April 9, 2018

Department Hosts Residents’ Sinus Course

Group of otolaryngology residentsThe UAMS Department of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery’s Rhinology division hosted another successful resident Dissection Sinus Course under the direction of Alissa Kanaan, M.D., on April 6 and April 7. Dr. Kanaan is an assistant professor and the director of the department’s Rhinology and Allergy Division.

The invited guest speaker was Adam Zanation, M.D., FACS, the Harold C. Pillsbury Distinguished Professor in the Department of Otolaryngology – HNS at the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill. He is the Director of the Head and Neck Robotic Surgery Program and Advanced Head and Neck Oncology, Skull Base and Rhinology Fellowships. Dr. Zanation graduated from the University of North Carolina School of Medicine and completed his Cranial Base Surgical Oncology Fellowship at the University of Pittsburgh.

Zanation spoke on sinonasal anatomy, advanced sinonasal disease, frontal sinus dissection and advanced skull base. He guided the residents through a live prosection, after which the residents practiced their dissection skills of the sinuses and skull base in the lab.

On Friday evening, a dinner was held at Samantha’s where the  residents and speakers had an opportunity to visit and discuss the changes and new developments in rhinology, sinus and skull base surgery.