Sinus CME | BayCare Health System

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This is a three-day, comprehensive CME program offering interactive, didactic, evidence-based, learning for Otolaryngologists and Allergists. This course intends to embrace and analyze challenges and controversies associated with sino-nasal and allergic disorders. It also offers a hands-on cadaver laboratory dissection for those Otolaryngologists interested in honing or expanding their endoscopic surgery skills.

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Course Directors:

Lanza Donald Donald C. Lanza, MS, MD, is the Director of the Sinus & Nasal Institute of Florida Foundation in St. Petersburg, FL and Co-Director of St. Anthony’s Minimally Invasive Skull Base Center. He has directed more than 30 Continuing Medical Education programs and was a host for two international meetings on nasal and sinus disorders. Dr. Lanza offers Rhinology Fellowship Training and participates with the Rhinology Match through the American Rhinologic Society (ARS). He is a winner of the “Golden Head Mirror Award” from the ARS for meritorious teaching and is an ARS Past-President. Dr. Lanza was honored as the “Otolaryngology Teacher of the Year” by the residents in 1998 at the University of Pennsylvania and again at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation in 2004. Dr. Don Lanza has more than 125 publications, with more than 90 publications in peer-reviewed journals. He has given more than 300 invited lectures in the U.S.A. and abroad.
Solyar Alla

Alla Solyar, MD is a fellowship trained Rhinologist/Skull Base Surgeon at the Sinus & Nasal Institute of Florida. She is a graduate of Brandeis University and completed her medical school and residency training at Albert Einstein College of Medicine. Dr. Solyar’s published works include articles in the peer reviewed literature and multiple book chapters addressing topics such as surgery simulators, atypical mycobacterial infections in chronic rhinosinusitis, CSF leaks, Rhinosporidiosis and medical therapy for chronic rhinosinusitis among others. She is involved in continuing medical education programs both at St. Anthony’s Hospital and with the American Rhinologic Society. She also hosts the SNI journal club with CME offered through St. Anthony's Hospital. Dr. Solyar, born in Moscow, is fluent in Russian and as a medical artist has contributed to the medical literature. 


Extraordinary Course Faculty Including:

 Durham Stephen  Kennedy David
 Stephen R. Durham, MD    David W. Kennedy, MD
Deka Casiano Roy
Prof. Ramesh C. Deka Roy R. Casiano, MD, FACS
Batra Pete Guyuron Bahman
Pete S. Batra, MD, FACS Bahman Guyuron, MD, FACS
Marple Bradley Ledford Dennis
Bradley F. Marple, MD Dennis K. Ledford, MD
Vaezi Michael Toskala Elina
Michael F. Vaezi, MD, PhD, MS Elina M. Toskala, MD, PhD
Cohen Noam Chandra
Noam A. Cohen, MD, PhD Rakesh K. Chandra, MD
 James Denneny  Anju Peters
James C. Denneney, III, MD Anju T. Peters, MD
Tod Rozen  Eugenia Vining
Todd D. Rozen, MD Eugenia M. Vining, MD
James Hadley  Raj Sindwani
 James A. Hadley, MD

 Raj Sindwani, MD









































































Pete S. Batra, MD, FACS is an internationally recognized rhinologist who is the Stanton A Friedberg, MD Professor of Otolaryngology and Chairman of the Department of Otorhinolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery at Rush University Medical Center.  He also serves as Section Head of Rhinology, Sinus Surgery and Skull Base Surgery and Co-Director of the Rush Center for Skull Base and Pituitary Surgery. He completed his internship and residency at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine and then pursued fellowship training in rhinology, sinus surgery and endoscopic skull base surgery at the Cleveland Clinic.  His special clinical interests include management of refractory sinusitis and polyps, revision sinus surgery, management of CSF rhinorrhea, endoscopic orbital surgery, and minimally invasive skull base surgery for benign and malignant tumors.

Roy Casiano, MD, FACS is an internationally recognized expert in the field of rhinology and endoscopic skull base surgery. He received his medical degree from Indiana University School of Medicine then completed his Otolaryngology residency at the University Of Miami School Of Medicine. After which, he joined the faculty at the University of Miami Department of Otolaryngology where he has earned the highest rank of tenured Professor and Vice Chairman. His clinical and research interests have resulted in over 160 peer reviewed research publications, book chapters, or textbooks in the area of rhinology and endoscopic skull base surgery.

Rakesh K. Chandra, MD is Professor & Chief of Rhinology & Skull Base Surgery at Vanderbilt, Nashville, TN and is Editor-In-Chief of the American Journal of 
Rhinology & Allergy since October 2010.

Noam A. Cohen, MD, PhD completed his medical degree and doctor of philosophy in Neuroscience at Johns Hopkins University before pursing his residency in Otolaryngology at the University of Pennsylvania. He stayed at Penn to complete a Rhinology and Skull Base Surgery fellowship after which he joined the faculty and established the Rhinology Translational research effort. Current surgical interests include advancement of techniques for paranasal sinus surgery, and revision endoscopic sinus surgery. His current research interests include respiratory innate defense and molecular modulation of mucociliary clearance focusing on cilia function in the healthy and disease state and therapeutic interventions to restore innate defenses and normal mucociliary clearance in inflammatory respiratory disease states such as Chronic Rhinosinusitis.

Prof. Ramesh C. Deka is Director General of Public Health Studies, Chair Professor of Medical Education & Research, Amity University, Up NOIDA, India.

James C. Denneny, III, MD is the current EVP/CEO of the American Academy of Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery and its Foundation. Dr. Denneny served as president of the AAO-HNS/F (2007-2008) and served 22 years on the Board of Governors.

Stephen R. Durham, MD is Head of Section for Allergy and Clinical Immunology at National Heart & Lung Institute and an Imperial College and Professor of Allergy and Respiratory Medicine at Royal Brompton Hospital, London. Professor Durham qualified from Downing College Cambridge and Guy’s Hospital London in 1976. He trained in general and respiratory medicine at Addenbrookes Hospital Cambridge, Royal Brompton Hospital and John Radcliffe/Churchill Hospitals in Oxford, returning to NHLI as Senior lecturer in 1988. Before taking up his present position in 2004, he was Reader in Upper Respiratory Medicine. He has studied basic mechanisms of allergic rhinitis and asthma and the influence of treatment. This has involved the development of pharmacodynamics models of allergen challenge in the skin, nose and lung and studies of seasonal hayfever. A particular focus has been translational studies of allergen immunotherapy that elucidated mechanisms of human antigen-specific tolerance and informed novel treatment approaches. He is principle investigator for a number of international trials that have resulted in Europe-wide registration of an Alum-based grass pollen vaccine for injection and a sublingual grass allergen tablet, the first allergy vaccine to be registered in UK for 35 years.

Baham Guyuron, MD, FACS is an internationally recognized teacher and innovator in the plastic surgery field, Dr. Guyuron has focused his practice on facial surgery. He is a graduate of Tehran University Medical School, he completed his residency in general surgery at Boston University and followed with a residency in plastic surgery at The Cleveland Clinic Foundation. He also completed a fellowship in craniofacial surgery at Toronto University Hospital for Sick Children. As demonstration of his commitment to innovation, Dr. Guyuron has pioneered many innovative medical techniques including an outpatient procedure for the surgical treatment of migraine headaches that has been recognized by the medical community as highly successful. All of his migraine surgery procedures are within the scope of head and neck surgery practice.

James A. Hadley, MD is an otolaryngologist in Naples, Florida and is affiliated with Physicians Regional Medical Center - Pine Ridge. He is a past president of both the American Rhinologic Society and the American Academy of Otolaryngic Allergy.

David W. Kennedy, MD is credited with pioneering, developing, and introducing endoscopic sinus and minimally invasive trans-nasal skull-base surgery. After introducing endoscopic sinus surgery to the United States, he developed the first international course to teach endoscopic trans-nasal techniques and the first fellowship training in rhinology. His research interests include the contribution of osteitis of the paranasal sinuses in the progression of chronic rhinosinusitis and outcomes of functional endoscopic sinus surgery. Dr Kennedy completed his medical degree at the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland in 1972 and trained in Otolaryngology at Johns Hopkins University. He is former Chair of the University of Pennsylvania Department of Otolaryngology and Vice Dean of the University of Pennsylvania Health System. He is Past President of the American Academy of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery and the American Rhinologic Society. He is Editor for the medical journal, “International Forum of Allergy & Rhinology”.

John Krouse, MD, PhD, MBA is Professor and Chairman of the Department of Otolarynology-Head and Neck Surgery, Director of the Temple Head and Neck Institute, and Associate Dean for Graduate Medical Education at the Temple University School of Medicine, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He is Editor-in-Chief of Otolaryngolgy-Head and Neck Surgery and past president of the American Academy of Otolaryngic Allergy. Dr. Krouse received his MD from Harvard Medical School and completed his residency training in otolaryngology at the Massachussetts Eye and Ear Infirmary.

Dennis K. Ledford, MD is currently the Ellsworth and Mabel Simmons Professor of Allergy and Immunology at the University of South Florida Morsani College of Medicine and James A. Haley VA hospital. Dr. Ledford is an Associate Editor of the Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology and on the editorial board of the JACI: In Practice and Annals of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology. He is Past-President of the American Academy of Allergy Asthma and Immunology (AAAAI), past governor of the Southeast region of the Regional and State and Local Allergy Societies of the AAAAI, Past-President of the Florida Allergy Asthma and Immunology Society and Past-President of Faculty at Morsani College of Medicine. He continues to work with the allergy/immunology training program at USF as well as maintaining interest in clinical research and patient care.

Bradley F. Marple, MD is a Professor in the Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery at UT Southwestern Medical Center. His clinical interests include inflammatory sinonasal disease, acute and chronic sinusitis, sinonasal disease that is refractory to medical and surgical treatment, and anterior skull-base defects. Dr. Marple earned his medical degree from the University Of Oklahoma College Of Medicine before completing residencies in surgery and otolaryngology at UT Southwestern. He has served since 2010 on the board of directors of the American Academy of Otolarynology-Head and Neck Surgery. Dr. Marple’s research interests include allergic fungal rhinosinusitis and intranasal inflammation.

Anju T. Peters, MD is Professor in Allergy and Immunology at Northwestern University in Chicago. Her clinical interests include rhinosinusitis,
immunodeficiencies, asthma, allergic rhinitis, urticaria and angioedema, and anaphylaxis.

Todd D. Rozen, MD a fellowship trained neurologist, subspecializing in headache management at the Mayo Clinic, Jacksonville, FL. He has co-authored more than 100 peer-reviewed manuscripts in the field of headache. 

Raj Sindwani, MD is the Section Head of Rhinology, Sinus and Skull Base Surgery at the Cleveland Clinic and also serves as the Quality Improvement Officer for the Head and Neck Institute. He is Associate Editor of the American Journal of Rhinology.

Elina Toskala, MD, PhD is Professor and Director of Allergy in the Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery at Temple University School of Medicine.  Dr. Toskala received her Medical Degree and PhD in Respiratory Medicine at the University of Kuopio, Finland.  She is Past President of the Finnish Society of Allergology and Immunology and Past President of the Finnish Rhinologic Society. Her clinical interests include surgical therapy, medical therapy, and immunotherapy for allergic and inflammatory disorders of the nose and sinuses; and the clinical connection of asthma and rhinitis and chronic sinusitis.  

Michael F. Vaezi, MD, PhD, MS is currently a Professor of Medicine at the Vanderbilt University Medical Center in the division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology. He is also the Director of Clinical Affairs for the Division and Director of the Center for Swallowing and Esophageal Disorders and Director of Clinical Research. He received his medical degree and his PhD in Bio-organic Chemistry from the University of Alabama in Birmingham, Alabama. His past research activities include better understanding the role of acid and non-acid reflux in GERD, the role of gastroesophageal reflux disease in ENT signs and symptoms, and recently evaluation of esophageal epithelium integrity with mucosal impedance in GERD.

Eugenia M. Vining, MD is a fellowship trained Rhinologist and experienced educator who has held academic appointments at both Yale Univ. and the Univ. of PA. She has served in leadership positions with the ARS and the Connecticut ENT Society.























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