4th YEAR RESIDENTS – CLASS OF 2022

Robert Cristel

Medical School: University of Missouri, Columbia School of Medicine
Current Research: 3D Analysis in Lower Blepharoplasty Fat Pad Transposition
Favorite Book: Angels and Demons by Dan Brown
“My favorite thing about UIC are the relationships among my co-residents and the ability to learn from attendings at multiple clinical sites.”

UndergraduateWebster University
Medical SchoolUniversity of Missouri-Columbia
Future PlansFacial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Fellowship
Research InterestsRhinoplasty, Aesthetics, Neurotoxin, Filler, Non-Surgical Cosmetic Therapy
PublicationCristel RT, Dayan SH, Akinosun M, Russell PT. Evaluation of Selfies and Filtered Selfies and Effects on First Impressions. Aesthetic Surgery Journal. 2020:1-9.
“UIC allows for residents to pursue their interests with support from faculty clinically and in research. We have the ability to train at several surgical sites in Chicago which offers a unique opportunity to learn different techniques. The relationships among the residents is one of the best parts of the program being able to work well as a team and hang out together in our free time.”

Cody Jeu

Medical School: University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston
Current Research: Functional Impact of Malpositioned Lower Lateral Cartilage in Primary Rhinoplasty Patients
Publication: Weinreich HM, Khayat S, Hertzano RP, Briggs SE, Agrawal Y. The Women in Neurotology (WIN)-A Cross-sectional Survey. Otol Neurotol. 2019 Jun;40(5):557-558. doi: 10.1097/MAO.0000000000002268. PMID: 31083072
Favorite Hobbies: Custom Mechanical Keyboards
“UIC ENT’s greatest strength is the diverse range of practice exposures and our tight knit resident and faculty ‘family’.”

UndergraduateRice University
Medical SchoolUniversity of Texas Medical Branch Galveston
Clinical Area of InterestGeneral Otolaryngology
Research InterestsCochlear Implants, Operative Efficacy and Functionality
Current ProjectJeu, C. “A CI simulation study of transposing frequencies in an individualized programing approach”, Pilot study to investigate the effect of transposing input from mismatched cochlear implant electrodes on localization and discrimination.
“Chicago has proved itself to be a great 5 year home exceeding all expectations from great food, beautiful cityscape, and a glimmer of hope that is Chicago summers amidst not so bad winters. The UIC program has become my second family with an amazing group of residents who are more than just colleagues, always lending a hand and looking out for one another. Faculty truly makes an effort to better the residents any chance they get and make these 5 years of training something I will be proud to take anywhere.”

Johanna Wickemeyer

Medical School: Georgetown University School of Medicine
Current research: Facial Measurement Techniques in Facial Reanimation
Publication:  Wickemeyer J, Achim V, Redleaf M. Stapedectomy Is Rewarding: But How to Prove It? Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol. 2019 May 12:3489419849615. doi: 10.1177/0003489419849615. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 31081345
Favorite book: How the Mind Works by Steven Pinker
“I love UIC ENT because of the camaraderie and teamwork of my fellow residents. I always feel as though I have my colleagues’ encouragement and support.

UndergraduateBrandeis University
Medical SchoolGeorgetown University School of Medicine
Future PlansSleep Medicine Fellowship
Research InterestsNeurotology, Obstructive sleep apnea, Medical education
PublicationWickemeyer J, Achim V, Redleaf M. Stapedectomy Is Rewarding: But How to Prove It? Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol. 2019 Oct;128(10):911-914. doi: 10.1177/0003489419849615.
“UIC is a well-balanced program. It offers excellent surgical training at numerous and diverse subsites, good support for research endeavors, and a caring team of co-residents. Here, you have the scaffolding to shape your career into whatever you want it to be.”