CANDIDATE STATEMENTS: NOMINATING COMMITTEE: ACADEMICSpencer C. Payne, MD
The issues that face us as otolaryngologists are as diverse as our constituency.
What do you see as the priorities of the Nominating Committee in selecting the future leaders of our Academy?
The issues that face us as otolaryngologists are as diverse as our constituency. Changing paradigms in healthcare reimbursement, development, and reporting of quality measures and routine encroachments on scopes of practice threaten our delivery of care. Depending on one’s vantage point, these obstacles take on different significance. The successful leader will need to see these obstacles as opportunities and address them from all angles.
We must strive to raise up a diverse set of individuals who have both broad and unique perspectives in order to face these challenges. As we have seen in the changing face of healthcare delivery, a team-based approach has become essential in order to optimize outcome. Our specialty is no different and we should promote the impassioned, who not only provide the energy and diligence, but also recognize their role in the context of a larger unit, functioning in a more “holistic” sense. It is crucial that in order to affect this we acknowledge and support those of a variety of backgrounds and perspectives.
Through my experiences on the SRF governing council, Young Physicians Section, and Board of Governors, I am uniquely poised to help identify and inspire our future generation of leaders.