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The Science of Biologic Grafts in CSF Leak Repair and Skull Base Reconstruction

Friday, May 12, 2017 | 1:00 p.m. ET, 12:00 p.m. CT

Webinar participants will learn from Dr. Bradford Woodworth, residency program director for the University of Alabama, Birmingham and internationally recognized expert on sinonasal and skull base disorders, about advanced techniques for cerebrospinal fluid leak repair and skull base reconstruction with the use of biologic grafts.

Dr. Michael Hiles, PhD
Vice President of Research & Development, Chief Scientific Officer
Cook Biotech, Inc.

Dr. Hiles is an expert on biomaterials and biological scaffolds as they are used in tissue engineering applications. Michael received his BS and MS degrees in Electrical Engineering from Purdue and his Ph.D. in Veterinary Physiology and Pharmacology from the Veterinary Medical School at Purdue and holds more than 30 patents.

In his extensive career, he has published articles that span a broad array of tissue engineering topics, including catheter-based medical instrumentation, pharmacological intervention in acute animal disease, composition and structure of biomaterials, and biomechanics of soft tissues. 


Ken Kazahaya, MD, MBA, FACS
Associate Director, Division of Pediatric Otolaryngology
Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

Ken Kazahaya, MD, MBA, FACS, is associate director of the Division of Pediatric Otolaryngology, director of Pediatric Skull Base Surgery, medical director of the Pediatric Cochlear Implant Program, and co-lead surgeon in the Pediatric Thyroid Center at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. He also has an appointment as Associate Professor of Clinical Otorhinolaryngology: Head and Neck Surgery at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania.

Dr. Kazahaya specializes in otology, cochlear implantation, skull base surgery, thyroid surgery, pediatric head and neck oncology, and facial plastic and reconstructive surgery. He has been named by U.S. News & World Report as a Top Pediatric ENT-Otolaryngologist and, within this list, as an American Top Doctor in 2011. He also been named as a Top Doctor by Philadelphia magazine from 2007–2014 and by Castle Connolly from 2009–2014, and has received multiple citations by Philadelphia region periodicals as a top physician. He has numerous publications in peer reviewed journals and has been an invited lecturer nationally and internationally, including in Ireland, Hungary, United Kingdom, Japan, Canada and Mexico.