August 1, 2019

The Department of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery Welcomes New Faculty, Fellows and Residents

David Walker

David Walker, M.D., has joined the Department of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery as an otologist/neurotologist specializing in disorders of the middle and inner ear and treating hearing loss, including cochlear implantation. He will see patients in the Ear, Nose and Throat Clinic in UAMS’ Jackson T. Stephens Spine & Neurosciences Institute and the…


July 30, 2019

U.S. News & World Report Ranks UAMS ENT in Top 50 Nationwide

Best ENT 2019-20 Badge

U.S. News & World Report has named the UAMS Department of Otolaryngology — Head and Neck Surgery among the top 50 ear, nose and throat programs nationwide. “Credit needs to be given to our talented faculty and dedicated nursing staff, as well as our excellent cadre of residents and support staff,” said Professor and Chair John…


July 24, 2019

Case Study: Squamous cell carcinoma removal with carotid involvement

Case study picture of carotid artery with arrow pointing out the point of repair

Initial Contact A 86-year-old male patient presented to UAMS with a neck mass that had been growing rapidly for two months near his right ear. One year previously, the patient had been treated at a different facility for a skin cancer in the same area. His squamous cell carcinoma was removed and the wound was…


July 9, 2019

Department Hosts Annual Resident Research and Alumni Conference

ENT Banquet group photo 2019

The UAMS Department of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery celebrated the end of another successful academic year with a guest lecture, presentations and awards at the annual Resident Research and Alumni Conference, June 14. Albert Merati, M.D., professor in the Department of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery, University of Washington School of Medicine…


June 19, 2019

UAMS-Developed Cytophone Detects Melanoma in Earliest Stages

Group of researchers posing

A University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) research team led by Vladimir Zharov, Ph.D., D.Sc., has demonstrated the ability to detect and kill circulating tumor cells (CTCs) in the blood using a noninvasive device called Cytophone that integrates a laser, ultrasound and phone technologies. This device is 1,000 times more sensitive than other methods…


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