Thank you, PROJECT 535 volunteers

June 2017 – Vol. 36, No. 5

PROJECT 535 is a Board of Governors-sponsored initiative that strengthens the Academy’s overall advocacy efforts by working to establish one-to-one relationships with federal elected officials. Successful legislative advocacy starts with a solid grassroots foundation, and this additional layer of constituent-based outreach helps reinforce the Academy’s message when Congress debates issues affecting the specialty.

Since its launch in 2015, PROJECT 535’s physician volunteers have made their voices heard, assisting with advocacy efforts related to repeal of the Independent Payment Advisory Board (IPAB), reauthorization of the Early Hearing Detection & Intervention (EHDI) program, in-office physician compounding, and global surgical payments. PROJECT 535 volunteers also serve as healthcare experts and resources to their assigned Member of Congress—proof of the lasting impact otolaryngologists can have in their communities. The Academy needs your help to make its collective voice even stronger—contact with questions or to sign up.

Thank you to the PROJECT 535 volunteers working to amplify the Academy’s efforts in the 115th Congress.

PROJECT 535 Volunteers

William R. Blythe, MD
Richard W. Waguespack, MD
*AL: 1, 2, 4, 5, 7

Creed K. Mamikunian, MD

Mariel Stroschein, MD
*AZ: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 9

Lance A. Manning, MD
Ralph Marrero, MD
Paul R. Neis, MD
Ozlem Tulunay-Ugur, MD

Art A. Ambrosio, MD
Christopher Bergeron, MD
Susan R. Cordes, MD
Hamid Djalilian, MD
Isaac D. Erbele, MD
John W. House, MD
Steven T. Kmucha, MD
Priya Krishna, MD
Todd C. Miller, MD
Brian A. Nuyen, MD
Jonathan Overdevest, MD
John Pang, MD
Renee Park, MD,
Zara M. Patel, MD
Alexander Rivero, MD
Geoffrey A. Smith, MD
Maie St. John, MD, PhD
Ayal Willner, MD
Nina Yoshpe, MD
*CA: 1, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 13, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 29, 30, 31, 32, 34, 35, 36, 38, 40, 42, 43, 55, 46, 50, 51, 53

Phyllis B. Bouvier, MD
Robert P. Muckle, MD
Jeremy D. Prager, MD
Sven Streubel, MD
Andrew Winkler, MD
*CO: 3, 4, 5, 7

David S. Boisoneau, MD
Mark L. Fox, MD
Joe Krespi, MD
Denis C. Lafreniere, MD
Steven B. Levine, MD
Carl W. Moeller, MD
Michael Otremba, MD
Manan U. Shah, MD
Scott R. Schoem, MD
Raymond Winicki, MD
Ken Yanagisawa, MD

Beth R. Duncan, MD MBA
Paul M. Imber, DO
David V. Martini, MD
William M. Sheppard, MD

District of Columbia
Ryan Murray, MD
Brian K. Reilly, MD

Dennis Agliano, MD
K. Paul Boyev, MD
Valerie A. Fritsch, MD
Jason C. Goodwin, MD
Michael E. Hoffer, MD
Karin S. Hotchkiss, MD
James Lee, MD
J. Scott Magnuson, MD
Michael L. Patete, MD
Travis J. Pfannenstiel, MD
Michael D. Seidman, MD
Vijay M. Sharma, MD, MPH
Gale T. Tuper, MD
Daniel L. Wohl, MD
*FL: 2, 5, 6, 7, 8, 11, 12, 13, 17, 20, 21, 22, 23, 25, 26, 27

Peter J. Abramson, MD
Sanjay Bhansali, MD
Bryant T. Conger, MD
Lisa Perry-Gilkes, MD
C. Anthony Hughes, MD
Drew Locandro, MD
Charles Mixson, MD
Nikhila Raol, MD, MPH
Ansley M. Roche, MD
J. Pablo Stolovitzky, MD
Esther X. Vivas, MD
Michael Zoller, MD
*GA: 3, 4, 8, 14

Kristi Adachi, MD
Paulus D. Tsai, MD

*Coverage needed

Sandra L. Banas, MD
Robert A. Battista, MD
Elizabeth A. Blair, MD
David B. Conley, MD
Alphi P. Elackattu, MD
James A. Geraghty, MD
Stephanie Joe, MD
Rae A. McIntee, MD, DDS, MBA
Monica O. Patadia, MD
Colleen T. Plein, MD
*IL: 2, 3, 4, 6, 8, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17

Michael Agostino, MD
Heidi M. Dunniway, MD
Ronda A. Hamaker, MD
Edward J. Krowiak, MD
Thomas S. Whiteman, MD
*IN: 1, 2, 3, 9

Elise L. Cheng, MD
Kristy Truong, MD
Thomas F. Viner, MD
*IA: 1, 3, 4

Mark G. Bell, MD
*KS: 2, 3, 4

Sanford M. Archer, MD
Nicole J. Colgrove, MD
Paul A. Conrad, MD
Shawn C. Jones, MD
Jeffrey C. Nau, MD
Bruce A. Scott, MD
Pell Ann Wardrop, MD
K. John Yun, MD

Rizwa Aslam, DO
Charles J. Ballay, MD
Lawrence L. Braud, MD
Lisa B. David, MD
Keith F. DeSonier, MD
Michael S. Ellis, MD
Paul L. Friedlander, MD
Laura E. Hetzler, MD
Claire M. Lawlor, MD
Kevin E. McLaughlin, MD
Lee A. Miller, MD
Cherie-Ann O. Nathan, MD
Larry Simon, MD
Justin M. Tenney, MD

Benjamin D. Liess, MD

William R. Bond, Jr., MD
Kevin J. Contrera, MD
Joseph F. Goodman, MD
Sonya Malekzadeh, MD
Shannon P. Pryor, MD
Duane J. Taylor, MD
H. Russell Wright, MD
Charles Q. Yang, MD
*MD: 1, 4, 5

Jeffrey S. Brown, MD
Ayesha N. Khalid, MD
Christie L. Morgan, MD MS
Vijay Nayak, MD
Charlotte Ngo-Howard, MD
James P. Oberman, MD
Jerry M. Schreibstein, MD
Wendy B. Stern, MD
Kenneth R. Whittemore, MD

Seilesh Babu, MD
John G. Bizon, MD
Carol R. Bradford, MD
Clark B. Dickson, MD
Tamer A. Ghanem, MD. PhD
Patrick T. Hennessey, MD
Lamont R. Jones, MD. MBA
Srinivas B. Mukkamala, MD
Andrew J. Rosko, MD
John Schwarz, MD
Robert J. Stachler, MD
Peter F. Svider, MD
Prasad J. Thottam, DO
Dennis F. Thompson, MD
Corey K. Treadway, MD
Theodore S. Vanderveen, MD
Kathleen Yaremchuk, MD
*MI: 4, 10, 11

Shalegh A. Cofer, MD
Stephen P. Cragle, MD
Paul C. Frake, MD
James E. Kuderer, MD
*MN: 2, 4, 7, 8

C. Ron Cannon, MD
Kristen D. Pitts, MD
*MS: 1, 4

Jay Gantz, MD
Danish A. Nagda, MD
Michael D. Puricelli, MD
Melanie E. Townsend, MD
Ceisha C. Ukatu, MD
Lauren A. Umstattd, MD
Carla V. Valenzuela, MD
Peter M. Vila, MD, MSPH
*MO: 3, 5, 6

Neal L. Rogers, MD

Andrew M. Coughlin, MD
Paul D. Judge, MD
Britt A. Thedinger, MD
*NE: 1, 3

*Coverage needed

New Hampshire
Christopher J. Knox, DO
Caroline M. Kolb, MD

New Jersey
Amit N. Bhojwani, DO
Paul J. Carniol, MD
Sujana S. Chandrasekhar, MD
Nathan A. Deckard, MD
Lee D. Eisenberg, MD MPH
Christina Gillespie, MD
Michael S. Goldrich, MD
Matthew B. Hanson, MD
Stephen B. Kupferberg, MD
Jed A. Kwartler, MD, MBA
Mary T. Mitskavich, MD
Jayde M. Steckowych, MD

New Mexico
Karen A. Hawley, MD
Libby Hobbs, MD
Duncan A. Meiklejohn, MD

New York
Daniel P. Ballard, MD
Steven H. Buck, MD
Boris Chernobilsky, MD
David R. Edelstein, MD
Daniel R. Gold, MD
John J. Grosso, MD
A. Kristina E. Hart, MD
Robert J. Hughes, MD
Chandra Ivey, MD
Darius Kohan, MD
Phillip L. Massengill, MD
Susannah C. Orzell, MD
Mark S. Persky, MD
William B. Pierce, MD
Michael J. Pitman, MD
Jay S. Rechtweg, MD
Richard M. Rosenfeld, MD, MPH
Gavin Setzen, MD
Zahrah M. Taufique, MD
Hayes H. Wanamaker, MD
Peak Woo, MD
Jay S. Youngerman, MD
Warren H. Zelman, MD
*NY: 1, 5, 6, 8, 11, 13, 14, 16, 22, 23, 25

North Carolina
Clifford S. Brown, MD
Edward D. Buckingham, MD
Daniel C. Chelius, MD
Christopher M. Clark, MD
Calhoun D. Cunningham III, MD
Rose J. Eapen, MD
Liana Puscas, MD
Eileen M. Raynor, MD
Merritt J. Seshul, MD
*NC: 2, 3, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 11, 12, 13

North Dakota
Joshua G. Yorgason, MD

Oliver F. Adunka, MD
Stacey L. Ishman, MD, MPH
Meredith Merz Lind, MD
Robert Lorenz, MD, MBA
Prashant Malhotra, MD
Yash J. Patil, MD
Andrew J. Redmann, MD
Matthew Smith, MD
Erika A. Woodson, MD
*OH: 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 13, 16

David Hall, MD
John R. Houck, MD
Jesus E. Medina, MD
Betty S. Tsai, MD
*OK: 2, 3

Philip B. Zald, MD
*OR: 1, 2, 3, 4

Kara S. Davis, MD
Nathan A. Deckard, MD
Richard E. Ferraro, MD
Stephen M. Froman, MD
John H. Krouse, MD
Miriam N. Lango, MD
Brian McKinnon, MD, MBA
Karen A. Rizzo, MD
Pamela C. Roehm, MD, PhD
Udayan K. Shah, MD
Wesley D. Vander Ark, MD
*PA: 3, 5, 6, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 15, 17

Puerto Rico
*Coverage needed

Rhode Island
Andrew J. Tompkins, MD

South Carolina
Robert O. Brown, MD
Shaun A. Nguyen, MD, MA
Richard C. Osman, MD
Robert Puchalski, MD
Darin V. Sutton, MD
Gregory Tarasidis, MD
*SC: 2, 6

South Dakota
Peter P. Kasznica, MD

R. Leonard Brown, MD
Scott R. Chaiet, MD, MBA
Richard J. Depersio, MD
Ronald H. Kirkland, MD, MBA
Jennifer McLevy, MD
*TN: 1, 3, 4, 6, 7

Sarah N. Bowe, MD
Christopher M. Clark, MD
John D. Edwards, MD
Jeremy G. Foon, MD
Enrique T. Garcia, MD
Bradford W. Holland, MD
Charles A. Hughes, MD
Collin M. Juergens, MD
Russell W. H. Kridel, MD
Alex J. McKinlay, MD
Susan D. McCammon, MD
Jesse Moss Jr., MD
Jeffrey S. Rosenbloom, MD
Todd E. Samuelson, MD
Chad Whited, MD
Lindsay Young, MD
Mark E. Zafereo, MD
*TX: 1, 3, 4, 5, 6, 9, 11, 13, 15, 16, 18, 19, 26, 29, 30, 34, 36

Jason P. Hunt, MD
Steven Miller, MD
Harlan R. Muntz, MD
Aaron Prussin, MD
Kevin F. Wilson, MD

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

Steve Bakos, MD, PhD
Todd M. Brickman, MD
Christine B. Franzese, MD
Jose G. Gurrola, MD
Joseph Han, MD
Anita S. Jeyakumar, MD, MS
Spencer C. Payne, MD
Michelle M. Roeser, MD
Joseph W. Rohrer, MD
James Teng, MD
*VA: 7, 9, 10, 11

David Horn, MD
Jamie Litvack, MD
Al Merati, MD
Douglas R. Myers, MD
Sanjay R. Parikh, MD
*WA: 1, 2, 4, 5, 6, 8, 9, 10

West Virginia
Scott R. Gibbs, MD
Daniel C. O’Brien, MD
Habib G. Zalzal, MD

Andrew C. Campbell, MD
Timothy M. McCulloch, MD
Nathan T. N. Schreiber, MD
*WI: 1, 3, 4, 5, 8

Sigsbee W. Duck, MD


* Indicates coverage is needed in the congressional districts listed.