In the fourth and final episode of CRS with/without Nasal Polyps Podcast Series: Shared Decision-Making, Jennifer Villwock, MD will bring together the 3 speakers from the previous 3 podcasts in this series to discuss their approaches to shared decision-making with…
CRS with/without Nasal Polyps Podcast Series: Quality of Life Burden
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In the third episode of CRS with/without Nasal Polyps Podcast Series: Quality of Life Burden, Jennifer Villwock, MD will be speaking with Christine Franzese, MD about the potential quality of life burdens experienced by patients with chronic rhinosinusitis with/without nasal polyps, how this may impact course of disease and optimal ways to address these issues with patients. Dr. Villwock is an associate professor, Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery at Kansas University Medical Center and Chief of Otolaryngology, Kansas City Veterans Affairs Hospital. Dr. Franzese is Professor of Clinical Otolaryngology and Medical Student Director at the University of Missouri in Columbia, MO.
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Christine Franzese, MD
Christine Franzese, MD is a general otolaryngologist, with a specialty focus on Allergy and Sinus Diseases, and Professor in the Department of Otolaryngology at University of Missouri Medical Center. She is a native of Watkins Glen, NY and received her undergraduate degree from Cornell University in Ithaca, NY. She received her M.D. from SUNY Upstate Medical Center and completed her residency training at Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center and the University of Mississippi Medical Center. She stayed on as faculty at the University of Mississippi Medical Center for eight years where she was Residency Program Director, as well as Associate Professor and Chief of Otolaryngology at the G.V. “Sonny” Montgomery V.A. Medical Center.
She is a former Past President of the American Academy of Otolaryngic Allergy [AAOA]. Prior to that, she was President, President-Elect, and Treasurer of the AAOA, and Chair for the Section of Women in Otolaryngology in the American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery [AAO-HNS]. She has also served on the AAO-HNS Annual Program Committee and as Consultant to the AAO-HNS Allergy and Immunology Committee. She has taught at many allergy courses, including the AAOA Basic Allergy and Immunology Course, the AAOA Advanced Allergy and Immunology Course, and was co-Course Director for the AAOA Interactive Allergy & Rhinology Course. She has served as the first Chair of the SUO-Otolaryngology Program Directors Organization, as a member of the AAO-HNS Rhinology and Paranasal Sinuses Committee, and as a Member-at-Large on the AAOA Board of Directors. She has authored many scientific papers and is Chief Editor and one of the authors of “The Handbook of Otolaryngic Allergy” published in 2019. She has a special focus on biologics and treating allergic disorders, including inhalant allergy, penicillin allergy, allergies to stinging insects, food allergy, asthma, atopic dermatitis and urticaria.
Jennifer Villwock, MD, FAAOA
Kansas City, KS
Dr. Jennifer Villwock is a board-certified otolaryngologist and fellow of the AAOA. She attended medical school at the Michigan State University – College of Human Medicine and residency at SUNY-Upstate in Syracuse, NY. Dr. Villwock is currently an associate professor and associate residency program director at the University of Kansas Medical Center. Her academic interests include olfaction and sinonasal disease. She is also passionate about medical education from the undergraduate level to continuing education. Dr. Villwock’s outside interests include “gardening” aka (according to her husband) digging up perfectly good lawn and then neglecting what she plants there instead.