Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery


Faculty Honors

Dr. Kenneth Byrd

Dr. J. Kenneth Byrd was awarded an intramural grant for his project “The Effects of Chemotherapy on Gastrostomy Site Healing”, and was a guest speaker at the annual meeting of the Society of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Nurses in New Orleans, LA. Dr. Byrd was also featured in the news for using endoscopic techniques to successfully, and with minimal morbidity, remove a large esthesioneuroblastoma in a 17 year old female patient. The patient and family were ecstatic with the results as they previously thought the patient’s eye would have to be resected. Read the article here.


Dr. Michael Groves

Dr. Michael Groves was elected to the AUMA Board of Directors, and was in the news for successfully managing the head and neck cancer of a 91 year old patient who loves to dance and be merry. The video embedded in the link shows the dance moves of a happy individual much younger than his years!Read the article here



Dr. William Carroll

Dr. William Carroll was featured in the news for removing a rare vallecular cyst from a 3 week old baby. The cyst was causing airway obstruction requiring a tracheostomy. The tracheostomy is now removed and the child is growing at a healthy and normal rate. You can read the article here.




Dr. Gregory Postma

Dr. Gregory Postma was the keynote speaker at the European Laryngologic Society Dysphagia Workshop in Helsinki, Finland, and a guest speaker at the Fall Voice Conference in Dallas, TX.





Selected Publications

Morgan PF, Hornig JD, Momin SR, Albergotti WG, Brody RM, Graboyes EM. Perforator-based propeller flap for fibula free flap donor site repair: A novel surgical technique. Laryngoscope 2019. doi: 10.1002/lary.28232. [Epub ahead of print] Link to full text: https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1002/lary.28232

Turner MT, Geltzeiler M, Albergotti WG, Duvvuri U, Ferris RL, Kim S, Wang EW. Reconstruction of TORS
oropharyngectomy defects with the nasoseptal flap via transpalatal tunnel. J Robot Surg 2019. doi: 10.1007/s11701-019-00984-5. [Epub ahead of print] Link to full text: https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2Fs11701-019-00984-5

Sharbel DD, Unsal AA, Groves MW, Albergotti WG, Byrd JK. Salivary clear cell carcinoma
clinicopathologic characteristics and outcomes: A population-based analysis. Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol 128(11):989-996, 2019.
Link to full text: https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/abs/10.1177/0003489419853597?rfr_dat=cr_pub%3Dpubmed&url_ver=Z39.88-2003&rfr_id=ori%3Arid%3Acrossref.org&journalCode=aora

Bishop JL, Bryan LJ, Savage NM, Byrd JK. Tumefactive fibroinflammatory lesion successfully treated with Rituximab. Intractable Rare Dis Res 8(2):138-141, 2019.
Link to full text: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6557232/

Booth JR, Unsal AA, Tadros S, Byrd JK, Kountakis SE. Salivary gland cancers of the nasopharynx: A population-based analysis of 383 cases. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg 161(3):442-449, 2019.
Link to full text: https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/full/10.1177/0194599819849923?url_ver=Z39.88-2003&rfr_id=ori:rid:crossref.org&rfr_dat=cr_pub%3dpubmed

Butler JJ, White SF, Myint CWM, Groves MW. The feasibility of utilizing smartphone flashlights as an
alternative endoscopic light source in emergency situations. Ear Nose Throat J 2019. 145561319862212. doi:10.1177/0145561319862212. [Epub ahead of print] Link to full text: https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/full/10.1177/0145561319862212?url_ver=Z39.88-2003&rfr_id=ori:rid:crossref.org&rfr_dat=cr_pub%3dpubmed

Alsaied AS, Postma GN. In-office evaluation and management of dysphagia. Otolaryngol Clin North Am 52(3):577-587, 2019.
Link to full text: https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S003066651930009X?via%3Dihub

Kasetty VM, Zimmerman Z, King S, Seyyedi M. Comparison of temporal bone parameters before cochlear implantation in patients with and without facial nerve stimulation. J Audiol Otol 23(4):193-196, 2019.
Link to full text: https://www.ejao.org/journal/view.php?doi=10.7874/jao.2019.00129

Zafereo M, Yu J, Angelos P, Brumund K, Chuang HH, Goldenberg D, Lango M, Perrier N, Randolph G, Shindo ML, Singer M, Smith R, Stack BC Jr, Steward D, Terris DJ, Vu T, Yao M, Tufano RP. American Head and Neck Society Endocrine Surgery Section update on parathyroid imaging for surgical candidates with primary hyperparathyroidism. Head Neck 41(7):2398-2409, 2019.
Link to full text: https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1002/hed.25781