Speakers

Swapna Chandran, Brett Comer, Kyle Fletcher, Jeffrey Jorgensen, Ziad Katrib, Eric Lentsch, Jerry Lin, Ryan Nesemeier

Swapna Chandran, MD

Assistant Professor, Otolaryngology
University of Louisville School of Medicine
Louisville, Kentucky

Dr. Chandran completed her medical school and residency training in Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery at the University of Louisville School of Medicine. She then completed fellowship training in Laryngology-Care of the Professional Voice in Philadelphia at Drexel University College of Medicine with Dr. Robert T. Sataloff. Dr. Chandran also completed fellowship training in Pediatric Otolaryngology at Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children/Nemours Children's Clinic in Wilmington, Delaware.

Her special areas of interest include adult and pediatric voice disorders, adult and pediatric upper aerodigestive disorders, intracapsular tonsillectomy and general pediatric ENT.

She is a member of the American Acacemy of Otolaryngology--Head and Neck Surgery, the American Academy of Pediatrics, and the American Medical Association.

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Brett Comer, MD

Assistant Professor, Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery
University of Kentucky College of Medicine
Director, Associate Residency Program Director, Otolaryngology
UK HealthCare
Lexington, Kentucky

Dr. Comer completed undergraduate studies at Hanover College, medical school at Indiana University School of Medicine in Indianapolis. He completed an Otolaryngology, Head and Neck residency at the University of Kentucky, and fellowship in Rhinology and Anterior Skull Base Surgery at the Medical College of Georgia, Georgia Regents University in Augusta, Georgia.

Dr. Comer spent approximately two years as an employed physician in Kokomo, Indiana, before joining the University of Kentucky Department of Otolaryngology. He currently serves as a rhinologist for UK, specializing in disorders of the nose, sinuses, and anterior skull base.

His research interests include outcomes research in rhinology and research related to patient compliance.

He is certified by the American Board of Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery and is a member of many professional societies.

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Kyle Fletcher, PharmD, MD

Resident, Otolaryngology
UK HealthCare
Lexington, Kentucky

Dr. Fletcher earned a PharmD from the University of Kentucky College of Pharmacy and an MD from the University of Kentucky College of Medicine.

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Jeffrey Jorgensen, MD, FACS

Associate Professor, Clinical Otolaryngology
University of Missouri School of Medicine
Columbia, Missouri

Dr. Jorgensen earned an MD from the Vanderbilt University Medical School in Nashville, Tennessee. He completed residency and fellowship at the University of Kansas Medical Center in Kansas City, Kansas.

Clinical interests include Cancer, Microvascular/Replantation Surgery, Minimally Invasive Surgery, Nose Disorders, Sinus Surgery, Skin Surgery, Skull-Base Surgery, Skull-Base Tumors, Thyroid Disorders, and Ultrasound.

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Ziad Katrib, MD

Assistant Professor, Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery and Communicative Disorders
University of Louisville School of Medicine
Louisville, Kentucky

Dr. Katrib earned an MD from the West Virginia University School of Medicine in Morgantown, West Virginia. He completed a Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery residency at the University of Louisville School of Medicine in Louisville, Kentucky, followed by a fellowship at the Williams Center for Facial Plastic Surgery in Latham, New York.

Research and practice interests include functional and cosmetic rhinoplasty, skin cancer ablation and reconstruction, Mohs reconstruction, facial trauma surgery, scar revision, facial reanimation surgery, head and neck cancer ablation and reconstruction, reconstructive and cosmetic eyelid surgery, Ptosis repair, facelift surgery, and non-surgical facial rejuvenation.

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Eric Lentsch, MD, FACS

Professor, Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery
Medical University of South Carolina
Charleston, South Carolina

A native of New York City, Dr. Lentsch moved to Louisville, Kentucky, early in childhood and spent most of his formative years there. He received a bachelor’s degree in Zoology from the University of Kentucky and a medical degree from the University of Louisville.

After completing a residency in Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery at the University of Louisville, he served as a fellow in Head and Neck Surgery at the MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, Texas.

He returned to the University of Louisville as the Louisa Bumgardner Professor of Otolaryngologic Research within the Division of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery. There, he served as the director of research and received the Vincent J. Hyams Award for Excellence in Resident Education three times. In addition, he established and led the Multidisciplinary Head and Neck Cancer Clinic at the James Graham Brown Cancer Center.

In December 2006, Dr. Lentsch moved from Louisville to Charleston to join the Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery at the Medical University of South Carolina.

Dr. Lentsch’s clinical interests include head and neck oncology, general otolaryngology, endoscopic sinus surgery, and endocrine surgery using minimally invasive techniques for thyroid and parathyroid surgery. For the past eight years, Dr. Lentsch has used a video-assisted technique for thyroidectomy and currently has one of the largest series of patients who have undergone this technique in the United States.

Dr. Lentsch’s research interests focus on prognostic factors related to head and neck and endocrine cancer. Using national databases, he has studied oral, laryngeal, oropharyngeal, and sinonasal cancers as well as thyroid and skin cancers. His efforts are made to improve prognosis and survival in these cancers.

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Jerry Lin, MD

Associate Professor, Otolaryngology, Ear, Nose and Throat
University of Louisville School of Medicine
Louisville, Kentucky

Dr. Lin earned an MD from the Harvard Medical School in Boston. He completed an Otolaryngology residency at New York Presbyterian Hospital in New York City and a Neuro-Otology fellowship at the Baylor College of Medicine in Dallas.

Areas of interest include Hearing loss and Clinical Outcomes of Cochlear Implantation.

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Ryan Nesemeier, MD

PGY-4 Resident
UofL School of Medicine
Louisville, Kentucky

Dr. Nesemeier earned an MD from the University of Louisville School of Medicine in Louisville, Kentucky.

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