CANDIDATE STATEMENTS | NOMINATING COMMITTEE: ACADEMIC | VOTE FOR TWO PER PRACTICE TYPE OF FOUR
Yuri Agrawal, MD

April 2017 - Vol. 36, No. 3

Q: What attributes will you seek in our future Academy leaders? What experience do you have that will aid in selecting leaders that will advance the mission of the Academy?

Yuri Agrawal, MD

I am honored to have been chosen to run for the Nominating Committee, a committee whose role is critical to the selection of our Academy’s leadership. I have been fortunate to serve the Academy as a reviewer for the CORE otolaryngology grants, on the Geriatric and Equilibrium Committees, and on the Guideline Development Task Force as a specialty society (American Neurotology Society) representative.

The key qualities I will look for in a leader are being approachable, thoughtful, open-minded, and sincere. I have observed individuals with these leadership qualities throughout our Academy membership and am excited to recruit these individuals for leadership positions. I am an otologist-neurotologist and a clinician-researcher, and these experiences have taught me the importance of building and motivating teams, finding common ground around different views, analyzing data, and being open to new ideas. I think these skills of team-building and being open to new people and ideas are critical for the Nominating Committee’s work of identifying the next group of individuals to lead our Academy. I thank you for considering me for this opportunity.