Curriculum vitae

Priit Kasenõmm, MD, PhD

Consultant Ear-Nose-Throat (ENT) and Skull Base Surgeon

Head of the Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Tartu University Hospital, Estonia

Personal details

Name: Priit Kasenõmm, MD, PhD

Date/place of birth: 25.02.1975, Tallinn, Estonia

Citizenship: Estonia

Clinic address: J. Kuperjanovi 1, 50409 Tartu, Estonia

Professional position: Consultant ENT and Skull Base Surgeon, Head of the Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Tartu University Hospital, Estonia

Other positions: Associate Professor, Institute of Clinical Medicine, Tartu University, Estonia

Phone: +372 55672730

E-mails: priit.kasenomm@gmail.com

Wesite: www.ninaplastika.com, www.kliinikum.ee/korvakliinik

Martial status: married with 4 children

Languages: Estonian, English (very good), Russian (moderate), Finnish (poor)

Professional degrees & training

2004 – 2007    Residency training in otorhinolaryngology, Tartu University Hospital, Estonia

2000 – 2005    PhD studies in otorhinolaryngology and medical microbiology, Tartu University, Estonia

1999 – 2000    Internship at Tartu University Hospital, Estonia

1993 – 1999    Faculty of Medicine, Tartu University, Estonia

Employment history

2010 – present  Head of the Department, Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Tartu University Hospital, Estonia

2007 – 2010      Consultant ENT Surgeon, Tartu University Hospital

2000 – 2007      General physician/ENT resident, Tartu University Hospital, Estonia

2006 – 2009      Researcher and teaching assistant, Department of Microbiology, Tartu University

Professional licence

Board certification: registered under the Health Board, Republic of Estonia as a general physician, issued on the 20th February 2004 and as an otorhinolaryngologist on the 12th February 2008.

Licence to practice: Dubai Healthcare Authority (DHA) licence, otorhinolaryngology. Eligibility Letter issued on 25th December 2018

Membership of professional organizations

Estonian Society of Otorhinolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery, board member,www.knkselts.ee

Estonian Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, member, www.plastikakirurgia.ee

Representative of Estonian ORL Society in European Union of Medical Specialists (UEMS) ORL Section and Board, www.orluems.com

European Academy of Otology and Neurotology (EAONO), member

Finnish Society of Otosurgeons, corresponding member

World Skull Base Network, Faculty member, www.worldskullbase.org

Program Director of Recidency Training in Otorhinolaryngology, Tartu University

Advisory Board Member of Otorhinolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery, Ministery of Social Affairs, Estonia.

Surgical proficiency

Otology – main area of subspecialization, over 10 years of experience, over 3000 independent operations. Myringoplasty, tympanoplasty, ossiculoplasty, stapes surgery, open and closed mastoidectomy, cochlear implantation, facial nerve decompression, facial nerve grafting, removal of tympanomastoid (type A and B) paragangliomas (I was first who started to remove paragangliomas in Estonia).

Some of my operations can be followed: https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=priit+kasen%C3%B5mm

Skull base surgery – subtotal petrosectomy, subtotal petrosectomy and cochlear implantation, lateral temporal bone resection, transemporal approaches: translabyrinthine approach for vestibular schwannoma, transottic approach for petrous bone cholesteatoma, infratemporal fossa approach type A for tympanojugular paraganglioma, transcochlear approach.

I was first who performed all aforementioned surgical procedures in Estonia.

Rhinology – endoscopic sinus surgery, septoplasty, turbinate surgery, correction of choanal atresia, endoscopic JNA excision, endoscopic transnasal pituitary surgery (together with neurosurgeon), Draf I-III procedures, Caldwell-Luc operation, external frontotomy.

Facial plastic surgery – open and closed rhinoplasty (over 10 years of experience), otoplasty, nose reconstruction, earlobe reconstruction, blepharoplasty. I was first who performed microtia repair using autologous rib cartilages in Estonia. Either standard cases and cases with low hairline.

Other surgeries – all basic ENT operations, including adenoidectomies, tonsillectomies, UPPP, skin tumors, tracheostomy, congenital neck cysts, neck incisions and drainage of abscesses etc.

Private practice experience

2014 till date: private practice in rhinoplasty, webpage: www.ninaplastika.com

Fellowships

Microtia repair. Recklinghausen, Germany. Prof. Ralph Siegert and Dr. Ralph Magritz, 2012.

Fellowship in Otology and Lateral Skull Base surgery, Piacenza, Italy. Prof. Mario Sanna. April-May 2017

Honors and awards

Annual Recearch Award of Tartu University Hospital, 2005

Best Dissector Award, Course in Lateral Sull Base Surgery, Piacenza, Italy, 2015

Research

Supervisor of 3 ongoing PhD studies.

Scientific publications

Peer reviewed journals

  1. Lõivukene K, Kolk H, Maaroos HI, Kasenõmm P, Aro H, Ustav M, Mikelsaar M. Metronidazole and clarithromycin susceptibility and the subtypes of vacA of Helicobacter pylori isolates in Estonia. Scand J Infect Dis 2000; 32: 59-62.
  2. Kasenõmm P, Kull M, Mikelsaar M. Association between tonsillar core microflora and post-tonsillectomy bacteremia. Microbial Ecology in Health and Disease 2002; 14: 122-127.
  3. Kasenõmm P, Mesila I, Piirsoo A, Kull M, Mikelsaar M, Mikelsaar R-H. Macroscopic oropharyngeal signs indicating impaired defensive function of palatine tonsils in adults suffering from recurrent tonsillitis. Acta Pathologica, Microbiologica et Immunologica Scandinavica 2004; 112: 248-256.
  4. Kasenõmm P, Piirsoo A, Kull M, Kull M Jr, Mikelsaar M. Selection of indicators for tonsillectomy in adults with recurrent tonsillitis. BMC Ear, Nose and Throat Journal 2005, 5: 7.
  5. Kasenõmm P, Štšepetova J. Applicability of PCR-DGGE and 16S rDNA Sequencing for Microbiological Analysis of Otitis Media with Effusion. International Journal of Otolaryngology and Head & Neck Surgery 2012; 1: 71-76.
  6. Kasenõmm P. Intraoperative findings of revision canal-wall down tympanomastoid surgery. Acta Otolaryngol 2013; 133: 826-832.
  7. Vaher H, Kasenõmm P, Vasar V, Veldi M. A survey of parentally reported sleep health disorders in estonian 8-9 year old children. BMC Pediatrics 2013; 13: 200.
  8. Kasenõmm P, Suurna M. Microdrill, diode laser, and manual microsurgical stapedoplasty: a comparative study. International Journal of Otolaryngology and Head & Neck Surgery 2014; 3: 4-8.
  9. Vaikjärv R, Kasenõmm P, Jaanimäe L, Kivisild A, Rööp T, Sepp E, Mändar R. Microbiology of peritonsillar abscess in South Estonian population. Microb Ecol Health Dis 2016; 27: 27787.
  10. Veldi M, Tamm M, Janno S, Kasenõmm P. Sleep-related problems affecting diferent life activity areas in OSAS patients. J Sleep Med Disord 2016; 3(4): 1052.
  11. Lehes L, Horn R, Lippus P, Padrik M, Kasenõmm P, Jagomägi T. Normative nasalance scores for Estonian children. Clin Linquist Phon 2018; 9:1-13.

In national medical journals

  1. Kasenõmm P. Krooniline retsidiveeruv tonsilliit. Eesti Arst 2000; 79 (8): 481-485.
  2. Puusepp H, Oeselg A, Kasenõmm P, Mikelsaar M. Alfa ja beta-hemolüütiliste streptokokkide antagonism kroonilise tonsilliidi korral. Eesti Arst 2001; 80 (9): 429.
  3. Kasenõmm P, Piirsoo A, Kull M Jr, Kull M, Mikelsaar M. Kroonilise tonsilliidi patogeneesi uuringud kui alus tonsillektoomia objektiivsete kriteeriumite leidmisel. Eesti Arst 2005; 84 (8): 531-541.
  4. Kivisild K, Kasenõmm P. Korduvad otiidid ja nende tüsistused. Lege Artis 2008; 11 (79): 10-14.
  5. Vaher H, Teek R, Kruustük K, Kasenõmm P. Sisekõrva implantatsioon. Sisekõrvaimplantaadiga patsiendid Eestis. Eesti Arst 2009; 88 (3): 182-187.
  6. Lieberg N, Murde M, Kasenõmm P. Wegeneri granulomatoos ülemistes hingamisteedes. Eesti Arst 2010: 89 (9), 547-553.
  7. Vaher H., Veldi M., Müürsepp P., Kasenõmm P., Vasar V. Obstruktiivse uneapnoe sündroomi riskitegurid võivad pärineda lapse- ja noorukieast. Haigusjuhu kirjeldus. Eesti Arst 2010: 89 (11), 746-750.
  8. Kasenõmm P. Keskkõrvapõletik ja selle tagajärjed: rohkem kui kõrvavalu. Lege Artis 2010.
  9. Kasenõmm P. Mitmetahuline kurguvalu. Apteeker 2012; 2 (54): 18-20.
  10. Vaikjärv R, Kasenõmm P. Väljavaated ennetada inimese papilloomiviirusest põhjustatud suuneluvähki. Eesti Arst 2013; 92: 594.
  11. Kasenõmm P. Millised võivad olla tonsillektoomia näidustuste normeerimise tagajärjed? Eesti Arst 2014; 93 (10): 601-601.
  12. Plaas M, Kasenõmm P. Rinosinusiidi diagnostika ja ravi – ülevaade ravijuhenditest ja konsensusdokumentidest. Eesti Arst 2017; 96(10):597–604.
  13. Chetverikova E, Lepplaan M, Kasenõmm P. Kuulmislangus osteogenesis imperfecta haigetel. Haigusjuht. Kirjanduse ülevaade. Eesti Arst 2017; 96(10):611–614.
  14. Kasenõmm P. Asümmeetrilise neurosensoorse kuulmislangusega patsiendi käsitlus. Eesti Arst 2017; 96(10):618–619.

Abstractions

  1. Vaher H, Kasenõmm P, Teek R, Kruustük K, Kull M. Cochlear implantation in Estonia 2000-2007. 4th Baltic Congress of Otorhinolaryngology, 2008.
  2. Aus I, Kasenõmm P, Kull M. A clinical analysis of peritonsillar abscess in South Estonia 1999-2007. 4th Baltic Congress of Otorhinolaryngology, 2008.
  3. Põld A, Müürsepp P, Kasenõmm P. Cystic hygroma of the neck – a case study. 4th Baltic Congress of Otorhinolaryngology, 2008.
  4. Veldi M, Vaher H, Ani R, Kasenõmm P. Atypical causes of obstructive sleep apnea in otorhinolaryngological practice. 4th International Congress on Sleep Medicine, 2011.
  5. Vaher H, Veldi M, Eller T, Kasenõmm P, Vasar V. The Predictive Value of Pediatric Sleep Health on Pediatric Behavior. 4th International Congress on Sleep Medicine, 2011.
  6. Kasenõmm P. Intraoperative findings of revision tympanomastoid surgery. 31th Congress of the Nordic Association of Otolaryngology, 2011.
  7. Vaher H, Vaikjärv R, Kasenõmm P, Veldi M, Vasar V. Measuring attention deficit with DASS test in children with obstructive sleep apnea. 5th World Congress on Sleep Medicine in Valencia, Spain, 2013.
  8. Kasenõmm P. Intraoperative findings of revision tympanomastoid surgery. 6th Baltic ENT Congress, Kaunas, Lithuania, 2014.
  9. Kasenõmm P. Correction of saddle nose deformity with autologous cartilage. 6th Baltic ENT Congress, Kaunas, Lithuania, 2014.
  10. Vaher H, Kasenõmm P, Vasar V, Veldi M. Sleep time breathing disorders in Estonian pediatric patients. 6th Baltic ENT Congress, Kaunas, Lithuania, 2014.
  11. Vaher H, Kasenõmm P, Vasar V, Veldi M. Missed step in treatment of pediatric sleep disordered breathing. 6th Baltic ENT Congress, Kaunas, Lithuania, 2014.
  12. Lehes L., Sõber L., Jagomägi T., Kasenõmm P., Padrik M. Eesti huule-suulaelõhedega laste häälekvaliteet ja velofarüngeaalne funktsioon. Eesti Arst: 95 (Lisa 2), 31-31, 2016.
  13. Sõber L., Lepner U., Lehes L., Puksa L., Kasenõmm P. Kilpnäärmeoperatsioonijärgsed varajased hääle- ja neelamishäired ning nende võimalik seos endotrahheaalse intubatsiooniga. Eesti Arst: 95 (Lisa 2), 29-29, 2016.
  14. Vaikjärv R., Kasenõmm P., Jaanimäe L., Kivisild A., Rööp T., Sepp E., Mändar R. Peritonsillaarse abstsessi mikrobioloogia Lõuna-Eesti populatsioonis. Eesti Arst: 95 (Lisa 2), 32-32, 2016.

Organized courses and conferences

  1. 4th Baltic Conference of Otorhinolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery 2008, Pärnu, Estonia. Main organizer and president of the conference.
  2. Ear surgery. 4th December 2014, Tartu, Estonia.
  3. Advanced otologic surgery. 2th February 2018, Tartu Estonia.

Invited lectures

  1. Development of otologic surgery in Tartu University Hospital. Annual Meeting of Finnish Society of Ear Surgeons, 22th-24th March, 2012, Finland.
  2. Surgical approaches to cholesteatoma. Advances in otology and otosurgery. 17th-18th April 2015, Vilnius, Lithuania.
  3. Reconstruction of the auricle. Advances in otology and otosurgery, 17th-18th April 2015, Vilnius, Lithuania.
  4. All about cholesteatoma. Fellowship Diploma in Lateral Skull base Surgery, Module I. 26-30th March 2018, Bangalore, India,
  5. Canal Wall Up Mastoidectomy. Fellowship Diploma in Lateral Skull base Surgery, Module I. 26-30th March 2018, Bangalore, India.
  6. Candidacy for cochlear implantation. 7th Cochlear Implant Surgery Workshop. 12-13th May 2018, Dhaka, Bangladesh.
  7. Canal wall up mastoidectomy. 7th Cochlear Implant Surgery Workshop. 12-13th May 2018, Dhaka, Bangladesh.
  8. Technique of cochlear implantation. 7th Cochlear Implant Surgery Workshop. 12-13th May 2018, Dhaka, Bangladesh.
  9. The role of subtotal petrosectomy in cochlear implantation surgery. 7th Cochlear Implant Surgery Workshop. 12-13th May 2018, Dhaka, Bangladesh.
  10. Refinements of canal wall up mastoidectomy. 7th Baltic Otorhinolaryngology Congress. 7-9th June 2018, Riga, Latvia.
  11. Subtotal petrosectomy: an interface between otologic and lateral skull base surgery. 7th Baltic Otorhinolaryngology Congress. 7-9th June 2018, Riga, Latvia.
  12. Management of vestibular schwannoma: our experience. 7th Baltic Otorhinolaryngology Congress. 7-9th June 2018, Riga, Latvia.
  13. Endolymphatic sac tumors. Fellowship Diploma in Lateral Skull base Surgery, Module II. 31st June – 4th August 2018, Bangalore, India.
  14. Vestibular schwannoma management went wrong. Fellowship Diploma in Lateral Skull base Surgery, Module II. 31st June – 4th August 2018, Bangalore, India.
  15. Surgical management of cholesteatoma. International Workshop on Ear Microsurgery „Progress in Otosurgery“, dedicated to 30th Anniversary of Ear Microsurgery and Otoneurosurgery Department, September 13-15, 2018, Kiev, Ukraine.
  16. Infratemporal fossa approach type A. Fellowship Diploma in Lateral Skull base Surgery, Module III. 25th–294th December 2018, Bangalore, India.
  17. Surgical management of cholesteatoma. Pushpagiri Medical College Hospital. 3rd January, Kerala, India.

Working visits

2006    Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Turku University Hopsital, Finland (prof. Reidar Grenman)

2008    Department of Otorhinolaryngology, St. Joseph Stiff, Bremen, Germany (prof. Wolfgang Bergler)

2010    Department of Otosurgery, Uppsala University Hospital, Sweden

2015    Department of Audiology, Manchester Royal Infirmary, United Kingdom

2015    Liverpool Aintree Teaching Hospital, United Kingdom

2016    Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Medical University of Hannover, Germany (prof. Thomas Lenarz)

Conferences attended

  1. 5th European Congress of Oto-Rhino-Laryngology Head and Neck Surgery. 11th-16th September 2004, Rhodos, Greece.
  2. 4th EAONO Instructional Workshop, 13th-16th November 2008, Palma de Mallorca, Spain.
  3. 31th Congress of the Nordic Association of Otolaryngology, 18th-20th August 2011, Helsinki, Finland.
  4. Leipzig Training Course for ENT Surgery. Module FESS and Frontal Skull Base, 19th-21st January 2012, Leipzig, Germany.
  5. International Course on Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery of the Nose and Face, 6th-8th June 2012, Nijemegen, Netherlands.
  6. The Regensburg Course in Facial Plastic Surgery, 7th-10th October 2012, Regensburg, Germany
  7. 3rd Advanced Endoscopic Skull Base Surgery, 20th-23th November 2013, Barcelona, Spain.
  8. 6th Baltic ENT Congress, 22-24th May 2014, Kaunas, Lithuania.
  9. 7th Newcastle Head and Neck Dissection Cadaver Course, 4-6 June 2014, Newcastle, United Kingdom.
  10. 25th Congress of the European Rhinologic Society, 22nd-26th June 2014, Amsterdam, Netherlands.
  11. 3rd Congress of European ORL-HNS, 7th-11th June 2015, Prague, Czech
  12. 51th Graz Course on Rhinosurgery, 8th-11th July 2015, Graz, Austria.
  13. Gruppo Otologico Hands-on Course in Lateral Sull Base Surgery July 2015, Piacenza, Italy.
  14. 25 Years of Microvascular Head and Neck Reconstruction in Estonia, 16th December 2016, Tallinn, Estonia.
  15. 1st International EES/ECHO – Symposium by Spiggle&Theis, 21st-22nd June, 2018, Berlin, Germany.