5th YEAR RESIDENTS – CLASS OF 2021

Sarah Khayat

Undergraduate: University of Louisville
Medical School: University of Louisville
Future Plans: Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Fellowship
Research Interests: rhinoplasty, facial analysis, epidemiology/public health
Publication: Hyman AJ, Khayat S, Toriumi DM, Correction of Nasal Pinching. Facial Plastic Clinics of North America – Nassif P, Frisenda J Revision Facial Plastic Surgery: Correcting Bad Results. Elsevier; 2019. Chapter 6.
“UIC is a truly unique program in that it offers exposure to so many practice sites and attending faculty that you learn many surgical techniques to address the same issue. I cannot stress enough the importance of camaraderie between and among residents and faculty. I feel at home in my training program.”

UndergraduateUniversity of Louisville
Medical SchoolUniversity of Louisville
Future PlansFacial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Fellowship
Research InterestsRhinoplasty, Facial analysis, Epidemiology/Public health
PublicationHyman AJ, Khayat S, Toriumi DM, Correction of Nasal Pinching. Facial Plastic Clinics of North America – Nassif P, Frisenda J Revision Facial Plastic Surgery: Correcting Bad Results. Elsevier; 2019. Chapter 6.
“UIC is a truly unique program in that it offers exposure to so many practice sites and attending faculty that you learn many surgical techniques to address the same issue. I cannot stress enough the importance of camaraderie between and among residents and faculty. I feel at home in my training program.”
UndergraduatePitzer College
Medical SchoolOregon Health & Science University
Future PlansRhinology and Skull Base Surgery Fellowship
Research InterestsChronic Rhinosinusitis, Cerebrospinal fluid leaks
PublicationAhmad FI, Means C, Labby A, Cross C, et al. Osteocutaneous radial forearm free flap in non-mandible head and neck reconstruction. Head and Neck. 2017 Sep;39(9):1888-1893
“There are few, if any, programs available that give you both the incredible exposure to many talented mentors as well as the opportunity to treat the entire spectrum of the patient population like ours.”

Alex Labby

Medical School: Oregon Health Science University School of Medicine
Current research: The Cartilage-Cuffed Tympanostomy Tube
Publication: Ahmad FI, Means C, Labby AB, Troob SH, Gonzalez JD, Kim MM, Li RJ, Wax MK. Osteocutaneous radial forearm free flap in nonmandible head and neck reconstruction. Head Neck. 2017 Sep;39(9):1888-1893. doi: 10.1002/hed.24863. Epub 2017 Jul 4. PMID: 28675554
Favorite book: Cannery Row
“Our program provides a varied patient population that is rewarding to work with. We receive excellent training while rotating at clinical sites that show the entire spectrum of otolaryngological clinical practices.”

UndergraduateThe Ohio State University
Medical SchoolUniversity of Cincinnati College of Medicine
Future PlansPediatric Otolaryngology Fellowship, Cincinnati Children’s
Research InterestsTonsillectomy Pain Control, Intracapsular vs. Extracapsular Tonsillectomy, Quality Improvement
PublicationSoaper AL, Richardson ZL, Chen JL, Gerber ME. Pediatric tonsillectomy: A short-term and long-term comparison of intracapsular versus extracapsular techniques. Int J Pediatr Otorhinolaryngol. 2020;133:109970. doi:10.1016/j.ijporl.2020.109970
“UIC has been a phenomenal place to train and I have been so happy with my experience. The camaraderie amongst residents and attendings is a strength of the program as well as the case volume and autonomy we are provided.”

Ashley Soaper

Medical School: University of Cincinnati College of Medicine
Current Research: The Effect of Monopolar Cautery Settings on Post-Tonsillectomy Hemorrhage
Favorite TV Show: Gilmore Girls
“My favorite thing about the program is how well everyone gets along and how we genuinely enjoy working together. I think it makes us better doctors and makes it fun to come to work everyday.”