LSUHSC’S NUSS INVITED TO HARVARD AS VISITING PROFESSOR
New Orleans, LA – Daniel W. Nuss, MD, FACS, Professor and Chairman of Otolaryngology at LSU Health Sciences Center New Orleans School of Medicine, was invited by Harvard to serve as a Visiting Professor to the Harvard-Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary. Dr. Nuss gave two lectures – one, a technical presentation to surgeons and the other on disaster preparedness for physicians. Dr. Nuss, the current President of the North American Skull Base Society, was also asked to moderate a Skull Base Surgery Case Management panel. The visit included meetings with neurosurgeons and ENT surgeons as well as collaborating with the Facial Reconstructive Surgery team.
Dr. Nuss completed his undergraduate education at LSU and his medical education at LSU Health Sciences Center. After finishing medical school, he served for two years as a resident in General Surgery at LSUHSC. During that time, he was honored as Charity Hospital's Intern of the Year (1981-82), as well as the LSUHSC Department of Surgery's Resident of the Year (1982-83). In 1984, Dr. Nuss spent six months as a visiting Resident in Head and Neck Oncology at M.D. Anderson Hospital in Houston, Texas. He then completed his Otolaryngology residency at LSUHSC. in 1987. Later that year, he became board certified, with the distinction of having achieved a composite score in the 99th percentile on the American Board of Otolaryngology's certification exam. After working as a general otolaryngologist on LSUHSC’s faculty for two years, Dr. Nuss did clinical and research fellowships in Surgery of the Cranial Base at the University of Pittsburgh's Center for Cranial Base Surgery which he completed in 1991. During that time, he was also appointed Visiting Instructor in the University of Pittsburgh's Department of Otolaryngology.
In 1991, Dr. Nuss rejoined the LSU Otolaryngology faculty, focusing his clinical efforts in head and neck oncology and skull base surgery. He became Residency Program Director in 1993, and was named Vice Chairman in 1994. In 1996 he was named Department Chairman and has served in that capacity ever since. He is jointly appointed as Professor in the departments of Otolaryngology and Neurosurgery at LSUHSC.
Currently, Dr. Nuss' clinical practice includes management of cranial base tumors as well as traditional head and neck oncology, and he has a special interest in reconstructive problems of the skull base, especially with regard to repair of cerebrospinal fluid leaks and encephaloceles presenting in the sino-nasal tract, using endoscopic and minimally invasive techniques. He has consistently been named among the Best Doctors in America and Top Doctors of New Orleans, as well as being included among nationally recognized cranial base surgery teams by the New York Neurosciences Institute’s Center for Cranial Base Surgery. Cranial base surgery is a specialty that treats tumors that originate along the undersurface of the brain, a significant number of which have been traditionally regarded as incurable or inoperable.
Dr. Nuss has to his credit nearly 100 publications, including peer-review articles, book chapters, reviews, and abstracts. He has given over 150 scientific presentations, and has been an invited speaker at numerous meetings nationally and internationally. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Fellow of the American College of Surgeons, and a member of the North American Skull Base Society and the American Head and Neck Society. He has been a Guest Examiner for the American Board of Otolaryngology, and is an Associate Editor for several national otolaryngology journals. Dr. Nuss, who had been elected Vice President and then President-Elect of the North American Skull Base Society, also serves as the Secretary of the World Congress of Skull Base Societies.
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