Past Events

Virtual Rhinology - Practical Applications of Cutting Edge Research

Aired on 1.16.2016
Virtual Rhinology - Practical Applications of Cutting Edge Research
KARL STORZ and the American Rhinologic Society presented a FREE virtual rhinology event. This event was for general otolaryngologists with an interest in rhinology, Rhinologists, and Otolaryngology residents/fellows. This interactive, web–based symposium featuring many of the world’s leading endoscopic sinus and skull base surgeons broadcasted live for free. This was an on–line, interactive format of short lectures, debate, and Q & A with panelists, discussing practical applications of cutting edge research and technology in rhinology.  We host the archive here but it can also be seen on the ARS website here:


This event will be moderated by Dr. Richard Orlandi, Dr. Zara Patel and Dr. Michael Stewart.

Directors & Faculty


Zara Patel, MD

Assistant Professor of Otolaryngology at Stanford, expert in advanced endoscopic sinus and skull base surgery, Chair of the Education Committee for the American Rhinologic Society, Chair of the Education Committee for the American Rhinologic Society. 

Richard R. Orlandi, MD, FARS

Dr. Orlandi is the immediate past President of the American Rhinologic Society and serves as the Chief Medical Officer for Ambulatory Health for the University of Utah.  He is the principal author of the International Consensus Statement on Allergy and Rhinology: Rhinosinusitis and co-authored the AAO-HNS clinical practice guideline on adult sinusitis. He reviews Career Scientist Awards for the Triologic Society and previously chaired the general otolaryngology section of the AAO-HNS CORE program.  He was a principal investigator on a grant from the NIH’s NIBIB and has served as the associate director of the University of Utah’s Center for Therapeutic Biomaterials. He is the author of over 100 journal articles and book chapters and has lectured throughout the North America, Europe, Africa, Asia and South America on a wide range of sinus and nasal topics.  He’s served on the AAOA’s board of directors and as an associate editor for the International Forum of Allergy and Rhinology. Dr. Orlandi completed college at the University of Utah, medical school at New York University, residency at UCLA, and fellowship at the University of Pennsylvania.  He serves locally in his community and in national organizations.  His most important accomplishment in his life is his family.  He is the father of three children and a husband of over 25 years.

Michael Stewart, MD, MPH, FARS

Dr. Stewart is Professor and Chairman of the Department of Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery at Weill Cornell Medical College and NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center, and Vice Dean of the Medical College.  He was educated at Vanderbilt (BE), Johns Hopkins (MD), and the University of Texas-Houston (MPH), and completed residency at Baylor College of Medicine.  He is Editor-in-Chief of The Laryngoscope, and the immediate past-President of the American Board of Otolaryngology. He is also a Past-President of both the AADO and the SUO, and was an elected member of the Board of Directors of the American Academy of Oto-HNS, and the American Rhinologic Society.  He has received research funding from the NIH and AHRQ among others, and is the author of 2 textbooks, and more than 30 book chapters and 120 peer-reviewed publications. He has been a visiting professor at more than 40 institutions, and has given more than 400 invited lectures, both nationally and internationally.

Additional Faculty

John DelGaudio, MD, FARS

John M. DelGaudio, MD is a native of Philadelphia, PA.
After he completed his Otolaryngology residency at the University of Michigan, Dr. DelGaudio joined the Department of Otolaryngology at Emory University in Atlanta, GA, where he currently holds the rank of Professor of Otolaryngology.  He is Chief of Rhinology, Sinus, and Skull Base Surgery (2004- present), and his practice focuses on Rhinology and Skull Base Surgery. He has served as Residency Program Director from 2007-2015, and is Vice Chair of the Department of Otolaryngology since 2010.  He was named the first Gerald S. Gussack Endowed Professor of Otolaryngology in 2014.
 Dr. DelGaudio has been awarded the Golden Head Mirror Award for teaching and service from the American Rhinologic Society in 2006, the Gerald S. Gussack Award in 2007 and the Lester Brown Award in 2016, both from the Georgia Society of Otolaryngology, and a Certificate of Honor from the American Academy of Otolaryngology in 2010. He is a fellow of the Triologic Society (2005) and the American Rhinologic Society. He has served as President of the Metro Atlanta Otolaryngology Society, Georgia Society of Otolaryngology, and the American Rhinologic Society.
 Dr. DelGaudio has published over 120 peer–reviewed papers, 25 book chapters, and edited the textbook Office Based Rhinology (2013). He serves on the editorial board for The International Forum of Allergy and Rhinology, and is a reviewer for many Otolaryngology, Ophthalmology, and Neurology/Neurosurgery journals. He is a frequent speaker nationally and internationally on the topics of reflux and otolaryngic/sinonasal diseases, office rhinologic surgery, invasive fungal sinusitis, sinonasal cerebrospinal fluid leaks, complications of sinus and skull base surgery, “sinus headache” and migraine, atopic findings in the nasal cavity, and many other topics.

Martin DesRosiers, MD, FRCSC

Associate Professor, Department of Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery, McGill University. 

Satish Govindaraj, MD

Dr. Satish Govindaraj is an Associate Professor and Vice Chairman of Clinical Affairs in the Department of Otolaryngology at Mount Sinai. He received his medical degree from Northeastern Ohio Medical University, completed his internship and residency in Otolaryngology at the Mount Sinai Medical Center, and a fellowship in endoscopic sinus and skull base surgery at the Hospital of The University of Pennsylvania.

Amber Luong, MD, PhD

Amber Luong, MD, PhD, serves as an Associate Professor in the Department of Otorhinolaryngology with a joint appointment within the Center of Immunology and Autoimmune Diseases at the Institute of Molecular Medicine. Dr. Luong obtained her MD/PhD at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas through the NIH sponsored Medical Scientist Training Program.  Dr. Luong’s clinical interest parallels her research interest in allergic fungal rhinosinusitis as well as the medical and surgical management of refractory chronic rhinosinusitis, sinonasal tumors, CSF leak repairs, and endoscopic orbital and dacryocystorhinostomy surgery.

Vijay Ramakrishnan, MD, FARS

Dr. Ramakrishnan is an Associate Professor in the Department of Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery at the University of Colorado School of Medicine, where he serves as co-director of the CU Skull Base Program and Director of Rhinology Research. He completed his fellowship training in advanced rhinology and skull base surgery at the University of Pennsylvania. His areas of expertise include nasal obstruction, chronic sinusitis and nasal polyps, revision sinus surgery, complex sino-orbital diseases, CSF leaks and skull base tumors.

Luke Rudmik, MD, BSc, MSc, FRCSC

Dr. Luke Rudmik is currently an attending surgeon, associate Professor, and director of the endoscopic sinus and skull base program at the University of Calgary. He completed an endoscopic sinus and skull base surgery fellowship at the Oregon Health and Science University and holds an MSc degree with merit in Health Economics and Policy from the London School of Economics, UK. With the purpose to improve quality and value of health care, Dr. Rudmik’s research interests include health services delivery and economic evaluation pertaining to the management of chronic rhinosinusitis (CRS).

Ray Sacks, MBChB

Ray Sacks is Professor and Head of Department of Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery at Macquarie University in the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences. He is also a Clinical Professor and Head of the Discipline of OHNS at Sydney University. Professor Sacks was the Chief Examiner in Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery for the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons from 2012-2014 and was the President of the Australian and New Zealand Rhinologic Society from 2008-2013 and has been on the Board of the International Rhinologic Society from 2008 until the present. He has been Keynote speaker and Faculty on multiple conferences, Endoscopic Sinus Surgical courses and workshops in 35 countries across all 6 inhabited continents. He has published over 100 papers in peer reviewed journals and is a co-editor on “Endoscopic Orbital Surgery” published by Thieme in 2018.

Jeffrey Suh, MD

Associate Professor-in-Residence, Department of Head and Neck Surgery, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA.  Attending Surgeon, Division of Head and Neck Surgery,Veterans Affairs (VA) of Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System.  Surgeon for Operation Mend.  ​​Dr. Suh is fellowship trained in complex sinus and endoscopic cranial base surgery and has authored over 50 peer-reviewed articles and book chapters in the fields of sinus disease and head and neck surgery. He is the co-editor of recently published textbook, Sinonasal Tumors. He lectures both nationally and internationally on the subjects of endoscopic management of sinus and skull base tumors and novel treatments for recalcitrant sinusitis.


1:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Etiologies of CRS: One or Many Diseases?
Panelists- Dr. Bruce Tan and Dr. Richard Harvey
1:30 pm - 2:00 pm
Emerging Medical Advances in Treating CRS
Panelists-Dr. Dan Hamilos and Dr. Anju Peters
2:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Rhinologic Microbiome: Clinical Consequences
Panelists-Dr. Andy Lane and Dr. Alkis Psaltis
2:30 pm - 3:00 pm
CSF Leak Repair: Adapting Techniques for Different Types of Leak
Panelists-Dr. Rakesh Chandra and Dr. Jean Anderson Eloy
3:00 pm - 3:10 pm
3:10 pm - 3:40 pm
Outcomes Research in Rhinology: Why we need it and how it should affect practice
Panelists-Dr. Adam DeConde and Dr. Jeremiah Alt
3:40 pm - 4:10 pm
Sinonasal Malignancy: Dogma vs. Evidence
Panelists-Dr. Eric Wang and Dr. Richard Harvey
4:10 pm - 4:40 pm
Accessing the entire Frontal Sinus: Do we need external approaches anymore?
Panelists-Dr. Richard Harvey and Dr. Richard Douglas
4:40 pm - 5:10 pm
Turbinates/ Polyps/ Mucoceles/ Stents: Office vs OR
Panelists-Dr. Sarah Wise and Dr. Doug Reh

Topics Covered

Etiologies of CRS, Treating CRS, Rhinologic Microbiome, CSF Leak Repair, Outcomes of Research in Rhinology, Sinonasal Malignancy, Frontal Sinus, Turbinates/Polyps/Mucoceles/Stents