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Dr. Smolarz’ Curriculum Vitae

 

Employment:
2010-Present Virgin Islands Ear, Nose, and Throat St. Thomas, VI
Education:
2013 American Academy of Otolarynogology Allergy Vancouver, CA
AAOA Fellow
2006-2010 University of Texas
Otolaryngology Residency
Houston, TX
Board Certified
2005-2006 Louisiana State University
Otolaryngology Residency
Shreveport, LA
2004-2005 Louisiana State University
General Surgery (Internship)
Shreveport, LA
2000-2004 University of Texas
Medical Branch
Galveston, TX
Medical Doctor
1998 Universidad de Catolica Valparaiso, Chile
1995-1998 University of Texas Austin, TX
B.A. Microbiology
1997 University of Granada Granada, Spain
1994 – 1995 Texarkana College Texarkana, TX
Awards
Adam T. Ross Memorial Grant Award for service and leadership in the Residents and Fellows section of the American Academy of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery
2nd Place, UT Houston Resident Manuscript Competition, Houston, TX, Manuscript, June, 2010
1st Place, UT Houston Resident Manuscript Competition, Houston, TX, Manuscript, June, 2009
Scholarships
Nov. 2007 American Medical Association
House of Delegate 61th Interim Meeting
Travel Grant
Honolulu, HI
Sept. 2007 American Academy of Otolaryngology
Travel Grant
Washington, D.C.
Mar. 2007 Washington Advocacy Meeting
Travel Grant
Washington, D.C.
Nov. 2006 American Medical Association House of Delegate 60th Interim Meeting
Travel Grant
Las Vegas, NV
Sept. 2006 American Academy of Otolaryngology
Travel Grant
Toronto, Canada
Mar. 2006 Washington Advocacy Meeting
Travel Grant
Washington, D.C.
Positions Held
July 2006 – July 2010 Resident liaison between UT-Houston Department of Otorhinolaryngology and AAO-HNS
Nov. 2007 - Nov. 2008 American Academy of Otolaryngology – HNS
American Medical Association Delegate
Nov. 2007 - Nov. 2008 American Academy of Otolaryngology – HNS
Credentials Committee Member
Nov. 2007 - Nov. 2008 American Academy of Otolaryngology – HNS
American Medical Association Delegate
Oct. 2007 - Oct. 2008 American Academy of Otolaryngology – HNS
Infectious Disease Committee Member
Nov. 2006 American Academy of Otolaryngology - HNS
Board of Governors - Alternate Delegate
Sept. 2005 - Sept. 2006 American Academy of Otolaryngology - HNS
Board of Governors - Public Relations Officer
July 2005 – July 2006 Resident liaison between LSUS Department of Otolaryngology and AAO-HNS
Professional Memberships
July 2015 – Present American Rhinologic Society
July 2010 – Present American Academy of Sleep Medicine
Jan. 2010 – Present American Academy of Otolaryngic Allergy
July 2007 – Present American Academy of Facial Plastics and Reconstructive Surgery
July 2004 - Present American Academy of Otolaryngology - HNS
Published Articles
Malignant head and neck paragangliomas: is there an optimal treatment strategy? Moskovic DJ, Smolarz JR, Stanley D, Jimenez C, Williams MD, Hanna EY, Kupferman ME. Head Neck Oncol. 2010 Sep 23;2:23.
Paraganglioma of the endolarynx: a rare tumor in an uncommon location. Smolarz JR, Hanna EY, Williams MD, Kupferman ME. Head Neck Oncol. 2010 Jan 19;2:2.
Published Abstracts
Malignant Paragangliomas: The M.D. Anderson experience, Joseph R. Smolarz, M.D., Douglas Stanley, Ehab Y. Hanna, M.D., F.A.C.S., Michelle D. Williams, M.D., Camilo Jiminez, M.D., Michael E. Kupferman, M.D., Submitted to UT Houston Resident Manuscript Competition
Laryngeal Paragangliomas: A 35 year review, Joseph Ryan Smolarz, M.D., Ehab Y. Hanna, M.D., F.A.C.S., Michael E. Kupferman, M.D., AAO-HNS annual meeting booklet
High Resolution Thin Cut Computed Tomographic (HRCT) Scan of the Temporal Bone: A Cost Versus Benefit Analysis, Joseph Ryan Smolarz, M.D., Gale Gardner, M.D., Triological Society Combined Section Meeting Booklet, p. 147, Feb. 2007
High Frequency Percussive Ventilation with Systemic Heparin Improves Short Term Survival in an LD100 Sheep Model of ARDS, Wang D, Zwischenberger JB, Deyo DJ, Alpard SK, Smolarz JR, Traber DL, Journal of Burn Care Rehabilitation, The Official Journal of the American Burn Association, 2002 23:S52
Initial Performance Evaluation of a Perfluoropolymer Coated Gas Exchanger for CO2 Removal, Hussein N. Yamani, DongFang Wang, Scott K. Alpard, Joseph R. Smolarz, Yolanda B. Ajala, Joseph B. Zwischenberger, 43th Annual National Student Research Forum Publication, pp. 34,79, 1st Place Overall in the Poster Session Category at the National Student Research Forum, April 2002
High-Frequency Percussive Ventilation vs. Arteriovenous Carbon Dioxide Removal in a LD100 Model of ARDS, Joseph R. Smolarz, DongFang Wang, Scott K. Alpard, Hussein N. Yamani, Yolanda B. Ajala, Joseph B. Zwischenberger, AMSA Poster Session Booklet, p. 38, March 2002, 43th Annual National Student Research Forum Publication, pp. 21, 39, April 2002
Yamani HN, Wang D, Alpard SK, Smolarz JR, Ajala YB, Zwischenberger JB. Initial Performance Evaluation of a Perfluoropolymer Coated Gas Exchanger for CO2 Removal. Prepared for MSSRP, June 2001.
Ajala YB, Wang D, Alpard SK, Yamani HN, Smolarz JR, Zwischenberger JB. Feasibility Study of Chronic Arteriovenous Carbon Dioxide Removal for Severe Respiratory Failure. Prepared for MSSRP, June 2001
Poster/ Oral Presentations
UT-Houston Resident Research Competition, Houston, TX, Oral Presentation, June, 2010
UT-Houston Resident Manuscript Competition, Houston, TX, Manuscript, June, 2010
AAO-HNS annual meeting, San Diego, C.A., Poster, October, 2009
UT-Houston Resident Manuscript Competition, Houston, TX, Manuscript, June, 2009
Houston Society of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgeons Resident Research Competition, Houston, TX, Manuscript, April, 2009
Texas Academy of Otolaryngology Manuscript Competition, Dallas TX, Manuscript, March 2009
UT Houston Resident Manuscript Competition, Houston, TX, Manuscript, June, 2008, 1st Place
Houston Society of Otolaryngology Resident Research Competition, Houston, TX, Manuscript, May, 2008
AAO-HNS annual meeting, Washington, D.C., Poster, September, 2007
UT Houston Resident Manuscript Competition, Houston, TX, Manuscript, June, 2007, 3rd Place
Triological Society, Combined Sections Meeting, Marco Island FL, Poster, February, 2007
Resident Research Forum, Louisiana State University, Shreveport, LA, Oral Presentation, June 2006
American Burn Association, Chicago, IL, Poster, April, 2002
NSRF, National Student Research Forum, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, TX, Oral Presentation/ Manuscript, April, 2002
Seventh Annual AMSA Poster Session, Houston, TX, Poster, March, 2002
MSSRP, 2001 Medical Student Summer Research Program, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, TX, Poster, July 2001
Submitted Manuscripts
Evaluation of tongue base collapse by ultrasonography: A pilot study; Joseph R. Smolarz, M.D., Michael W. Moore, Samer Fakhri, M.D., Martin J. Citardi, M.D., Ron J. Karni, M.D.
Malignant Paragangliomas: The M.D. Anderson experience, Joseph R. Smolarz, M.D., Douglas Stanley, Ehab Y. Hanna, M.D., F.A.C.S., Michelle D. Williams, M.D., Camilo Jiminez, M.D., Michael E. Kupferman, M.D., Submitted to UT Houston Resident Manuscript Competition
Laryngopharyngeal Paragangliomas: A 35 year review, Joseph R. Smolarz, M.D., Ehab Y. Hanna, M.D., F.A.C.S., Michelle D. Williams, M.D., Michael E. Kupferman, M.D., Submitted to Head & Neck: Journal for The Sciences & Specialties of The Head and Neck, the Houston Society of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgeons Resident Research Competition, and the UT Houston Resident Manuscript Competition
High Resolution Thin Cut Computed Tomographic (HRCT) Scan of the Temporal Bone: A Cost Versus Benefit Analysis, Joseph Ryan Smolarz, M.D., Gale Gardner, M.D., Submitted to the UT Houston Resident Manuscript Competition
High-Frequency Percussive Ventilation vs. Arteriovenous Carbon Dioxide Removal in a LD100 Model of ARDS, Joseph R. Smolarz, Dongfang Wang, Scott K. Alpard, Hussein N. Yamani, Casey M. Smolarz, Joseph B. Zwischenberger, Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, Texas, Submitted to National Student Research Forum
IRB Protocols
High Resolution Thin Cut Computed Tomographic (HRCT) Scan of the Temporal Bone: A Cost Versus Benefit Analysis, Joseph Ryan Smolarz, M.D., Gale Gardner, M.D.
Testing the Validity of the Mueller Maneuver by Ultrasound Guided Cephalometry in Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA), Joseph Ryan Smolarz, M.D., Samer Fakhri, M.D.
Grand Rounds
Sept. 2009 Medial Orbital Wall Fractures
Myth, Fallacy and Truth
UT-Houston
Dec, 2008 Cephalometrics: Trauma Applications         UT-Houston
Oct. 2008 Chemical Peels UT-Houston
April. 2008 Blepharoplasty UT-Houston
Nov. 2007 Head and Neck Surgical Wound Infections    M.D. Anderson
Oct. 2007 Head and Neck Surgical Wound Infections    UT-Houston
May 2007 Paraganglioma     M.D. Anderson
Jan. 2007 Scar Wars UT-Houston
Sep. 2006 Immunology in Allergic Disease        UT-Houston
Feb. 2006 Immunology in Allergic Disease        LSU-HSC
Nov. 2005 Genetic Hearing Loss           LSU-HSC
Aug. 2005 Neoplasms of the Nose and Paranasal Sinus: What you need to know LSU-HSC
Meetings/Courses
Sept. 2015 American Academy of Otolaryngology Annual Meeting Dallas, TX
Sept. 2015 American Rhinologic Society Annual Meeting Dallas, TX
July 2015 ARS - Summer Sinus Symposium Chicago, IL
Sept. 2014 Ultrasound For Surgeons: Basic Orlando, FL
April 2014 Endoscopic Surgery of the Sinuses, Eustation Tube, and Ear Boston, MA
April 2014 Entellus – LIVE training with Dr. Gould St Louis, MO
Sept. 2013 American Academy of Otolaryngology Annual Meeting Vancouver, CA
Sept. 2013 American Academy of Otolarygology Allergy and Fellowship Exam Vancouver, CA
August 2013 Allscripts Conference Chicago, IL
Feb. 2013 AAOA - Maintenance of Certification Dallas, TX
March 2012 Entellus – Cadaver Dissection St Thomas, VI
March 2012 BAHA training St Thomas, VI
Jan. 2012 Training for Airvance and Pillar Procedure - Medtronic Jacksonville, FL
Dec. 2011 AAOA Advanced Allergy Course Austin, TX
Nov. 2011 Aviation Medical Certification Standards and Procedures Training Oklahoma City, OK
Nov. 2011 Basic Seminar for Aviation Medical Examiners Oklahoma City, OK
Oct. 2011 Clinical Aerospace Physiology Review Oklahoma City, OK
Sept. 2011 AAOA Annual Meeting San Francisco, CA
April 2011 Osler Board Preparation Course Chicago, IL
Feb. 2011 North American Rhinology & Allergy Puerto Rico
March 2010 Pan American Allergy Conference Woodlands, TX
Feb. 2010 Current Topics in Sleep Medicine Phoenix, AZ
Feb. 2010 AOA – 2010 Allergy Education Dallas, TX
Jan. 2010 Zupko Coding Course Dallas, TX
Sept. 2009 Medtronics - Midas Rex Temporal Bone Course Ft. Worth, TX
Sept. 2009 Maxillofacial Trauma Course Houston, TX
March 2009 UT Houston Sinus Anatomy Course Houston, TX
March 2009 Rodeo Rhinoplasty Course Houston, TX
July 2008 Minimally Invasive New Technology In Oncologic Surgery (MINTOS) Course Houston, TX
April 2008 UT Houston Temporal Bone Course Houston, TX
Nov. 2007 American Medical Association
House of Delegate 61th Interim Meeting
Honolulu, HI
Oct. 2007 Medtronics - Midas Rex
High Speed Instrumentation Course
Ft. Worth, TX
Oct. 2007 Medtronics - Midas Rex
Approaches to Skull Base Disease Course
Ft. Worth, TX
Sept. 2007 American Academy of Otolaryngology Annual Meeting Washington, D.C.
Sept. 2007 Essentials in Facial Plastic Surgery Washington, D.C.
Mar. 2007 Washington Advocacy Meeting Washington, D.C.
Nov. 2006 American Medical Association
House of Delegate 60th Interim Meeting
las Vegas, NV
Nov. 2006 Current Concepts in Head & Neck Surgery Houston, TX
Sept. 2006 Maxillofacial Trauma Course Houston, TX
Sept. 2006 American Academy of Otolaryngology Annual Meeting Toronto, Canada
Mar. 2006 Washington Advocacy Meeting Washington, D.C.
Oct. 2005 Laryngeal Surgery and Voice Rehabilitation Course Boston, MA
Hospital Privileges
2010 - Present Roy Lester Schneider Hospital St Thomas, VI
Training Hospitals
2006 – 2010 Memorial Hermann Houston, TX
2006 – 2010 Children’s Memorial Hermann Houston, TX
2006 – 2010 M.D. Anderson Houston, TX
2006 – 2010 Lyndon B. Johnson Houston, TX
Emergency Medical Training
August 2014 Advanced Cardiac Life Support
Volunteer Work
June 2013 HOPE - Health Fair St Thomas, VI
Licenses
Virgin Islands Board of Medical Examiners 1634
Texas State Board of Medical Examiners M4553
Louisiana State Board of Medical Examiners MD.200496