Service to the State

The Otolaryngology faculty is available to make presentations to both professional and social groups on a number of topics. Some of the subjects are listed below. Other topics may be arranged if there is interest. To obtain information or to arrange for a speaker, please contact the department at (304) 293-3457.

Mark A. Armeni, MD

Assistant Professor

  • Facts and Myths of Facial Plastic Surgery
  • Surgery for the Aging Face
  • Skin Resurfacing - A Whole New Look!

Steven Coutras, MD

Assistant Professor

  • Anaphylaxis
  • Obstructive Sleep Apnea
  • Pediatric Obstructive Sleep Apnea
  • Hypoglossal Nerve Stimulation for Obstructive Sleep Apnea - the INSPIRE implant
  • Surgical Treatment of Obstructive Sleep Apnea
  • What if T&A Fails for Pediatric Obstructive Sleep Apnea?

Michael K. Hurst, DDS, MD

Associate Professor

  • Allergic Rhinitis
  • Sinusitis for Physicians
  • Ear Infections in Children

Rusha Patel, MD

Assistant Professor

  • Transoral Robotic Surgery for Head and Neck Cancer
  • Local and Locoregional Reconstruction of the Head and Neck
  • Microvascular Reconstruction of Oncologic Defects
  • Techniques in Ablative Head and Neck Cancer Surgery
  • Management of the Adult Neck Mass
  • Thyroid Cancer: ¬†Workup and Surgical Treatment

Hassan H. Ramadan, MD

Professor and Chairman

  • Sinusitis in Children
  • Balloon Sinuplasty
  • Difficult Nasal Polyps and Revision Sinus Surgery

Stephen J. Wetmore, MD


  • Common Causes of Dizziness
  • Vestibular Migraine
  • Surgical Treatment of Ear Disease

Ronald Wilkinson, MD

Clinical Professor

  • GERD (Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease)
  • General Asthma
  • Otitis Media
  • Tonsillectomy and Adenoidectomy
  • External Otitis
  • Sinus Headache
  • Head and Neck Pain
  • Rhinosinusitis