Faculty Research

Education and Innovation           
Head & Neck Oncology             
Pediatric Otolaryngology            


Areas of interest

Education and Innovation

Dr. Jordan Hochman

 Dr. Jordan Hochman
  • Development of 3D projected temporal bone anatomy dataset that could be ultimately used as a teaching tool for medical students and residents - a collaboration with the Virtual Reality Centre
  • Collaboration on the creation of a multispecialty surgical simulation lab

Head & Neck Oncology

Dr. Paul Kerr, Dr. Norbert Viallet

  • Functional outcomes after treatment of cancer of the upper aerodigestive tract - a prospective database of functional outcomes from CancerCare Manitoba.

Otology - Neurotology

Dr. Brian Blakley

  • Effect of steroids in ear drops in protecting against ototoxicity in mice
  • Prevention of age-related hearing loss with Omega-3 fatty acids
  • Evaluation of nerve growth factors in hearing restoration in guinea pigs
  • Prevention of totoxicity of aminoglycoside antibiotis in mice
  • Use of protective agents used to increase the safety and efficacy of antibiotics
  • Limitations in using animal models to study hearing loss
  • Development of a novel implantable device to improve hearing loss
  • Design of a novel tracheostomy tube for use in difficult patients
  • Olfactory and gustatory manipulation and their role in weight loss
  • Effect of locus of control on treatment results in patients with dizziness
  • Evaluation of tinnitus as a disability

Pediatric Otolaryngology

Dr. Darren Leitao, Dr. Jodi Jones

  • Development of a database of pediatric sensorineural hearing loss in Manitoba
  • Management of T-tube otorrhea
  • Meta-analysis of respiratory complications in post-tonsillectomy in children with obstructive sleep apnea
  • Otolaryngologic manifestations of 22q11 deletion syndrome
  • Vaccination penetrance among cochlear implant recipients in Manitoba