Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery

Resident Research

During the PGY-3 year residents participate in a dedicated research block which lasts for four months.  It is expected that the resident will develop and implement a basic science study focused on a topic within Otolaryngology – Head & Neck Surgery.  The department is affiliated with the Auditory Research lab, under the direction of Dr. Claus-Peter Richter, as well as a robust allergy and immunology lab.  Residents are also able to pursue research in any of the laboratories at Northwestern’s Evanston campus, which is home to a nationally renowned Communication Sciences & Disorders Department.  Research experience continues after the dedicated rotation, and residents are expected to maintain their involvement in various basic science and clinical projects.  At the end of each academic year there is a research competition featuring residents from the PGY3-PGY5 classes.  Additionally, residents are encouraged to participate in the annual Lederer-Pierce Research Competition, held by the Chicago Laryngologic & Otologic Society.  In recent years, residents have been quite successful in obtaining peer-reviewed grant funding, publishing in major Otolaryngology and related journals, and have presented at all major society meetings.  Below is a listing of some of the recent resident projects. 

Recent Resident Projects