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 legfederal@entnet.org 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

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

Alaska
Creed K. Mamikunian, MD

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

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

California
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

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

Connecticut
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

Delaware
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

Florida
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

Georgia
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

Hawaii
Kristi Adachi, MD
Paulus D. Tsai, MD

Idaho
*Coverage needed

Illinois
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

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

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

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

Kentucky
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
*KY-5

Louisiana
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

Maine
Benjamin D. Liess, MD
*ME-2

Maryland
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

Massachusetts
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
*MA-2

Michigan
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

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

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

Missouri
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

Montana
Neal L. Rogers, MD

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

Nevada
*Coverage needed

New Hampshire
Christopher J. Knox, DO
Caroline M. Kolb, MD
*NH-2

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
*NJ-2

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

Ohio
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

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

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

Pennsylvania
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
*RI-2

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

Tennessee
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

Texas
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

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

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

Virginia
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

Washington
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
*WV-2

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

Wyoming
Sigsbee W. Duck, MD

 

* Indicates coverage is needed in the congressional districts listed.