Sunday, April 23, 2017

Hopewell Cancer Support - 20th Reach Out and Run Race

Hopewell Cancer Support...20th Reach Out and Run Race was held 4/23/2017. Thank you to Hopewell for the compassionate care and programs offered to cancer survivors in our community. Thank you to the Dance Endowment who continue to provide annual support for this race.

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Karen T. Pitman, MD, FACS

Karen T. Pitman MD, FACS currently serves as the Medical Director of the Milton J. Dance Jr, Head and Neck Center. Dr. Pitman graduated from the University of Maryland prior to receiving her medical degree from the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences in Bethesda MD. She completed her otolaryngology residency at Naval Medical Center Portsmouth VA and fellowship training in Advanced Head and Neck Oncologic Surgery at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. Dr. Pitman’s clinical interests include quality of life in head and neck cancer patients, premalignant lesions, and young patients with head and neck cancer. She specializes in tumors of the tongue, oral cavity, throat, larynx, thyroid, parathyroid glands and salivary glands, and advanced skin cancers.

A Clinical Pathway for Swallowing Services for Patients with Head and Neck Cancer: A Service Implementation Evaluation.

Congratulations to Barbara Pisano Messing on her well received poster presentation at the annual meeting of the Dysphagia Research Society in Portland Oregon. A Clinical Pathway for Swallowing Services for Patients with Head and Neck Cancer: A Service Implementation Evaluation.

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Lee Akst, MD -- Johns Hopkins Voice Center 

Daniel Sherwood, MS/CCC-SP, HSE -- Speech Pathology 

This lecture will be filmed and broadcast through Facebook Live 

Held at 6:30pm in the Civiletti Conference Center - GBMC Physician's Pavilion East

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Laryngology Grand Rounds
Friday, March 10, 2017
Physician Pavilion East Conference Center

7:30 AM – 8:00 AM
“Voice Restoration in Presbyphonia" 
Topic Presentation/Discussion:
Andrew Lee, M.D. 

8:00 AM – 8:30 AM
“Laryngeal Sensory Neuropathy" 
Topic Presentation/Discussion:
Grace Tan, M.D.

Monday, February 20, 2017

Singing Voice / Beat-box Voice

Good afternoon! I am inquiring on behalf of my cousin, who seems to be at a loss for what to do next, concerning his voice. He is a beat-boxer and has recently injured himself and would like any advice on how he can proceed and/or any tips on how to rest his voice for the best recovery possible. I would really appreciate whatever you can do for us. Thank you!

"It begins a little different, seeing as though, it was a beat-boxing injury. I was recently attempting to play with lower registers and I had a very sharp and severe pain stem from throat that shot through the body. I went into shock and went to the ER where they dismissed me with generalized laryngitis and gave me anxiety medication. The proceeding days, I found it almost impossible to swallow with the sensation of something catching/grinding near my Adam's apple. I then noticed rubber band popping sensation under my jaw when swallowing. An ear, nose, and throat doctor noticed bruising along my chords, but this didn't seem like enough for my other symptoms. My last observation has been if I consciously lower my Adam's apple from its stationary position, there is a popping sensation that occurs that is occasionally painful."

Melissa Kim, M.S., CCC-SLP writes...

Unfortunately, I can’t offer any helpful advice without more information as to the cause of his symptoms. If his current ENT has not offered a diagnosis which would explain his symptoms, a second opinion would be in order. I would counsel your cousin to ask if additional imaging (e.g., CT of the neck) may be helpful in determining the cause of his pain. Best of luck to you both.

Thursday, February 2, 2017


Laryngoscopy Grand Rounds

Friday, February 10, 2017
7:30 AM – 8:30 AM
Physician Pavilion East Conference Center

" Surgical Management of Dysphagia"

Topic Presentation/Discussion:
Elizabeth Guardiani, M.D.