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Posts by Christopher J. Hartnick, MD, MS

  • Matthew G. Crowson, MD, MPA, MASc, Michael S. Cohen, MD, Christopher J. Hartnick, MD, and colleagues trained a neural network to diagnose pediatric middle ear effusion using a novel approach: the training set of images were tympanic membrane photos taken during myringotomy. When applied to a test set, the algorithm's diagnostic accuracy was 84%.

Biography

With more than 15 years of experience in pediatric otolaryngology, Dr. Christopher Hartnick serves as the Director of the Pediatric Otolaryngology Division and the Director of the Pediatric Airway, Voice, and Swallowing Center at Massachusetts Eye and Ear.

Dr. Hartnick has been an invited speaker at regional, national, and international meetings and has published more than 150 peer-reviewed papers in the field. He serves as the Physician Director on the Mass Eye and Ear Board of Directors and is the Vice Chair of Clinical Trials and Outcomes for the Department of Otolaryngology. He is an editor for ENT Journal, a reviewer for Journal of Voice, and an ad-hoc reviewer for several other publications.

Fellowship-trained and board-certified in otolaryngology, Dr. Hartnick’s clinical interests include pediatric airway and pediatric voice. His primary research interests include the development of maturation of the pediatric vocal fold, pediatric voice disturbances, and pediatric outcomes studies.

He is also the Benjamin Harry Peikin Chair in Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery.

Mass Eye and Ear/Mass General Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery

A teaching hospital of Harvard Medical School, Mass Eye and Ear/Massachusetts General Hospital combines the expertise of highly specialized ear, nose, and throat physicians, audiologists, speech-language pathologists and auxiliary health care professionals to provide care for patients with problems affecting the ear, nose, throat, head and neck areas. The department, which is led by Chief and Chair Mark A. Varvares, MD, FACS, is one of the largest otolaryngology–head and neck surgery (OHNS) departments in the country, with more than 70 physicians staffed at 15 locations in the greater Boston area.