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USF Health resident research earns award at state ENT meeting

Fourth-year USF Health otolaryngology resident Isaac Dingle, MD, won second place in the all-state resident research competition at the recent combined meeting of the Florida Society of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery and the Florida Society of Facial Plastic Reconstructive Surgery, held in November in Naples, FL.

Dr. Dingle’s presented his project, which is a review of current applications of 3-dimensional printing in the field of otolaryngology.

“We reviewed its use in resident education, facial plastic surgery, airway reconstruction and in mandibular reconstruction following head and neck cancer surgery,” Dr. Dingle said.

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In addition to resident research, faculty from the USF Department of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery take active roles in this annual combined meeting. K. Paul Boyev, MD, associate professor and director of the USF Division of Otology, is currently president of the FSO-HNS and was program chair of the 2015 meeting. And Kathryn Hall, MD, assistant professor in the Division of Facial Cosmetic and Reconstructive Surgery, is currently president of the Florida Society of Facial Plastic Reconstructive Surgery and program chair for the facial plastic portion of this recent meeting.

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Dr. K. Paul Boyev and Dr. Kathryn Hall at this year’s meeting.

Previous presidents of the FSO-HNS have included USF Health’s Thomas V. McCaffrey, MD, PhD, professor and chair of the USF Health Department of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery, and Tapan A. Padhya MD, professor and director of the USF Division of Head and Neck Oncology, as well as co-director of the USF ENT Sleep and Snoring Clinic.