State Trackers: above and beyond volunteerism

July 2017 – Vol. 36, No. 6

The AAO-HNS State Tracker program connects advocacy-minded physicians with specialty-impacting legislation in their state. By monitoring daily legislative reports, State Trackers can quickly alert the Academy if assistance is needed on potentially harmful legislation. In addition, these physician leaders serve as an important point of contact between the Academy, state medical societies, and state otolaryngology societies. To aid in their efforts, State Trackers have access to an Academy-hosted monthly conference call to help monitor legislative trends, participate in a dedicated ENTConnect community, and receive a monthly legislative summary, “The State-mENT.”

With the end of the 2017 state legislative sessions drawing near, the AAO-HNS would like to recognize our volunteer State Trackers for the time they have invested in protecting the specialty from concerning legislative initiatives across the nation. Thank you for lending your expertise to bolster the Academy’s state advocacy efforts on a variety of issues, including inappropriate scope-of- practice expansions by non-physicians, taxes on cosmetic procedures, access to hearing aids, and medical liability reforms.

Would you like to serve as an AAO-HNS State Tracker? We are actively recruiting State Trackers for Alaska, Idaho, Mississippi, Nevada, North Dakota, South Dakota, and Utah. Please contact legstate@entnet.org with any questions or to volunteer!

Alabama
J. Noble Anderson, Jr., MD
William R. Blythe, MD
Niko Corley*
Christi Long*
William R. Blythe, MD

Arizona
Mariel Stroschein, MD

Arkansas
Lance A. Manning, MD
Paul R. Neis, MD

California
Art A. Ambrosio, MD
Marcella R. Bothwell, MD, MBA
Susan R. Cordes, MD
Steven T. Kmucha, MD, JD
Zara M. Patel, MD
Geoffrey A. Smith, MD

Colorado
Jeremy D. Prager, MD
Andrew Winkler, MD

Connecticut
David S. Boisoneau, MD
Denis C. Lafreniere, MD
Raymond Winicki, MD
Ken Yanagisawa, MD

Delaware
Paul M. Imber, DO

District of Columbia
William R. Bond, Jr., MD
Brian K. Reilly, MD

Florida
K. Paul Boyev, MD
Michael L. Patete, MD
Michael D. Seidman, MD
Andrew J. Tompkins, MD
Robin L. Wagner*

Georgia
Peter J. Abramson, MD
Donald N. Cote, MD
Lisa C. Perry-Gilkes, MD
Nikhila Raol, MD, MPH
Julie L. Zweig, MD

Hawaii
Paulus D. Tsai, MD

Illinois
Ira D. Uretzky, MD

Indiana
Michael Agostino, MD
Edward J. Krowiak, MD

Iowa
Isaac D. Erbele, MD

Kansas
Mark G. Bell, MD

Kentucky
Paul A. Conrad, MD
K. John Yun, MD

Louisiana
Keith F. DeSonier, MD
Lawrence M. Simon, MD

Maine
Benjamin D. Liess, MD

Maryland
William R. Bond, Jr., MD
Barbara M. Brocato*
Hamad Chaudhary, MD
Shannon P. Pryor, MD
Daniel E. Shattuck*
Michael D. Weiss, MD
H. Russell Wright, Jr., MD

Massachusetts
Wendy B. Stern, MD
Kenneth Whittemore, Jr., MD

Michigan
Seilesh Babu, MD
Lamont Jones, MD
Charles F. Koopmann, Jr., MD, MHSA
Robert Stachler, MD

Minnesota
Paul C. Frake, MD
James E. Kuderer, DO

Missouri
C.W. David Chang, MD
Jonathan J. Lusardi, MD

Montana
Paul Byorth, MD
Neal L. Rogers, MD

Nebraska
Andrew Coughlin, MD
Ryan K. Sewell, MD
New Hampshire
Mark F. Kelly, MD
Christopher J. Knox, DO

New Jersey
Paul J. Carniol, MD
Nathan A. Deckard, MD
Lee D. Eisenberg, MD, MPH
Jeffrey D. Roffman, MD

New Mexico
Karen A. Hawley, MD

New York
Sujana S. Chandrasekhar, MD
David R. Edelstein, MD
Soha N. Ghossaini, MD
Paul E. Hammerschlag, MD
Phillip L. Massengill, MD
Steven M. Parnes, MD
Robin M. Pellegrino, MPA*
Gavin Setzen, MD
Hayes H. Wanamaker, MD
Jay S. Youngerman, MD
Lauren S. Zaretsky, MD

North Carolina
Art A. Ambrosio, MD
Calhoun D. Cunningham III, MD
Brian W. Downs, MD
Robert F. Leinbach II, MD
Eileen M. Raynor, MD
Merritt J Seshul, MD
W. Alan Skipper*
Carlton J. Zdanski, MD

Ohio
Stacey L. Ishman, MD, MPH
Yash J. Patil, MD

Oklahoma
Christopher F. Baranano, MD
Mark W. Wood, MD

Oregon
Philip B. Zald, MD

Pennsylvania
Nathan A. Deckard, MD
Stephen M. Froman, MD
Jennifer A. Keeler*
Karen A. Rizzo, MD
Jeffrey P. Simons, MD

Rhode Island
Andrew Tompkins, MD

South Carolina
Robert Puchalski, MD
Gregory Tarasidis, MD

Tennessee
Ronald H. Kirkland, MD, MBA

Texas
Daniel C. Chelius, Jr., MD
Enrique T. Garcia, MD
Brad Holland, MD
Chad Whited, MD

Vermont
Kristofer E. Anderson, MD
Richard N. Hubbell, MD

Virginia
Stephen Bakos, MD, PhD
Jane B. Davis*
Susan McConnell*
Michelle M. Roeser, MD

Washington
David L. Horn, MD
Sung-Won Kim, MD
Sanjay R. Parikh, MD

West Virginia
Diane Slaughter*
Joseph B. Touma, MD
John W. Wyllie, MD

Wisconsin
Nathan T. N. Schreiber, MD

Wyoming
Sigsbee W. Duck, MD

*State OTO society personnel