ENT Innovations Day

UH ENT Institute Innovations Day is a unique opportunity for residents to develop solutions to challenges in the healthcare environment. This event allows residents to present their ideas to the department. Each year, two winners are selected, and receive financial and instructional support to develop their idea.  Each year a guest speaker is invited to discuss their experiences in biodesign and provide insight on taking ideas from concept to market. Winners from prior years also provide updates on their projects.


Program Organizers
Chad Zender, MD
Christopher Gedeon
Mary Cerveny

Guest speaker - Colin Drummond, PhD
Akina Tamaki, MD, PGY-2 - A novel tracheal suction catheter
Mark Weidenbecher, MD, Clinical Assistant Professor - A bioabsorbable, drug eluting tracheal stent