Monday, August 28, 2017

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Laryngology Grand Rounds

Johns Hopkins Voice Center
Greater Baltimore Medical Center


Laryngology Grand Rounds

Friday, September 8, 2017

Physician Pavilion East Conference Center

7:30 AM – 8:30 AM

“Biomechanics and Biology in Vocal Fold
Injury and Wound Healing " 

Topic Presentation/Discussion:

Kittie Verdolini Abbott, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, M.Div.

Monday, July 17, 2017

Excellence in Nursing-Karen Ulmer, RN

Karen M. Ulmer, MS, RN, CORLN
Otolaryngology Nurse Specialist

The winners will be featured in the May issue of Baltimore Magazine and will be celebrated at a dinner and awards reception oat the Belvedere on Wednesday, April 19, from 6-9 pm.

Monday, May 22, 2017

Prophylactic Swallow Therapy

Dance Center Head & Neck Team's research on prophylactic swallow therapy for patients with head and neck cancer undergoing chemoradiotherapy was recently published in the peer reviewed journal, Dysphagia.

 Prophylactic Swallow Therapy for Patients with Head and Neck Cancer

Friday, May 19, 2017

Prognosis After Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the Glottis

I was diagnosed with Squamous cell carcinoma in March of this year after years of chronic hoarseness. I had surgery to excise the area effected on my left vocal cord. Clear margins could not be determined on the Pathology report. We waited one month then my doctor looked at the area again and recommended we go back to get clear margins. I am waiting for this report. My question is it typical to keep removing part of the cord opposed to radiation. I do not by any means want to do radiation but I also feel like my voice quality is suffering more and more. I am a non smoker, non drinker. No family history of head and neck cancer. Thanks for info.

Melissa Kim, M.S., CCC-SLP writes...

The only way to determine the most appropriate treatment course, with regards to your question about the options of further excision versus radiation therapy, would be to discuss these options with both your surgeon and a radiation oncologist. I certainly understand your concerns regarding vocal quality, but only a physician who has reviewed a detailed medical history and specifics of your previous excision and pathology would be able to offer guidance as to the most appropriate treatment plan and anticipated functional outcomes.

Best of luck to you -

Friday, May 5, 2017

Laryngology Grand Rounds

Johns Hopkins Voice Center
Greater Baltimore Medical Center


Laryngology Grand Rounds
Friday, May 12, 2017

Physician Pavilion West 3rd Floor Conference Center
7:30 AM – 8:30 AM

“Interesting Cases in Laryngology” 

Lee Akst, M.D.