Hometown: Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Professional Interests: Facial Plastics, Laryngology.
Hobbies: I really enjoy playing sports. I played soccer in college but always down for pickup basketball, I also enjoy snowboarding and tennis. I did acting/theatre/improv growing up and in college, so I’m a huge fan of standup comedy and movies. My niche was impressions. Love hiking and the outdoors. Traveling. Video games (catch me clutching up wins on Warzone). I’m also very close to my family, so I’m spending time with my brothers and adorable nephews and niece any chance I get.
What are your favorite things to do in the Denver area?
I really enjoy hiking and did many hikes in the east coast before moving here so I’m excited to explore the mountains and all that Denver/Colorado have to offer. Eagerly awaiting ski season! The food scene has been great. I also recently signed up for a stand-up comedy open mic so I’m excited to see and experience more of the comedy scene here.
What did you do before Otolaryngology?
I majored in biomedical engineering in college however when I started medical school, I knew I wanted to specialize in Otolaryngology given my background in acting. Communicating and being able to express myself through my voice and different facial expressions was very important to me. Otolaryngology gave me an opportunity to care for a patient population I was passionate about, helping protect the features I cared most about. I was drawn to the ENT program at CU because of the variety of patients treated and clinical settings residents worked in. Resident exposure to every subspecialty area was very strong. The program is committed to listening to its residents and improving the quality of their lives, education, and training. Finally, my personality is very laid back and humorous and I was always worried about finding the right fit within medicine. However, I’m extremely fortunate to be surrounded by a group of amazing residents who are kind, laid back, and intelligent. Everyone has been eager to help teach and answer questions and I truly think we have a wonderful learning and collaborative environment here.
Hamdi OA, Dome J, Zalzal G, Preciado D. Systemic bevacizumab for end-stage juvenile recurrent respiratory papillomas: A case report. Int J Pediatr Otorhinolaryngol. 2019.
Pereira K, Shaigany K, Zur K, Mulvey C, Preciado D, Hamdi OA, Banker K, Briddell J, Isaiah A Tracheostomy at the border of viability – A multi-institutional study. Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery 2020.
Coughran A, Balakrishnan K, Ma Y, Vaezeafshar R, Capdarest-Arest N, Hamdi OA, Sidell D, The Relationship between Croup and Gastroesophageal Reflux: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. The Laryngoscope 2020.
Sidell DR, Balakrishnan K, Best SR, Zur K, Buckingham J, De Alarcon A, Baroody FM, Bock JM, Boss EF, Bower CM, Campisi P, Chen SF, Clarke JM, Clarke KD, Cocciaglia A, Cotton RT, Cuestas G, Davis KL, DeFago VH, Dikkers FG, Dossans I, Florez W, Fox E, Friedman AD, Grant N, Hamdi OA, Hogikyan ND, Johnson K, Johnson LB, Johnson RF, Kelly P, Klein AM, Lawlor CM, Leboulanger N, Levy AG, Lam D, Licameli GR, Long S, Lott DG, Manrique D, McMurray JS, Meister KD, Messner AH, Mohr M, Mudd P, Mortelliti AJ, Novakovic D, Ongkasuwan J, Peer S, Piersiala K, Prager JD, Pransky SM, Preciado D, Raynor T, Rinkel RNPM, Rodriguez H, Rodríguez VP, Russell J, Scatolini ML, Scheffler P, Smith DF, Smith LP, Smith ME, Smith RJH, Sorom A, Steinberg A, Stith JA, Thompson D, Thompson JW, Varela P, White DR, Wineland AM, Yang CJ, Zdanski CJ, Derkay CS. Systemic Bevacizumab for Treatment of Respiratory Papillomatosis: International Consensus Statement.
Laryngoscope. 2021 Jun;131(6):E1941-E1949. doi: 10.1002/lary.29343. Epub 2021 Jan 6. PMID: 33405268; PMCID: PMC9034687.
Hamdi, OA., Dougherty, M., Rasamny, J., Greyson, M., Christophel, J., Shonka, D., Fedder, K., Jameson, M., & Garneau, J., The Clinical Utility and Cost of Routine Staging Exam Under Anesthesia for Oral Cavity Squamous Cell Carcinoma. Journal for Oto-Rhino-Laryngology, Head and Neck Surgery.2021.
Hamdi OA, Jonas RH, Daniero JJ. Vocal Fold Paralysis Following COVID-19 Vaccination: Query of VAERS Database [published online ahead of print, 2022 Jan 24]. J Voice. 2022;S0892-1997(22)00017-0. doi:10.1016/j.jvoice.2022.01.016Swift WM, Iorio CB, Hamdi OA, Mallawaarachchi I, Wages NA, Shonka DC Jr. Change in parathyroid hormone levels from baseline predicts hypocalcemia following total or completion thyroidectomy [published online ahead of print, 2022 Apr 9]. Head Neck. 2022;10.1002/hed.27057. doi:10.1002/hed.27057
Carpenter DJ, Hamdi OA, Finberg AR, Daniero JJ. Laryngotracheal Stenosis: A Mechanistic Review. Head Neck. 2022.
Swift WM, Churnin IT, Hamdi OA, Strumpf AM, Koehn HA, Cottler PS, Daniero JJ. A Simple and Reproducible In Vivo Rabbit Phonation Model for Glottic Insufficiency. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2022 Jun 2 107813. Epub ahead of print. PMID:35763368.
Hamdi OA., Smith C.M., Fiorillo C.E., Preciado D. (2020) Pediatric Intracranial Com s from
Sinusitis. In: Ramadan H., Baroody F. (eds) Pediatric Rhinosinusitis. Springer, Cham.
AOA Honor Society
Gold Humanism Honor Society
Board of Trustee’s Scholar, Howard University College of Medicine (2017-2021): Awarded to students ranking in the top 10 of their medical school class.
Cum Laude/Graduation with Distinction, University of Maryland: Awarded to students graduating in the top 5% of the engineering school.
Dean’s List, 8 semesters, University of Maryland (2012-2016): Awarded to students for achieving a GPA of 3.5 of higher.