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Vestibular Screening Clinic with Dr. Nahla Goma

We are very pleased to announce our involvement in a monthly vestibular screening clinic in conjunction with otolaryngologist (ENT) Dr. Nahla Gomaa, MBBCH, MSc, MD. PhD. Dave Benterud works out of Dr. Gomaa’s office in south Edmonton monthly with her and her patients to determine if vestibular rehabilitation techniques or exercises would be beneficial.

About

Dr. Gomaa is an Associate Cl. Professor of Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery, a Clinician-Educator in the Department of Surgery, and the Lead of Surgery in the Faculty Development Committee at the Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry, University of Alberta.

After her graduation, she received her Clinical Masters in Otolaryngology, then Doctorate Degree from Cairo University. Parallel to this, she pursued her fellowship at the University of Iowa, U.S.A, to complete her MD. PhD., In addition, she earned a Quality Improvement in Education training through a European Commission grant in the United Kingdom [UK], after which she held the position of Director of QI at the Faculty of Medicine. She received a number of international and local educational and clinical research grants. 

She has been on faculty at the Division of Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery, at the University of Alberta since 2012. Since then, she has committed to the clinical, classroom, multi-disciplinary teaching, research, and administrative roles. She served on different committees including strategic planning of Competency-Based Medical Education [CBME], Human Research Ethics Board, [HREB], and is still currently an active member of the Faculty Development Committee [FDC], in which she has helped to spearhead a number of initiatives along with other committee members, such as faculty peer review, collaboration of the FoMD with international institutes and medical schools, development of the online annual report [ARO] for FoMD, and development of the Vision & Mission of the Faculty Development Committee.

She has also been an OSCE examiner, MMI panellist, STIR program supervisor, and Alberta innovates grant reviewer. 

In 2019, she earned her Degree in “Patients’ Safety & Quality Improvement”; from the University of Calgary and has been the Director of quality improvement at the Division of Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery.

Her academic interest featured quality improvement in medical education, Feedback & assessment in medical education, innovative educational tools including simulation, blended courses, and using different technology in medical education. 

Her clinical research interests funded by a number in the domains of hearing, balance, and inner ear research including Auditory Evoked Potentials,  fMRI role in central auditory defects,  Tinnitus diagnosis and intervention, Vertigo Diagnosis and treatment,  Knowledge translation in hearing and balance research and research of the inner ear, Qualitative studies. 

She has also supervised students’ projects as a scholarship on quality improvement in the healthcare system and CanMEDS roles. Quality Improvement in clinical as well as educational settings of Competency-based medical education [CBME]. She has mentored a number of multi-disciplinary students in these domains. In addition, she has collaborative work with Peter S. Allen Research Centre, Neuroscience Institute and Surgical Simulation Research Lab [SSRL] at the University of Alberta. 

In addition to her work at the University of Alberta, Dr. Gomaa also consults with patients at her clinic, the Trust Hearing & Balance Medical Centre, in south Edmonton.