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Gavin M. Gassen, MD


Gavin Gassen MDDr. Gassen is a board-certified otolaryngologist. He completed his residency in 1999 at Louisiana State University as well as the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York City, Tulane University School of Medicine and the University of Maryland School of Medicine. Dr. Gassen served with the US Navy Medical Corps from 2002 to 2005 both stateside and in Japan.

Employment:
1996 - 1997

Emergency Department Physician, C&M Medical Services

Metairie, Louisiana
1996 - 2001

Staff Physician, Marine Medical Unit

New Orleans, LA
2000 - 2001

Staff Physician, Jefferson Parish Human Services, Authority/ Westbank Alcohol and Drug Abuse Clinic

Marrero, LA
2012 - Present Virgin Islands Ear, Nose, and Throat St. Thomas, VI
Education:
1992 - 1993

Internship – General Surgery, Charity Hospital and Tulane University Affiliated Hospitals

New Orleans, LA
1993 - 1996 Residency – General Surgery, Tulane University School of Medicine New Orleans, LA
1998 - 1999 Residency – Head and Neck Surgery, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center New York, NY
1999

Residency – Otolaryngology/ Head and Neck Surgery, Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center

New Orleans, LA
2001 - 2002

Military – U.S. Naval Flight Surgeon Training, Naval Aerospace Medical Institute/ Naval Air Station Pensacola

Pensacola, FL
2008 - 2012

Residency – Otolaryngology/ Head and Neck Surgery, University of Maryland School of Medicine

Baltimore, MD
Medical Doctor
1992 Tulane University School of Medicine New Orleans, LA
B.A. Biology
1988 Tulane University New Orleans, LA
Military Awards
2001

Alfred Award – Demonstrated outstanding military readiness as reflected in achieving the highest final grade for military inspections and physical readiness testing, Officer Indoctrination School, Newport, RI

2002

Surgeon General’s Award – Demonstrated outstanding leadership qualities, professional ability, military bearing and flight aptitude, Aerospace Medicine for Flight Surgeon Course, Pensacola, FL

2001 - 2008

Navy/Marine Corps Commendation Medal

Navy/Marine Corps Achievement Medal with bronze star for second award

Navy Unit Commendation Ribbon

National Defense Service Medal

Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal

Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal

Global War on Terrorism Service Medal

Sea Service Deployment Ribbon with 2 bronze stars for second and third awards
Navy/Marine Corps Overseas Service Ribbon with 2 bronze stars for second and third awards

Research Experience
1997

Research Associate – Advisor Charles Berlin, Ph.D.

Kresge Hearing Research Laboratory of the South, New Orleans, Louisiana
2009 - 2010

Identification of hair cell-specific markers in the mouse inner ear. Advisor Ronna Hertzano, M.D., Ph.D., Department of Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery, University of Maryland School of Medicine

Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles
Andrew S. Johnson, M.D., Gavin M. Gassen, M.D., John J. Ferrara, M.D., Steven M. Steinberg, M.D.,  Larry H. Hollier, M.D., Lewis M. Flint, M.D. “The Role of Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography: Sphincterotomy versus Common Bile Duct Exploration as a Primary Technique in the Management of Choledocholithiasis.” American Surgeon.  February 1993.
Professional Memberships
2010 – Present American Academy of Otolaryngic Allergy
2010 - 2012

American Academy of Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery, Section for Residents and Fellows

2008 - Present Maryland Society of Otolaryngology
2001 - Present Aerospace Medical Association
2001 - Present Society of U.S. Naval Flight Surgeons
2012 - Present American Medical Association
Presentations
“The Role of Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography: Sphincterotomy versus Common Bile Duct Exploration as a Primary Technique in the Management of Choledocholithiasis.” presented to the Annual Meeting of the Southeastern Surgical Congress, Gold Medal Candidate, Atlanta, Georgia, May 31- June 3, 1992.
“Lessons from inner ear hair cell-specific expression profiles.”  Presented at the Maryland Society of Otolaryngology Annual Resident Research Competition.  April 20, 2010.
Professional Courses
2012

Penn Rhinology and Skull Base Surgery Course, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA

2012 Penn Rhinoplasy Course, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
2011

First Annual Rising Chief Boot Camp, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania Simulation Center, Philadelphia, PA

2011

American Academy of Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery, Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA

2010

Temporal Bone Surgical Dissection Course, House Ear Institute, Los Angeles, CA

2010

Basic Course in Allergy and Immunology, American Academy of Otolaryngic Allergy, Dallas, TX

2009

American Academy of Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery, Annual Meeting, San Diego, CA

2009

Temporal Bone Surgical Dissection Course, Carolina Ear Research Institute, Raleigh, NC

2009

Foreign Body Pediatric Airway Endoscopy Course, The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA

2009

AO Basic Principles and Operative Treatment of Craniomaxillofacial Trauma and, Reconstruction, Alexandria, VA

2008

Pediatric Otolaryngology Update, Stanford University School of Medicine, Palo Alto, CA

Licenses
Louisiana
US Virgin Islands