Robin W. Lindsay, M.D.

Harvard Medical School

Assistant Professor of Otolaryngology

Massachusetts Eye and Ear

 

Research Summary

Research Area Affiliations

Research Summary

Dr. Lindsay’s research efforts focus on the development of quantitative outcomes in functional rhinoplasty. She is working toward developing a nasal grading system with good intrarater reliability and to correlate nasal anatomy scores with nasal specific quality of life. In addition, she is in process of creating an electronic database of patients with nasal obstruction to facilitate future outcomes research. She also investigates the effects of nasal anatomy on obstructive sleep apnea and snoring.

Dr. Lindsay was awarded the Leslie Bernstein Core grant in 2011 to develop comparative effectiveness tools to quantitatively analyze facial paralysis outcomes. This effort resulted in the advancement of a JavaScript program that can analyze facial movement using standard 2-D photography and has resulted in multiple publications demonstrating quality of life improvement after facial reanimation.

Select Publications

Disease-specific Quality of Life Outcomes in Functional Rhinoplasty. Lindsay R, Laryngoscope. 2012; 122(7): 1480-1488.

Correlation between Nasal Anatomy and Objective Obstructive Sleep Apnea Severity. Leitzen KP1, Brietzke SE, Lindsay RW. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2014 Feb;150(2):325-31. doi: 10.1177/0194599813515838. Epub 2013 Dec 13.

Optimizing total facial nerve patient management for effective clinical outcomes research. Bhama, P, Gliklich R, Weinburg J, Hadlock T., Lindsay R. JAMA Facial Plastic Surgery. 2013

The Success of Free Gracilis Muscle Transfer to Restore Smile in Patients with Non-Flaccid Facial Paralysis. Lindsay R., Bhama, P, Weinburg J, Hadlock T., Annals of Plastic Surgery. 2013

Optimizing total facial nerve patient management for effective clinical outcomes research. Bhama P, Gliklich RE, Weinberg JS, Hadlock TA, Lindsay RW. JAMA Facial Plast Surg. 2014 Jan-Feb;16(1):9-14.

Correlation between Nasal Anatomy and Objective Obstructive Sleep Apnea Severity, Leitzen K, Brietzke S, Lindsay R., Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2014 Feb;150(2):325-31.

Ovine model for auricular reconstruction: porous polyethylene implants. Hohman MH, Lindsay RW, Pomerantseva I, Bichara DA, Zhao X, Johnson M, Kulig KM, Sundback CA, Randolph MA, Vacanti JP, Cheney ML, Hadlock TA. Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol. 2014 Feb;123(2):135-40.

Objective outcomes analysis following microvascular gracilis transfer for facial reanimation: A 10-Year Experience at The Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary/Harvard Medical School. Bhama, P, Weinburg J, Lindsay R., Hohman M. Cheney M., Hadlock T., JAMA Facial Plast Surg. 2014 Mar-Apr;16(2):85-92.

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Biosketch

Education

B.A. Biochemistry, University of Virginia, 1996
M.D. University of Virginia School of Medicine, 2000

Postgraduate Training (select)

Internship, General Surgery, Portsmouth Naval Hospital, 2001
Residency in Otolaryngology, National Naval Medical Center, 2006
Fellowship in Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary, 2009

Professional Memberships (select)

2002-present, AAO-HNS                            
2003-present, American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery                            
2009-present, Sir Charles Bell Society
2012-present, Triological Society

Advisory Boards (select)

Ad Hoc Reviewer

  • Laryngoscope
  • Archives of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

Honors (select)

2009, Anderson Scholar Award, American Board of Facial Plastics and Reconstructive Surgery, Highest Score Nationally on 2009 Board Exam
2009, Sir Harold Delf Gillies Award, American Academy of Facial Plastics and Reconstructive Surgery, Best Fellow Research Paper 2009