The AAS is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2nd Annual AAS Young Investigator Award. The award is designed to engage academic Cardiothoracic and ENT surgeons with the AAS. The award includes complimentary registration to both the Fall Courses taking place on October 21, 2017 in San Diego, CA and the Academic Surgical Congress taking place January 30-February 1, 2018 in Jacksonville, FL.
The three recipients of these awards for 2017 are:
The ENT Young Investigator Award winner:
Karuna Dewan, MD is a Assistant Professor of Laryngology in the Department of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery at Stanford University. Her research interests include quality of life, surgical outcomes and resident education. She investigating the surgical management of dysphagia and treatment approaches to chronic cough.
The AAS Cardiothoracic Young Investigator Award winners:
Dr. Andres M. Bur is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery at the University of Kansas. His clinical interests include head and neck oncology and free tissue reconstruction of the head and neck. His research focuses on outcomes in head and neck cancer patients, analysis of large patient datasets and integration of technology in clinical care through health informatics.
Dr. Erin Gillaspie saw her first surgery when she was 13 years old and was immediately taken with the idea that one person – a surgeon – could have such a profound and meaningful impact on a patient’s life. Thoracic surgery had a special draw for her as her grandfather died from lung cancer only a few years before. She attended medical school at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, completed her general surgery residency at Bassett Medical Center and was privileged to pursue my cardiothoracic surgical training at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN. As a new attending in practice at Vanderbilt University Medical Center she has dedicated her practice to treating patients with lung and esophageal cancer and her spare time to public health and developing a robust clinical research program within her department.