Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery Research
The Cedars-Sinai Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery Research team is dedicated to advancing the field of otolaryngology through thoughtful and innovative research.
With active studies ongoing in all facets of otolaryngology, our team of physician-scientists is committed to delivering the highest standard for clinical care in addition to performing basic and clinical research to discover novel therapies.
From the bench to the bedside, our researchers work diligently on a wide variety of basic science, outcome and translational studies.
- Presently, the most common surgical procedure in the U.S. is tympanostomy tube placement in children 2 years of age or younger. Franklin Rimell, MD, has developed a technology to perform this procedure in the office without general anesthesia. This is now approved for investigational use at Cedars-Sinai.
- U.S. physicians rank among the highest in the world in antibiotic prescribing rates. The potential adverse effects from antibiotic use are an area of active clinical investigation. Arthur Wu, MD, is performing research on the effects of antibiotics on the efficacy of the flu vaccine.
- The incidence of thyroid cancer has more than doubled in the last 30 years. The current standard of care for papillary thyroid microcarcinoma is immediate surgery. Allen Ho, MD, is a principal investigator for a clinical trial investigating thyroid cancer active surveillance instead of immediate surgery.
- Osteoradionecrosis is a disease of the jawbone that can occur as a complication from radiation therapy. Jon Mallen-St. Clair, MD, PhD, has a long-standing research interest in tissue regeneration techniques and the use of cellular technologies to improve our ability to treat and reconstruct the jawbone in osteoradionecrosis.
- Wu AW, Walgama ES, Genc E, Ting JY, Illing EA, Shiphandler TZ, Higgins TS. A multicenter study on the effect of NSAIDs on postoperative pain after endoscopic sinus and nasal surgery. Int Forum Allergy Rhinol. 2019 Dec 13.
- Ho AS, Luu M, Zalt C, Morris LGT, Chen I, Melany M, Ali N, Patio C, Chen Y, Mallen St-Clair J, et al. Mortality risk of nonoperative papillary thyroid carcinoma: a corollary for active surveillance. Thyroid. 2019 Oct;29(10):1409-1417.
- Mallen-St Clair J, Ho AS. American Joint Committee on Cancer 8th edition staging-an improvement in prognostication in HPV-associated oropharyngeal cancer? Ann Transl Med. 2019 Mar;7(Suppl 1):S10.
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