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The Latest Department Updates

  • More than 7 million people in the United States can expect to have benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV), especially as they age. Unlike Meniere’s Disease, where the cause is often unknown, BPPV is caused by gravity-sensing particles in the ear accidentally entering the spinning-motion sensors of the ear. The symptoms of BPPV can be relieved by maneuvers that relocate the particles. this Maneuver was developed by associate professor Carol Foster, MD​ to combat bouts of vicious dizziness and accompanying nausea.
  • ​Peggy Kelley, MD presented a 90 minute talk on “Pediatric Ears” to the National Nurse Practitioner Symposium on July 25 which was held at Copper Mountain. The talk addressed the new guidelines on Otitis Media and Tympanostomy Tubes, how to tape an newborn ear anomaly for immediate correction, as well as newborn hearing screening and aiding Unilateral hearing loss.
  • Congratulations to Dr. Shi-Long Lu who was promoted from Assistant Professor to Associate Professor on July 1, 2013. 
  • ​The department of Otolaryngology would like to welcome New Fellows Jill Arganbright, MD from the University of Kansas School of Medicine and Brianne Roby, MD from the University of Minnesota Medical School.
  • The department of Otolaryngology would like to welcome Tendy Chiang, MD to the Faculty. He is joining the department as an Assistant Professor and will be the Pediatric Otolaryngology Lead at Children’s Hospital Colorado in Colorado Springs.