Otolaryngology and Communication Sciences Research

Clinical and basic science research is ongoing in all of the scientific disciplines within the field of otolaryngology-head and neck surgery. Many of the research programs are sponsored through the National Institute of Health as well as through industry support.

Our PhD Research Scientists


David R. Friedland, MD, PhD

Associate Director, Director, Chief, Professor


Nikki Johnston, PhD

Associate Professor, Otolaryngology & Communication Sciences and Microbiology & Immunology


Guilherme Garcia, PhD

Assistant Professor, Joint Department of Biomedical Engineering; Department of Otolaryngology and Communication Sciences


Wenzhou Hong, PhD

Assistant Professor

Research Projects

Our faculty lead a variety of collaborative clinical, epidemiological, translational and bench research projects.

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Translational Research

Our faculty are active in clinical trials, outcomes assessments, and medical device development.

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Basic Science

Our basic science programs study inflammatory disease in the upper airway, computational fluid dynamics of nasal and oropharyngeal airflow, and the physiology and genetics of hearing loss.

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Bringing precision medicine to the field of Otolaryngology.

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  • New Therapeutic for Reflux Disease Fund

    Your donation to this fund will help support a double-blind, randomized, placebo-controlled clinical trial to assess the efficacy of a drug which inhibits pepsin as a promising new treatment for laryngopharyngeal reflux (LPR). Together we can make a significant difference to the thousands of people suffering from reflux disease.

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