EDITORIAL TEAM

Ralph Abi Hachem, MD, MSc

Program Editor, Rhinology

Assistant Professor of Head and Neck Surgery and Communication Sciences, Duke University

Biography

Ralph Abi Hachem is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Head and Neck Surgery & Communication Sciences at Duke University with a secondary appointment in the Department of Neurosurgery.

He completed his residency in Otolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery at the University of Miami followed by a fellowship at the Ohio State University in advanced Rhinology and Skull Base Oncology and Surgery. He currently serves as Medical Director of the Duke Skull Base Center and as Fellowship Co-Director of the Rhinology and Endoscopic Skull Base Surgery. His research is focused on sinonasal tumors outcomes, treatment of sinusitis and olfaction neurogenesis. He has published over 35 peer-reviewed articles and edited a textbook on sinonasal disorders.

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Selected Research and Publications

Survival outcomes in sinonasal carcinoma with neuroendocrine differentiation: A NCDB analysis
Am J Otolaryngol. 2021 Mar-Apr;42(2):102851. doi: 10.1016/j.amjoto.2020.102851. Epub 2020 Dec 17.
2021-01-01
Sinus Irrigation Penetration After Proposed Modified Draf IIa Technique in a Side-to-Side Cadaveric Model
Am J Rhinol Allergy. 2020 Oct 21:1945892420969141. doi: 10.1177/1945892420969141. Online ahead of print.
2020-10-22
Survival Outcomes in Sinonasal Poorly Differentiated Squamous Cell Carcinoma
Laryngoscope. 2021 Apr;131(4):E1040-E1048. doi: 10.1002/lary.29090. Epub 2020 Sep 22.
2020-09-22
Non-neuronal expression of SARS-CoV-2 entry genes in the olfactory system suggests mechanisms underlying COVID-19-associated anosmia
Sci Adv. 2020 Jul 31;6(31):eabc5801. doi: 10.1126/sciadv.abc5801. Epub 2020 Jul 24.
2020-09-16
General Complications after Endoscopic Sinus Surgery in Smokers: A 2005-2016 NSQIP Analysis
Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol. 2021 Apr;130(4):350-355. doi: 10.1177/0003489420952481. Epub 2020 Aug 20.
2020-08-22
Sinonasal Squamous Cell Carcinoma Outcomes: Does Treatment at a High-Volume Center Confer Survival Benefit?
Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2020 Nov;163(5):986-991. doi: 10.1177/0194599820935395. Epub 2020 Jun 30.
2020-07-01
The use of balloon dilation in revision sinus surgery
Int Forum Allergy Rhinol. 2020 Oct;10(10):1158-1164. doi: 10.1002/alr.22571. Epub 2020 May 29.
2020-05-30
Novel Application of Steroid Eluting Stent in Petrous Apex Cholesterol Granuloma
J Neurol Surg B Skull Base. 2019 Oct;80(5):500-504. doi: 10.1055/s-0038-1675751. Epub 2018 Nov 27.
2019-09-20
Sinonasal Quality of Life Outcomes After Extended Endonasal Approaches to the Skull Base
J Neurol Surg B Skull Base. 2019 Aug;80(4):416-423. doi: 10.1055/s-0038-1675592. Epub 2018 Nov 12.
2019-07-19
Symptom Profile of Chronic Rhinosinusitis Versus Obstructive Sleep Apnea in a Tertiary Rhinology Clinic
Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol. 2019 Oct;128(10):963-969. doi: 10.1177/0003489419851527. Epub 2019 May 22.
2019-05-24
Factors associated with opioid use after endoscopic sinus surgery
Laryngoscope. 2019 Aug;129(8):1751-1755. doi: 10.1002/lary.27921. Epub 2019 Mar 12.
2019-03-13
Decreased Antibiotic Utilization After Sinus Surgery in Cystic Fibrosis Patients With Lung Transplantation
Am J Rhinol Allergy. 2019 Jul;33(4):354-358. doi: 10.1177/1945892419830624. Epub 2019 Feb 20.
2019-02-21
Preoperative Management of Chronic Rhinosinusitis Prior to Office Balloon Sinus Dilation: A 2011-2014 MarketScan® Analysis
Am J Rhinol Allergy. 2019 Jul;33(4):347-353. doi: 10.1177/1945892419829335. Epub 2019 Feb 7.
2019-02-09
Factors Associated with Revision Surgery after Balloon Sinuplasty
Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2019 Apr;160(4):734-739. doi: 10.1177/0194599818813044. Epub 2018 Nov 20.
2018-11-21
A systematic review on sinonasal mixed adenoneuroendocrine carcinoma
Int Forum Allergy Rhinol. 2021 May 19. doi: 10.1002/alr.22811. Online ahead of print.
2021-05-20
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