Chicago Laryngological & Otological Society

The Norval Pierce Prize

1961 George H. Connor, M.D.

The Lederer-Pierce Award

1982 Carl Wurster (NUMS)
1983 James Chow (U of Ill)
1984 Elise Deutsch (U of Ill)
1985 John Leonetti (Loyola)
1986 Garrett Herzon (NUMS)
1987 Luca Vassali (U of Ill)
1988 Peter Costantino (NUMS)
1989 Thomas Kaniff (Loyola)
1990 Peter Costantino (NUMS)
1991 Francisco Civantos (U of Ill)

1992 Michael Paciorke (U of Ill)
1993 Alan G. Micco (NUMS)
1994 Jeffrey Koempel (U of Ill)
1995 Mark Whipple (U of Ill)
1996 Mark Severtson (Loyola)
1997 Devan Desai (U of Ill)
1998 George Smyrniotis (U of Ill)
1999 Matthew Mingrone (U of Ill)
2000 Steven Gabel (Loyola)


First Place: Jacqueline Greene, MD, Northwestern -- TITLE: Neural Engineering & Regeneration in Otolaryngology

Second Place: Shiayin Yang, MD, Loyola -- TITLE: Gene Expression Profiling: Prognostic Factor in Oral Cavity Squamous Cell Carcinoma

Third Place: Cheryl Nocon, MD, University of Chicago -- TITLE: Factors Affecting Delays to Radiation Therapy for Head and Neck Squamous Cell Carcinoma, 1998-2011: A Report from the National Cancer Data Base


First Place: Lauren Murrill, M.D., Loyola -- Title: Targeting Toll-Like Receptors to Prevent Skin Cancer

Second Place: Jason Bell, M.D., Loyola -- Title: Effects of a Novel Mitochondria-Targeted Free Radical Scavenger on Gene Expression in the Facial Nerve Motor Nucleus After Axotomy

Third Place: David Walker, M.D., University of Chicago -- Title: Fluoroquinolone-Resistant MRSA’s Responsiveness to Ototopical Therapy in Vitro


First Place: Neela Rao, M.D., University of Illinois at Chicago; Title: The effects of topical yeast protein extract on wound healing in healthy and metabolically compromised mouse models

Second Place: John Cramer, M.D., Northwestern University; Title: Venous Thromboembolism in Otolaryngology: Do existing guidelines apply?

Third Place: Ryan Smith, M.D., Rush University Medical Center; Title: Familiarity of Neonatal Tracheostomy Care in the NICU


First Place: Saied Ghadersohi, M.D., Northwestern University

Second Place: Dara Adams, M.D., University of Chicago

Third Place: Aimee Kennedy, M.D., University of Chicago

May 29, 2019

First Place: Matthew Urban, MD; Rush University; Title: Rural Otolaryngology Disparities in Care: The State of Illinois

Second Place: Edward Westfall, MD; Loyola University; Title: Testosterone Recovers Chronic Vestibular Impairment Following Repeat Mild Traumatic Brain Injury

Third Place: Abhita Reddy, MD; Northwestern University; Title: Identification of Clinical and Patient-Reported Measures for Evaluating Outcomes after Endoscopic Sinus Surgery

June 2, 2020

First Place: Samuel Racette, MD; Northwestern University; Title: Post-operative Type 2 Inflammatory Mediators Decrease after Endoscopic Sinus Surgery

Second Place: Tirth Patel, MD; Rush University; Title: Air Pollutant Exposure is Associated with Sinonasal Histopathology in Chronic Rhinosinusitis

Third Place: Dara Adams, MD; University of Chicago; Title: Are Rhinitis and Eustachian Tube Dysfunction Associated in United States Adolescents?

May 5, 2021

First Place:  Adam Howard, MD; PGY4, University of Chicago; Title: “Risk and Response Adapted De-Intensified Treatment for HPV-Associated Oropharyngeal Cancer”

Second Place:  Tony Peter, MD; PGY4, Loyola University; Title: “Testosterone Promotes Vestibular Neuronal Survival in an Experimental Model of Repeat Mild Traumatic Brain Injury”

Third Place:  Elycia Kazemian, MD; PGY3, Loyola University; Title: “The Role of Perineural Invasion in Parotid Malignancy Outcomes: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis”

May 18, 2022

First Place:  Brian Yuhan, MD; PGY3, Loyola University; Title:  "No-show Rates in an Academic Otolaryngology Practice Before and During the COVID-19 Pandemic"

Second Place:  Matthew Maksimoski, MD: PGY5, Northwestern University; Title:  "Can you hear me now? Ossicular Ligament Ossification Leads to Clinically Significant Conductive Hearing Loss"

Third Place:  Julia Thomas, MD; PGY1, University of Chicago; Title:  "Fostering Early Child Development in Spanish-Speaking Households through a Parent-Directed Home Visiting Intervention:  A Randomized Controlled Trial"

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