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Fellowship-trained faculty join Department of Otolaryngology

Two fellowship-trained faculty physicians recently joined the Department of Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery at Indiana University School of Medicine.

David Campbell, MD and Diane Chen, MD come to the school as assistant professors of clinical otolaryngology—head and neck surgery. Campbell sees patients at IU Health West in Avon and Chen’s primary location is at Riley Children’s Health in downtown Indianapolis.

Campbell completed a fellowship in head and neck oncology/reconstruction at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in New York. Chen is a dual fellowship-trained otolaryngologist. She completed a head and neck oncology and microvascular reconstruction fellowship with the Department of Otolaryngology at IU School of Medicine, followed by a pediatric otolaryngology fellowship at Ann & Robert Lurie Children’s Hospital, Northwestern University in Chicago.

We spoke with the two physicians to learn more about their background in otolaryngology.

David Campbell, MD

Why did you choose the field of Otolaryngology?

Like most, I enjoyed the day-to-day variety, the intricate anatomy and the multi-disciplinary approach that comes with otolaryngology. However, the ultimate reason I chose ENT was seeing how excited and fulfilled people seemed to be in their jobs while on my ENT rotations.

What drew you to IU School of Medicine

My first interaction with the IU otolaryngology team was on a trip to Kenya while I was in medical school. I have always been impressed by how welcoming and passionate everyone has been, so when the opportunity came up to interview at IU, I was very excited.

What is your otolaryngology specialty? What are your research and clinical focuses?

I completed a fellowship in head and neck/microvascular reconstruction. I will be splitting practice time between oncology and a general practice at IU Health West. My research background and interests lie in clinical research and global health.

Diane Chen, MD

Why did you choose the field of otolaryngology?

ENT is such a dynamic field with broad clinical depth and breadth within the head and neck region. There is an intimate connection with the person's identity and quality of life with many of the conditions we treat. There's also the use of a broad range of technology and innovation to provide high quality patient care. 

What drew you to IU School of Medicine?

IU School of Medicine is a tertiary level academic center with multiple hospitals designated to serve a diverse and large patient population throughout the state. Most importantly, the people involved in providing care to these patients are outstanding with a high level of compassion, sense of community, and respect for each other.

What is your otolaryngology specialty? What are your research and clinical focuses?

I am dual fellowship-trained in pediatric otolaryngology and surgical oncology of the head and neck. I help take care of both adult and pediatric patients. My clinical foci include pediatric head and neck tumors, pediatric thyroid disease, sleep apnea and airway reconstruction. 
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Ben Middelkamp

Ben Middelkamp is a communications manager for the Department of Neurology, Department of Neurological Surgery and Stark Neurosciences Research Institute at Indiana University School of Medicine. Before joining the Office of Strategic Communications in December 2019, Ben spent nearly six years as a newspaper reporter in two Indiana cities. He earned a bachelor’s degree in Convergent Journalism from Indiana Wesleyan University in 2014. Ben enjoys translating his background in journalism to the communications and marketing needs of the school and its physicians and researchers.