ABOUT THE RESEARCHER

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.

BACKGROUND

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. Paediatric nasal dermoid: evaluation and management. Curr Opin Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2021 Dec 01; 29(6):487-491. View abstract
  2. Validation of the Nasal Obstruction Symptom Evaluation Scale in Pediatric Patients. Laryngoscope. 2021 09; 131(9):E2594-E2598. View abstract
  3. Improvement of Pulmonary Function in Cystic Fibrosis Patients following Endoscopic Sinus Surgery. Laryngoscope. 2021 09; 131(9):1930-1938. View abstract
  4. Postoperative Disposition Following Pediatric Sistrunk Procedures: A National Database Query. Laryngoscope. 2021 07; 131(7):E2352-E2355. View abstract
  5. Does Ibuprofen Increase Bleed Risk for Pediatric Tonsillectomy? Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2021 07; 165(1):187-196. View abstract
  6. Perioperative pain control and tympanostomy tube outcomes. Int J Pediatr Otorhinolaryngol. 2020 Nov; 138:110337. View abstract
  7. Is Endoscopic Sinus Surgery Beneficial Post Lung Transplant in Cystic Fibrosis Patients? Laryngoscope. 2021 07; 131(7):1446-1447. View abstract
  8. Pediatric Subperiosteal Abscess Secondary to Acute Sinusitis: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis. Laryngoscope. 2020 12; 130(12):2906-2912. View abstract
  9. Balloon Sinuplasty Utilization in the Pediatric Population: A National Database Perspective. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2019 10; 161(4):683-687. View abstract
  10. The Genetic and Molecular Determinants of Juvenile Nasopharyngeal Angiofibroma: A Systematic Review. Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol. 2019 Nov; 128(11):1061-1072. View abstract
  11. International Pediatric Otolaryngology Group (IPOG) consensus recommendations: Diagnosis, pre-operative, operative and post-operative pediatric choanal atresia care. Int J Pediatr Otorhinolaryngol. 2019 Aug; 123:151-155. View abstract
  12. Readmissions following ambulatory pediatric endoscopic sinus surgery. Laryngoscope. 2019 12; 129(12):2681-2686. View abstract
  13. Juvenile nasopharyngeal angiofibroma in prepubertal males: A diagnostic dilemma. Laryngoscope. 2019 08; 129(8):1777-1783. View abstract
  14. Ambulatory Visits for Otitis Media before and after the Introduction of Pneumococcal Conjugate Vaccination. J Pediatr. 2018 10; 201:122-127.e1. View abstract
  15. Changes in Scope of Procedures Performed by Pediatric Otolaryngologists in the Past Decade. JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2018 Apr 01; 144(4):322-329. View abstract
  16. Differentiating Tonsil Cancer from Benign Tonsillar Hypertrophy. J Pediatr. 2018 06; 197:309-309.e1. View abstract
  17. Pediatric Tonsil Cancer: A National and Institutional Perspective. J Pediatr. 2018 06; 197:255-261.e1. View abstract
  18. Microbiology of the Upper and Lower Airways in Pediatric Cystic Fibrosis Patients. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2017 08; 157(2):302-308. View abstract
  19. Routine airway surveillance in pediatric tracheostomy patients. Int J Pediatr Otorhinolaryngol. 2017 Jun; 97:1-4. View abstract
  20. Malignant glomus tumors of the head and neck in children and adults: Evaluation and management. Laryngoscope. 2017 12; 127(12):2873-2882. View abstract
  21. Nasal septal perforation in children: Presentation, etiology, and management. Int J Pediatr Otorhinolaryngol. 2017 Jan; 92:176-180. View abstract
  22. Complications of turbinate reduction surgery in combination with tonsillectomy in pediatric patients. Laryngoscope. 2017 08; 127(8):1920-1923. View abstract
  23. Characterizing mortality in pediatric tracheostomy patients. Laryngoscope. 2017 07; 127(7):1701-1706. View abstract
  24. Nasal versus tracheobronchial biopsies to diagnose primary ciliary dyskinesia: A meta-analysis. Laryngoscope. 2017 01; 127(1):6-13. View abstract
  25. Indications of pediatric tracheostomy over the last 30 years: Has anything changed? Int J Pediatr Otorhinolaryngol. 2016 Aug; 87:144-7. View abstract
  26. Post-transplant lymphoproliferative disorder of the pediatric airway: Presentation and management. Int J Pediatr Otorhinolaryngol. 2016 Jul; 86:218-23. View abstract
  27. Pediatric sialoblastoma: Evaluation and management. Int J Pediatr Otorhinolaryngol. 2016 Aug; 87:44-9. View abstract
  28. The presentation and management of granulomatosis with polyangiitis (Wegener's Granulomatosis) in the pediatric airway. Laryngoscope. 2017 01; 127(1):233-240. View abstract
  29. Usefulness of Upper Airway Endoscopy in the Evaluation of Pediatric Pulmonary Aspiration. JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2016 Apr; 142(4):339-43. View abstract
  30. Endoscopic Radiofrequency Ablation-Assisted Resection of Juvenile Nasopharyngeal Angiofibroma: Comparison with Traditional Endoscopic Technique. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2016 06; 154(6):1145-8. View abstract
  31. Sinus Computed Tomography Imaging in Pediatric Cystic Fibrosis: Added Value? Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2016 07; 155(1):160-5. View abstract
  32. Update on current evaluation and management of pediatric nasal dermoid. Laryngoscope. 2016 09; 126(9):2151-60. View abstract
  33. Case 226: Oval Window Atresia. Radiology. 2016 Feb; 278(2):626-31. View abstract
  34. Congenital nasal neuroglial heterotopia and encephaloceles: An update on current evaluation and management. Laryngoscope. 2016 09; 126(9):2161-7. View abstract
  35. Evaluation and Management of Chronic Aspiration in Children With Normal Upper Airway Anatomy. JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2015 Nov; 141(11):1006-11. View abstract
  36. Case 226. Radiology. 2015 Oct; 277(1):294-7. View abstract
  37. The Public Health Impact of Pediatric Deep Neck Space Infections. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2015 Dec; 153(6):1036-41. View abstract
  38. To stent or not to stent? A meta-analysis of endonasal congenital bilateral choanal atresia repair. Laryngoscope. 2016 Jan; 126(1):218-27. View abstract
  39. Vocal fold avulsion in the pediatric population: Presentation and management. Int J Pediatr Otorhinolaryngol. 2015 Jul; 79(7):959-64. View abstract
  40. What is the role of endoscopic sinus surgery in adult patients with cystic fibrosis? Laryngoscope. 2015 Sep; 125(9):2018-20. View abstract
  41. 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. View abstract
  42. Metastatic squamous cell carcinoma of the tonsil presenting as otorrhea: a case report. Ear Nose Throat J. 2015 Jan; 94(1):E7-9. View abstract
  43. What is the role of the adenoid in pediatric chronic rhinosinusitis? Laryngoscope. 2015 Jun; 125(6):1282-3. View abstract
  44. Endoscopic surgical repair of type 3 laryngeal clefts. JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2014 Nov; 140(11):1051-5. View abstract
  45. 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. View abstract
  46. The association between laryngeal cleft and tracheoesophageal fistula: myth or reality? Laryngoscope. 2015 Feb; 125(2):469-74. View abstract
  47. Corrective nasal surgery in the younger patient. JAMA Facial Plast Surg. 2014 May-Jun; 16(3):176-82. View abstract
  48. 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. View abstract
  49. Impact of the pediatric tonsillectomy and polysomnography clinical practice guidelines. Int J Pediatr Otorhinolaryngol. 2014 Mar; 78(3):517-21. View abstract
  50. Pathologic fracture of the mandible secondary to traumatic bone cyst. Craniomaxillofac Trauma Reconstr. 2013 Sep; 6(3):201-4. View abstract
  51. 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. View abstract
  52. Hyalinizing clear cell adenocarcinoma of the oropharynx. Head Neck. 2013 Jun; 35(6):E184-6. View abstract
  53. Location of airway obstruction in term and preterm infants with laryngomalacia. Am J Otolaryngol. 2012 Jul-Aug; 33(4):437-40. View abstract
  54. Uncontrolled epistaxis secondary to traumatic pseudoaneurysm of the maxillary artery. Case Rep Otolaryngol. 2011; 2011:347671. View abstract
  55. Congenital nasal obstruction: clinical and radiologic review. Eur J Pediatr. 2012 Apr; 171(4):641-50. View abstract
  56. Emerging trends in tonsillectomy. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2011 Aug; 145(2):223-9. View abstract
  57. 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. View abstract
  58. Minimally invasive radioguided parathyroidectomy performed for primary hyperparathyroidism. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2009 Jul; 141(1):34-8. View abstract
  59. Cochlear implant surgery in patients more than seventy-nine years old. Laryngoscope. 2009 Jun; 119(6):1180-3. View abstract
  60. 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. View abstract
  61. Local dexamethasone therapy conserves hearing in an animal model of electrode insertion trauma-induced hearing loss. Otol Neurotol. 2007 Sep; 28(6):842-9. View abstract
  62. 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. View abstract