3rd YEAR RESIDENTS – CLASS OF 2023

Alex Caniglia

Medical School: University of Nebraska College of Medicine
Favorite TV Show: Anthony Bourdain
“What I like about the department is that all of the residents get along well together and actually enjoy each other’s company. We get plenty of surgical exposure early and rotate at multiple institutions providing a wide variety of pathology and patients.“

UndergraduateUniversity of Arizona
Medical SchoolUniversity of Nebraska Medical Center
Clinical Area of InterestFacial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
Research InterestsFacial Plastics
PublicationAre C, Caniglia A, Sharma A, & Gold JP. (2018). Burnout, substance abuse, and suicide: A surgical perspective. In Practical Ethics for the Surgeon (pp. 229-262). Wolters Kluwer Health Adis (ESP).
“This is a truly great ENT program. We rotate at multiple hospitals which affords us different clinical experiences and the ability to work with attendings all throughout the city. We start operating early in our clinical training and graduate fully autonomous and competent surgeons. As a resident group, we get along well and often hang out during our free time. Also, the city of Chicago has something to offer for everyone.”

Elliot Koo

Medical School: Easter Virginia Medical School
Research Interests: Head and Neck Cancer, Electronic Cigarettes
Publication: Perdoni CJ, Santarelli GD, Koo EY, Karakla DW, Bak MJ. Clinical and functional outcomes after total laryngectomy and laryngopharyngectomy: Analysis by tumor subsite, salvage status, and extent of resection. Head Neck. 2019;41(9):3133–3143. doi:10.1002/hed.25807
Favorite TV Show: South Park & Children’s Hospital
“A strength of our program are the various rotation sites that provide resident autonomy within the operating room and clinic. We work and learn from a multitude of faculty throughout the city, providing residents with a diverse training experience preparing them for any career in Otolaryngology.“

UndergraduateThe George Washington University
Medical SchoolEastern Virginia Medical School
Clinical Area of InterestHead & Neck Surgical Oncology
Research InterestsHead & Neck Cancer, E-Cigarettes/Vaping, Outcome Improvement
PublicationPerdoni CJ, Santarelli GD, Koo EY, Karakla DW, Bak MJ. Clinical and functional outcomes after total laryngectomy and laryngopharyngectomy: Analysis by tumor subsite, salvage status, and extent of resection. Head Neck. 2019; 41(9):3133–3143. doi:10.1002/hed.25807
“A strength of our program are the various rotation sites that provide resident autonomy within the operating room and clinic. We work and learn from a multitude of faculty throughout the city, providing residents with a diverse training experience preparing them for any career in Otolaryngology.”

Chris Mularczyk

Medical School: University of Illinois College of Medicine
Current Project: Paradoxical Vocal Fold Motion and fMRI imaging.
Publication: Mularczyk C, Moynihan, M, Yu J. Mucocutaneous Lesions in an Adult Male Who Recently Moved From Mexico. JAMA Otolaryngology. Accepted July 2019.
Favorite TV Shows: Curb Your Enthusiasm & Breaking Bad
“One of my favorite aspects of the UIC ENT program is the diverse experience offered through the many rotation sites, and with each change in rotation comes a different learning experience. Also, the residents are all awesome, and very supportive of each other.”

UndergraduateUniversity of Illinois
Medical SchoolUniversity of Illinois College of Medicine
Clinical Area of InterestOtology, General, Pediatrics
Research InterestsOtology, Cochlear Implantation and Sound Perception Quality, Evolution in Surgical Techniques
PublicationMularczyk C. Moynihan M. Yu J. Mucocutaneous Lesions in an Adult Man Who Recently Moved From Mexico. JAMA Otolaryngology–Head & Neck Surgery, 2019; 145(10):965-966.
“Chicago is an awesome city with something for everybody. I personally enjoy it for the music. UIC is the best representation of Chicago as a program. We see an extremely diverse patient base, which varies location to location. We work in various hospital systems that not only prepares us for patient care, but also exposes us to the wide variety of practice styles that exist in order to tailor how and where we would like to practice in the future. The resident group is awesome, and they keep me constantly laughing, even on the most exhausting of days”.