Our Research Training Opportunities

Residents are required to complete six months of research time through the rotation and curriculum schedule. Each resident will have a dedicated research mentor to facilitate development of independent research ideas. The FIRST program at BIDMC has resources available to aid in project design, navigating the IRB, and database development. 

  • It is expected that residents learn autonomy in developing research projects and questions.
  • Residents will be expected to submit their work at national and international meetings, and publish in the peer-reviewed literature. Stipends will be available for residents to attend these meetings.

Ongoing research projects in the Division of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery:

  • KTP laser and leukoplakia
  • Stroke and airway protection
  • Dystonia research
  • Ototoxicity research
  • Vestibular disorders
  • History of otology
  • Tinnitus research
  • Acoustic neuroma
  • HL and cognition research
Head and Neck/Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
  • H&N cancer database research
  • Opioid use research
  • H&N cancer outcomes research
  • O2 measurements in free flap reconstruction
  • SNOT-22 score outcomes
  • Education research in simulation