Posters, Presentations & Publications

Here are some of the academic papers in peer-reviewed journals, and posters and presentations at academic conferences, that have been made possible by the information and data we gather on our trips:

Figure 1, “Portable ultrasound device. Philips Lumify portable ultrasound system including the L12-4 transducer (Philips Healthcare, Amsterdam, the Netherlands) and a Galaxy 10.1 tablet (Samsung, Seoul, South Korea) with the Lumify system.” from  Color Doppler Ultrasonography for Monitoring a Free Flap Anastomosis During a Head and Neck Surgical Camp .

Figure 1, “Portable ultrasound device. Philips Lumify portable ultrasound system including the L12-4 transducer (Philips Healthcare, Amsterdam, the Netherlands) and a Galaxy 10.1 tablet (Samsung, Seoul, South Korea) with the Lumify system.” from Color Doppler Ultrasonography for Monitoring a Free Flap Anastomosis During a Head and Neck Surgical Camp.

Figure 1, “Representative images of a normal (A) otoscopy and (B) abnormal otoscopy (tympanic membrane perforation with purulent effusion). Images taken via smartphone-enabled otoscope (Cellscope, San Francisco, California, USA) on an iPhone 6 (Apple, Cupertino, California, USA) using Cellscope-Oto for Clinicians software (Cellscope).” from  Community health workers obtain similar results using cell-phone based hearing screening tools compared to otolaryngologists in low resourced settings .

Figure 1, “Representative images of a normal (A) otoscopy and (B) abnormal otoscopy (tympanic membrane perforation with purulent effusion). Images taken via smartphone-enabled otoscope (Cellscope, San Francisco, California, USA) on an iPhone 6 (Apple, Cupertino, California, USA) using Cellscope-Oto for Clinicians software (Cellscope).” from Community health workers obtain similar results using cell-phone based hearing screening tools compared to otolaryngologists in low resourced settings.

Still from  Kenya Hear Me .

Still from Kenya Hear Me.

Figure 2, “Case fatality from cancer according to income levels of countries” from  Head and neck surgical subspecialty training in Africa: Sustainable models to improve cancer care in developing countries.

Figure 2, “Case fatality from cancer according to income levels of countries” from Head and neck surgical subspecialty training in Africa: Sustainable models to improve cancer care in developing countries.

  • Cervenka B, Pipkorn P, Fagan J, Zafereo M, Aswani J, Macharia C, Kundiona I, Mashamba V, Zender C, Moore M. Oral cavity cancer management guidelines for low-resource regions. Head Neck. 2019 Mar;41(3):799-812. Epub 2019 Jan 21.

  • Jayawardena A, Waller B, Edwards B, Larsen-Reindorf R, Esinam Anomah J, Frimpong B, Gina A, Netterville J, Saunders J, Basura GJ. Portable audiometric screening platforms used in low-resource settings: a review. J Laryngol Otol. 2019 Feb;133(2):74-79. Epub 2018 Nov 5.

  • Banach BS, Netterville JL, Mueller J. Utility of Cytopathology in Complimenting Surgical Medical Mission Trips. Am Surg. 2018 Nov 1;84(11):e480-e482. PMID: 30747658.

  • Jayawardena AD, Shinn JR, Zuniga MG, Netterville JL. “Technology-Driven Community Health Worker-Based Hearing Screening in Rural Kenya.” American Academy of Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery (AAO-HNS) Annual Meeting, Atlanta, GA, 7-10 Oct 2018.

  • Kahue CN, Ghiam MK, Fernando SJ, Aswani J, Omutsani M, Dwojak SM, Rohde SL, Netterville JL. "After we’re gone: Establishing follow-up and measuring outcomes for patients treated during two-week head and neck surgical/educational mission trips to Kenya." Research Presentations, Bill Wilkerson Center for Otolaryngology and Communication Sciences, Nashville, TN, 27 Mar 2018.

    • Third place poster.

  • Jayawardena A, Kahue C, Netterville JL. "Evaluation of a pre-surgical otologic screening tool: a pilot study in rural Kenya." Poster. 8th Annual Coalition for Global Hearing Health Conference, University of Miami Coral Gables, Coral Gables, FL, 12-14 Oct 2017.

  • Netterville JL. Humanitarian Efforts Keynote Lecturer, "What we have learned from 18 yrs of medical outreach in low and middle income counties." American Academy of Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery Foundation (AAO-HNS/F) Annual Meeting & Oto Expo, Chicago, IL, 12 Sep 2017.

  • Netterville JL. "The benefits of vertically-integrated medical missions." American Academy of Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery Foundation (AAO-HNS/F) Annual Meeting & Oto Expo, Chicago, IL, 12 Sep 2017.

  • Jayawardena A, Netterville JL. "Kenya’s physician-extender hearing screening program." American Academy of Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery Foundation (AAO-HNS/F) Annual Meeting & Oto Expo, Chicago, IL, 12 Sep 2017.

    • Humanitarian Grant Forum, Grant recipient.

  • Jayawardena A, Kahue C, Netterville JL. Evaluation of a pre-surgical otologic screening tool: a pilot study in rural Kenya. Presented at the ENT World Congress, International Federation of Otorhinolaryngological Societies (IFOS), Paris, France, June 26, 2017.

  • Jayawardena A, Kahue CN, Netterville JL. "Barriers to the Implementation of an Otolaryngology Physician-Extender Program in Deaf Schools in Rural Kenya." Poster. American Society of Pediatric Otolaryngology Annual Meeting, Austin, TX. 18-21 May 2017.

  • Kahue CN, Ghiam MK, Fernando SJ, Aswani J, Omutsani M, Dwojak SM, Rohde SL, Netterville JL. "After we’re gone: Establishing follow-up and measuring outcomes for patients treated during two-week head and neck surgical/educational mission trips to Kenya." Poster. American Head & Neck Society at Combined Otolaryngology Spring Meetings, San Diego, CA. 26-27 Apr 2017.

  • Fagan JJ, Zafereo M, Aswani J, Netterville JL, Koch W. Head and neck surgical subspecialty training in Africa: Sustainable models to improve cancer care in developing countries. Head Neck. 2017 Mar;39(3):605-611. Epub 2016 Nov 23. PMID: 27880008.

  • Dwojak S, Sharbel D, Espahbodi M, Fernando S, Ghiam M, Netterville J. "Outcomes of a 2-Week Head and Neck Teaching Course in East Africa." 2016 American Academy of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery Foundation Annual Meeting. San Diego, CA. 18-21 September 2016.

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Fagan JJ, Aswani J, Otiti J, Mushamba V, Liyombo E, Woodson G, Weed D, Zender C, Mannion K, Netterville JL, Wagner R, Zafereo M. Educational workshops with graduates of the University of Cape Town Karl Storz Head and Neck Surgery Fellowship Program: a model for collaboration in outreach to developing countries. Springerplus. 2016 Sep 23;5(1):1652. eCollection 2016. PMID: 27722069.

  • Jayawardena A, Netterville JL. "Technologic Advances in Hearing Screening: A Pilot Study in rural Kenya." University of Kwa-Zulu Natal – Yale ENT Research Symposium. Nelson Mandela School of Medicine, Durban, South Africa, March 2016.

  • Chambers KJ, Aswani J, Patel A, Fundakowski C, Mannion K, Lin DT, Netterville JL. The Value of a Collaborative Course for Advanced Head and Neck Surgery in East Africa. Laryngoscope. 2015 Apr; 125(4):883-7. Epub 2014 Nov 21. PMID: 25417971.

  • Netterville JL, Invited Lecturer, "Surgery for Goiter in Africa," Harvard Surgery of the Thyroid and Parathyroid Glands Continuing Medical Education Course 2014, Boston, MA, December 8, 2014.

  • Chambers KJ, Aswani J, Patel A, Fundakowski C, Mannion K, Lin DT, Netterville JL. "The Value of a Collaborative Course for Advanced Head and Neck Surgery in East Africa." Poster presented at the Combined Otolaryngology Spring Meetings, Orlando, FL, May 14 - 17, 2014.

  • Mainthia R, Reppart L, Reppart J, Pearce EC, Cohen JJ, Netterville JL. A Model for Improving the Health and Quality of Life of Single Mothers in the Developing World. African Journal of Reproductive Health. 2013 Dec; 17(4):14-25. PMID: 24558778.

  • Pearce EC, Mainthia R, Freeman KL, Mueller JL, Rohde SL, Netterville JL. The usefulness of a yearly head and neck surgery trip to rural Kenya. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2013 Nov;149(5):727-32. Epub 2013 Sep 17. PMID: 24046273.

  • Pearce EC, Mainthia R, Netterville JL, Rohde SL. "Impact of a Yearly Head and Neck Surgery Trip to Rural Kenya." Poster presented at the AAO-HNS/F Annual Meeting & Oto Expo, Washington, DC, 9 - 12 September 2012.

  • Netterville JL, Keynote Speaker, "Head & Neck Surgery in Third-World Africa," Head & Neck Oncology Summit, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT, August 2010.

  • Netterville JL, Invited Lecturer: "More than Medicine: Lessons learned from Medical Missions to Nigeria" Middle East Otolaryngology Meeting, Abu Dhabi, UAE, April 2009.

  • Mueller JS, Schultenover S, Simpson J, Ely K, Netterville J. Value of rapid assessment cytology in the surgical management of head and neck tumors in a Nigerian mission hospital. Head Neck. 2008 Aug; 30(8):1083-5. PMID: 18528905.

  • Netterville JL. "Surgical Treatment of Thyroid and Other Head and Neck Tumors in a Third World Country – Nigeria," 2003 Spring Seminar Series & 17th Annual Pediatric ORL Nurses Spring Meeting, Society of Otorhinolaryngology and Head-Neck Nurses, Inc., Nashville, TN, May 4, 2003.