FALL 2021
Siteman Cancer Center plans for a 9-story outpatient facility on the Washington University Medical Campus. The facility will enhance the patient experience and provide a central home for outpatient cancer care.

#1 Ear, Nose & Throat!
#1 Ear Nose and Throat
US News & World Report released its rankings for America's Best Hospitals, and Barnes-Jewish Hospital ranked #1 in Missouri, #1 in metro St. Louis, and jumped to #17 in the US!

And our Ear, Nose & Throat team remains the top at #1 in Missouri and jumped nine spots to #20 in the US!
Schneider named leader of new rhinology division
John Schneider, MD, MA, has been named the inaugural chief of the new Division of Rhinology, focusing on disorders of nose, sinuses, anterior base of skull.

Ten of our experts have been named Top Doctors 2021, according to Castle Connolly's latest survey results published in St. Louis Magazine.

Jay Piccirillo, MD, speaks with NPR's All Things Considered about his studies on COVID-related anosmia and parosmia. 

"We're asking: does the olfactory training, the smell training work? And does it work when the patients themselves get to pick the smells that they train on?" says Dr. Piccirillo.

Patient Care

The Department of Otolaryngology at Washington University is about to start recruiting patients for three important clinical trials that involve noise-induced hearing loss and cochlear implant use.

Pediatric patients now seen at Christian Hospital
Advancing our mission to make it easier for patients to access care, pediatric otolaryngologist David Molter MDis now seeing patients at Christian Hospital in North St. Louis.
Pediatric patients now seen at Christian Hospital
Washington University rhinologists John Schneider, MDCristine Klatt-Cromwell, MD, and Nyssa Farrell, MD, are seeing benefits of biologic therapy for patients with chronic rhinosinusitus when other approaches have failed.

Imagine the feeling of sandpaper across your eyes and the inability to produce tears. This is the suffering that patients with a severe dry eye condition experience, sometimes resulting in blindness – unless they’ve found a pioneering head and neck surgeon like Randal Paniello, MD, PhD.

Surgeon-scientists and researchers in our department have just been awarded $1.7 million in grants to improve understanding and treatment of head and neck cancer.

The Amptify program helps people with hearing loss take control of their hearing challenges through listening therapy and computerized games, according to Nancy Tye-Murray, PhD, and her research team.

A first-of-its-kind saliva test can detect early stage head and neck cancer, according to a collaborative research study by our department's Sophie Gerndt, MD, Ricardo Ramirez, MDBenjamin Wahle, MD, Jose Zevallos, MD, Radiation Oncology's Aadel Chaudhuri, MD, PhD, and others. The saliva test was developed by Naveris, Inc. 


As they finish the end of their first rotations, our newest residents reveal how things are going. 

Our new fellows tell us why they chose WashU, what they love about St. Louis, and what they do in their spare time.

The Induction Course prepares residents to take charge of emergency medical situations, from voice and airway to pain management, and everything in between, including what to do when they are senior or chief resident on call for the first time.

Director of the Pediatric Cochlear Implant Program at UT Southwestern, Kenneth Lee, MD, PhD, says his training at WashU was "critical in laying the foundation of my career." 

Child of deaf adults moved to help
As a child of deaf adults, James Seeser, PhD, saw the difficulties experienced by deaf people in a hearing-speaking world. So he decided to do something about it.

In Remembrance
It is with heavy hearts that we recognize the passing of our colleague and friend, Allen Sclaroff, DDS.