2021 ARS 67th Annual Meeting


October 1-2, 2021

Millennium Biltmore Los Angeles


Program Book
Program At A Glance
Exhibitor Guide

Friday, October 1, 2021

General Session – Crystal Ballroom

Presidential Address & Welcome

1:00 pm - 1:15 pm
Joseph Han, MD, FARS

David W. Kennedy Lecture

1:15 pm - 2:00 pm
Introduction: Rodney Schlosser, MD, FARS
Guest Speaker: N. Lou Shipley
"Leveraging disruptive technology in a post pandemic world"

Awards Ceremony

2:00 pm - 2:15 pm
Robert Kern, MD, FARS; Benjamin Bleier, MD, FARS; Jivianne Lee, MD, FARS

Top Clinical Abstracts

Moderators: Dana Crosby, MD, FARS; Jean Kim, MD, FARS; Ashutosh Kacker, MD

2:15 pm - 2:22 pm
PK evidence of consistent drug release from long-acting implantable corticosteroid matrices for CRS
Randall Ow, MD

2:22 pm - 2:29 pm
Outcomes of Dupilumab treatment versus FESS for CRSwNP
Harish Dharmarajan, MD

2:29 pm - 2:36 pm
CRS-PRO and SNOT 22 correlations with type 2 inflammatory mediators in chronic rhinosinusitis
Samuel Racette, MD

2:36 pm - 2:43
Dupilumab and ASA desensitization CEA
Michael Yong, MD, MPH, MBA

2:43 pm - 2:50 pm
Predicting malignant transformation of inverted papilloma using image-based machine learning
Angela Yang, BS

Top Basic Science Abstracts

Moderators: Stella Lee, MD; Cecelia Damask, DO; Justin Turner, MD, FARS

3:30 pm - 3:37 pm
LPS decreases CFTR open probability and mucociliary transport through ROS
Do-Yeon Cho, MD

3:37 pm - 3:44 pm
Transcriptional changes in chronic rhinosinusitis with asthma
Amarbir Gill, MD

3:44 pm - 3:51 pm
Cystatin-induced coagulation and fibrinolysis pathway derangements in a murine model of CRSwNP
Alan Workman, MD, MTR

3:51 pm - 3:58 pm
Steroid responsive and steroid resistant cytokines in AERD
Michael Kohanski, MD, PhD

3:58 pm - 4:05 pm
A human paranasal sinus model of SARS-CoV-2 infection
Wesley Stepp, MD, PhD

Panel: “Lessons Learned: Reflections of Seasoned Rhinologists”

4:15 pm - 5:00 pm
Moderator: Eugenia Vining, MD
Panelists: Marilene Wang, MD, FARS; James Stankiewicz, MD, FARS; Michael Setzen, MD, FARS; Donald Lanza, MD, FARS

Fall Film FESStival

5:00 pm – 5:30 pm

Saturday, October 2, 2021  8:00 am - 12:00 pm

Breakout Room A – Gold Room


Moderators: Andrew Lane, MD, FARS; Victoria Lee, MD; Bruce Tan, MD

8:00 am - 8:07 am
Chronic rhinosinusitis mouse model
John Lee, MD

8:07 am - 8:14 am
Urinary leukotriene E4 as a biomarker for chronic rhinosinusitis clinical subtypes
Beau Idler, BA

8:14 am - 8:21 am
Central compartment atopic disease and allergic rhinitis have similar allergen patterns
Bianca Rullan Oliver, MD

8:21 am - 8:28 am
Biomarker model for predicting type 2 in patients diagnosed with CRS
Austin Heffernan, MD Candidate

Panel: “Digital patient engagement for the rhinologist:

8:45 am - 9:30 am
Moderator: Martin Citardi, MD, FARS
Panelists: Chirag Patel, MD, FARS; Alexander Farag, MD, FARS

Cystic Fibrosis

Moderators: Do-Yeon Cho, MD; Michael Kohanski, MD

10:00 am - 10:07 am
Pseudomonas isolates from CRS with CF develop increased virulence under anaerobic conditions
Do-Yeon Cho, MD

10:07 am - 10:14 am
CF olfaction before and after elexacaftor-tezacaftor-ivacaftor
Daniel Bacon, BS

10:14 am - 10:21 am
Comparison of endoscopic sinus surgery timing in lung transplant patients with Cystic Fibrosis
Joseph Johnson, ScB

10:21 am - 10:28 am
Topical antibiotics in chronic rhinosinusitis: A prospective pilot study
Christopher Low, MD

10:28 am - 10:35 am
Olfactory dysfunction in people with Cystic Fibrosis
Daniel Beswick, MD, FARS

Miscellaneous Rhinology

Moderators: Alissa Kanaan, MD; Thomas Higgins, MD, FARS; Jordan Teitelbaum, MD

10:45 am - 10:52 am
Transnasal endoscopic management of frontal sinus anterior table fractures improves cosmetic quality
Natalie Derise, MD

10:52 am - 10:59 am
Clinical features and diagnoses of patients with primary complaints of facial pain
Andrea Plawecki, MD

10:59 am - 11:06 am
Outcome of immunoglobulin replacement therapy in children with rhinosinusitis
John Behnke, MD

11:06 am - 11:13 am
Contralateral sinonasal symptoms following unilateral ESS
Kevin Hur, MD

Diet and Drip

Moderators: Nicholas Rowan, MD; Angela Donaldson, MD, FARS; Edward McCoul, MD, FARS

11:23 am - 11:30 am
Otolaryngic sensory loss as a measure of frailty among older U.S. adults
Nicholas Rowan, MD

11:30 am - 11:37 am
Dietary habits and rhinitis
Darren Cheng, MS

11:37 am - 11:44 am
The diagnostic workup of patients with isolated post-nasal drip
Hector Perez, MD

11:44 am - 11:51 am
Histopathologic features of chronic rhinosinusitis in diabetic patients
Vidit Talati, MD

Breakout Room B – Crystal Ballroom

Healthcare Economics

Moderators: Jonathan Ting, MD, FARS; Joshua Levy, MD, FARS; Kara Detwiller, MD, FARS

8:00 am - 8:07 am
Resource utilization analysis after PPSV23 vaccination in antibody deficient CRS and RABS patients
Nrusheel Kattar, MD

8:07 am - 8:14 am
Rhinology Medicare reimbursements have not been keeping up with inflation
Sina Torabi, MD

8:14 am - 8:21 am
Impact of gender on outcomes and cost in pediatric acute rhinosinusitis management
Vraj P. Shah, BS

8:21 am - 8:28 am
Impact of operative time on endoscopic sinonasal surgery
Ariel Omiunu, BS

8:28 am - 8:35 am
Procedural and geographic variation in price markup of common rhinology procedures
Rahul A. Patel, Medical Student

Adjunct Therapies for CRS

Moderators: Lauren Roland, MD; Christine Franzese, MD, FARS; Daniel Beswick, MD, FARS

8:45 am - 8:52 am
Long-acting implantable corticosteroid matrix for CRS: LANTERN study 6-month post-treatment outcomes
Joanne Rimmer, MBBS, MA

8:52 am - 8:59 am
The Effect of EDS-FLU on objective and subjective outcomes for patients with CRSwNP
Randall Ow, MD, FARS

8:59 am - 9:06 am
The potential for cortisol suppression with high dose mometasone irrigations
Hannah Brown, BS

9:06 am - 9:13 am
Type 2 inflammation decreases in CRSwNP after ESS with mometasone-eluting stent placement
Bruce K. Tan, MD

9:13 am - 9:20 am
SNOT-22 scores after six months of aspirin predict long-term quality of life in AERD
Siddhant H. Tripathi, BS

9:20 am – 9:27 am
Real world effectiveness of Dupilumab in CRSwNP
Yi Zhang

Panel: “Omics and biomarkers: How they can impact patient care”

10:00 am - 10:45 am
Moderator: Justin Turner, MD, FARS
Panelists: Bruce Tan, MD; Amber Luong, MD, PhD, FARS; Benjamin Bleier, MD, FARS

Miscellaneous Rhinology

Moderators: Kristine Smith, MD; Christian Soneru, MD; Sanjeet Rangarajan, MD, FARS

10:45 am - 10:52 am
Practice patterns and provider satisfaction in a virtual rhinology and skull base surgery clinic
Emily Papazian, Medical Student

10:52 am - 10:59am
Post-operative sinus polyp scale (POPS)
Dhruv Sharma, MD

10:59 am - 11:06 am
Modeling observed nasal nitric oxide levels
Dennis Shusterman, MD, MPH

11:06 am - 11:13
The role of extraoral taste receptors in chronic rhinosinusitis: A systematic review
Nicholas Rowan, MD


Moderators: Theodore Schuman, MD, FARS: Jeffrey Suh, MD, FARS; Stacey Gray, MD, FARS

11:23 am - 11:30 am
Systemic corticosteroids-related adverse outcomes in chronic rhinosinusitis with nasal polyposis
Greg Davis, MD, FARS

11:30 am - 11:37 am
Avascular necrosis and oral corticosteroid use
David Poetker, MD, FARS

11:37 am - 11:44 am
Odontogenic sinusitis causing extra-sinus complications
Jennifer Douglas, MD

11:44 - 11:51 am
Correlation of symptoms by sinus subsite
Arthur Wu, MD, FARS

Breakout Room C – Emerald Ballroom

Skull Base Malignancies

Moderators: Kent Lam, MD, FARS; Jose Mattos, MD; Jeremiah Alt, MD, PhD, FARS

8:00 am - 8:07 am
Treatment facility volume and esthesioneuroblastoma outcomes
Khodayar Goshtasbi, MS

8:07 am - 8:14 am
Effect of hospital safety-net burden on survival of sinonasal squamous cell carcinoma
Christopher Tseng, BS

8:14 am - 8:21 am
Sociodemographic factors in patients with esthesioneuroblastoma
Ariel Omiunu, BS

8:21 am – 8:28 am
Length of stay after surgery as a predictor of survival for sinonasal squamous cell carcinoma
Jeff Gao, BS

Patient Demographics

Moderators: Charles Riley, MD; Naweed Chowdhury, MD; Marc Dubin, MD, FARS

8:38 am - 8:45 am
Demographic variations of participants in rhinitis clinical trials
Neil Mehta, BS

8:45 am - 8:52 am
Effect of race in epistaxis treatment
Avneet Randhawa, BS

8:52 am - 8:59 am
Characterization of biologics patients
Matthew Lelegren, MD

8:59 am - 9:06 am
Demographics in chronic rhinosinusitis subtypes
Cheng Ma, BS

Panel: “The Role of the Rhinologist in Sleep Disorders”

9:16 am - 10:00 am
Moderator: Andrew Goldberg, MD, FARS
Panelists: Jolie Chang, MD; Maria Suurna, MD; Ilene Rosen, MD


Moderators: Carol Yan, MD; David Poetker, MD, FARS

10:30 am - 10:37 am
Population differences between COVID-19 and post-viral olfactory dysfunction: Case-control study
Nikita Chapurin, MD, MHS

10:37 am - 10:44 am
Chemesthesis compensates for decreased flavor sensation due to chemosensory dysfunction in COVID-19
Sameer Kini, MD

10:44 am - 10:51 am
Measurement of healthy utility state values in COVID-19 related anosmia
Mena Said, MD

10:51 am - 10:58 am
Cognitive impairment and awareness of olfactory dysfunction: NHANES 2013–2014
Srivats Narayanan, Medical Student

10:58 am - 11:05 am
Parosmia and health utility state values for COVID-19 related olfactory loss
Sophie Jang, Research Fellow

Nasal Valve, Perforation and Empty Nose

Moderators: David Jang, MD, FARS; Arthur Wu, MD, FARS; Jayakar Nayak, MD

11:15 am - 11:22 am
Temperature-controlled RF treatment of the NV for NAO: A randomized controlled trial
Stacey Silvers, Dr.

11:22 am - 11:29 am
Temperature-controlled RF treatment of nasal valve for nasal airway obstruction
William Yao, MD, FARS

11:29 am - 11:36 am
Endoscopic techniques for nasal septal perforation repair: A systematic review
Arron Gravina, DO

11:36 am - 11:43 am
Surgical repair of nasal septal perforations
Janmaris Marin, MD

11:43 am - 11:50 am
Mental health burden of empty nose syndrome
Meredith Meyer

Breakout Room D – Bernard’s Room

Rhinology Malignancies

Moderators: Garret Choby, MD, FARS; Nyall London, MD, FARS

8:00 am - 8:07 am
Nasal endoscopy and aerosol generation
Amarbir Gill, MD

8:07 am - 8:14 am
Surgical approach is associated with complication rate in sinonasal malignancy: A multi-center study
Daniel Beswick, MD, FARS

8:14 am - 8:21 am
Determinants of survival in sinonasal and skull base chondrosarcoma
Ryan Rimmer, MD

8:21 am - 8:28 am
Healthcare expansion and rhinologic malignancies
Alexandria L. Irace

Rhinology Workforce

Moderators: Douglas Reh, MD, FARS; Erin O’Brien, MD, FARS; Mathew Geltzeiler, MD, FARS

8:38 am - 8:45 am
Gender gap among rhinology and skull base surgeons
Patricia Johnson, MD

8:45 am - 8:52 am
Socioeconomic trends in rhinology and endoscopic skull base surgery in 2020
Sara Sun, MD

8:52 am - 8:59 am
Predictors of academic career placement and scholarly impact in fellowship-trained rhinologists
Nicholas Rowan, MD

8:59 am - 9:06 am
A geospatial analysis of the rhinologist workforce in the United States
Samir Hassanin, BA

Rhinology Outcomes

Moderators: Waleed Abuzeid, MD; Joshua Levy, MD, FARS; Zara Patel, MD, FARS

9:16 am - 9:23 am
Factors associated with postoperative outcomes in pituitary surgery
Khodayar Goshtasbi, MS

9:23 am - 9:30 am
Ecological momentary assessment of sinonasal outcomes
Victoria Lee, MD

9:30 am - 9:37 am
Endoscopic sinus surgery in patients with comorbidities
Ariel Omiunu, BS

9:37 am - 9:44 am
A cross-sectional analysis of patient information and education on sinusitis
Kolin Rubel, MD

9:44 am - 9:51 am
The use of SN-5 to differentiate chronic rhinosinusitis and chronic adenoiditis in children
Norman Orabi, MD

Skull Base

Moderators: Corinna Levine, MD, FARS; Benjamin Bleier, MD, FARS; Raj Sindwani, MD, FARS

10:30 am - 10:37 am
Outcomes of endoscopic resection of pediatric craniopharyngiomas
Tapan Patel, MD

10:37 am - 10:44 am
Occult nodal involvement in sinonasal squamous cell carcinoma
Samer Elsamna, BA

10:44 am - 10:51 am
Race, ethnicity, and socioeconomic status in esthesioneuroblastoma outcomes
Rahul Sharma, BS

10:51 am - 10:58 am
Impact of distant metastasis in sinonasal squamous cell carcinoma
Samer Elsamna, BA

10:58 am – 11:05 am
Nasal cavity squamous cell carcinoma
Blaine Smith

Skull Base Reconstruction

Moderators: Edward Kuan, MD, FARS; Eric Wang, MD, FARS; Bradford Woodworth, MD, FARS

11:15 am - 11:22 am
Endoscopic repair of anterior encephaloceles: A cost-effective alternative to craniotomy
Matthew Wu, BS

11:22 am - 11:29 am
The role of fascia lata in complex skull base reconstruction: Emergence of a new workhorse
Firas Sbeih, MD

11:29 am - 11:36 am
False negative rate of intrathecal fluorescein in CSF leak repair
Jeffrey Radabaugh, MD

11:36 am - 11:43 am
Systematic review of olfactory preservation techniques in nasoseptal flap harvest
Suat Kilic, MD

11:43 am - 11:50 am
Endoscopic endonasal eustachian tube obliteration for cerebrospinal fluid rhinorrhea
Ryan Rimmer, MD 

Saturday, October 2, 2021 1:00 pm – 4:20 pm

General Session – Crystal Ballroom

Panel: “Building a successful rhinology practice”

1:00 pm - 1:40 pm
Moderator: Thomas Higgins, MD, FARS
Panelists: Greg Davis, MD, FARS; Winston Vaughan, MD, FARS; Danielle Warner, MD; Marc Dubin, MD, FARS; Douglas Reh, MD, FARS

Rhinology Worldwide Panel

1:40 pm - 2:20 pm
Jivianne Lee, MD, FARS; David Gudis, MD, FARS; Brent Senior, MD, FARS; Kibwei McKinney, MD; Angela Donaldson, MD, FARS; Jose Mattos, MD

An ARS/AAOA Panel: “The US burden of rising health care cost - A case study in CRSwNP treatment”

2:20 pm - 3:00 pm
Moderator: Michael Stewart, MD, FARS
Panelists: Lauren Roland, MD; Joshua Levy, MD, FARS; Michael Platt, MD

Business Meeting and Presidential Citation

3:30 pm - 3:40 pm
Joseph Han, MD, FARS; Michael Stewart, MD, FARS

David W. Kennedy Lecture

3:40 pm - 4:20 pm
Introduction: Rodney Schlosser, MD, FARS
Guest Speaker: David W. Kennedy, MD, FARS
“The introduction of endoscopic sinus surgery and the evolution of rhinology as a specialty”