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Howard P. House, MD, Memorial Lecture for Advances in Otology

Howard P. House, MD’s name stands out among those viewed as legends within our specialty. His passion for sharing knowledge through research and education is the reason we honor him through the establishment of a lectureship and to ensure that Dr. House’s desire to share knowledge on a global plane continues. This award is presented in odd-numbered years only.

2015 Honored Lecturer: Konstantina M. Stankovic, MD, PhD

Konstantina M. Stankovic, MD, PhD, FACS, is a Neurotologic Surgeon at Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary (MEEI), Principal investigator at the Eaton-Peabody Laboratories at MEEI and Associate Professor of Otology and Laryngology at Harvard Medical School.  She trained at MIT (B.S. degrees in Physics and Biology, Ph.D. degree) and Harvard (M.D. degree, residency in Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery, postdoctoral research fellowship through HHMI, clinical fellowship in Neurotology). Concurrent with her clinical activities, she directs a basic science laboratory that focuses on addressing the unmet medical needs of people with hearing loss. Her approach is interdisciplinary, combining tools of systems neuroscience with optics, ultra-low power electronics, molecular biology and genomics to improve diagnostics, prognostics and therapeutics for deafness. Recent research highlights include optical imaging of cells inside the inner ear without contrast dyes, development of a prototype chip for a fully implantable cochlear implant, energy extraction from the inner ear to run electronics and discovery that salicylates limit growth of vestibular schwannomas. Her research has appeared in leading scientific and medical journals and has earned international media coverage. She received the Young Investigator Award from the National Organization for Hearing Research. She is past president of the American Auditory Society. 

Previous Lecturers:
  • 2013: Derald E. Brackmann, MD
  • 2011: Professor Vittorio Colletti 
  • 2010: Rodney C. Perkins, MD
  • 2009: Michael E. Glasscock, III, MD
  • 2008: John W. House, MD, on behalf of William F. House, DDS, MD