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The Department of Otolaryngology, Head & Neck Surgery & Facial Plastic Surgery stays connected with our patients by keeping them up-to-date with the latest news and events happening at Loma Linda University Medical Center (LLUMC).




October 2011


Dr. Guthrie's research was featured at NewsRx, a medical news website.


Research from Guthrie and Co-authors Reveals New Findings on Carboxylic Acids


September 2011


Loma Linda becomes the first hospital in the Inland Empire and the second hospital in southern california to offer transoral robotic resection of head and neck tumors.


Read the full story at the Press Enterprise.




July 2011


We are pleased to welcome our new interns, Drs. Daniel Kwon and Benjamin Martinho.  Dr. Kwon is a graduate of Loma Linda University School of Medicine and Dr. Martinho is a graduate of Texas A&M School of Medicine.


Dr. Tamara Brown joins us as the new head and neck oncologic surgery and microvascular reconstruction fellow.  She is a graduate of Drew/UCLA School of Medicine and completed her residency at University of Southern California.


Dr. Victor Scapa joins us as our first advanced endoscopic sinus surgery fellow.  He is a graduate of the Medical College of Wisconsin and completed his residency at the University of Colorado.




June 2011


Annual resident golf outting this year was at Yucaipa Valley Golf Club.








Graduation dinner at Castaway.







Dr. Deakun Joo (in the middle), our first head and neck oncologic surgey/microvascular reconstruction fellow, is pictured with the head and neck surgery division.  He has joined the attending staff at Kaiser Riverside and we wish him the best of luck in his career.




Front left to right,  Drs. McHugh, Ghostine, and Ta.  Dr. McHugh will be going to Vanderbilt to complete a fellowship in laryngology.  Dr. Ghostine will join the attending staff at Kaiser Fontana.  Dr. Ta will be going to the University of Michigan to complete a fellowship in facial plastics and skull base surgery.







November 7, 2010


8th Annual Western Residents' Advanced Functional Endoscopic Sinus Surgery Course.  Course director is Dr. Christopher Church.



November 5, 2010


7th Annual State of the Art Concepts in Laryngeal Conservation Surgery.  Course director is Dr. Alfred Simental.



October 24-25, 2010


5th Annual Skull Base Course hosted by the Departments of Otolaryngology and Neurologic Surgery.  Course directors are Drs. Frank Hsu and John Kim.  Honored guest speakers are Drs. Carl Snyderman and Paul Gardner from the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center.



July 2010

Dr. Daekun Joo has joined us as our first fellow in advanced oncologic head and neck surgery and microvascular reconstruction.  Dr. Joo is a graduate of the University of Cincinnati School of Medicine and the residency program at UCLA.


We are pleased to welcome two new faculty members to Loma Linda.  Dr. Rachelle Wareham is a graduate of Loma Linda's residency program and she finished a fellowship in pediatric otolaryngology at Baylor College of Medicine / Texas Children’s Hospital in Houston, Texas.  Dr. Steve Lee joins the head and neck division and just completely his fellowship training in cranial base and advanced oncologic head and neck surgery at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center.





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