Sooey Lectureship on Endoscopic Head Surgery

June 04, 2002
News Office: Twink Stern (415) 502-6397

Two presentations on endoscopic head surgery will be part of the 2002 Francis A. Sooy Endowed Lecture from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday, June 15, sponsored by the UCSF Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery.

Dr. David W. Kennedy, chair of the Department of Otorhinolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery at the University of Pensylvania, will give two presentations: "Endoscopic Surgery for Tumors and Skull Base Defects" scheduled at 8:15 a.m. and "Avoiding Complications in Endoscopic Sinus Surgery" at 10:45 a.m.

Kennedy pioneered and developed techniques and instrumentation for endoscopic sinus surgery, endoscopic skull base surgery and trans-nasal endoscopic orbital surgery. He also participated in the early development of image guided surgery, developing techniques and instrumentation for expanding minimally invasive surgery.

Three graduating chief residents -- Dr. Christina Laane, Dr. Edward Shin and Dr. Kenneth Yu -- will be honored. Case presentations will be given by fourth year residents Dr. Jay Reeck, Dr. Sandy Ramirez and Dr. Michael Scheuller, at 9:30 a.m.

The program is free and open to the public. The Sooy Lectureship honors the memory of Dr. Francis A. Sooy, chairman of the UCSF Department of Otolaryngology from 1958 to 1972. He served as UCSF's fourth chancellor from 1972 to 1982, and was a professor in the UCSF Department of Otolaryngology until his death in 1986.

For more information about the program, please call Vivian Weigel (415) 502-0498 or email

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