CANDIDATE STATEMENTS | NOMINATING COMMITTEE: PRIVATE PRACTICE | VOTE FOR TWO PER PRACTICE TYPE OF FOUR
Jeffery J. Kuhn, 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?

Jeffery J. Kuhn, MD

Choosing the “right” individual(s) to lead our organization through the myriad obstacles that influence the practice of medicine for our membership requires thoughtful consideration by those who have the experience of navigating and negotiating in various environments in healthcare. Our future leaders need to be multidimensional, compassionate, spirited, and tough-minded.

I have always cherished the learning experience and opportunity to forward the interests of my colleagues, co-workers, and our patients while serving in a position of leadership. I have served in various leadership positions at the state and national levels and in the military and civilian sectors including, chairman, department of otolaryngology—head and neck surgery, Naval Medical Center Portsmouth; director, division of otology/neurotology and skull base surgery, department of otolaryngology—head and neck surgery, University of Cincinnati Academic Health Center; president of the Virginia Society of Otolaryngology; president of the  Society of Military Otolaryngologists; and chairman, Implantable Hearing  Devices Committee, American Academy of Otolaryngology. I have also served as a member on six AAO-HNS/F Committees over the past 20 years. I received the Honor Award in 2001 and the Distinguished Service Award in 2015 from the American Academy of Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery.