PA) - Duane A. Sewell, MD, has joined the Department
of Otorhinolaryngology at the University of Pennsylvania
School of Medicine as an Assistant Professor.
Dr. Sewell earned his undergraduate degree in Biology
from Harvard University and his medical degree from
the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine in
1994. He completed his residency at Johns Hopkins Hospital
in the Department of Otorhinolaryngology in 2000. Following
that, he began his research fellowship with the Department
of Microbiology at the University of Pennsylvania Laboratory
of Dr. Yvonne Paterson. In June 2002, Dr. Sewell completed
his Head and Neck Surgery fellowship in the Department
of Otorhinolaryngology at the Hospital of the University
Dr. Sewell's research interests focus on the feasibility
of a live, recombinant vaccine for the prevention and
treatment of head and neck cancer, specifically those
head and neck tumors that have been transformed by the
human papilloma virus (HPV). He is currently studying
the effects of the vaccine in a murine model. He has
been granted a K08 Career Development Award from the
National Institutes of Health so that he can pursue
He is a recipient of numerous awards including the Helen
O. Dickens Award from the University of Pennsylvania
School of Medicine, the James H. Robinson Memorial Prize
in Surgery from the National Medical Fellowship, Inc.,
and the Otolaryngology Resident of the Year from the
Greater Baltimore Medical Center. Dr. Sewell is also
a member of the American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head
and Neck Surgery. In addition, he has authored or co-authored
articles for the Archives of Otolaryngology - Head
and Neck Surgery, Laryngoscope, Cancer Research
and Molecular Endocrinology.
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