Current Research Activity
Areas of currently active research within the Weill Cornell Medicine Department of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck include:
- Otology and neurotology.
- Rhinology and sinusitis.
- Pediatric otolaryngology.
- Head and neck oncology.
- Plastic and reconstructive facial surgery.
Our current and recent studies include:
- The use of hyperbaric oxygen in sensorineural hearing loss.
- Treatment of cerebrospinal fluid leaks.
- The role of fluid intake after adenotonsillectomy.
- Ciliary function in neonates.
- Novel techniques for treatment of epistaxis.
- Genetic analysis of patients with chronic sinusitis.
- Novel approaches to endoscopic skull base surgery.
- Outcomes after computer-assisted endoscopic sinus surgery.
- The effects of sinal surgery on voice parameters.
Our research collaborations also include the departments of Neurology and Neuroscience, Neurological Surgery, Radiology, Medical Oncology and Pulmonary Medicine.
Our department seeks to expand clinical outcome research through the study of quality-of-life issues, functional statuses and other aspects of treatment that are not measured using traditional medical tests, as well as development of new instruments to assess quality-of-life, prospective, cross-sectional and retrospective studies of treatment outcomes, and the assessment of other factors that impact outcome, including comorbidity and disease severity.
We also seek to expand patient-based and basic-scientific research in all areas of our department, developing existing strengths and building new ones, as part of Weill Cornell Medicine's extensive, planned research expansion project that includes new, state-of-the-art research facilities on the Weill Cornell Medical College York Avenue Campus.