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Eelam Adil, MD, MBA, FAAP

Eelam Adil MD
Department:
Otolaryngology and Communication Enhancement Research
Hospital Title:
Associate in Otolaryngology
Academic Title:
Instructor in Otology and Laryngology, Harvard Medical School
Research Focus Area:
Cystic fibrosisRhinologySinus Surgery

Research Overview

Dr. Adil is active academically. In recent years, she has focused her research efforts to complement her clinical interest in pediatric rhinology.  She published a feasibility study on pediatric nasal surgery, which was published recently in a high impact facial plastic surgery journal.  She has also published two best practice rhinology articles and a recent meta-analysis of stenting following choanal atresia repair.  These three articles were published in one of the most prominent otolaryngology journals (The Laryngoscope). Moving forward, she has compiled a large database of cystic fibrosis patients who have undergone sinus surgery, which will serve as the foundation for several retrospective and prospective studies. 

She currently serves as an active member of both the education and research committees of the Department of Otolaryngology and Communication Enhancement.  At the national and international level, Dr. Adil is a member of numerous otolaryngology societies and serves as an ad-hoc reviewer for several high impact journals.  She has published 28 peer reviewed manuscripts and 16 reviews/book chapters.  Her research has been presented nationally and internationally.  Recently, her research and reviewer skills have been granted awards at the national level.

About Eelam Adil

Dr. Adil received her medical degree from University of Miami School of Medicine. She also received her Masters in Business Administration from University of Massachusetts Isenberg School of Business. She completed her residency in Otolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery at Pennsylvania State University and fellowship in Pediatric Otolaryngology at Boston Children’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School. She was invited to join the faculty following fellowship training.

Dr. Adil has a strong clinical interest in pediatric rhinology.  In collaboration with BCH Allergy and Immunology colleagues, she developed and co-directs the multidisciplinary Sinonasal Disorders Clinic.   This clinic allows patients to undergo a complete otolaryngology and allergy evaluation, allergy testing, and thorough nasal/nasopharyngeal endoscopy at one setting. She also developed a corresponding prospective clinical database for future research projects, inclusive of quality of life measures in pre and post surgical patients. As the only multidisciplinary pediatric sinonasal clinic in the region, she hopes to build an eventual Sinonasal Disorders Program with national and international aspirations.

She also has a strong interest in international health. In 2013, she travelled to Rwanda as part of the Department’s efforts to help rebuild the otolaryngology training program.  In the spring of 2014, she was invited to Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam where she spent a week in one of their public children’s hospital, providing several grand rounds educational lectures to the entire department.  She also taught endoscopic airway and sinus skills to both residents and attendings.  She hopes to return to both sites to continue educating trainees in these underserved areas.

Her long term clinical and research goals are to advance the field of pediatric rhinology, an emerging field with significant potential for improvement.  Through her local-regional efforts in rhinology and international teaching efforts, she hopes to make lasting contributions to the health and well-being of children worldwide. 

Publications

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  1. Funamura JL, Yuen S, Kawai K, Gergin O, Adil E, Rahbar R, Watters K. Characterizing mortality in pediatric tracheostomy patients. Laryngoscope. 2016 Nov 3.
  2. Gergin O, Adil EA, Kawai K, Watters K, Moritz E, Rahbar R. Indications of pediatric tracheostomy over the last 30 years: Has anything changed? Int J Pediatr Otorhinolaryngol. 2016 Aug; 87:144-7.
  3. O'Neill AF, Adil EA, Irace AL, Neff L, Davis IJ, Perez-Atayde AR, Voss SD, Weinberg O, Rahbar R. Post-transplant lymphoproliferative disorder of the pediatric airway: Presentation and management. Int J Pediatr Otorhinolaryngol. 2016 Jul; 86:218-23.
  4. Irace AL, Adil EA, Archer NM, Silvera VM, Perez-Atayde A, Rahbar R. Pediatric sialoblastoma: Evaluation and management. Int J Pediatr Otorhinolaryngol. 2016 Aug; 87:44-9.
  5. Adil E, Gergin O, Kawai K, Rahbar R, Watters K. Usefulness of Upper Airway Endoscopy in the Evaluation of Pediatric Pulmonary Aspiration. JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2016 Apr; 142(4):339-43.
  6. McLaughlin EJ, Cunningham MJ, Kazahaya K, Hsing J, Kawai K, Adil EA. Endoscopic Radiofrequency Ablation-Assisted Resection of Juvenile Nasopharyngeal Angiofibroma: Comparison with Traditional Endoscopic Technique. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2016 Jun; 154(6):1145-8.
  7. Gergin O, Kawai K, MacDougall RD, Robson CD, Moritz E, Cunningham M, Adil E. Sinus Computed Tomography Imaging in Pediatric Cystic Fibrosis: Added Value? Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2016 Jul; 155(1):160-5.
  8. Herrington H, Adil E, Moritz E, Robson C, Perez-Atayde A, Proctor M, Rahbar R. Update on current evaluation and management of pediatric nasal dermoid. Laryngoscope. 2016 Sep; 126(9):2151-60.
  9. Adil E, Robson C, Perez-Atayde A, Heffernan C, Moritz E, Goumnerova L, Rahbar R. Congenital nasal neuroglial heterotopia and encephaloceles: An update on current evaluation and management. Laryngoscope. 2016 Sep; 126(9):2161-7.
  10. Adil E, Al Shemari H, Kacprowicz A, Perez J, Larson K, Hernandez K, Kawai K, Cowenhoven J, Urion D, Rahbar R. Evaluation and Management of Chronic Aspiration in Children With Normal Upper Airway Anatomy. JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2015 Nov; 141(11):1006-11.
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  12. Hughes A, Danehy A, Adil E. Case 226. Radiology. 2015 Oct; 277(1):294-7.
  13. Adil E, Tarshish Y, Roberson D, Jang J, Licameli G, Kenna M. The Public Health Impact of Pediatric Deep Neck Space Infections. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2015 Dec; 153(6):1036-41.
  14. Strychowsky JE, Kawai K, Moritz E, Rahbar R, Adil EA. To stent or not to stent? A meta-analysis of endonasal congenital bilateral choanal atresia repair. Laryngoscope. 2016 Jan; 126(1):218-27.
  15. Strychowsky JE, Adil E, Licameli G, Rahbar R. Vocal fold avulsion in the pediatric population: Presentation and management. Int J Pediatr Otorhinolaryngol. 2015 Jul; 79(7):959-64.
  16. Hughes A, Adil EA. What is the role of endoscopic sinus surgery in adult patients with cystic fibrosis? Laryngoscope. 2015 Sep; 125(9):2018-20.
  17. Neff L, Adil EA. What is the role of the adenoid in pediatric chronic rhinosinusitis? Laryngoscope. 2015 Jun; 125(6):1282-3.
  18. Adil E, Al Shemari H, Rahbar R. Endoscopic surgical repair of type 3 laryngeal clefts. JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2014 Nov; 140(11):1051-5.
  19. Adil E, Xiao R, McGill T, Rahbar R, Cunningham M. A chief of service rotation as an alternative approach to pediatric otolaryngology inpatient care. JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2014 Sep; 140(9):809-14.
  20. Fraga JC, Adil EA, Kacprowicz A, Skinner ML, Jennings R, Lillehei C, Rahbar R. The association between laryngeal cleft and tracheoesophageal fistula: myth or reality? Laryngoscope. 2015 Feb; 125(2):469-74.
  21. Adil E, Goyal N, Fedok FG. Corrective nasal surgery in the younger patient. JAMA Facial Plast Surg. 2014 May-Jun; 16(3):176-82.
  22. Adil E, Poe D. What is the full range of medical and surgical treatments available for patients with Eustachian tube dysfunction? Curr Opin Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2014 Feb; 22(1):8-15.
  23. Setabutr D, Adil EA, Chaikhoutdinov I, Carr MM. Impact of the pediatric tonsillectomy and polysomnography clinical practice guidelines. Int J Pediatr Otorhinolaryngol. 2014 Mar; 78(3):517-21.
  24. Ahlers E, Setabutr D, Garritano F, Adil E, McGinn J. Pathologic fracture of the mandible secondary to traumatic bone cyst. Craniomaxillofac Trauma Reconstr. 2013 Sep; 6(3):201-4.
  25. Baker AR, Ohanessian SE, Adil E, Crist HS, Goldenberg D, Mani H. Dedifferentiated epithelial-myoepithelial carcinoma: analysis of a rare entity based on a case report and literature review. Int J Surg Pathol. 2013 Oct; 21(5):514-9.
  26. Adil E, Setabutr D, Mikesell K, Goldenberg D. Hyalinizing clear cell adenocarcinoma of the oropharynx. Head Neck. 2013 Jun; 35(6):E184-6.
  27. Adil E, Rager T, Carr M. Location of airway obstruction in term and preterm infants with laryngomalacia. Am J Otolaryngol. 2012 Jul-Aug; 33(4):437-40.
  28. Adil E, Setabutr D, Carr MM. Uncontrolled epistaxis secondary to traumatic pseudoaneurysm of the maxillary artery. Case Rep Otolaryngol. 2011; 2011:347671.
  29. Setabutr D, Adil EA, Adil TK, Carr MM. Emerging trends in tonsillectomy. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2011 Aug; 145(2):223-9.
  30. Eshraghi AA, Rodriguez M, Balkany TJ, Telischi FF, Angeli S, Hodges AV, Adil E. Cochlear implant surgery in patients more than seventy-nine years old. Laryngoscope. 2009 Jun; 119(6):1180-3.
  31. Furze A, Kralick D, Vakharia A, Jaben K, Graves R, Adil E, Eshraghi AA, Balkany TJ, Van de Water TR. Dexamethasone and methylprednisolone do not inhibit neuritic outgrowth while inhibiting outgrowth of fibroblasts from spiral ganglion explants. Acta Otolaryngol. 2008 Feb; 128(2):122-7.
  32. Eshraghi AA, Adil E, He J, Graves R, Balkany TJ, Van De Water TR. Local dexamethasone therapy conserves hearing in an animal model of electrode insertion trauma-induced hearing loss. Otol Neurotol. 2007 Sep; 28(6):842-9.
  33. Eshraghi AA, Wang J, Adil E, He J, Zine A, Bublik M, Bonny C, Puel JL, Balkany TJ, Van De Water TR. Blocking c-Jun-N-terminal kinase signaling can prevent hearing loss induced by both electrode insertion trauma and neomycin ototoxicity. Hear Res. 2007 Apr; 226(1-2):168-77.
  34. Adil E, Huntley C, Choudhary A, Carr M. Congenital nasal obstruction: clinical and radiologic review. Eur J Pediatr. 2012 Apr; 171(4):641-50.
  35. Adil EA, Choudhary AK, Moser KW, Ghossaini SN. Vestibular pneumolabyrinth: why assessment with temporal bone computed tomography utilizing dynamic focal spot mode is important for the diagnosis. Emerg Radiol. 2011 Jan; 18(1):43-5.
  36. Adil E, Adil T, Fedok F, Kauffman G, Goldenberg D. Minimally invasive radioguided parathyroidectomy performed for primary hyperparathyroidism. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2009 Jul; 141(1):34-8.
  37. Chaikhoutdinov I, Adil E, Goldenberg MD, Crist H. IgG4-related disease of the thyroid: a consideration in the differential diagnosis of an expanding thyroid mass. Ear Nose Throat J. 2015 Jan; 94(1):26-7.
  38. Adil E, Setabutr D, Ghossaini SN, Goldenberg D. Metastatic squamous cell carcinoma of the tonsil presenting as otorrhea: a case report. Ear Nose Throat J. 2015 Jan; 94(1):E7-9.
  39. Hughes A, Danehy A, Adil E. Case 226: Oval Window Atresia. Radiology. 2016 Feb; 278(2):626-31.
  40. Yuen SN, Leung PP, Funamura J, Kawai K, Roberson DW, Adil EA. Complications of turbinate reduction surgery in combination with tonsillectomy in pediatric patients. Laryngoscope. 2016 Nov 22.
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