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Merry E. Sebelik, MD, FACS

Merry Sebelik, MD

Associate Professor

Otolaryngology – Head & Neck Surgery

EDUCATION

MD: Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI

Residency: Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI

Fellowship: Head and Neck Oncologic Surgery, MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX

LICENSES/CERTIFICATIONS

Diplomate of the American Board of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery

State of Georgia Medical License

CURRENT AND FORMER UNIVERSITY APPOINTMENTS

Associate Professor
Otolaryngology, Head & Neck Surgery, Emory University

Director
Head & Neck Surgical Oncology, VAMC-Atlanta

Associate Professor, Research Director
Otolaryngology, Head & Neck Surgery, University of Tennessee Health Science Center, 2008-2016

Director, Site Training Director
Head & Neck Surgical Oncology, VAMC-Memphis, 1999-2016

Assistant Professor
Otolaryngology, Head & Neck Surgery, University of Tennessee Health Science Center, 1999-2006

Assistant Professor
Surgery, Division of Otolaryngology, University of South Alabama Department of Surgery, 1996-1999

Adjunct Professor
Clinical Speech Pathology, University of South Alabama College of Allied Health, 1997-1999

HONORS AND AWARDS

Alpha Omega Alpha, 2015

Top Doctor Peer Recognition Award, Memphis Magazine, 2015

UT Service Award for Exceptional Service as Otolaryngology Research Director, 2013

Humanitarian Recognition Award, Methodist University Hospital Foundation, 2012

Honor Award, American Academy of Otolaryngology, Head & Neck Surgery Foundation, 2011

Resident Instructor of the Year, UT Otolaryngology, 2000

Scarlet Sash Award for Excellence in Medical Student Education, University of South Alabama, 1999

Didactic Instructor of the Year, University of South Alabama Department of Physician Assistant Studies, 1999

CURRENT ORGANIZATIONAL MEMBERSHIPS

American Academy of Otolaryngology, Head & Neck Surgery, Fellow

American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists

American Board of Otolaryngology

American College of Surgeons, Fellow

American Head and Neck Society, Fellow

American Institute for Ultrasound in Medicine

American Thyroid Association

International Association Endocrine Surgeons

International Society of Surgery

Society of University Otolaryngologists

CLINICAL INTERESTS

Point-of-care ultrasound examination and guided procedures of the head and neck

Thyroid and parathyroid tumors

Thyroid/head and neck surgery and teaching in low-resource settings

Multidisciplinary management of upper aerodigestive tract benign and malignant tumors

Sialendoscopy for stones and other obstructive disorders of the salivary glands

Skin cancer of the head and neck

Vocal rehabilitation of the laryngectomy patient

RESEARCH FOCUS

Clinical: Quantification of national head and neck utilization/outcomes, novel applications of point-of-care ultrasound

Translational/Basic: High-frequency ultrasound, thyroid vascularity in the animal model

Surgical Education: Hand motion analysis, simulation-based learning, ultrasound performance competency

Global Health: Outcomes measures in low-resource surgery, point-of-care imaging in austere settings, goitrogenesis

RECENT PUBLICATIONS

Smith A, Boughter JB, Sebelik ME. "The Manubrium for Cancellous Bone Grafting: Comparison to Iliac Crest in Fresh Cadavers." OTO-HNS. Jan 2017, in press.

Smith A, Grady A, Vieira F, Sebelik ME. "The Use of Ultrasound Guided Needle Biopsy for Diagnosis of Advanced Stage Upper Aerodigestive Tract Malignancy." OTO-HNS Open Access. Dec 2016, in press.

Smith A, Jain N, Wan J, Wang L, Sebelik ME. "The Effect of Resident Duty Hour Restrictions on Surgical Complications for Otolaryngology Head and Neck Key Indicator Procedures." Laryngoscope. Dec 21 2016. (epub ahead of print).

Smith A, Ray M, Jain N, Zhang H, Sebelik ME. "The Burden of Angioedema on United States Emergency Departments: 2006-2010." Laryngoscope. 2016 Nov 15. (epub ahead of print).

Smith A, Braden L, Wan J, Sebelik ME. "The Effect of Resident Duty Hour Restrictions on Procedure Specific Outcomes in Head and Neck Endocrine Surgery." JAMA Otolaryngology. Oct 2016, in press.

Sabri F, Sebelik ME, Meacham R, Boughter JD Jr, Challis MJ, Leventis N. "In Vivo Ultrasonic Detection of Polyurea Crosslinked Silica Aerogel Implants." PLoS One. 2013 Jun 14;8(6):e66348.

Meacham RK, Boughter JD Jr, Sebelik ME. "Ultrasound-Guided Fine-Needle Aspiration of the Tongue Base: A Cadaver Feasibility Study." Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2012 Nov;147(5):864-9.

Shires CB, Saputra JM, King L, Thompson JW, Heck DH, Sebelik ME, Boughter JD Jr. "Histopathological and Postoperative Behavioral Comparison of Rodent Oral Tongue Resection: Fiber-Enabled CO2 Laser Versus Electrocautery." Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2012 Oct;147(4):716-21.

Meacham RK, LeSueur JR, Sebelik ME, Hodges JM. "Pathology Quiz Case 1. Leishmaniasis of the Tongue." Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2012 Aug;138(8):777-8.

Shires CB, Boughter JD, Sebelik ME. "Sphenopalatine Artery Ligation: A Cadaver Anatomic Study." Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2011 Sep;145(3):494-7.

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