Featured Lectures

June 2020 – Vol. 39, No. 5

Featured Lectures of the AAO-HNSF 2020 Annual Meeting & OTO Experience

John Conley, MD Lecture on Medical Ethics

Sunday, September 13, 2:30 pm–3:30 pm

Shifting Action and Innovation Mindsets to Embrace Social Determinants of Health – Ethical and Practical Considerations for All
Anand K. Devaiah, MD

Anand K. Devaiah, MD, is director of the Biomedical & Health Technology Development & Transfer Domain at the Institute for Health System Innovation & Policy (IHSIP). He is an associate professor in the Department of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery, with joint appointments in Neurological Surgery and Ophthalmology at the Boston University School of Medicine and Boston Medical Center. His clinical interests center around skull base surgery, including endoscopic approaches to the cranial base.

At IHSIP, Dr. Devaiah leads the Institute’s activities integrating the tools for health improvement that are being rapidly developed by science and technology. In his role, Dr. Devaiah bridges the worlds of development and implementation, leading collaborations focused on improving value in the health system through technological innovations.

Dr. Devaiah’s experience in healthcare technology and innovation spans technology development, evaluation, implementation, research, administration, regulatory science, and intersections with social determinants of health. Working closely with individuals and companies, from startups to established enterprises, he has worked with teams to develop new technologies as well as implementation strategies for emerging health technologies.

Dr. Devaiah also served as a medical officer and fellow with the FDA in the Center for Devices and Radiologic Health, Ear, Nose, and Throat Branch. He has served on several medical society committees and is the immediate past president of the Society of University Otolaryngologists Head and Neck Surgeons.

H. Bryan Neel III, MD, PHD Distinguished Research Lecture

Monday, September 14, 10:00 am–11:00 am

Shifting Paradigms in Otolaryngology with 3D Printing
Glenn E. Green, MD

Glenn E. Green, MD, is a professor of otolaryngology-head and neck surgery at the University of Michigan, which has been leading the transformation of medicine through the use of 3D printing.

During the COVID-19 pandemic, Dr. Green’s team, which included Kyle K. VanKoevering, MD, and David A. Zopf, MD, rapidly developed life-saving technologies that received Emergency Use Authorization from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. He has also developed surgical techniques and devices for complex airway reconstruction. Dr. Green is coinventor, along with Scott Hollister, PhD, of a 3D-printed airway splint and was part of the first surgical team to place the device. Other novel devices include 3D-printed scaffolds for facial reconstruction of auricular and nasal defects, 3D-printed customized devices to treat airway obstruction for craniofacial defects and/or neurologic diseases, and skull base reconstruction plates.

After graduating with a degree in chemical engineering, Dr. Green entered medical school at the University of Michigan. He completed an otolaryngology residency at Wayne State University, an NIH-supported research fellowship, and a subspecialty fellowship in pediatric otolaryngology at the University of Iowa, where he worked with Richard J.H. Smith, MD.

Dr. Green has won several awards, including the 2015 Honored Maker Award from former President Barack Obama. He has over 70 publications related to both his clinical and research work, and he has been widely featured with his constructs on featured display at the British Science Museum in London.

Eugene N. Myers, MD International Lecture on Head and Neck Cancer

Tuesday, September 15, 10:00 am–11:00 am

Surgeon Is a Major Prognostic Factor of Head and Neck Cancer Patients Undergoing Primary and Salvage Surgery
Luiz P. Kowalski, MD, PhD

Luiz P. Kowalski, MD, PhD, is chair of the Department of Head and Neck Surgery and Otorhinolaryngology at A.C. Camargo Cancer Center and professor and chair of the Head and Neck Surgery Department at the University of São Paulo Medical School. He is committed to surgical practice, research, and medical education, with special interest in head and neck surgical oncology, multidisciplinary management of cancer, clinical and translational research, and prognostic factors. He is also active in training graduate students, residents, fellows, and postgraduate students.

Dr. Kowalski is a prolific author and has published more than 680 peer-reviewed articles, written three theses and 141 book chapters, and edited 13 books. He has been an honored guest lecturer internationally and is a member of several professional organizations and is currently serving as vice-chair of the Head and Neck Cancer Group of the Latin American Cooperative Oncology Group.

Dr. Kowalski received a medical degree from the Medical School of the Federal University of Parana, Brazil, completed a three-year residency in surgical oncology at A.C. Camargo Cancer Center, São Paulo, and then a one-year fellowship in head and neck surgery at Hospital Heliopolis, São Paulo. He obtained an MS degree and PhD degree in otorhinolaryngology from Escola Paulista de Medicina, São Paulo. During postgraduate training he also completed a six-month observership in head and neck surgery at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, New York. Afterward, he joined the faculty of A.C. Camargo Cancer Center.