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. Three prizes are awarded: 1st prize is an expense paid
trip to the annual meeting and $1000 cash; the 2nd and 3rd prizes are
$500 each. The winner of the 1st prize 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.
Papers must be submitted in triplicate. 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.
2019 Lloyd Storrs' Winners
Brett Jensen, MD