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Research

At Kaiser Permanente Oakland, there is a wealth of active research projects and opportunities for residents. In conjunction with the Department of Research (DOR), we have access to the large database of northern California KP system. Our longstanding EMR system, large, long-term enrolled patient population and supportive research infrastructure result in quality projects published in the prominent scientific journals of our specialty. Our researchers take full advantage of this resource to participate in large retrospective studies that will improve the health outcomes of our patients. Residents have access to epidemiologists and biostatisticians in the DOR, and research project managers in the Graduate Medical Education (GME) office. Residents projects have included prospective interventional studies, retrospective chart reviews, systematic reviews with meta-analysis, database analysis studies, quality improvement projects, and case series and case reports. We highly encourage residents to take full advantage of the research opportunities and resources.

At least four months of dedicated time is allotted to each resident for research. During their research rotations, residents meet with research faculty mentor, assistant program director for research, and research project managers. Residents also complete at least one patient safety/quality improvement project during their residency. Allocation of resident research month is as follows:

PGY 1: 1 week
PGY 2: 1 month
PGY 3: 1 month
PGY 4: 2 months

Residents are encouraged to submit their projects to national, regional, and local conferences for presentation. Annual local conferences that residents are expected to participate in include:

  • Bay Area Resident Research Symposium (BARRS)
  • Kaiser Permanente East Bay Academy of Medical Educators Research Symposium

Scholarly activity is an essential part of resident education. We expect all residents to pursue clinical research during their training. For detailed information about resident research expectations, please see Resident Research Guidelines:

OTO Resident Research Guidelines

Publications

Select department publications from the last year

Luetzenberg FS, Jiang N. Practice patterns of reflux medication prescriptions in otolaryngology compared to other specialties. Laryngoscope. 2019 Mar 12. [Epub ahead of print]

Masroor F, Corpman D, Carpenter DM, Ritterman Weintraub M, Cheung KHN, Wang KH.
Association of NCCN-Recommended Posttreatment Surveillance With Outcomes in Patients With HPV-Associated Oropharyngeal Squamous Cell Carcinoma. JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2019 Aug 8. [Epub ahead of print]

Corpman DW, Masroor F, Carpenter DM, Nayak S, Gurushanthaiah D, Wang KH. Posttreatment surveillance PET/CT for HPV-associated oropharyngeal cancer.. Head Neck. 2019 Feb;41(2):456-462.

Xiao CC, Kshirsagar RS, Liang J. Antibiotic Use and Computed Tomography Imaging for Rhinosinusitis as Quality Metrics in Modern Health Care. Am J Rhinol Allergy. 2019 Jul 16:1945892419863223

Socarras MA, Landau BP, Durr ML. Diagnostic Techniques and Surgical Outcomes for Persistent Pediatric Sleep Apnea: A Meta-Analysis. International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology. Int J Pediatr Otorhinolaryngol. 2019 Mar 3;121:179-187.

Calixto NE, Chiao W, Durr ML, Jiang N. Factors Impacting Online Ratings for Otolaryngologists. Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol. 2018 Aug;127(8)521-526.

Wang KH, Song BH, Gilde JE, Darbinian JA, Weintraub MLR, Wu TJ, Yang EL, Salazar JW, Gurushanthaiah D. Diagnostic Pathway of Oral Cavity Cancer in an Integrated Health Care System. Perm J. 2018;22:17-152.

Luetzenberg FS, Jiang N. Practice patterns of reflux medication prescriptions in otolaryngology compared to other specialties. Laryngoscope; Epub 2019 ahead of print.

Masroor F, Pan D, Wei J, Weintraub ML, Jiang N. The Incidence and Recovery Rate of Idiopathic Vocal Fold Paralysis: A Population-based Study. Eur Arch Otorhinolaryngol. 2019 Jan;276(1):153-158.

Pan D, Jiang N. Outcomes of Intubation-Induced Vocal Fold Motion Impairment. J Voice 2018; Epub 2018 ahead of print.

Kshirsagar RS, Vu PQ, Liang J. Endoscopic versus External Dacryocystorhinostomy: Temporal and Regional Trends in the United States Medicare Population. Orbit . 2019 Feb 2:1-8.

Hur K, Wrobel B, Ference EH, Liang J. Assessment of Trends in Utilization of Nasal Endoscopy in the Medicare Population, 2000-2016. JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg . 2019 Mar 1;145(3):258-263

Gray ML, Chen S, Kinberg E, Colley P, Malkin BD. Using Lean to Improve Patient Safety and Resource Utilization After Pediatric Adenotonsillectomy. J Patient Saf. 2019 Mar 21 [Epub ahead of print].

Masroor FA, Gilde JE, Liang J. Vidian Nerve Schwannoma: A Rare Skull-Base Neoplasm Presenting with Ocular Manifestations: A Case Report and Literature Review. Perm J . 2018;22:18-021.

Micucci S, Keschner DB, Liang J. Eustachian Tube Balloon Dilation: Emerging Practice Patterns for a Novel Procedure. Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol . 2018 Nov;127(11):848-855.

Anderson MP, Liang J. Trends in Turbinate Surgery: Analysis of Patients Using Medicare Database . Int Forum Allergy Rhinol . 2018 Oct;8(10):1169-117.

Xiao CC, Anderson M, Harless LD, Liang J. Shortcomings in the diagnosis of chronic rhinosinusitis: evaluating diagnosis by otolaryngologists and primary care physicians. Int Forum Allergy Rhinol . 2018 Oct;8(10):1107-1113.

Stepan KO, Kaul VF, Raquib AR, Kozin ED, Sethi RK, Malkin BD, Gray ST, Teng MS. An Evaluation of the Program-Specific Paragraph in the Otolaryngology Residency Application. Laryngoscope. 2018, 128(11):2508-2513.

Gilde J, Song B, Masroor F, Darbinian JA, Ritterman Weintraub ML, Salazar J, Yang E, Gurushanthaiah D, Wang KH. The diagnostic pathway of oropharyngeal squamous cell carcinoma in a large U.S. healthcare system. Laryngoscope. 2018 Aug;128(8):1867-1873. PMID: 29243258

Amos J, Durr ML, Nardone HC, Baldassari CM, Ishman SL. Systematic Review of Drug-induced Sleep Endoscopy Scoring Systems. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2018 Feb;158(2):240-248.

Calixto NE, Chiao W, Durr ML, Jiang N. Factors Impacting Online Ratings for Otolaryngologists. Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol. 2018 Aug;127(8):521-526.

Wang KH, Song BH, Gilde JE, Darbinian JA, Weintraub MLR, Wu TJ, Yang EL, Salazar JW, Gurushanthaiah D. Diagnostic Pathway of Oral Cavity Cancer in an Integrated Health Care System. Perm J. 2018 Mar 30;22.

Gilde J, Song B, Masroor F, Darbinian JA, Ritterman Weintraub ML, Salazar J, Yang E, Gurushanthaiah D, Wang KH. The diagnostic pathway of oropharyngeal squamous cell carcinoma in a large U.S. healthcare system. Laryngoscope. 2018 Aug;128(8):1867-1873.

Lin JK, Liang J. Sinonasal ewing sarcoma: A case report and literature review. Perm J 2018;22:17-086.

Xiao CC, Anderson M, Harless LD, Liang J. Shortcomings in the diagnosis of chronic rhinosinusitis: evaluating diagnosis by otolaryngologists and primary care physicians. Int Forum Allergy Rhinol. 2018 Jun 14.

Anderson M, Liang J. Trends in inferior turbinate surgery: analysis of patients using the Medicare database. Int Forum Allergy Rhinol. 2018 Jul 10.

Garneau JC, Wasserman I, Konuthula N, Malkin BD. Referral patterns from emergency department to otolaryngology clinic. Laryngoscope. 2018 May;128(5):1062-1067.

Masehi-Lano JJ, Nuyen BA, Tang CG, Rasgon BM. The coccidiomycoses conundrum: a rare parotid abscess. J Investig Med. 2018 Jan; 66(1): #200

Formeister EJ, Sean Alemi A, El-Sayed I, George JR, Ha P, Daniel Knott P, Ryan WR, Seth R, Tamplen ML, Heaton CM. Shorter interval between radiation therapy and salvage laryngopharyngeal surgery increases complication rates following microvascular free tissue transfer. Am J Otolaryngol. 2018 Sep – Oct;39(5):548-552.

Tamplen M, Fowler T, Markey J, Knott PD, Suva LJ, Alliston T. Treatment with anti-Sclerostin antibody to stimulate mandibular bone formation. Head Neck. 2018 Jul;40(7):1453-1460.

Chaiet SR, Yoshikawa N, Sturm A, Flanary V, Ishman S, Streed CG Jr. “The Otolaryngologist’s Role in Providing Gender-Affirming Care: An Opportunity for Improved Education and Training.” Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery. 2018 Jun;158(6):974-976.

Rzepakowska A, Sielska-Badurek E, Cruz R, Sobol M, Osuch-Wójcikiewicz E, Niemczyk K. Narrow band imaging versus laryngovideostroboscopy in precancerous and malignant vocal fold lesions. Head Neck. 2018 May;40(5):927-936

Rzepakowska A, Sielska-Badurek E, Cruz R, Sobol M, Osuch-Wójcikiewicz E, Niemczyk K.
Voice Profile Recovery and Quality of Life Changes After Microdirect Laryngoscopy in Three Categories of Glottis Lesions: Benign, Precancerous, and Malignant. J Voice. 2017 Nov 30.

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