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Treatment Approaches and Challenges in Recurrent Laryngeal Nerve Injury — Callier FLASH Seminar

Friday, February 25 at 12:00pm to 1:00pm

Virtual Event

Callier FLASH Seminar in Speech, Language and Hearing

Title: Treatment Approaches and Challenges in Recurrent Laryngeal Nerve Injury

Speaker: Ted Mau, MD, PhD
UT Southwestern

On Friday, February 25 at 12:00pm, join the event on Microsoft Teams.

Ted Mau, MD, PhD, remembers the moment in medical school when he first saw the human vocal folds in action: a visiting professor delivered a lecture while holding a flexible laryngoscope inside his own throat. “It was the first time most of us had seen the vocal folds move within the voice box. I thought it was the coolest thing ever,” Dr. Mau says. A choral baritone, he became captivated by the structure and mechanics of the larynx and the vocal folds.

Thinking about structure and mechanics already came naturally to him. The son of an engineer, Dr. Mau graduated from Harvard summa cum laude in biochemistry, then earned a Ph.D. in biophysics at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). He attended Harvard Medical School for his M.D., then returned to UCSF for residency training in otolaryngology–head and neck surgery, winning three research prizes. After residency, Dr. Mau completed a fellowship at Vanderbilt University in laryngology and care of the professional voice. He joined UT Southwestern in 2008 as its first full-time voice specialist.

“I started out as a scientist in biophysics, studying the atomic structure of proteins,” Dr. Mau recalls. “When I switched gears into medicine, I maintained the biophysics way of thinking about things. The voice box is fascinating: this organ has moving parts, and nothing else in the body behaves like vocal fold tissue.”

Persons with disabilities may submit a request for accommodations to participate in this event at UT Dallas' ADA website. You may also call (972) 883-5331 for assistance or send an email to ADACoordinator@utdallas.edu. All requests should be received no later than 10 business days prior to the event.

Event Type

Lectures & Workshops

Target Audience

Undergraduate Students, Prospective Students, Graduate Students, International Students

Topic

Research

Tags

Dual Language

Department
Behavioral and Brain Sciences
Contact Information
Lynne Perler
lynne.perler@utdallas.edu
972-883-3003
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