1st YEAR RESIDENTS – CLASS OF 2025

UndergraduateUniversity of California, Berkeley
Medical SchoolAlbany Medical College
Clinical Area of InterestOtology, Rhinology, Pediatric ENT
Research InterestsHearing Loss, Skull Base Surgery, and Everything else
PublicationLee JA, Schaffer CE, Mehta CH, Close MF, Nguyen SA, Meyer TA. Impact of early gastroesophageal reflux disease on childhood otologic outcomes. Int J Pediatr Otorhinolaryngol. 2020 Apr 27;134:110069. doi: 10.1016/j.ijporl.2020.110069. PMID: 32371356
“The otolaryngology residency program at UIC prides itself in a culture of collegiality and a tradition of clinical excellence. I am excited to become part of the family!”
UndergraduateNorthwestern University
Medical SchoolUniversity of Illinois Chicago College of Medicine
Clinical Area of InterestPediatric Otolaryngology, Otology
Research InterestsPediatric Vestibular Function Testing, Innovations in Medical Education
PublicationMartin E. “Frustrating and Terrifying: What It’s Like to Be in Medical School During the COVID-19 Pandemic.” ENTtoday. 2020 May 11. Accessible at https://www.enttoday.org/article/frustrating-and-terrifying-what-its-like-to-be-in-medical-school-during-the-covid-19-pandemic/
“While attending medical school at UIC, I was able to see first-hand the many strengths of this program, especially the diversity of training environments and camaraderie among residents and attendings. I am grateful to have the opportunity to continue my training here and excited about my future at UIC.”
UndergraduateBoston University
Medical SchoolLoyola University Stritch School of Medicine
Clinical Area of InterestGeneral, Rhinology, Laryngology, Facial Plastics, Pediatrics
Research InterestsFacial Nerve Reanimation, Postoperative complications in patients with head and neck cancer undergoing undergoing free flap reconstructive surgeries
PublicationFriedman JJ, Schumacher JK, Papagiannopoulos P, Tajudeen BA, Batra PS. Targeted 648-Gene Profiling Demonstrates Low Tumor Mutational Burden in Olfactory Neuroblastoma. International Forum of Allergy & Rhinology. Accepted for publication April 20, 2020.
“I am so excited to have matched at UIC! When rotating here, I experienced firsthand the camaraderie among the residents and was impressed by the strength of surgical training, breadth of exposure to all the subspecialties, the ability to work with various patient populations at multiple sites, and the overall family feel of the program”.