Medicine-Ear Nose Throat
Clara is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Department of Surgery at UCSD.
In her native Germany, she received her MD degree from TU Dresden and completed her ENT specialty training. She did her internship at Cornell and is now doing research in a very specialized field on the effect of various drugs which induce autophagy and their effect upon a direct micro infusion into the cochlea.
Clara is following in the footsteps of her father who was an active Rotarian in Germany for over 40 years. Her father, Wolfgang Draf, was a pioneer in endoscopic intranasal sinus surgery which was termed the “Draf Procedure.”
She is excited to join the efforts of our Mercy Outreach Surgical Team.
Doug Arbon, Ed Chaplin and Tom Vecchione were her sponsors.