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Bryan Ward

Bryan Ward, MD is a resident in Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery at Johns Hopkins Hospital and a post-doctoral research fellow working in the laboratories of Drs. Della Santina, MD, PhD, and John Carey, MD. Dr. Ward obtained his his medical degree at the University of PIttsburgh School of Medicine where he also completed a year-long clinical research training program.

His current research interests include the design and implementation of a human clinical trial for the VNEL MVP, the effects of diabetes on vestibular function, and the influence of magnetic fields on the vestibular system.

                                                  AWARDED GRANTS                                                        

Bryan K. Ward, Charley C. Della Santina, “Magnetohydrodynamic Effects on the Murine Vestibular System” American Otological Society Resident Research Fellowship Award July 2012 – June 2013.

Bryan K. Ward, Yuri Agrawal, John P. Carey, “Diabetes and Inner Ear Vestibular Dysfunction” CORE Grant from the American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery. July 2011 - June 2012.

Bryan K. Ward, Susan Whitney and Joseph M. Furman, “The Reliability of Dynamic Visual Acuity and Gaze Stabilization Tests in Older Adults and Young Controls” Pilot Study from the Pittsburgh Claude D. Pepper Center for Research in Aging.  September 2008 - July 2009.

                                                 PEER REVIEWED ARTICLES                                              

Goodpaster BH, Chomentowski P, Ward BK, Rossi A, Glynn N, Delmonico M, Kritschevski SB, Pahor M, Newman AB, Effects of Exercise on Strength and Skeletal Muscle Fat Infiltration in Older Adults:  A Randomized Controlled Trial. Journal of Applied Physiology, 2008 Nov; 105(5): 1498-503.

Ward BK, Redfern M, Jennings RJ, Furman JM. The Influence of Information-Processing Tasks on Vestibular-Induced Eye Movements in Young and Older Adults.  Journal of Vestibular Research, 2008; 18(4): 187-195.

Ward BK, Seethala RR, Barnes EL, Lai SY, Basal Cell Adenocarcinoma of a Hard Palate Minor Salivary Gland: Case Report and Review of the Literature. Head and Neck Oncology, 2009; 1:41.

Ward BK, Mohammad MT, Brach JS, Studenski SA, Whitney SL, Furman JM, Physical Performance and a Test of Gaze Stabilization in Older Adults.  Otology and Neurotology, 2010 Jan; 31(1): 168-172.

Ward BK, Mohammad MT, Whitney SL, Marchetti GF, Furman JM. The Reliability, Stability, and Concurrent Validity of a Test of Gaze Stabilization.  Journal of Vestibular Research, 2010 Sept; 20(5): 363-372.

Mohammad MT, Whitney SL, Marchetti GF, Sparto PJ, Ward BK, Furman JM. The Reliability and Response Stability of Dynamic Testing of the Vestibulo-ocular Reflex in Patients with Vestibular Disease. Journal of Vestibular Research, 2011 Nov; 21(5); 277-288.

Ward BK, Gourin CG, Francis HW. Vestibular Schwannoma Surgical Volume and Short-term Outcomes in Maryland. Archives of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, 2012 Jun; 138(5); 577-82.

Best SR, Starmer HM, Agrawal Y, Ward BK, Hillel AT, Chien WC, Francis HF, Akst LM. Risk Factors for Vagal Palsy Following Cerebellopontine Angle Surgery.  Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, 2012 Aug; 147(2): 364-8.

Ward BK, Agrawal Y, Nguyen E, Della Santina CC, Francis HF, Limb CJ, Minor LB, Carey JP. Hearing Outcomes Following Surgical Plugging of the Superior Semicircular Canal by a Middle Fossa Approach. Otology and Neurotology2012 Oct; 33(8): 1386-91.

Ward BK, Francis HW, Best SR, Starmer HM, Akst LA, Gourin CG.  National Prevalence and Impact of Peri-operative Vagus Nerve Injury in Vestibular Schwannoma.  Laryngoscope2012 Dec; 122(8): 2824-2831.

Carey JP, Ward BK, Rosowski JJ, Minor LB. Re: Superior semicircular canal syndrome should be searching for an alternative pathology.  Clinical Otolaryngology, 2013 Feb; 38(1): 97-99. 

Ward BK, Wenzel A, Ritzl EK, Gutierrez-Hernandez S, Della Santina CC, Minor LB, Carey JP. Near-dehiscence: Clinical Findings in Patients with Thin Bone over the Superior Semicircular Canal.  Otology and Neurotology, 2013 Oct; 34(8): 1421-28.

Ward BK, Agrawal Y, Hoffman H, Carey JP, Della Santina CC. Prevalence and Functional Impact of Bilateral Vestibular Hypofunction:  Results from the 2008 National Health Interview Survey. JAMA Otolaryngology, 2013 Aug; 139(8): 803-10.

Carey JP, Rosowski JJ, Ward BK, Minor LB. Re: Response to Drs. Carey et al. Clinical Otolaryngology, 2013 Oct; 38(5): 443.

Agrawal Y, Ward BK, Minor LB. Vestibular dysfunction: Prevalence, Impact and Need for Targeted Treatment. Journal of Vestibular Research, 2013 Nov; 23(3): 113-17. 

Starmer HM, Ward BK, Best SR, Gourin CG, Akst LM, Hillel A, Brem H, Francis HF. Patient-Perceived Long-Term Communication and Swallow Function following Cerebellopontine Angle Surgery. Laryngoscope, 2014 Feb; 124(2): 476-80.

Ward BK, Roberts DC, Della Santina CC, Carey JP, Zee DS. Magnetic Vestibular Stimulation in Subjects with Unilateral Labyrinthine Pathology. Accepted, Frontiers in Neurology, February 2014.

Ward BK, Tan G X-J, Roberts DC, Della Santina CC, Zee DS, Carey JP. Strong Static Magnetic Fields Elicit Swimming Behaviors Consistent with Direct Vestibular Stimulation in Adult Zebrafish. Accepted, PLoS ONE, 9(3): e92109.  Doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0092109, February, 2014.

Janky KL, Zuniga GM, Ward BK, Carey JP, Schubert M. Canal Plane Dynamic Visual Acuity in Superior Canal Dehiscence. Accepted, Otology and Neurotology, December, 2013.

Wenzel A, Ward BK, Schubert M, Kheradmand A, Zee DS, Carey JP. Patients with Vestibular Loss, Tullio Phenomenon and Pressure-induced Nystagmus: Vestibular Atelectasis? Accepted, Otology and Neurotology, January 2014.

Sun DQ, Ward BK, Semenov YR, Carey JP, Della Santina CC. Bilateral Vestibular Deficiency: Quality of Life and Economic Implications. Accepted, JAMA Otolaryngology, February 2014.