student Research Bursary, 2009 – Alexander Amir PET Scan in
thyroid cancer
Supervisor 2nd Year Medical Student Research Bursary, 2009 – Sean Karls McGill Thyroid
Nodule Score
Instructor Endocrinology Thyroid Fellows, 2009-2010 – Performing ultrasound guided biopsies
Head and Neck Masses
McGill University Medical Student Teaching – Royal Victoria Hospital (2009, 2010), Thyroid
Surgery as a career
Department of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery
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McGill University Medical Student Teaching , Osler Society ( 2010)
Thyroid Cancer , McGill University Endocrinology Resident Teaching – Royal Victoria Hospital
(2010)
Thyroid Cancer , McGill University Medical Student Teaching – Jewish General Hospital (2009,
2010)
Thyroid Cancer, McGill University ENT Resident Teaching – Jewish General Hospital (2009,
2010)
Sleep Apnea, McGill University ENT Resident Teaching – Jewish General Hospital (2009)
Otolaryngology Residents Oral Examiner, McGill University ENT residents Moc Oral Exams
(2009-2010)
Sleep Apnea – An ENT Perspective, Jewish General Hospital Department of Internal Medicine
(2009)
Sleep Apnea – Diagnosis and Treatment, Department of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck
Surgery – Resident Teaching (2009)
New Developments in Thyroid Cancer , Ste. Justine – Department of Endocrinology (2009, 2010)
Guest Speaker
Canadian Thyroid Foundation, 2010 Guest Speaker – Ottawa Civic Hospital Thyroid Cancer
Public Lecture (French), 2010 Organized by the Jewish General Hospital PACU Nurses Rounds Thyroid Cancer 2010
Organized by the Royal Victoria Hospital, Medical Nurses Rounds - Thyroid Cancer 2010
Organized by the Jewish General Hospital Surgical Nurses Rounds - Thyroid Cancer 2009
Organized by the Royal Victoria Hospital Surgical Nurses Rounds - Thyroid Cancer 2009
Organized by the Jewish General Hospital, Thyroid Cancer – Cansupport Public Lecture 2009
Organized by the Cedars Cancer Centre at the McGill University Health Centre Spoke to 100
people, public and media, regarding thyroid cancer Thyroid Cancer – Public Lecture 2009
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Appointments
University
Associate Professor (GFT-H), Department of Otolaryngology, McGill University, Montreal,
Quebec, Canada (2004 – present)
Assistant Program Director, Department of Otolaryngology, McGill University, Montreal,
Quebec, Canada (2006 – present)
Hospital
Attending Staff (GFT-H), Department of Otolaryngology, The Sir Mortimer B. Davis-Jewish General
Hospital, Montreal, Quebec, Canada (1996 - present)
Director of Otology / Neurotology, Department of Otolaryngology, The Sir Mortimer B. Davis-Jewish
General Hospital, Montreal, Quebec, Canada (1997- present)
Attending Staff, Department of Otolaryngology, Royal Victoria Hospital, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
(2000 – present)
Associate Chief, Department of Otolaryngology, The Sir Mortimer B. Davis-Jewish General Hospital,
Montreal, Quebec, Canada, Departmental Affairs (2002 - present)
Assistant Program Director, Department of Otolaryngology, McGill University (Sept. 2006 – present)
Other
Examiner, Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (2007 – present)
Consultant Otolaryngologist, Northern Quebec Module (1998 – present)
Courses and Meetings Attended
13th Annual McGill Otolaryngology Update Course, Mont Tremblant, Quebec, March 20-22, 2009.
McGill Program Directors’ Workshop: “Exploring Ways to Help Integrate International Medical
Graduates.” McGill Faculty Club, Montreal, QC. April 22, 2009.
Canadian Society of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery 63rd Annual Meeting, Halifax, NS, Canada,
May 9-12, 2009.
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Combined Otolaryngology Spring Meeting (American Otological Society and American Neurotology
Society sessions attended), Las Vegas, NV, USA, April 28-May 2, 2010.
Canadian Society of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery 64th Annual Meeting, Niagara Falls, ON,
Canada, May 22-26, 2010.
12th International Otology Course of the Causse Ear Clinic, Colombiers, France, July 1-3, 2010.
Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Otolaryngology (Boston, MA, USA), September 26-29,
2010.
6e Cours D’otologie et de Neuro-otologie – Universite de Montreal, November 6, 2010.
Scholarships and/or Distinctions
Nov. 2009
Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada Examination Committee
Invited Member
Teaching
McGill Courses
Undergraduate
1996-present
Tutorial (2nd year McGill Medical Students, ICM-C Surgery)
“Ear and Hearing Problems”, 12 hours/year
1998-present
Principles of Otolaryngology Examination (teaching of ENT physical
examination to 1st year McGill Medical Students, ICM-A), 2 hours each group
Post-graduate
1996-present
Core Lecture Series for McGill Otolaryngology Residents
Topics: “Chronic Ear Disease / Indications for Surgery” (September 8, 2009)
“Hearing Loss / Otosclerosis / Ototoxicity” (September 22, 2009)
1997-present
Instructor, McGill Otolaryngology Resident Temporal Bone Drilling Course
Royal Victoria Hospital (1997-2004), Montreal Children’s Hospital (20052006), McGill Simulation Center (2007-2010)
Topics: Endolymphatic sac
Mastoidectomy
Facial Nerve
Labyrinthectomy
Osseous Approaches to the Temporal bone
Middle Fossa Approach
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Translabyrinthine Approach
Cochlear Implantation
1996-present
Journal Club Series for McGill Otolaryngology Residents
4 times per year; 3 hours each
2001-present
Supervisor of Senior Residents, McGill Department of Otolaryngology
(in preparation for their Royal College examinations), 25 hours/year
Mar.10, 2009
Course Co-organizer (with Dr. Michael Hier): “Breaking Bad News”; Otolaryngology
OSCE (Standardized Patients); McGill Simulation Center
Sept. 8, 2009
Lecturer, McGill Otolaryngology Residents (topics: Chronic ear disease / Indications for
surgery)
Sept. 22, 2009 Lecturer, McGill Otolaryngology Residents (topics: Hearing loss (CHL, SNHL) –
otosclerosis / ototoxicity)
Mar. 9, 2010
Course Co-organizer (with Dr. Lily Nguyen): “Ethics / Communication Skills”;
Otolaryngology OSCE (Standardized Patients); McGill Simulation Center
Nov. 2, 2010
Course Co-organizer (with Dr. Lily Nguyen): “Ethics / Communication Skills”;
Otolaryngology OSCE (Standardized Patients); McGill Simulation Center
CME
“Reducing Your Resistance Footprint: Are You Prescribing Green?”, Abbott/Merck ENT2 seminar for
family physicians. Pointe-Claire, QC, June 16th, 2010.
Clinical Teaching
1996 - present:
Supervision and teaching of Otolaryngology, General Surgery, and Family
Medicine Residents, Elective Medical Students (outpatient department and
operating room settings)
1996 - present:
ICM-C Student (McGill Medical School)
- 4 to 6 lectures per year (“Ear and Hearing Problems”)
1998 - present
Principles of Otolaryngology Examination (teaching of ENT physical
examination to 1st year McGill Medical Students, ICM-A)
- 1 to 3 sessions per year
Invited Lectures, Talks, Presentations
Invited Speaker
“Hands-on Workshop: Vertigo: Epley Maneuver”
61st Annual Refresher Course for Family Physicians
Hotel Bonaventure Hilton
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Montreal, QC
November 29, 2010
Invited Speaker
6e Cours D’otologie et de Neuro-otologie – Universite de Montreal “Conduite a
tenir devant les complications chirurgicales peroperatoire en otologie” ; “Table
ronde : otites moyenne chronique suppurative”
Hopital Maisonneuve-Rosemont
Nov. 6, 2010
Course Coordinator
14th Annual McGill Otolaryngology Update Course
Mont Tremblant, Quebec
March 2010
Invited Speaker
Special Workshop “Review of Mastoidectomy Techniques for the General
Otolaryngologist”
Canadian Society of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery 63rd Annual
Meeting, Halifax, N.S., Canada
May 11th, 2009
Course Coordinator
13th Annual McGill Otolaryngology Update Course
Mont Tremblant, Quebec
March 2009
Scientific Presentations
Varshney R*, Payne R, Forest V, Black M, Hier M, Zeitouni A, Rappaport J, Frenkiel S. Are Patients
With Head and Neck Cancer More Likely to Suffer From Obstructive Sleep Apnea? Canadian Society of
Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery 64th Annual Meeting, Niagara Falls, ON, Canada, May 24th,
2010.
Varshney R*, Payne R, Forest V, Black M, Hier M, Zeitouni A, Rappaport J, Frenkiel S. Are Patients
With Head and Neck Cancer More Likely to Suffer From Obstructive Sleep Apnea? McGill Dept of
Otolaryngology 18th Annual Resident Research Day. Montreal, QC. May 17th, 2010.
Other Contributions
Journals
Ad hoc reviewer
Journal of Otolaryngology
Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery
Otology & Neurotology
Grant Reviews
Department of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery
McGill University – Annual Report (June 1, 2009 to December 31, 2010)
Ad hoc review
2010 Oral Defense Committee for PhD. of Raymundo MUNGUIA VAZQUEZ
Committees
Hospital
Member
Arbitrator
Implementation Committee, OR Computerization Project (OPERA)
SMBD-Jewish General Hospital
July 2000 - present
Operating Room
SMBD-Jewish General Hospital, 2001
Member
PACS (Picture Archiving and Communication System) Implementation Committee
SMBD-Jewish General Hospital
2002 – present
Member
Surgical Care Committee
SMBD-Jewish General Hospital
2002 - present
Member
McGill Head & Neck Cancer Fund Committee
Invitation Design and Mailing list organizer
1996 - present
Team Leader
Operating Room Accreditation Committee
SMBD-Jewish General Hospital
2008-2010
External
Founding
Member
Canadian Otology Study Group
Consultant
Gerson Lehrman Group
Professional and/or Learned Societies
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Canadian Society of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery
American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery
Federation of Medical Specialists of Quebec
Quebec Society of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery
Canadian Medical Association
Montreal Medico-Chirurgical Society (Section of Otolaryngology)
American Auditory Society
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Association for Research in Otolaryngology
Physicians for a Smoke-Free Canada
Other Professional and Scientific Contributions
Member
National Advisory Council ENT (NACENT)
September 2000 - present
Supervisor
HOPS students (high school students' "hospital opportunity
Program") - Jewish General Hospital
2001 – present
Member
McGill Head & Neck Cancer Committee
(annual fundraiser to support resident Otolaryngology research
efforts, more than $3,000,000 raised since 1996).
Silver Ambassador
The Ride to Conquer Cancer (benefiting the Jewish General Hospital):
Rider & Co-Captain of Spin Doctors team (2009, 2010)
Research Activities
Research interests include various aspects of Otology and Neurotology (noise-induced hearing loss,
sudden sensorineural hearing loss, otosclerosis/stapedectomy, middle ear mechanics, ototoxicity, hearing
loss secondary to meningitis, hearing preservation in acoustic neuroma surgery, vestibular rehabilitation).
I am currently a collaborating member of the McGill Auditory Sciences Laboratory.
Dr. Mark Samaha
Current Administrative Positions and Committee Memberships
Residency program committee - Department of Otolaryngology, McGill University
Research committee - Department of Otolaryngology, McGill University
Coordinator, Lecture and Grand Rounds teaching program, Dept of Otolaryngology, McGill University
Associate Editor: Journal of Laryngology and Otology (UK)
Teaching Activities
Undergraduate
Lectures to medical students in topics of otolaryngology 4 hrs/yr
Residents
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Lectures
10/11/09 “Study Habits and Techniques” Department of Otolaryngology, McGill University
16/02/10 “Acute Sinusitis” Department of Otolaryngology, McGill University
14/09/10 “ Nasal Trauma” Department of Otolaryngology, McGill University
30/11/10 “Sinus Anatomy and Radiology” Department of Otolaryngology, McGill University
Other
Royal College oral examination sessions for senior residents. Department of Otolaryngology, McGill
University
Oral examiner. Department of Otolaryngology, McGill University.
Fellows
07/09–06/10 Fellowship preceptor. Fellow: Yahya Al-Badaai, MD, FRCSC
CME
10/09/09 “Endoscopic Ligation Sphenopalatine Artery” Department of Otolaryngology, St-Mary’s
Hospital.
12/04/10 “Allergic Rhinitis”. Presentation to community General Practitioners. Montreal, Quebec.
17/04/10 “Radiological Localization of Schneiderian Papillomas: Is the Osteitis Sign Reliable?”
Department of Radiology annual research day. Department of Radiology, McGill University.
29/04/10 “Practice Management in Otolaryngology” Department of Otolaryngology Grand Rounds,
McGill University.
Special Teaching Activity
Produced a multimedia instructional DVD on advanced techniques of endoscopic surgey
Presentations
Invited Lectureships
31/07/09 Royal College Invited Guest Speaker. Eastern Society of Otolaryngology Meeting. Digby Pines,
Nova Scotia. 2 Presentatons
31/10/09 Moderator, Rhinology session. Société d’Otorhinolaryngologie et Chirurgie Cervico-Faciale du
Québec annual meeting, Montreal, Quebec
11/01/10 “Exérèse Edoscopique de Papillômes Inversés. L’approche Caldwell-Luc est-elle toujours
utile?” Department of Otolaryngology, University of Montreal, Montreal, Quebec
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07/10/10 “Current status of Endoscopic Resection of sinus and Skull Base Tumours”. Department of
Otolaryngology. Université St-Joseph, Beirut, Lebanon
20/09/10 “La Septorhinoplastie Endonasale: Une Approche Personelle”. Department of Otolaryngology,
University of Montreal, Montreal, Quebec
Courses
20/03/10 “Septorhinoplasty: How I do it”. McGill annual otolaryngology update, Mont-Tremblant,
Quebec
National/International Podium and Posters
24/05/10 Does pterygopalatine fossa injection wth local anesthetic and adrenaline decrease bleeding
during endoscopic sinus surgery? Canadian society of Otolaryngology, Niagra Falls, Ontario
25/09/10 “Radiological localization of Schneiderian Papillomas: Is the Osteitis Sign Reliable? American
Rhinologic Society Annual Meeting, Boston, MA
30/10/10 “Rhinoplastie endonasale: Une présentation vidéo d’une approche mini-intrusive avec anesthésie
locale.” Société d’Otorhinolaryngologie et Chirurgie Cervico-Faciale du Québec annual meeting,
Québec, Québec.
Courses Organized/Directorships
06/04/10 Director and Instructor. Cadaver dissection course for nasal and facial plastic surgery. McGill
Simulation centre, McGill University
Other
Running a Facial plastic surgery surgical centre in Montreal. Observers, including McGill Otolaryngology
residents are able to attend surgeries and observe a variety of facial plastic and reconstructive procedures.
Obtained additional specialty certification. Became certified by the American Board of Facial Plastic and
Reconstructive Surgery
Dr. Melvin Schloss
Current Administrative Positions and Committee Memberships
Hospital – Director of Pediatric Otology MCH
University – Chairman of Search Committee for Director of School of Communication Sciences and
Disorders
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Teaching Activities
Active involvement in teaching medical xchool students, residents, and fellows at MCH
CME – member of executive committee of CME in the Faculty of Medcine, McGill University
Reviewer for the International Journal of Pediatric Otolaryngology
Reviewer for CDPharma presentations for the Faculty of Medicine, McGill University
Courses Organized
Director of Mini Med School at the Children’s (series of lectures held each year for the public)
Presentations
Lend me your Ears. Presented at the McGill University Mini Med School series, June 28, 2009.
Dr. Bernard Segal
Current Administrative Positions and Committee Memberships
Hospital (SMBD-Jewish General Hospital)
Otolaryngology
Director of Research
McGill
Otolaryngology
Otolaryngology
Otolaryngology
Otolaryngology
Otolaryngology
Otolaryngology
Otolaryngology
Faculty of Medicine
Faculty of Medicine
Director of Research
Director of Graduate Studies
Member, Residency Program Committee
Chair, Research Committee
Director, Graduate & Enrichment Programs
Member, Departmental Tenure committee
Member, CARMS Selection committee
Member, Clinical Investigator Program Committee
Member, Canadian Society for Clinical Investigation/CIHR award
Committee
National
Radio Advisory Board
International
Member, Electromagnetic compatibility committee
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Member, Electromagnetic compatibility Committee
General Co-Chair (February 2010 meeting held in Taipei, Taiwan)
Steering Committee (February 2010 meeting held in Taipei, Taiwan
International Advisory Board (2011 meeting in Montreux, Switzerland)
Steering Committee (March 2011 meeting in Montreux, Switzerland)
Technical Program Committee (2011 meeting in Montreux, Switzerland)
*International Symposium on Medical Information &
Communication Technology
Teaching Activities
Residents
I give lectures on research topics to residents in the enrichment year and master’s program. I also deal
one-on-one with academic issues associated with these activities.
Research Engineers
Quach, J
2009
Presentations (Non-refereed)
Segal B, Labeau F (2009) “Wireless healthcare: Enabling wireless technologies safety in hospitals.” Bell
Canada Labs. Nov 3, 2009
Scientific Projects (Clinical, Basic, Post-grad Student Supervision)
Overview: My current research aims to facilitate safe wireless informatics usage in healthcare by
unblocking obstacles to wireless usage in healthcare. As Principle investigator of a highly-interdisciplinary (otolaryngology, engineering, epidemiology, medicine) multi-hospital (Jewish General
Hospital, MUHC (RVH & MGH), St Mary’s Hospital), multi-university (McGill, Concordia, University
of Montreal) research project, I have received significant funding for this research, which will evaluate the
use wireless informatics to improve workflow and to reduce medication errors in emergency rooms.
Other International Activities
Fourth International Symposium on Medical Informatics and communication technologies: I was the
invited co-chair of this international symposium, and I was on the Steering Committee that structured this
meeting. The meeting was held in Taipei, Taiwan on March 22 to 25, 2010. (see www.ISMICT2010.org)
Fifth International Symposium on Medical Informatics and communication technologies: I am on the
International Advisory Board, on the Steering Committee, and on the Technical Program Committee of
this international symposium. The meeting will be held in Montreux, Switzerland from March 27 to 30th
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2011. (see www.ISMICT2011.org)
I have contributed to guidance and standards in electromagnetic compatibility. I was part of an
international committee that has produced the document: “Guidance on electromagnetic compatibility of
medical devices in healthcare facilities.” AAMI Technical Information Report (AAMI TIR18:2010).
Dr. Robert Shapiro
Teaching Activities
Residents
McGill Temporal Bone Drilling Course
Ear Drops Tutorial
Presentations
Courses
McGill Temporal Bone Drilling Course
Ear Drops Tutorial
Dr. Robert Sweet
Current Administrative Positions and Committee Memberships
Staff Otolaryngologist MUHC, CSSS Baie James, CS Inuulitsivik, Hop Ste-Anne
Academic site director MGH ORL
Assistant Otolaryngologist McGill
CSO, QMA
Teaching Activities
Otology small group teaching ICS
Audio – vestibular rotation R4
Dr. Marc Tewfik
Current Administrative Positions and Committee Memberships
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Hospital
RVH OR Committee
Cross-appointment to the Division of Respiratory Medicine of the MUHC
Member of the Joint-Airways Committee of the Jewish General Hospital
University
Assistant Professor, Department of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery
ENT Research Committee
National/International Societies
American Rhinologic Society Business Relations Committee Sep 2010-2013
Teaching Activities
Undergraduate (medical school)
ENT emergencies, January 12, 2011
Residents
Advanced Techniques in ESS, January 31, 2011
ENT emergencies (Family Medicine residents), January 12, 2011
Acute Rhinosinusitis, Fall 2010
Granulomatous diseases of the Sinonasal Tract, Fall 2010
CME
Acute Rhinosinusitis: Current Guidelines (HerzlCME activity for family physicians), January 25, 2011
Special Mentorship
Supervisor of resident Grand Round presentations: To the Clivus and Beyond: the Journey of and
Endoscope (Dr. Yassin Ali), January 13, 2011; and Endoscopic Maxillary Sinus Surgery: Extended
Procedures (Dr. Mohammed Al-Essa), September 16, 2010.
Presentations
Invited lectureships
New Techniques in ESS.RVH OR nurses Thursday morning rounds, December 2, 2010
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Expanded Endonasal Approaches for Skull Base Tumors.Otolaryngology – Head & Neck Nurses Group
Meeting, satellite of the Australian Society of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery, Sydney,
Australia; March 28, 2010.
Courses
ExtendedPosteriorCranialFossaTumourResection.Boomrock Meeting: Advances in Rhinology and Facial
Plastic Surgery, Wellington, New-Zealand; March 18, 2010.
National/International Podium and Posters
Tewfik MA, Torpy DJ, Irish G, Fong E, Santoreneos S, Floreani S, Field J, Wormald P-J. Endoscopic
versus Microscopic Transsphenoidal Pituitary Surgery: the Adelaide Experience. North American Skull
Base Society Annual Meeting, Scottsdale, AZ; February 19, 2011.
Tewfik MA, Valentine R, Foreman A, Wormald PJ. Comparison of Endoscopic Techniques for Securing
the Dural Reconstruction for Surgical Defects of the Anterior Cranial Fossa. North American Skull Base
Society Annual Meeting, Scottsdale, AZ; February 18, 2011.
Tewfik MA, Valentine R, Foreman A, Wormald PJ. Cadaver Study Comparing Various Methods of
Endoscopic Reconstruction of Anterior Cranial Fossa Defects. Poster, American Rhinologic Society
Annual Meeting, Boston, MA; September 25, 2010.
Courses Organized/Directorships
Instructional Course: Making Sense of CRS: Rhinology in the Era of Personalized Medicine, submitted for
the American Academy of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery Annual Meeting, San Francisco,
CA; September 2011.
Eastern Canadian Resident ESS course, planned for Fall 2011
North American Masterclass of Sinus Surgery, featuring Professor P-J Wormald, planned for 2013.
Scientific Projects
Postgrad Student Supervision
Wound Healing in Endoscopic Sinus Surgery (Dr. Error! Reference source not found.), collaboration
with Dr. Qutayba Hamid of the Meakins Christie Laboratories
Dr. Ted Tewfik
Current Administrative Positions and Committee Memberships
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Chair of Steering Committee, Mini- Med School at the Children’s (French Sessions). 2006-2009
Chair, By-Laws Committee, Canadian Society of Otolaryngology-HNS, 2006-2010
Member, Organizing Committee, Insurance Medicine and Medicolegal Expertise, Faculty of Medicine,
University of Montreal, 2007-present
Teaching Activities
Lectures to Phase II Medical Students (Clinical Clerkship)
Lectures to Otolaryngology Residents ( rotating at MCH) on weekly basis
Presentations
Invited Faculty, Congrès sur les pathologies des glandes sa;ivaires. Montreal, Hotel Sofitel), Oct 29, 2009
Invited Faculty, Meeting of the Quebec Association of Oto-rhino-laryngologie et chirurgie cervicofaciale, Montreal (Centre Mont Royal), Oct 29, 2009
CME Attendance
American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery Meeting, San Diego, California, October 47, 2009
Congrès sur les pathologies des glandes salivaires. Montreal, (Hotel Sofitel), Octobre 29, 2009
Meeting of the Quebec Association of Oto-rhino-laryngologie et chirurgie cervico-faciale, Montreal
(Centre Mont Royal), Octobre 29, 2009
American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery Meeting, Boston, Mass., September 26-29,
2010
Editorial Boards
The Journal of Otolaryngology, 1993 – present
Le Clinicien (La revue de formation médicale continue) 1997 – present
Member (ad-hoc), Editorial Board, Umm Al-Qura University Journal of Science, Medicine, and
Engineering, 2003 – present
Member, Editorial consultant board, The Canadian Journal of Diagnosis. 2004 –present
The Laryngoscope, 2004- present
Member, Editorial Specialist Board, Canadian Journal of CME. 2005- present
Reviewer, Current Opinion in Otolaryngology and Head & Neck Surgery. 2005-present
Member, Editorial Board, Archives of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery 2006- present
Reviewer (ad hoc), Pediatric Nephrology, Springer publications. 2007- present
Member, Editorial Board, International Journal of Otolaryngology. 2008- present
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Dr. Anthony Zeitouni
Current Administrative Positions and Committee Memberships
Hospital
Site Director, RVH OTL-HNS
Medical Director Head and Neck Team, MUHC
University
Co-Director Skull Base Clinic
Chair for otolaryngology, Skull Base Program
Associate Professor, McGill
Member, dept of OTL-HNS and Oncology
National/International Societies
North American skull base society
American Academy of OTL-HNS
Canadian Society of OTL-HNS
Historian
Quebec Rep
French Society of Otolaryngology SFORL
Teaching Activities
Undergraduate (Medical School)
I have been involved with a number of teaching responsibilies include small group, clinical teaching in the
clinic and OR and direct supervision of medical students writing papers and presenting.
Residents
Clinical teaching in the clinic and OR and direct supervision of otolaryngology, neurosurgery and
radiation oncology residents writing papers and presenting.
Fellows
I have supervised fellows in OTL-HNS (rhinology and HN) as well as in Endocrinology.
CME
I have organized and lectured at the FMSQ day on Pituitary tumors nov 2009.
I have organized and lectured at the FMSQ day on Vestibular pathology nov 2010.
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Presentations
Invited Lectureships
FMSQ Nov 2009: Jouree interdisciplaire :Pituitary Tumors
FMSQ Nov 2010: Journee interdisciplaire: Vestibular pathology
McGill Otolaryngology update 2010
Courses
FMSQ Nov 2009: Jouree interdisciplaire :Pituitary Tumors
FMSQ Nov 2010: Journee interdisciplaire: Vestibular pathology
Temporal Bone lab
National/International Podium and Posters
North American Skull Base Society 2010
Canadian Society OTL_HNS annual meeting
American Academy OTL-HNS annual meeting
Courses Organized/Directorships
FMSQ Nov 2009: Jouree interdisciplaire: Pituitary Tumors
FMSQ Nov 2010: Journee interdisciplaire: Vestibular pathology
Scientific Projects
Postgrad Student Supervision
Fellows in Otolaryngology Rhinology and HN
Fellow in neuro-endocrinology
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2.6 Involvement in the Community
Dr. Kathleen Cullen
EDUCATION OUTREACH AND COMMUNITY SERVICE
2009
Session Chair: Institutional challenges in implementing TDR & TDT,
TransDisciplinary Research & Training Workshop, March 13, McGill University
2010
Workshop Organizer and small group facilitator
Leading and Managing in the Lab, Faculty of Medicine, McGill University
2010
Workshop Organizer and group facilitator,
Responsible conduct in research workshops for Graduate Students
Department of Physiology, Faculty of Medicine, McGill University
Dr. Sam Daniel
Board member Just for Kids Foundation
President and organizer BAHA fundraising golf tournament, June 2010.
Bowling night for hearing research, April 2010.
President and organizer BAHA fundraising golf tournament, June 2009.
Chairman, of the “I Hear You” fundraising campaign for the Bone Anchored Hearing Aid
(BAHA) program and hearing research.
Dr. Saul Frenkiel
Chair, McGill Head & Neck Cancer Fundraising Committee
• In the year 2009, 1.5 million dollars were raised to establish the “Martin Black
Endowment Fund” for fellowship training in head and neck oncology.
• An amount of $325,000 was raised for the McGill Head & Neck Cancer Fund.
Dr. Robert Funnell
High schools & CEGEP’s
z EMSB Career Exploration Program (liaison for visits to BME)
z met with 3 CEGEP students to give guidance on their course project
Not-for-profit organizations
z various contributions to open-source software projects (bug reports, documentation
corrections)
Dr. Athanasios Katsarkas
Every Saturday two presentations on CFMB talking to the Greek community
Frequent expert or expert witness in medico-legal cases involving dizziness
Dr. John Manoukian
Member of the Armenian Diocese Endowment fund, Armenian Holy Apostolic church
Canadian Diocese
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Mashdots Education Fund committee of the Association of Armenians from Egypt.
Position: Vice President
Project: sponsoring student education for university degree in Armenia, for eligible
students with high scholar talent and with low economic family situation.
Steering committee, World reunion of Armenian schools of Egypt, Mediterranean cruise
September 2011
Position: Vice-President
Project: Organizing the re-union of 300 Armenian person from around the world, who
had some part of their past education in Egypt.
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Appendix I: HONOURS, AWARDS AND PRIZES
Dr. Martin Black
Honouree of the Martin Black Endowment Fund
Fundraising event took place on May 12, 2010 at the Centre Mont-Royal 1.5 million raised
Dr. Kathleen Cullen
2009-2011
Elected Chair of the Gordon Conference on Oculomotor Systems Biology
2009
Keynote Lecture, Annual Dutch Biophysics Society Meeting, University of
Nijmegen, Netherlands
2010
Halpike-Nylen Medal, Barany Society
Dr. Sam Daniel
2010
Continuing Professional Development educator, Royal College of
Physicians and Surgeons of Canada
McGill Bravo Award for research excellence, McGill University
2009
Canada’s Top 40 under 40 Award, May 2009
This national program honours Canadians under the age of 40. “In choosing the
recipients, the Board considers the nominees' achievements in the following
areas: Vision and Leadership, Innovation and Achievement, Impact, Community
Involvement and Contribution, Growth / Development Strategy”.
IMS Canada Award recognizing physicians and pharmacists for their
contribution to the continuing education of their peers, April 2009 (10th annual
IMS Canada Awards),
Dr. Saul Frenkiel
David L. Johnston Award, McGill University, May 2009
“Pionnier en ORL,” awarded by the Association d’oto-rhino-laryngologie et de chirurgie cervicofacile du Québec, in celebration of its 50th anniversary, Oct. 31, 2010
Dr. Athanasios Katsarkas
Guest of honor, Dept. of Otolaryngology, McGill
Guest of honor, Greek Community of Montreal; I declined both; I am a humble fellow!
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Dr. Karen Kost
2009 - Teacher of the year award – Otolaryngology, McGill University
Dr. John Manoukian
Outstanding Reviewer Award for the Journal of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery May
2010
Dr. Lily Nguyen
May 2010
Surgical Teaching Award
Montreal Children’s Hospital, McGill University
In recognition of the outstanding contribution to surgical teaching
Oct 2009
First Place for Poster
Soins advancés pour le contrôle des voies aériennes: l’enseignement pendant la
résidence d’ORL
Côté V*, Kus L*, Richardson K*, Nguyen LHP
Congrès annuel de l'Association ORL du Québec, Montreal, Canada
Dr. Melvin Schloss
Lifetime Achievement Award from the Montreal Children’s Hospital
Emeritus Member of the Canadian Society of Otolaryngology – Head & Neck Surgery and the
American Society of Pediatric Otolaryngology
Dr. Marc Tewfik
South Australian Rhinology Fellowship
Dr. Ted Tewfik
Canadian Association for Pediatric Hralth Centers (CAPHC) Poster Finalist: Assessing
Psychological Distress in Children Following PICU Hospitalization, October 2009
Plaque of Recognition, Canadian Society of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck
of the Bylaws Committee), Niagara-on-the-Lake, May 2010
Surgery, (Chair
Outstanding Reviewer Award.. The Journal of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery.
Niagara-on-the-Lake, May 2010.
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Dr. Anthony Zeitouni
FMSQ Nov 2009: Jouree interdisciplaire: Pituitary Tumors
FMSQ Nov 2010: Journee interdisciplaire: Vestibular pathology
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PUBLICATIONS (CALENDAR YEAR 2009)
Al Badaai Y, DiFalco MR,Tewfik MA, Samaha M. Quantitative proteomics of nasal mucus in
chronic sinusitis with nasal polyposis. Journal of Otolaryngology – Head & Neck Surgery. 2009
Jun;38(3):381-9.
Al Badaai Y, Samaha M. Outcome of endoscopic sinus surgery for chronic rhinosinusitis
patients: a Canadian experience. Journal of Laryngology & Otology. 2010;124:1095–1099.
Al-Khatib T, Mendelson AA, Kost K, Zeitouni A, Black M, Payne R, Hier M. Routine
thyroidectomy in total laryngectomy: is it really indicated? Journal of otolaryngology - head &
neck surgery = Le Journal d'oto-rhino-laryngologie et de chirurgie cervico-faciale. 10/2009;
38(5):564-7.
Anand S, Frenkiel S, Le BQH, Glikstein R. “Virtual Endoscopy: Our next major investigative
modality?” Journal of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery. 38.6 (Dec. 2009): 642-645.
Anand SM, Gologan O, Rochon L, Tamilia M, How J, Hier MP, Black MJ, Richardson K,
Hakami HA, Al-Marzouki HZ, Trifiro M, Tabah R, Payne RJ. The Role of Sentinel Lymph Node
Biopsy in Differentiated Thyroid Carcinoma. Arch. Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery.
2009 Dec; 135(12):1199-204.
Aron M, Côté V, Tamilia M, Hier MP, Black MJ, Zhang X, Payne RJ. Ablative Free Thyroxine to
Thyroglobulin Ratio as a Predictor of Differentiated Thyroid Cancer Recurrence. J. of
Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery, 38(5);552-558, 2009 October.
Bijian K, Mlynarek AM, Blays RL, Jie S. Xu Y, Hier MP, Black MJ, Di Falco MR, LaBoissiere S,
Alaoui-Jamali MA., Serum Proteomic Approach for the Identification of Serum Biomarkers
Contributed By Oral Squamous Cell Carcinoma and Host Tissue Microenvironment. Journal of
Proteome Research 8(5): 2173-85, 2009 May.
Brooks JX and Cullen KE. Convergence of vestibular-somatosensory cues in cerebellum provides
an estimate of the movement of the body. Society for Neuroscience Abstracts 2009.
Brooks JX and Cullen, KE. Multimodal integration in rostral fastigial nucleus provides an
estimate of body movement. The Journal of Neuroscience 29(34):10499-511. 2009.
Carriot J, Brooks JX, Jamali M, and Cullen, KE. Do central vestibular Neurons differentially
encode active and passive translations? Canadian Physiology Society Abstracts 2009.
Carriot J, Brooks JX, and Cullen, KE. Translation-sensitive neurons in vestibular nuclei
differentially encode active and passive movements. Society for Neuroscience Abstracts 2009.
Chau J, Dziegielewski P, Mlynarek AM, Cote D, Allen H, Harris JR, Seikaly H. Steel Scalpel vs
Electrocautery Blade – A Comparison of Cosmetic and Patient Satisfaction Outcomes of
Different Incision Methods. J Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2009 Aug;38(4):427-33.
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Cheung VW, Manoukian JJ. Two cases of nasopharyngeal stenosis after multiple
adenoidectomies. J Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2009 Jun;38(3):E98-9.
Cullen KE, Beraneck M, Minor LB, and Sadeghi, SG. Neural substrates underlying vestibular
compensation: Contributions of peripheral versus central processing. Journal of Vestibular
Research 19(5-6): 171-182, 2009.
Cullen KE, Brooks JX, and Sadeghi, SG. How actions alter sensory processing: reafference in the
vestibular system. Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences 1164:29-36, 2009.
Cullen KE, Minor LB, and Sadeghi, SG. Compensation of central vestibular pathways: Changes
in the encoding of vestibular and extravestibular inputs. Association for Research in
Otolaryngology (ARO) meeting, Feb 2009.
Cullen KE, Waitzman DM, Van Horn, MR. A comparison of omnipause and rostral superior
collicular neurons during vergence eye movements. Society for Neuroscience Abstracts 2009.
Daniel SJ. Chronic nasal obstruction in children. Allergy &Asthma, Fall 2009:9-13.
* Duval M, Daniel SJ. Facial nerve palsy in neonates secondary to forceps use. Arch Otolaryngol
Head Neck Surg. 2009 Jul;135(7):634-6.
* Duval M, Nguyen VH, Daniel SJ. Rosai-Dorfman disease: An uncommon cause of massive
cervical adenopathy in a two-year-old female. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2009
Feb;140(2):274-5,
Dziegielewski PT, Mlynarek AM, Dimitry J, Harris JR, Seikaly H. The Mandibulotomy: friend or
foe? Safety outcomes and literature review. Laryngoscope. 2009 Dec;119(12):2369-75.
Jamali M, Sadeghi SG, and Cullen, KE. Information transmission in otolith system. Society for
Neuroscience Abstracts 2009.
Jamali M, Sadeghi SG, Cullen KE. Response of vestibular nerve afferents innervating utricle and
saccule during passive and active translations. Journal of Neurophysiology. 2009, 101(1):141-9.
Jha N, Seikaly H, Harris J, Williams D, Sultanem K, Hier M, Ghosh S, Black M, Butler J, Sutherland
D, Kerr P, Barnaby P. Phase III Randomized Study: Oral Pilocarpine versus Submandibular
Salivary Gland Transfer Protocal for the Management of Radiation-Induced Xerostomia. Head and
Neck – Journal for the Sciences and Specialties of the Head and Neck, Vol. 31, No. 2(February),
2009: 234-243.
Massot C, Chacron M, and Cullen, KE. Event detection in the Vestibular system: Central VS
Afferent Neurons. Canadian Physiological Society Abstracts 2009.
Massot CG, Chacron M, and Cullen, KE. Event detection in the vestibular system: Detection
thresholds of central and afferent neurons. Society for Neuroscience Abstracts 2009.
Medrea IJ, Beraneck M, and Cullen, KE. Central vestibular neurons show differential encoding of
active and passive rotations about the yaw axis in mice. Society for Neuroscience Abstracts 2009.
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Mendelson AA, Al-Khatib TA, Julien M, Payne RJ, Black MJ, Hier MP. Thyroid Gland
Management in Total Laryngectomy: Meta-Analysis and Surgical Recommendations.
Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery. 140(3):298-305, 2009 March.
Mendelson AA, Tamilia M, Rivera J, Hier MP, Sherman M, Garfield N, Black MJ, Rochon L,
Gologan O, Payne RJ., Predictors of Malignancy in Preoperative Nondiagnostic Biopsies of the
Thyroid. Journal of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery, 38(3);395-400, 2009 June.
Mijovic T, Gologan O, Rochon L, Hier MP, Black MJ, Young J, Rivera J, Tamilia M, Payne R.
Fine-Needle Aspiration Biopsy of the Thyroid: Review of Cytopatholigic Features Predictive of
Malignancy. Journal of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery, 38(3);348-354, 2009 June.
Mijovic T, Gologan O, Rochon L, Hier M., Black M, Young J, Payne R. Fine-Needle Aspiration
Biopsies in the Management of Indeterminate Follicular and Hurthle Cell Thyroid Lesions.
Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery 2009; 140(5): 715-179.
Mijovic T, How J., Pakdaman M., Rochon L., Gologan O., Hier M.P., Black M.J., Young J., Tamilia
M., Payne R.J., Body Mass Index in the Evaluation of Thyroid Cancer Risk. Thyroid, Vol. 19, No.
5, 2009: 467-472.
Mitchell DE, Van Horn MR, and Cullen, KE. LFPs dynamically encode behaviorally relevant
information not available in spike trains. Canadian Society of Physiology Abstracts 2009.
Mitchell DE, Van Horn MR, Massot CG, and Cullen, KE. Local field potentials encode eye
movements during conjugate saccades. Society for Neuroscience Abstracts 2009.
Minor LB, Lasker DM, Sadeghi SG, and Cullen, KE. Compensation of the vestibulo-ocular to
loss of function in one labyrinth. Association for Research in Otolaryngology (ARO) meeting,
Feb 2009.
Mlynarek AM, Seikaly H. Vascularized Anteriorly Based Pericranial Flap for Frontal Sinus
Obliteration. Operative Techniques in Otolaryngology. 2009 June;20(2):88-91.
* Moubayed SP, AlSaab F, Daniel SJ. Rapidly progressing palatal pleomorphic adenoma in an
adolescent , International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology Extra, Available online 17
September 2009
Moubayed S*, Nguyen LHP. Inspiratory Stridor. Canadian Journal of Diagnosis. June 2009,
Volume 26, Number 6.
O’Connell DA, Rieger JM, Dziegielewski P, Lam Tang J, Wolfaardt J, Harris JR, Mlynarek AM,
Seikaly H. The Effect of Lingual and Hypoglossal Nerve Reconstruction on Swallowing Function
in Head and Neck Surgery: a Prospective Functional Outcomes Study. J Otolaryngol Head Neck
Surg. 2009 Apr;38(2):246-5.
Sadeghi SG, Goldberg JM, Minor LB, and Cullen, KE. Effects of canal plugging on the
vestibulo-ocular reflex and vestibular nerve discharge during passive and active head rotations.
Journal of Neurophysiology 102(5):2693-703, 2009.
Sadeghi SG, Goldberg JM, Minor LB, Cullen KE. Efferent-mediated responses in vestibular
nerve afferents of the alert macaque. Journal of Neurophysiology. 2009
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Sadeghi SG, Minor LB, and Cullen, KE. Mechanisms underlying compensation of the vestibuloocular reflex: Evidence for sensory substitution in the vestibular nuclei. Association for Research
in Otolaryngology (ARO) meeting, Feb 2009.
Sadeghi SG, Minor LB, and Cullen, KE. Multisensory processing in the vestibular nuclei of
rhesus monkey during compensation. Society for Neuroscience Abstracts 2009.
Sadeghi SG, Mitchell DE, Cullen KE. Different neural strategies for multimodal integration:
comparison of two macaque monkey species. Experimental Brain Research. 2009 Mar 13.
Sands NB, Anand SM, Manoukian JJ. Series of congenital vallecular cysts: a rare yet potentially
fatal cause of upper airway obstruction and failure to thrive in the newborn. J Otolaryngol Head
Neck Surg. 2009 Feb;38(1):6-10
*Sobol S, Schloss MD, Tewfik TL. Acute Maxillary Sinusitis, Surgical Management. In: Arlen
Meyers (ed), Emedicine Textbook of Otolaryngology and Facial Plastic Surgery,
(http://www.emedicine.com) – July 2009
Szeto C, Tewfik TL. Swimming with tympanostomy tubes. Canadian journal of CME 21 (2) 27,
2009.
Szeto C, Tewfik TL. Tonsillar stones. Canadian journal of CME 21 (2) 22, 2009.
Tewfik TL. Aphthous ulcers. Canadian Journal of CME 21 (6),27, 2009
Tewfik TL. Eustachian tube dysfunction. Canadian journal of CME 21 (4), 34, 2009
Tewfik TL. Indications of tonsillectomy in adults. Canadian journal of CME 21 (3) 21, 2009
Tewfik TL. La possibilité de sinusite aiguë chez l’enfant. Le clinicien. 24 (2): 15, 2009
Tewfik TL. La surdité professionnelle. Le clinicien. 24 (2): 20, 2009
Tewfik TL, Alshemary H. Saline rinses for sinusitis. Canadian journal of CME 21 (1) 28, 2009
Tewfik TL, Hagr AA, Alrajhi Y. Choanal atresia. In: Arlen Meyers (ed), Emedicine Textbook of
Otolaryngology and Facial Plastic Surgery, (http://www.emedicine.com) Sept. 2009
Trueman CW, Davis* D, Segal B (2009) “Relationship between Path-Loss Exponent and Room
Absorption or Line-of-Sight Communication”. Journal of Applied Computational
Electromagnetic Society. 24: 361-367.
Trueman CW, Davis* D, Segal B, Muneer W (2009) “Validation of Fast Site-Specific MeanValue Models for Indoor Propagation”. Journal of Applied Computational Electromagnetic
Society 24: 312-322.
Trueman CW, Muhlen SS, Segal B (2009) “Predicting data rate coverage using the Sabine
Method in multiple-source hospitals today and tomorrow. 6 pages. Proc of 3rd International
symposium on medical information and computer technology, Montreal Canada.
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Van Horn MR and Cullen KE. A comparison of omnipause and rostral collicular neurons during
vergence eye movements. Canadian Society of Physiology Abstracts 2009.
Van Horn MR and Cullen, KE. Dynamic characterization of agonist and antagonist
oculomotoneurons during conjugate and disconjugate eye movements. Journal of
Neurophysiology 102(1):28-40, 2009.
Van Horn MR and Cullen KE. Dynamic characterization of microsaccades during near versus far
viewing: Evidence that microsaccades and saccades are generated by the same premotor circuitry.
Society for Neuroscience Abstracts 2009.
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PUBLICATIONS (CALENDAR YEAR 2010)
* Al-Khatib T, Cohen N, Carret AS, Daniel SJ. Cisplatinum ototoxicity in children, long-term
follow up. Int J Pediatr Otorhinolaryngol. 2010 Aug;74(8):913-9.
Alkhatib T*, Fanous A*, Al-Saab F*, Sewitch M, Razack S, Nguyen LHP. Pneumatic videootoscopy teaching improves the diagnostic accuracy of otitis media with effusion: Results of a
randomized control trial. J Otolaryngol Head Neck 2010 Dec;39(6):631-4.
*Al Marzouki H, Tewfik TL : Vocal cord tumors and HPV. Canadian journal of CME 22(6): 21,
2010
Amir A, Tamilia M, Rochon L, Hier MP, Payne RJ, Pre-operative parathyroid hormone (PTH)
levels as a predictor of post-thyroidectomy hypocalcemia, The Journal of Otolaryngology – Head
and Neck Surgery 2010; 39:654-8
Beyea JA, Zeitouni AG. Vestibular evoked myogenic potential latencies in Meniere disease and
vestibular schwannoma. J Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2010 Jun;39(3):253-8. PubMed PMID:
20470669.
Brooks, JX and Cullen KE. The mechanism underlying the cancellation of reafference rapidly
adapts to altered head plant dynamics. Society for Neuroscience Abstracts 2010.
Brooks JX, Carriot J, and Cullen, KE. Now that was unexpected! Vestibular processing in the
brainstem and cerebellum during active motion. Society for the Neural Control of Movement
2010.
Callejas CA, Tewfik MA,Wormald P-J. Powered Endoscopic Dacryocystorhinostomy with
Selective Stenting. The Laryngoscope. 2010 Jul;120(7):1449-52.
Campisi P, Hawkes M, Simpson K; Canadian Juvenile Onset Recurrent Respiratory
Papillomatosis Working Group. The epidemiology of juvenile onset recurrent respiratory
papillomatosis derived from a population level national database. Laryngoscope. 2010
Jun;120(6):1233-45.
Carriot J, Brooks JX, and Cullen, KE. Central vestibular neurons differentially encode active and
passive combined translation and rotation. Society for Neuroscience Abstracts 2010.
Constantin E, Tewfik TL, Brouillette RT. Can the OSA-18 Quality-of-Life Questionnaire Detect
Obstructive Sleep Apnea in Children? Pediatrics 2010;125:e162-e168.
Côté V, Fanous N. The New “Genetico-Racial” Skin Classification: Maximizing the Safety of
Skin Treatments for Asians. Facial Plast. Surg. Clin. N Am 18 (2010) 99-104, 2010
* Duval M, Daniel SJ. Guillain-Barre syndrome presenting as epiglottitis in a child. Otolaryngol
Head Neck Surg. 2010 Apr;142(4):632-3.
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Fanous N, Fanous A, Al-Sebeih K, Côté V. ‘Universal retraction suture’ for the overprojecting
nasal
tip.
Can
J
Plast
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2010;
18(3):99-106
Frasnelli J, Katsarkas A, Jones-Gotmaan M, et al. The vomeronasal Organ is not involved in the
perception of Endorgan Odors. (Human Brain Mapping, 2010)
Frenkiel S. Quoted in Maclean’s Magazine, Jan. 4, 2010 issue, Health Section, article on
Physiology and Hazards of Sneezing by Cathy Gulli.
Frenkiel S. “Virtual Endoscpy of the Nasal Chambers in Endoscopy,” Intech – Open Access
Publisher. (Under review). Textbook chapter.
Gea SLR, Decraemer WF, Funnell WRJ, Dirckx JJJ & Maier H (2010): Tympanic-membrane
boundary conditions derived from static displacements observed with computerized tomography
in human and gerbil. J Assoc Res Otolaryngol 11: 1-17
Heirman D, McLain D, Cantwell S, Hampton R, Jenkins R, Segal B, Silberberg J, Witters D,
Eggleston J. AAMI EMC Subcommittee Committee. (2010) “Guidance on electromagnetic
compatibility of medical devices in healthcare facilities” AAMI/TIR18R/CDV1 (2nd edition), by
special subcommittee of AAMI EMC committee comprising D Heirman, D McLain, S Cantwell,
R Hampton, R Jenkins, B Segal, J Silberberg, D Witters, J Eggleston. 78 pg. AAMI. Arlington
VA.
Henry, M., Cohen, R., Lee, V., Sauthier, P., Provencher, D., Drouin, P., Gauthier, P., Gotlieb, W.,
Lau, S., Drummond, N., Gilbert, L., Stanimir, G., Sturgeon, J., Chasen, M., *Mitchell, J.,
*Nuoxin Huang, L., *Ferland, M.-K. & Mayo, N. (2010). The Meaning-Making intervention
(MMi) appears to increase meaning in life in advanced ovarian cancer: A randomized controlled
pilot study. Psycho-Oncology, 19(12), 1340-1347. DOI: 10.1002/pon.1764
Henry, M., *Nuoxin Huang, L., *Sproule, B. & Cardonick, E. (2010). The psychological impact
of a cancer diagnosed during pregnancy: Determinants of long-term distress. Journal of Palliative
Care, 26(3), 247. Abstract.
Hwang E, Packdman MN, Tamilia M, Rochon L, Hier MP, Payne RJ, Bilateral Papillary Thyroid
Cancer and Associated Histopathologic Findings, The Journal of Otolaryngology – Head and
Neck Surgery 2010; 39:284-7
Jamali M, Milligan J, Joundi R, Cullen, KE. A comparison of vestibular information processing:
mouse vs. monkey. Society for Neuroscience Abstracts 2010.
Jamali M, Milligan J, Joundi R, Cullen, KE. Information processing in the vestibular system: Are
differences across species linked to behavioral requirements? Gordon Research Conference Sensory Coding & The Natural Environment 2010. Abstract.
Jowett N, Mlynarek AM. Reconstruction of cheek defects: a review of current techniques. Curr
Opin Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2010 Aug;18(4):244-54.
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Jumaily JS., Noordzij JP., Dukas AG., Lee SL., Bernet VJ., Payne RJ., McLeod IK., Hier MP.,
Black MJ., Kerr PD., Raffaelli M., Ballatone R., Lombardi CP., Dietrich MS. Prediction of
Hypocalcemia After Using 1- to 6-Hour Postoperative Parathyroid Hormone and Calcium Levels:
An Analysis of Pooled Individual Patient Data from 3 Observational Studies. Head & Neck,
32(4); 427-434, 2010 April.
Kalmovich Muallem L, Côté V., Sands N., Black MJ., Payne R., Hier M. Thyroidectomy:
Exactly How Painful Is It? Journal of Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery, 39(3); 277-283,
June 2010.
Kimoff RJ, Hamid Q, Qutayba H, Payne RJ, Petrof B. Increased Upper Airway Cytokines
and Oxidative Stress in Severe Obstructive Sleep Apnea. European Respiratory Journal
2010; Sept 16.
Maria OM, Zeitouni A, Gologan O, Tran SD. Matrigel Improves Functional Properties of
Primary Human Salivary Gland Cells. Tissue Eng Part A. 2011 Feb 8. [Epub ahead of print]
PubMed PMID: 21189069.
Marzouki H, Chavannes M, Tamilia M, Hier M, Black MP, Levental M, Payne RJ, Location of
Parathyroid Adenomas: 7 Year Experience free, The Journal of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck
Surgery 2010; 39: 551-4
Massot C, Chacron M & Cullen, KE. Information Transmission in the Vestibular System: a
Population Study. Society for Neuroscience Abstracts 2010.
Mendelson AA, Al-Macki K, Chauvin P, Kost KM. Sclerosing mucoepidermoid carcinoma of the
salivary gland: Case report and literature review. Ear Nose Throat J. 2010 December;89(12):600603.
Muallem L, Cote V, Sands N, Black MJ, Payne RJ, Hier MP, Thyroidectomy: Exactly How Painful
Is It? The Journal of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery 2010; 39:277-83
* Munguia R, Sahmkow SI, Funnell WR, Daniel SJ. Transtympanic Ringer's lactate application
in the prevention of cisplatinum-induced ototoxicity in a chinchilla animal model. Otolaryngol
Head Neck Surg. 2010 Jul;143(1):134-40.
Nayan S, Nguyen LH, Nguyen VH, Daniel SJ, Emil S. Cervical esophageal duplication cyst: case
report and review of the literature. J Pediatr Surg. 2010 Sep;45(9):e1-5.
Amir A, Sands NB, Tamilia M, Hier MP, Payne RJ, Preoperative serum calcium levels as an
indicator of postthyroidectomy hypocalcemia, Published in The Journal of Otolaryngology –
Head and Neck Surgery 2010; 39:654-8
Tamilia M, Al-Kahtani N, Rochon L, Hier MP, Payne RJ, Holcroft CA, Black M, Serum
thyroglobulin predicts thyroid remnant ablation failure with 30 mCi iodine-131 treatment in
patients with papillary thyroid carcinoma, Nucl Med Commun 2010; Dec 28
Sands N, Karls S, Rivera J, Tamilia M, Gologan O, Rochon L, Hier MP, Payne RJ
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Pre-operative Serum Thyroglobulin as an Adjunct to FNA in Predicting Well Differentiated
Thyroid Cancer, The Journal of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery 2010; 39:669-673
Hwang E, Packdman MN, Tamilia M, Rochon L, Payne RJ, Bilateral Papillary Thyroid Cancer and
Associated Histopathologic Findings, Published in The Journal of Otolaryngology – Head and
Neck Surgery 2010; 39:284-7.
Schwartz J, How J, Cote J, Garfield N, Gologan O, Payne RJ. Ultrasound Guided Fine Needle
Aspiration Biopsies in the ENT Clinic Published in The Journal of Otolaryngology – Head and
Neck Surgery 2010; 39:356-360
Muallem L, Cote V, Sands N, Black MJ, Payne RJ, Hier MP Thyroidectomy: Exactly How Painful
Is It? The Journal of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery 2010; 39:277-83
Kimoff RJ, Hamid Q, Qutayba H, Payne RJ, Petrof B, Increased Upper Airway Cytokines and
Oxidative Stress in Severe Obstructive Sleep Apnea, European Respiratory Journal 2010; 38: 1-9
Préfontaine D, Mogas A, Al-Ramli W, Lajoie-Kadoch S, Semlali A, Chakir J, Lavigne F,
Frenkiel S, Hamid Q. “Down-regulation of epithelial Toll-like receptor 4 in asthma and rhinitis:
A possible role for GATA-3.” Clinical and Experimental Allergy. (Submitted).
Raza S, Yousuf K, Small P, Frenkiel S. “Diagnosing Allergic Rhinitis: The Effectiveness of
Physical Examination in Comparison to Conventional Skin Testing.” Journal of OtolaryngologyHead and Neck Surgery. (Under review).
Rivera J, Alves S, Bianchi CC, Al-Mutawa N, Guiot MC, Zeitouni A. An unusual collision tumor
comprising a prolactinoma and a plasmocytoma originating from the sellar region. Pituitary. 2010
Jun;13(2):189-93. PubMed PMID: 18846427.
Sadeghi SG, Minor LB, and Cullen, KE. Neural Correlates of motor learning: dynamic regulation
of multimodal integration in the macaque vestibular system. The Journal of Neuroscience. 2010
(in press).
Schloss M. The Emily Method for the Examination of the Tympanic Membrane in Children.
(This is a syllabus that will be distributed to all primary care physicians in Canada.)
Schneider AD, Chacron MJ, Cullen, KE. Neuronal variability and linear neural coding in the
vestibular system, COSYNE Conference Abstract 2010.
Schneider AD, Cullen KE, Chacron, MJ. The high-conductance state brought about by synaptic
bombardment gives rise to linear behavior in vestibular nuclei neurons. Society for Neuroscience
Abstracts 2010.
Schwartz J, How J, Cote J, Garfield N, Gologan O, Payne RJ. Ultrasound Guided Fine Needle
Aspiration Biopsies in the ENT Clinic. The Journal of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery
2010; 39:356-360.
Schwartz J, How J, Lega I, Cote J, Gologan O, Rivera JA, Garfield N, Zeitouni A, Payne R.
Ultrasound-guided fine-needle aspiration thyroid biopsies in the otolaryngology clinic. J
Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2010 Aug;39(4):356-60. PubMed PMID: 20642999.
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Szeto C, Kost Karen, Hanley JA, Roy A, Christou N. A simple method to predict pretracheal
tissue thickness to prevent accidental decannulation in the obese.
Tamilia M, Black MJ, Hier MP, Payne RJ, Serum Thyroglobulin Predicts Thyroid Remnant
Ablation Failure with 30 MilliCurie 131-Iodine Treatment in Patients with Papillary Thyroid
Carcinoma, Nuclear Medicine Communications 2010; Dec. 28
Tamilia M, Al-Kahtani N, Rochon L, Hier MP, Payne RJ, Holcroft CA, Black M, Serum
thyroglobulin predicts thyroid remnant ablation failure with 30 mCi iodine-131 treatment in
patients with papillary thyroid carcinoma. Nucl Med Commun 2010; Dec 28
Tewfik MA, Al-Shemari H, Bossé Y, Desrosiers M. Genetics of Chronic Rhinosinusitis: A
Primer. Journal of Otolaryngology – Head & Neck Surgery. 2010 Feb 1;39(1):62-8. Review.
Tewfik MA, Bossé Y, Lemire M, Hudson TJ, Vallée-Smejda S, Al-Shemari H, Laprise C,
Desrosiers M. Polymorphisms in Interleukin-1 Receptor-Associated Kinase-4 are Associated with
Total Serum IgE in Chronic Rhinosinusitis. Allergy. 2009 May;64(5):746-53.
Tewfik MA, Robinson S, Wormald P-J. Chapter 12:Revision Maxillary Sinus Surgery including
Canine Fossa Trephination. The Maxillary Sinus: Medical and Surgical Management. Duncavage
and Becker Editors.
Tewfik MA, Weitzel E, Wormald P-J. Chapter 14: Management of Recalcitrant Sinusitis
including Allergic Fungal Sinusitis and Samter’s Triad.Topics in InternaltionalRhinology. Jones
Editor.
Tewfik MA,Wormald P-J. Chapter 34: The Infratemporal and PterygopalatineFossae.
Endoscopic Skull Base and Brain Surgery: Tips and Pearls. Stamm Editor.
Tewfik MA,Wormald P-J. Planning for the Canine Fossa Trephination Approach.Operative
Techniques in Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery.Stankiewicz Guest Editor. 2010
(21):150-4.
Tewfik MA,Wormald P-J. Ten Pearls for Safe Endoscopic Sinus Surgery.Otolaryngologic Clinics
of North America. 2010 Aug;43(4):933-44.
Tewfik MA,Wormald P-J, Richelman, H. FungalRhinosinusitis. IntegrativeRhinology: From
Bench to Bedside. Georgalas Editor.
Tewfik N, Tewfik TL. L’amygdalectomie et la pharyngite récidivente. Le clinicien. 25 (6): 16 ,
2010
Tewfik TL. Foreign bodies in Otolaryngology. Canadian journal of diagnosis 27 (3), 58-61, 2010
Tewfik TL. Frontal sinus osteoma, Canadian journal of CME 22 (3) :17, 2010
Tewfik TL. Hericitary hearing loss. Canadian journal of CME 22(2):22, 2010
Tewfik TL.Manifestations of Craniofacial Syndromes. In: Arlen Meyers (ed), Emedicine
Textbook of Otolaryngology and Facial Plastic Surgery , (http://www.emedicine.com) – March,.
2010
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Tewfik TL. The Trigeminal Nerve. In: Arlen Meyers (ed), Emedicine Textbook of Clinical;
Procedures and Anatomy, (http://www.emedicine.com) – August. 2010
Tewfik TL. The Vagus Nerve. In: Arlen Meyers (ed), Emedicine Textbook of Clinical;
Procedures and Anatomy, (http://www.emedicine.com) – July. 2010
Tewfik TL, Karsan N. Congenital Malformations, Mouth and Pharynx. In: Arlen Meyers (ed),
Emedicine Textbook of Otolaryngology and Facial Plastic Surgery (http://www.emedicine.com)
March, 2010
Tewfik TL, Karsan N, Laberge J-M. Congenital Malformations, Esophagus. In: Arlen Meyers
(ed), Emedicine Textbook of Otolaryngology and Facial Plastic Surgery. Available at:
(http://www.emedicine.com) March 2010
Tewfik TL, Sobol S. Congenital Malformations, Larynx. In: Arlen Meyers (ed), Emedicine
Textbook
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Tewfik TL, Trinh N. Pierre Robin Syndrome. In: Arlen Meyers (ed), Emedicine Textbook of
Otolaryngology and Facial Plastic Surgery , (http://www.emedicine.com) – March, 2010
Tewfik TL, Yoskovitch A. Congenital Malformations, Neck. In: Arlen Meyers (ed), Emedicine
Textbook of Otolaryngology and Facial Plastic Surgery, (http://www.emedicine.com) – March,
2010
Tewfik TL, Yoskovitch A, AlSaab F. Congenital Malformations, Nose. In: Arlen Meyers (ed),
Emedicine Textbook of Otolaryngology and Facial Plastic Surgery. Available at:
(http://www.emedicine.com) March 2010
Van Horn MR, Mitchell DE, Massot C, and Cullen, KE. Local neural processing and the
generation of dynamic motor commands within the saccadic premotor network. The Journal of
Neuroscience. 11;30(32):10905-17, 2010.
Van Horn MR, Waitzman DM, Cullen, KE. Identification of vergence related activity in the
rostral superior colliculus of monkeys. Society for Neuroscience Abstracts 2010.
Varshney R, Payne R, Forest V, Black M, Hier M, Zeitouni A, Rappaport J, Frenkiel S. “Are
patients with head and neck cancer more likely to suffer from obstructive sleep apnea?” Journal
of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery. 39, Suppl. 1 (Jun. 2010). S14-15.
Vu TT*, Nguyen LHP. Residents’ Satisfaction in Canadian Otolaryngology – Head and Neck
Surgery Programs. J Otolaryngol Head Neck Surgery 2010 Apr;39(2):207-13.
Wormald P-J, Tewfik MA. Chapter 2: Preoperative Workup and Assessment.Topics in
International Rhinology. Jones Editor.
Young J, Sands N, MacNamara E, Black MJ, Tamilia M, Hier MP, Payne RJ, Pre-operative
Parathyroid Hormone Levels as a Predictor of Postthyroidectomy Hypocalcemia,
Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery 2010; Dec;39(6):654-8
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Appendix III:
PROGRAM AND HOSPITAL REPORTS
McGill Head and Neck Oncology Program (Dr. Martin Black –
Director)
Appointment
Director of Head and Neck Oncology, McGill University
Senior Otolaryngologist, Sir Moritimer B Davis Jewish General Hospital
The Head and Neck Team
MUHC
The Head and Neck team has continued to expend in terms of its composition, scope of its
practice, number of clinical cases and research productivity. Over the last year two new surgeons
have expanded their practice covering all areas of resection and reconstruction. They are Dr. Alex
Mlynarek and Dr. Michel El Hakim. Additionally, Dr. Mark Tewfik has joined the
Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Department after a fellowship in endoscopic surgery and has
become integrated into the Skull Base program while Dr. Jonathan Young has also joined greatly
augmenting our strength in endoscopic laryngeal surgery and dysphasgia.
The scope of the Team’s practice has expanded with greater use of endoscopy, targeted therapy
using advanced XRT delivery systems and new chemotherapy agents. The dysphagia lab, the
voice lab have been further strengthened and remain strong interdisciplinary venues.
Clinical volume continues to expand. The Team estimates a doubling of clinical volume in the
last two years. This is in part due to new surgeons and greater awareness of the Team’s resources
in the medical community.
Research remains a strong commitment of the Team. We contribute heavily to the RTOG, NCI
and to intra-mural studies. We cooperate with a number of labs at McGill.
JGH
Marie-Claude Rousseau, PhD
Belinda Nicolau, PhD
The MuCOSAL study
What we have done…
We received funding in March 2009 for the project entitled: “Natural history of oropharyngeal
cancer precursors: a pilot study”. Ethics approval was obtained from INRS (December 2009),
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McGill University and Jewish General Hospital (March 2010) and CHUMNotre Dame (May
2010).
Meanwhile, the manual of procedures was developed, the questionnaires were revised, and
most of the material was ordered. We met twice with the clinical team at the Jewish General
Hospital in order to plan recruitment and biological samples collection. We are now about to hire
a research assistant for contacting and recruiting patients, as well as assisting the clinicians
during samples collection. Two professional interviewers who are already working with Belinda
on the HeNCe Life Study will conduct the interviews. The database infrastructure is at an
advanced stage of development under Nicolas’ supervision at Albert Einstein College of
Medicine.
We have been struggling to obtain brushes and cytology kits from OralCDx Laboratories - the
company which will provide brush biopsy materials and perform cytological analyses. After
almost six months of negotiations, we signed an agreement that allows us to use their patented
brushes to collect epithelial cells for HPV and genetic analyses. We are now having further
problems ordering and having the materials sent from the USA, although we truly hope that this
will be solved soon.
What is next …
Recruitment will start as soon as OralCDx sends the materials for biological samples collection,
hopefully in March 2011. We are behind schedule, but we are now confident that we have
almost all the pieces in place to be able to begin the most interesting part for all of us!
Efihia Cocolakis, PhD
RIBAVIRIN SOLID TUMOUR TRIAL is now open. Patients meeting the necessary criteria
are now able to enroll in this study.
Melissa Henry, PhD
My current research program at the Segal Cancer Centre focuses on better understanding
predictors of quality of life, supportive care needs, and distress in head and neck cancer patients,
their families and oncology staff, with the goal of eventually developing and empirically testing
psychosocial interventions adapted to this population. As such, I am leading the following
ongoing projects, which inform and are informed by my clinical practice as a psychologist on the
Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery Department of the JGH: 1) What are the Supportive
Care Needs of Patients and Family Caregivers Consulting a University-Affiliated Otolaryngology
- Head and Neck Surgery Clinic? (project completed, article to be submitted shortly; project
initiated at the JGH and MUHC RVH and MGH sites); 2) Prospective Study of Quality of Life
Trajectories and At-Risk Lifestyle Changes in Head and Neck Cancer Patients (project initiated at
the JGH and MUHC RVH and MGH sites; project submitted for internal funding at the JGH); 3)
Looking Beyond Disfigurement: A Holistic Approach to Understanding the Lived Experience of
Disfigurement in Head and Neck Cancer Patients (project soon to be submitted to the IRB); 4)
Effects of Conducting a Balint Group on a Multidisciplinary Head and Neck Oncology Service: A
Pilot Study (project initiated at the JGH and MUHC RVH site). I have and am currently
supervising several medical and dental students on these projects.
Christina MacDonald, RN, B.Sc.N.
I am working with a Baccalaureate student nurse on a patient information booklet to be given to
all new patients coming through the Head and Neck Oncology clinic. The hope is that it will
provide a resource to new patients and their families. Information included in this booklet will be
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key staff members with important phone numbers, possible tests that may be recommended, a
glossary of terminology, location of test centres and other pertinent locations within the hospital.
In addition, I am developing a standardized teaching manual in collaboration with Gina Mills,
Speech Language Pathologist, for laryngectomy patients and their families. I am also developing
a communication tool to bridge the gap from hospitalization to community in the hopes of
providing these patients with support adjusting in new self care skills. To facilitate this, I am
developing a home self care guide to be given to all new laryngectomy patients being discharged
from the hospital.
Anna Aguzzi, p.dt, M.Sc.
My main activity is direct patient care for in and out patients with Head and Neck Cancer. In
addition I have been involved in the following projects:
1. Monitoring several indicators for PQLC.
• gastrostomy and jejunostomy feeding tubes (numbers, reasons for insertion,
immediate and delayed complications)
• the return to oral nutrition after insertion of a gastrostomy or jejunostomy feeding
tube
• the incidence of stenosis post radiation therapy.
2. Developing nutritional/rheology guidelines for patients with dysphagia.
3. Participation in Head and Neck Awareness Day.
4. Participation in Balint Group and other research initiated by Dr. M. Henry.
Events
May 11, 2011 - 2nd Annual Head and Neck Cancer Awareness Day
There will be a booth within the hospital with pamphlets, pins etc. with the following specialists
to answer questions and disseminate information:
•
•
•
•
•
Speech language pathologists
Dieticians
Nurses from radiotherapy
Patients
Doctors
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HOSPITAL REPORTS
Department of Otolaryngology
Royal Victoria Hospital
The RVH Department had a tremendous year in spheres of its activity, be they clnical or
academic.
New Staff: Dr. Mlynarek, Dr. Tewfik and Dr. Young joined and brought new strengths gained
from their fellowship training to our patients. Each is a strong team-minded doctor with great
talent. This year has also seen the retirement of Dr. Novick and the departure of Dr. Mindy Black.
The MUHC is undergoing transitions and our Department contributed to the CAPS workbooks.
All the programs within OTL-HNS were accepted. Thanks to considerable work from members
of the RVH Department and the strong support of our partners in the rehabilitation centers and
research community the Otology and neurotology program was accepted by the CAPS leadership.
Similarly the strong, supraregional MUHC Head and Neck team (RVH and MGH), Rhinology
(RVH) and Skull Base Program (MNH and RVH) were recognized by the CAPS.
The RVH had a visit from the Colleges des medicines du Quebec November 29 to December 16,
2010 which we passed.
Educational and research are a key focus of our team. The faculty was involved in training
students, residents and fellows. Our doctors were involved in a number of educational activities
such as CME and research activity. These are outlined in their respective CV’s.
The RVH clinical volumes have continued to increase. We are working with the hospital
administration to improve the support services in order to continue to offer the high quality
service our patients need and expect.
1. Patient stats from June 1, 2009 to Dec 31, 2010 are the following
Clinic visits:
ENT
H&N
Dizziness
ENG
6705
2641
3662
991
Total
13,999
2. Total number of patients requiring surgery is 1103 (June 1, 2009 to December 31, 2010).
Attached you will see individual staff totals, 4 days RVH, 1 day MGH.
3. There were also an average of 1.5 skull base surgeries at the MNH.
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Dr. Zeitouni
187
Dr. Kost
206
Dr. Samaha
171
Dr. Payne
179
Dr. Mlynarek
(started Sept 2009)
81
Dr. Chagnon
68
Dr. Sweet
93
Dr. Desrosiers
48
(took 6 months sabbatical starting Sept 2010)
Dr. Young
(started Oct 2010)
13
Dr. Tewfik
(started Aug 2010)
27
Dr. Black
(departed June 2009)
6
Dr. Daniel
21
Dr. Fanous
3
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Department of Otolaryngology
Montreal General Hospital (Dr. Karen Kost – Director)
Staff
The MGH is pleased to welcome 1. Dr Mark Tewfik following a 2 yr fellowship in Australia,
with expertise in sinonasal disorders and skull base surgery. 2. Dr Vi Vu, a recent graduate who
runs a general otolaryngology clinic 3. Dr Jonathan Young, with a 1 yr fellowship in dysphagia
and voice.
In the past year, Dr Nadine Yammine has been based at the MGH in her capacity as laryngology
fellow. Dr. Yammine has completed 2 large projects which have been submitted for publication,
supervised a resident project, and will be presenting at the upcoming American Society of
Geriatric Otolaryngology meeting, the COSM meeting, and the Canadian Society of
Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery meeting. In addition, Dr Yammine played a major role
in a ‘pre-academy’ full-day airway course in Sept 2010 in San Diego, and has also been
instrumental in organizing a the first Canadian Laryngology Course of its kind dedicated to
residents across the country.
Clinics
The MGH continues to have daily clinics subserving all the subspecialties of Otolaryngology.
These include dedicated clinics in otology/vestibular, rhinology, head and neck, laryngology and
dysphagia, as well as a general otolaryngology clinic.
•
Dizziness Clinic: The dizziness Clinic sees patients with vestibular dysfunctions
(dizziness/inner ear imbalance), with a majority of referrals from Family
Physicians, Specialists (mainly neurologists) as well as the SAAQ and CSST for
expert opinions.
•
Rhinology Clinic: Specializes in sinus disorders and intranasal sinus surgeries.
Several minor outpatient sinonasal procedures are performed, including biopsies,
sinus lavage, and treatment of synechiae.
•
Laryngology Clinic: The laryngology clinic is unique and highly subspecialized,
and services patients with a wide spectrum of vocal disorders. This clinic is
equipped with a database for patient entry and high-definition digital recording of
all examinations. The patient subset includes professional voice users, singers,
and actors as well as individual members of the population with voice disorders.
The referral base is very large, and includes family physicians, specialists, and
otolaryngologists from greater Montreal. In addition, a large number of referrals
come from outside Montreal, and indeed, outside the province, including Ontario
and New Brunswick.
•
Dysphagia Clinic: The dysphagia clinic is multidisciplinary in nature,
benefitting from the expertise of an Otolaryngologist, Speech-Language
Pathologist, Dietician and Occupational Therapist. There is a significant (4-
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6mos) and growing waiting list for this clinic. The clinic is now run by Dr J
Young. This is the only clinic of its kind in Quebec, with family physician and
specialist referrals from all regions of the province.
•
Neurolaryngology and Dystonia Clinic: This clinic is run through the QEHC
once monthly and specializes in the treatment of patients with laryngeal
dystonias and neurolaryngological disorders. It is multidisciplinary, and involves
both a laryngologist and neurologist in performing EMGs and administering
Botox treatments. It is the only clinic of its kind in Montreal. The broad referral
base includes family physicians, neurologists, and otolaryngologists. Referrals
come from Montreal, the province of Quebec, Ontario and Gaspe.
•
Head and neck Clinic: This clinic is multidisciplinary, with a radiation
oncologist, speech-language pathologist, medical oncologist (available as
needed) and infirmiere pivot.
•
Otology Clinic: The otology clinic sees patients with a wide variety of
challenging external, middle and inner ear disorders. All patients are referred
from family physicians and specialists.
•
Thyroid Clinic: The thyroid clinic at the MGH is multidisciplinary in nature,
consisting of an Otolaryngologist and Endocrinologist. It is equipped to perform
ultrasound-guided biopsies, and treats patients with a wide range of benign and
malignant diseases of the thyroid gland. Referrals come from family physicians
and specialists.
Equipment
The MGH clinic is fully equipped with a ‘chip-tip’ videolaryngoscope and wall-mounted
microscope in each of the 5 examining rooms. There is also a battery-powered laryngoscope
available to staff and residents for in-patient/emergency consultations. The out-patient operating
room is equipped with a high-quality microscope with a video monitor, and is outfitted with 2
operating room quality lights to allow for more complex procedures. All the rooms have recently
been repainted.
The MGH has acquired 5 complete ‘chip-tip’ flexible endoscope units, with 19” wall-mounted
screens and digital recording capabilities. One of these scopes has a working port for biopsies. In
addition there is a transnasal esophagoscope with a working port. These units allow for increased
outpatient endoscopic procedures such as vocal fold injections and TNEs. They also allow for
improved teaching and a net decrease in the number of unnecessary ‘repeat’ examinations. The
MGH is the only clinic in Quebec with this equipment.
The Voice and Dysphagia laboratories very recently acquired a state-of-the-art high-definition
videostroboscopy system with an integrated database. Every examination is recorded and easily
available for review. Highly specialized outpatient procedures such as vocal fold augmentations
and cidofivir injections are performed under endoscopic guidance. These laboratories are ideal for
teaching because of the high quality imagery, and provide residents their only exposure to voice
and swallowing disorders. The integrated database facilitates research projects in laryngology and
dysphagia. The Voice and Dysphagia Lab has also been the site of some basic science voice
research conducted in collaboration with Dr Luc Mongeau.
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Renovations
Currently renovations are underway to build an on-site state-of-the-art automated scope
disinfection system for the clinic scopes. A dedicated individual has been hired and trained for
this purpose. This will avoid lengthy transport to CSR with all the inherent potential for breakage.
The disinfection facility is expected to be operational by the end of April 2011.
Operating Room
Operating time is currently being redistributed between the RVH and MGH. Currently, the MGH
is allotted one Head and Neck day weekly. Unfortunately, because of this limited OR time, access
to flex time has been denied. Flex time has been available through the RVH.
The MGH would like to thank Drs Frenkiel and Manoukian for their support in its academic and
clinical endeavours over the past year.
Positions and Awards
2009 - Teacher of the year award – Otolaryngology, McGill University
May 11th, 2009 – Recognition of Service and Commitment Award, Canadian Society of
Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery
Chairperson Canadian Society of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery Subspecialty
Laryngology Committee 2005-present
President of the Canadian Society of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery Fund June 2006 –
present
Second Vice-President Elect, Canadian Society of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, 2009
Program Chair, American Society of Geriatric Otolaryngology, 2006-present
Executive Member, American Society of Geriatric Otolaryngology, 2006-present
Vice-President of the American Society of Geriatric Otolaryngology, 2010-present
Course Co-Director, Annual McGill Update in Otolaryngology, Mont Tremblant, Quebec, 2006present
Member of the Editorial Board, Laryngoscope, 2005 – present
Member of the Editorial Board, The Journal of Voice, 2010-present
Member of the Editorial Board, The Ear Nose and Throat Journal, 2010-present
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Division of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery
Montreal Children’s Hospital (Dr. Sam Daniel – Director)
The MCH site continues to be one of the busiest sites with close to 15000 outpatient visits.
Highlights of the year include.
• Division name change to Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery, better reflecting the scope
of practice.
• Our division is expanding! Despite hospital deficit and economic downtime, our division is
proceeding with major renovations. Two additional examination rooms will be created. The
division also has a new conference room and a residents/fellow room.
• Major equipment purchase thanks to many fundraisers including a generous donation from
the Just for Kids Foundation.
• The BAHA program is still alive in its 6th year thanks to donations, the annual ‘I hear you’
campaign, and the Shaare Zion annual golf tournament. This program was featured on the
French CBC network.
• The multi-disciplinary airway and otology clinics continue to be successful and attract many
referrals. Innovative clinics include the reflux clinic, and the dysphagia clinic.
• A new recruit, Dr Yolene Lacroix, will be in charge of the velopharyngeal program. A multidisciplinary new clinic in combination with speech therapy is organized on a monthly basis.
Dr Lacroix brings expertise in pediatric facial and reconstructive surgery.
• Special Honours:
Dr MD Schloss will be receiving the MCH Life-time Achievement Award
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Department of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery
Jewish General Hospital (Dr. Michael Hier – Director)
NEW MEMBERS OF OUR TEAM
Dr. Mark Tewfik has joined our department on a part-time basis after completing his fellowship
in Australia in advanced nasal/sinus endoscopic and skull base surgery. His skill and talent is a
tremendous asset. Dr. Jonathan Young has joined our department on a part-time basis after
completing his fellowship in Boston in Laryngology. He fills a much needed void in this area and
will provide voice and dysphagia expertise to our patient population. We warmly welcome them
both.
EVENTS
The Annual McGill University Head and Neck Cancer Research fundraiser took place on May
12, 2010 at the Centre Mont-Royal. In excess of 1 million dollars was raised and/or pledged and
will be used to endow the Martin J. Black Fellowship Endowment Fund.
The Department of Otolayngology hosted the 12th Annual Raymer Lecturer held on April 15,
2010. The guest speaker was Dr. Richard Béliveau, PhD, Professor, Department of Chemistry,
UQAM. Author of nutritional cancer therapies, “Foods That Fight Cancer” and “Living Well,
Eating Well”. We are looking forward to the 13th Annual Raymer Lecture which will take place
spring 2011.
On May 11, 2011 we will be holding the 2nd Annual Head and Neck Cancer Awareness Day
There will be a booth within the hospital with pamphlets, pins etc. with the following specialists
to answer questions and disseminate information:
•
•
•
•
•
Speech language pathologists
Dieticians
Nurses from radiotherapy
Patients
Doctors
EQUIPMENT ACQUISITION
We now have an implantable doppler that we use for free flap monitoring after major Head and
Neck reconstructions.
We are in the process of acquiring a video-stroboscope tower for our voice lab and for
laryngectomy cancer surveillance.
NEW DEVELOPMENTS
Sabrina Wurzba, PhD
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Moulay-Alaoui Jamali, PhD
Head and neck carcinomas are characterized by local tumor aggressiveness, high rate of early
recurrences, development of metastasis, and second primary cancers. In many cases, the
treatment, management of complications, and recurrences are often complex and unfortunately
followed by poor outcomes, especially because the majority of patients will present with
advanced disease incurring significant high morbidity and mortality. Epithelial-mesenchymal
transition (EMT) is a critical early event during tumor progression and malignant transformation
by which polarized and adherent epithelial cells acquire mesenchymal-like phenotypic properties
and show reduced intracellular adhesion, increased motility, and invasion mechanism. EMT
events require the coordinated expression of several sets of genes and activation of signaling
pathways that mediate the transcriptional regulation of these genes. Moreover, evidence support a
direct link between EMT program and the gain of epithelial cancer stem cell (CSC) properties
showing that EMT is sufficient to enrich a cell subpopulation with stem cell characteristics from
well-differentiated epithelial cells. The aim of our studies is investigate the impact of EMTassociated genes and characterize the EMT signaling cascade in relation to oral cancer
progression model, cell survival, cell migration, invasion process, and metastasis formation in
animal models. This study can contribute to understanding the invasive and metastatic properties
of oral cancer cells presenting a great opportunity to block tumor progression and prevent
metastasis.
Marie-Claude Rousseau, PhD
Belinda Nicolau, PhD
The MuCOSAL study
What we have done…
We received funding in March 2009 for the project entitled: “Natural history of oropharyngeal
cancer precursors: a pilot study”. Ethics approval was obtained from INRS (December 2009),
McGill University and Jewish General Hospital (March 2010) and CHUMNotre Dame (May
2010).
Meanwhile, the manual of procedures was developed, the questionnaires were revised, and most
of the material was ordered. We met twice with the clinical team at the Jewish General Hospital
in order to plan recruitment and biological samples collection. We are now about to hire a
research assistant for contacting and recruiting patients, as well as assisting the clinicians during
samples collection. Two professional interviewers who are already working with Belinda on the
HeNCe Life Study will conduct the interviews. The database infrastructure is at an advanced
stage of development under Nicolas’ supervision at Albert Einstein College of Medicine.
We have been struggling to obtain brushes and cytology kits from OralCDx Laboratories – the
company which will provide brush biopsy materials and perform cytological analyses. After
almost six months of negotiations, we signed an agreement that allows us to use their patented
brushes to collect epithelial cells for HPV and genetic analyses. We are now having further
problems ordering and having the materials sent from the USA, although we truly hope that this
will be solved soon.
What is next …
Recruitment will start as soon as OralCDx sends the materials for biological samples collection,
hopefully in March 2011. We are behind schedule, but we are now confident that we have almost
all the pieces in place to be able to begin the most interesting part for all of us!
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Efihia Cocolakis, PhD
RIBAVIRIN SOLID TUMOUR TRIAL is now open. Patients meeting the necessary criteria
are now able to enroll in this study.
Melissa Henry, PhD
My current research program at the Segal Cancer Centre focuses on better understanding
predictors of quality of life, supportive care needs, and distress in head and neck cancer patients,
their families and oncology staff, with the goal of eventually developing and empirically testing
psychosocial interventions adapted to this population. As such, I am leading the following
ongoing projects, which inform and are informed by my clinical practice as a psychologist on the
Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery Department of the JGH: 1) What are the Supportive
Care Needs of Patients and Family Caregivers Consulting a University-Affiliated Otolaryngology
- Head and Neck Surgery Clinic? (project completed, article to be submitted shortly; project
initiated at the JGH and MUHC RVH and MGH sites); 2) Prospective Study of Quality of Life
Trajectories and At-Risk Lifestyle Changes in Head and Neck Cancer Patients (project initiated at
the JGH and MUHC RVH and MGH sites; project submitted for internal funding at the JGH); 3)
Looking Beyond Disfigurement: A Holistic Approach to Understanding the Lived Experience of
Disfigurement in Head and Neck Cancer Patients (project soon to be submitted to the IRB); 4)
Effects of Conducting a Balint Group on a Multidisciplinary Head and Neck Oncology Service: A
Pilot Study (project initiated at the JGH and MUHC RVH site). I have and am currently
supervising several medical and dental students on these projects.
Christina MacDonald, RN, B.Sc.N.
I am working with a Baccalaureate student nurse on a patient information booklet to be given to
all new patients coming through the Head and Neck Oncology clinic. The hope is that it will
provide a resource to new patients and their families. Information included in this booklet will be
key staff members with important phone numbers, possible tests that may be recommended, a
glossary of terminology, location of test centres and other pertinent locations within the hospital.
In addition, I am developing a standardized teaching manual in collaboration with Gina Mills,
Speech Language Pathologist, for laryngectomy patients and their families. I am also developing
a communication tool to bridge the gap from hospitalization to community in the hopes of
providing these patients with support adjusting in new self care skills. To facilitate this, I am
developing a home self care guide to be given to all new laryngectomy patients being discharged
from the hospital.
Anna Aguzzi, p.dt, M.Sc.
My main activity is direct patient care for in and out patients with Head and Neck Cancer. In
addition I have been involved in the following projects:
1.
Monitoring several indicators for PQLC.
ƒ gastrostomy and jejunostomy feeding tubes (numbers, reasons for
insertion, immediate and delayed complications)
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the return to oral nutrition after insertion of a gastrostomy or jejunostomy
feeding tube
the incidence of stenosis post radiation therapy.
2.
Developing nutritional/rheology guidelines for patients with dysphagia.
3.
Participation in Head and Neck Awareness Day.
4.
Participation in Balint Group and other research initiated by Dr. M. Henry.
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Appendix IV:
DEPARTMENTAL RETREAT AGENDA
Department of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery
Departmental Retreat
“Strategic planning and priorities: The next five years”
Faculty of Medicine, Dean’s Building, Holmes Hall
3605 rue de la Montagne (corner av. du Docteur-Penfield)
Agenda
Tuesday, December 8, 2009
5:30 – 6:30 pm
Buffet dinner
5:30 pm
Dinner presentation – “Investing Wisely”
Presented by Scotiabank
6:15 – 6:30 pm
Introduction
Dr. Saul Frenkiel
6:30 pm
Committee reports – Centres of Excellence
Moderator – Dr. John Manoukian
6:30 – 6:50 pm Voice and Swallowing – Dr. Karen Kost
6:50 – 7:00 pm Discussion
7:00 – 7:20 pm Dizziness Unit – Dr. Athanasios Katsarkas
7:20 – 7:30 pm Discussion
7:30 – 7:50 pm Skull Base Unit – Dr. Anthony Zeitouni
7:50 – 8:00 pm Discussion
8:00 – 8:20 pm Head and Neck Oncology – Dr. Martin Black
8:20 – 8:30 pm Discussion
8:30 – 8:50 pm Thyroid Cancer Centre – Dr. Richard Payne
8:50 – 9:00 pm Discussion
9:00 – 9:20 pm Pediatrics – Dr. Sam Daniel
9:20 – 9:30 pm Discussion
9:30 pm
Closing remarks
Dr. Saul Frenkiel
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Departmental Retreat
“Strategic planning and priorities: The next five years”
Agenda
Wednesday, December 9, 2009
5:30 – 6:30 pm
Buffet dinner
“Department of Otolaryngology – An evolution of nomenclature”
Dr. Saul Frenkiel
Ceremonial champagne toast celebrating the new
“McGill Department of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery”
Dr. Martin Black
6:30 pm
Clinical and academic priority planning
Moderator – Dr. Melvin Schloss
6:30 – 8:00 pm
Clinical direction
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9:30 pm
Facial plastic/reconstructive surgery
Dr. Nabil Fanous
Sinus centre
Dr. Mark Samaha & Dr. Martin Desrosiers
Otology
Dr. Jamie Rappaport & Dr. Robert Sweet
General and community otolaryngology
o Lachine General Hospital
Dr. Samir Abboud
o Lakeshore General Hospital
Dr. Richard Lafleur
o Saint-Mary’s Hospital
Dr. Georges Sejean
8:00 – 8:30 pm
Undergraduate and postgraduate education –
“Future direction”
Dr. Lily Nguyen & Dr. John Manoukian
8:30 – 9:00 pm
The research program and role of basic scientists
– “Where do we go from here?”
Dr. Bernard Segal
9:00 – 9:30 pm
Growth areas, new horizons, and future
recruitment
Dr. Saul Frenkiel & Staff
Retreat closure
Dr. Saul Frenkiel

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