NIH names AAO-HNS Member, Debara L. Tucci, MD, MS, MBA, director of the NIDCD

June 2019 – Vol. 38, No. 5

Debara L. Tucci, MD, MS, MBA

Debara L. Tucci, MD, MS, MBA, has been selected to lead the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD) as its new director. Dr. Tucci is currently the professor of surgery and director of the cochlear implant program in the Division of Head and Neck Surgery & Communication Sciences at Duke University in Durham, NC. A long-time and active member of the American Academy of Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery (AAO-HNS), she is the recipient of the AAO-HNS Distinguished Service Award and Jerome C. Goldstein, MD Public Service Award. Dr. Tucci also served on the AAO-HNS Research Advisory Board, Board of Directors, Executive Committee, and numerous subcommittees. She is expected to join NIH on September 3, 2019.