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September 13, 2018

Otolaryngology Faculty, Residents to Present at American Academy of Otolaryngology Meeting

American Academy of Otolaryngology logo

The UAMS Department of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery will be well represented at the specialty’s upcoming national meeting, with nine faculty and four residents presenting on a range of topics. The American Academy of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery is hosting its Annual Meeting and OTO Experience from Oct. 7-10 in Atlanta,…


September 11, 2018

Alissa Kanaan, M.D., Named to Rhinologic Society International Committee

Alissa Kanaan, M.D.

Alissa Kanaan, M.D., an assistant professor in the Department of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery, has been appointed to a three-year term on the International Liaison Committee of the American Rhinologic Society (ARS). The committee advocates for international members and those interested in international affairs, advises the ARS Board of Directors and staff on…


September 5, 2018

ENT Department to Participate in Family Medicine Update, Offer CME Topics

UAMS sign on hospital exterior

The UAMS Department of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery will be the spotlight host for the 22nd annual Family Medicine Update and will offer a half-day of continuing education on a full range of ENT topics. The conference will be held Oct. 25-27 at the Jackson T. Stephens Spine & Neurosciences Institute on the…


August 29, 2018

McKinnon: Physicians Must Embrace Business as Part of Providing Best Care

McKinnon and Dornhoffer

Physicians must be actively involved in the business of medicine to provide better patient care, said Brian J. McKinnon, M.D., MBA, M.P.H., as he gave the inaugural Sharon and Dr. Ted Bailey Distinguished Lectureship in Otology at UAMS. McKinnon, a national expert in cochlear implants and the business of medicine, said physicians need to recognize…


August 28, 2018

The Department of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery welcomes new fellows and residents

Austin DeHart

Austin DeHart, M.D., is the department’s pediatric otolaryngology fellow, based at Arkansas Children’s Hospital. DeHart earned her medical degree from Virginia Commonwealth University, where she also completed her residency. She has presented several posters on a variety of topics, including tinnitus, cochlear implantation, ENT repairs, tumors and pediatric cases. She has volunteered with a medical…



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