Alumni Day and Resident Graduation Symposium
June 16, 2022

The 18th Annual Tardy Lectureship


Frontiers in Facial Reanimation





Dr. Tessa Hadlock is the Division Chief of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary, and the Fazzalari-Grousbeck Endowed Professor of Otology and Laryngology at Harvard Medical School. She is a 1990 graduate of Bowdoin College and a 1994 graduate of the joint Harvard Medical School / M.I.T. HST program.She trained in surgery at the University of Chicago, and came to Harvard for in Otolaryngology / Head and Neck Surgery training.She took additional research fellowship training in tissue engineering at Children’s Hospital in Boston.

She has subspecialty training in microvascular head and neck reconstruction, and since 2002, has been on staff at the Massachusetts Eye and Ear infirmary, where she directs the Facial Nerve Center. As a clinician-scientist, she is the author of over 180 original articles, as well as invited writings and non-print materials, and has edited two textbooks. She serves as principle investigator for an NIH-funded R-01 research grant titled “The Surgical and Rehabilitative Management of Facial Nerve Injury”, and as site PI on an R-01 grant titled “3D Dynamic and Patient-Centered Outcomes of Facial Reanimation Surgery in Patients with Facial Paralysis”. Her primary interest is in comprehensive management of the paralyzed face.

Tardy Lectureship


M. Eugene Tardy III, the oldest of four children, grew up in southern Indiana. He attended Bloomington High School, graduating academically as the top male    student in his class, captained the tennis team, and captured the Indiana State Boys as well as Junior tennis titles. Indiana University awarded him a varsity tennis    scholarship, where he competed for 3 years and earned an AB degree in Biology and Zoology before beginning medical school at Indiana University in 1956. Read More..