Lloyd A. Storrs Jr., MD Resident Research Award
Lloyd Storrs has been described by his colleagues as "genius", "witty
and wise teacher", and "He did not do extraordinary things, he did
ordinary things in an extraordinary way". He was a lifelong Texan and
earned his MD degree from Baylor College of Medicine in 1947. He did his
postgraduate training at Washington University in St. Louis and in the
Air Force. He was stationed in Germany and had the good fortune of
working with Dr. Samuel J. Crowe, professor and director of
Otolaryngology at Johns Hopkins. He spent two years with Dr. Crowe in
Germany? A superb preceptorship (or residency). Upon discharge, Dr.
Storrs worked with Dr. Herb Harris of Baylor University as a fellow for
two years. After that, he established a practice in Lubbock, Texas. He
was appointed clinical professor of Otolaryngology at Texas Tech
University School of Medicine in 1984.
He made several important contributions to Otology through his own
genius, meticulous observations of many hundreds of his patients and
exhaustive reading and study. He was the first to use temporal fascia
for tympanoplasty and for covering the oval window after stapedectomy.
He was the first to use phenol as a topical anesthetic for myringotomy,
reporting 5000 consecutive cases and no persistent perforations. . He
was also a pioneer in the development of the posterior approach to the
middle ear through the chorda-facial angle. He was a member of most
Otolaryngology organizations and served as president of several of them.
Dr. Storrs is the author of several seminal papers, eight surgical
movies, and a documentary on the management of sensorineural deafness.
The Lloyd Storrs Lectureship provides a forum for residents to present their research and/or papers at the annual meeting of the Texas Association of Otolaryngology. The presenter can be the first or second author. The paper is acceptable even if it has already been presented or published. The winner of the award will receive an expense paid trip to the annual meeting and $1000. The winner is required to present his/her work at the annual meeting. The paper may be submitted in writing or as an attachment to the TAO Office. Every effort will be made to prevent the reviewers from recognizing the origin of the paper. Reviewers are active members of the Texas Association of Otolaryngology.
Submissions are no longer being accepted.
Lloyd Storrs' Winners
1st Place - 2019
Brett Jensen, MD
1st Place- 2021
Shaina W. Gong, MD