Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery

2015-2016 Current Residents

‌‌2015 - 2016 Current Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery Residents

   

Lucia Diaz Garcia, MD PGY1

Hometown: 
Undergraduate School:
Princeton University
Medical School: Rutgers New Jersey Medical School
Research Interest: 
Hobbies: 

 Lucia Diaz Garcia, MD 2015-2016
   

Andrew Heffernan, MD PGY1

Hometown: Americus, GA
Undergraduate School: 
University of Georgia
Medical School: Medical College of Georgia at Georgia Regents University
Research Interest: to be determined
Hobbies: Travel, tennis, golf, basketball, wakeboarding, working out, foodie, HBO, and concerts

 Andrew Heffernan, MD 2015-2016
   

Tyler Mingo, MD PGY1

Hometown: 
Undergraduate School: 
University of Notre Dame
Medical School: University of Minnesota Medical School
Research Interest: to be determined
Hobbies: Trumpet, Piano, Guitar, Biking, Fishing, Baseball, and Notre Dame and Minnesota Sports

 Tyler Mingo, MD 2015-2016
   

Andrew Bluher, MD PGY2

Hometown: Ellicott City, MD
Undergraduate School
: Princeton University
Medical School:
University of Maryland School of Medicine
Research Interest:
to be determined
Hobbies:
Travel, languages, hiking, tennis, calisthenics, reading and karaoke
 ‌Andrew Bluher, MD 2015-2016
   

Bryan Hardin, MD PGY2

Hometown: Willisburg, KY
Undergraduate School
: University of Kentucky
Medical School:
University of Kentucky College of Medicine
Research Interest:
to be determined
Hobbies:
Running, wakeboarding, snow skiing, tennis, rock climbing, reading, science fiction/fantasy novels, University of Kentucky athletics, spending time with my wife and my dog
 Bryan Hardin, MD 2015-2016
   

J. Michael Kenerson, MD PGY2

Hometown: Virginia Beach, VA
Undergraduate School
: University of Virginia
Medical School:
Medical College of Virginia/VCU School of Medicine
Research Interest:
to be determined
Hobbies
Live music, festivals, food, travel, sailing, snowboarding
 J. Michael Kenerson, MD 2015-2016
   

Benjamin Rubinstein, MD PGY3

Hometown: Fairfax, VA
Undergraduate School
: Harvard
Medical School:
Columbia
Research Interest:
to be determined. Looking forward to being closely involved with our Global outreach work.
Hobbies:
Road biking, weight training, latin cuisine, dancing salsa, bachata & merengue, tossing the frisbee.

Benjamin Rubinstein, MD 2015-2016

   

Griffin Santarelli, MD PGY3

Hometown: Cleveland, OH
Undergraduate School
: The University of Arizona
Medical School
: The University of Toledo College of Medicine
Research Interest
: The role of urine interleukin inflammatory markers in chronic rhinosinusitis, postoperative rhinosinusitis in endoscopic pituitary resection, application of ultrasound in pediatric otolaryngology
Hobbies
:Traveling, Sking, Golf, and University of Arizona Basketball

Griffin Santarelli, MD 2015-2016

   

Evan Somers, MD PGY3

Hometown: Carmel, IN
Undergraduate School
: Rhodes College
Medical School
: Wake Forest University School of Medicine
Research Interest
: 3D Printing of Temporal Bones; Redefining Clinical Phenotypes of CRS; Nasal Steroids & Glaucoma
Hobbies: 
Spending time with my fiance, Working out; Golf; Tennis; Going to the movies; Indianapolis Colts
 Evan Somers, MD 2015-2016
   

Sneh Biyani, MD PGY4

Hometown: Sylvania, OH
Undergraduate School
: Kent State University
Medical School:
Northeast Ohio Medical University
Research Interest:
Urinary inflammatory levels as a marker for pediatric obstructive sleep apnea, Nutrition in head and neck cancer
Hobbies:
painting, travel, music appreciation

Sneh Biyani, MD 2015-2016

   


Clara Olcott, MD
PGY4

Hometown: Hong Kong
Undergraduate School
: University of Washington
Medical School
: University of New Mexico
Research Interest
: Interleukin levels in chronic rhinosinusitis, Pre-op nutrition & alcohol abuse assessment in major head & neck surgery, transesophageal ultra sound evaluation of thyroid cancer invasion, Vitamin D levels in pediatric OSA, nasal and auricular reconstruction
Hobbies
Running, Bikram yoga, traveling, hanging out with my husband & dog, gourmet food, pencil drawing & watercolor

Clara Olcott, MD 2015-2016

   


Brittany Weber, MD
PGY4

Hometown: Erie, PA
Undergraduate School: 
University of Pittsburgh
Medical School: 
Drexel University College of Medicine
Research Interest: 
Sudden hearing loss following cardiac bypass surgery, Long-term outcomes of pediatric tracheostomy patients, Developing a treatment protocol for failed newborn hearing screening in patients with middle ear effusions
Hobbies: Resident quality of life improvement projects, documentaries, concerts, being outside, practicing mindfulness.

 

Brittany Weber, MD 2015-2016

   
 

Phillip Whiting, MD PGY5

Hometown: Roosevelt, UT
Undergraduate School: Brigham Young University
Medical School:
University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio
Research Interest: Hormonal influence on hearing loss, robotic skull base surgery, swallowing/nutritional status in head and neck cancer, choleastoma surgical technigues and outcomes
Hobbies: Spending time with my wife and kids, Triathlon/Ironman/Marathon races, reading, golf, and going to the beach.

Phillip Whiting, MD 2015-2016
   
 

Lyndy Wilcox, MD PGY5

Hometown
: Virginia Beach, VA
Undergraduate School: Furman University
Medical School:
Eastern Virginia Medical School
Research Interest:
Congenital amusia (tone-deafness), Complications in long-term tracheostomy dependence in institutionalized children, Water precautions after BMTT, Otitis media, RRP
Hobbies
Spending time with my husband & dog, traveling to tropical places, reading, running, playing softball & golf

Lyndy Wilcox, MD 2015-2016