While working at the Massachusetts Eye and Ear doing research and shadowing Felipe Santos, MD a’02 Weill, I published two papers: Arachnoid cysts of the internal auditory canal: An under-appreciated entity and Verrucous carcinoma of the temporal bone. I had the incredible opportunity to present my second paper at the 2019 International Otopathology (Schuknecht) Society Conference which is dedicated to the study of the pathology of the temporal bone, including all conditions that affect hearing, balance, and the facial nerve. The conference happens every three years and highlights the important new otopathology findings.
It was amazing to meet so many physicians and researchers from all over the world and to gain experience with the process of writing, publishing, and then presenting my research. I felt I was able to connect all of this work to my undergraduate pursuit as the anatomy and physiology of the ear and temporal bone is so complex and hearing health is such an important part of human interaction in society.