4th YEAR RESIDENTS – CLASS OF 2021


Ashley Soaper

MD: 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.”

Sarah Khayat

MD: University of Louisville School of Medicine

Current Research: Currently engaged in a research project using an immunodeficient mouse model to assess the long term viability of a soft tissue microfat graft as proof of principle and to assess tissue improvement following implantation.

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: Running, reading & eating

“I am proud to be a part of the UIC Otolaryngology program because of the genuine camaraderie that exists between residents and because of our excellent training. We rotate at more than 5 clinical sites, which gives us the expertise and flexibility to be excellent surgeons once we graduate.”

Alex Labby

MD: 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.”