CANDIDATE STATEMENTS | AUDIT COMMITTEE | VOTE FOR ONE OF TWO
Selena E. Heman-Ackah, MD, PhD, MBA

April 2017 - Vol. 36, No. 3

Q: What is your particular experience or interest that would make you an effective member of the Audit Committee of the Academy?

Selena E. Heman-Ackah, MD, PhD, MBA

The landscape of healthcare has changed dramatically over the course of the past two decades, and the future of healthcare within the United States presents various uncertainties. In 2005, to become better equipped to navigate the rapidly changing landscape of healthcare while assisting in ensuring the future of patient-centered quality care, I obtained a master’s of business administration degree from the University of Cincinnati. It is the business training early in my career as an otolaryngologist that shapes the lens with which I view healthcare and finance that would make me an effective member of the Audit Committee of the Academy. With the business acumen obtained from the MBA and experientially while holding a director position in practice, I endeavor to contribute to the betterment and advancement of our field while securing a future of high quality patient-centered care that is fiscally sustainable by supporting the Academy mission. It would be an honor and a privilege to utilize the business acumen and training that I have attained to serve the  AAO-HNS/F as a member of the Audit Committee to assist in maintaining the legacy of the Academy and ensuring its continued successes in the future.