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Protecting Singers’ Most Precious Instrument

Picture a pair of tiny violin bows, each no longer than a thumbnail clipping, lodged horizontally in your windpipe. Halfway between the chin and collarbone, they dance and vibrate at your command. For higher pitches, they stretch thin. For lower tones, they shorten. Meet your vocal cords. Because they’re hidden from view, most people take ...  
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Meet Niels Kokot, MD, Associate Professor of Clinical Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery

Dr. Kokot is an otolaryngologist whose work encompasses all aspects of head and neck surgery, including the management of tumors in the oral cavity, larynx, pharynx, skull base, salivary glands and the thyroid gland, as well as microvascular surgery. Here’s what you won’t find on his resume: Baseball was his first career choice. “I loved ...  
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Voice changes in adulthood

Men’s Health interviewed Michael Johns, MD, professor of clinical otolaryngology - head and neck surgery and director of the USC Voice Center at the Tina and Rick Caruso Department of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery, about six voice changes that can occur in adulthood. Read the story »

USC receives $25 million gift to name world-renowned department and center

Business leader and USC Trustee Rick J. Caruso and his wife, Tina, have donated $25 million to endow and name the USC Tina and Rick Caruso Department of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery, one of the nation’s largest and most highly ranked for research and treatment of diseases of the ear, nose and throat. ...  
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USC Otolaryngology Associates joins Keck Medicine of USC

Acquisition broadens the range of otolaryngology-head and neck surgery expertise accessible for Glendale and La Cañada Flintridge-area patients Keck Medicine of the University of Southern California (USC) today announced that the esteemed Demeter, Hubanks and Stoneman Otolaryngology Practice has joined the university-based healthcare practice, and will now be known as USC Otolaryngology Associates. Recognized nationally ...  
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Eric J. Kezirian, MD, MPH, takes office as 2nd president of the International Surgical Sleep Society

Eric J. Kezirian, MD, MPH, began his term as the 2nd President of the International Surgical Sleep Society (ISSS) on April 1, 2015. “It is an honor to lead the ISSS, the preeminent organization dedicated to the surgical evaluation and treatment of patients with snoring and obstructive sleep apnea, and I am excited to bring ...  
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