John T. Sinacori, M.D., discusses his primary clinical interests, his path to medicine, and how the field of Otolaryngology has evolved to include office based procedures at EVMS to treat laryngeal disease.
Hello. I'm dr johnson Corey. I'm an ear nose and throat surgeon here at Eastern Virginia Medical School and my specialty is in layer oncology which is care of the voice complex airway disease and swallowing disorders. After five years of pursuing their nose and throat surgery residency, I spent another year at Vanderbilt training in lowering geology, which as I stated was care of complex airway disease, voice disorders and swallowing disorders. My clinical interest is in all three of those aspects of your nose and throat surgery. And I also work with Children at the Children's Hospital. King's Daughters with patients who have voice and breathing issues. When I was young, I never shied away from anyone who was hurt or injured. I always want to be a part of helping them out. I also witnessed three of my family members die of complex lung disease and cancer. And I really saw how the physicians treated them and what a privilege it was for them to be them at their time of need. I always felt like being with someone at a very vulnerable time when they're having complex physical condition that it was a privilege to be part of that and be able to help them through that. It's very simple. Um the old adage of treat others as you would want to be treated and what I do is I treat them as part of my family. I treat them as my extended family. I was seeking an academic position and after interviewing multiple places around the country, it was evident that my future partners here at the VMS had a passion for patient care and for training future young surgeons. These are my priorities in our department, keeps those as their primary goals here at Eastern Virginia Medical School. So after bringing on my new partner in large oncology, dr Ben rubenstein, we are now offering office based learning geology procedures, which is a standard of care throughout academic departments around the country. So this is an area that we are starting to focus on to offer awake procedures for patients who have laryngeal disease, were also advancing care of neurological neurological diseases that include care of patients with Parkinson's disease and also with chronic refractory cough.