CANDIDATE STATEMENTS | BOG CANDIDATE: MEMBER-AT-LARGE
Daniel L. Wohl, MD

August 2016 - Vol. 35, No. 7

WohlWhat experiences have you  had which make you an ideal  candidate for the member-at-large position?

I have been in practice since 1991, first as a full-time academic physician for nine years and then, after a short term as a clinician-division chief for a nonprofit multispecialty clinic, I opened a solo practice in 2003 where I remain to this day. I am a member of two national specialty societies (American Society of Pediatric Otolaryngology and American Broncho-Esophageal Association). I have served on multiple national committees nearly continuously. I earned Honor Award status in 2004, and I have been an active member of the Board of Governors (BOG) since 2005 and served on the 2013-2014 Nominating Committee. I have been a member of the BOG Socioeconomic & Grassroots Committee since 2012 and am currently serving as the Region four representative. I have come to trust the BOG Executive Committee members with whom I would be working and believe the sum of my experiences has positioned me well to be a strong, supportive, and proactive member-at-large.

What is the role of the member-at-large in your opinion?

During my 11 years serving on the Board of Governors, I have witnessed continued progressive, sincere, and often brilliant leadership accomplishments in support of being an advisory body to the AAO-HNS Board of Directors. It is not an easy endeavor as there are day-to-day necessities as well as the need to be able to see the near and not-too-distant future of our diverse specialty. I believe the member-at-large must first be willing to provide an honest, objective opinion to all leadership positions. In addition, this individual must take on specific assigned responsibilities, currently representing the BOG on the Guideline Task Force. Importantly, I also see the member-at-large independently introducing or advancing concepts or programs for Executive Committee discussions based on the breadth of their own professional experience. Given the particulars of my career arc, I would help promote new and ongoing efforts to increase participation from within our entire Academy membership.

The positions of Chair-Elect, Secretary, and Member-at-Large will be elected by the voting members of the BOG (i.e., Governors or Alternate Governors pursuant to Article III, Sections 2 and 3) present at the fall meeting of the BOG General Assembly. No proxy votes are allowed.