More from October 2019 – Vol. 38, No. 9
On September 4, Debara L. Tucci, MD, MS, MBA, longtime member of the American Academy of Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery (AAO-HNS), was sworn in as Director of the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders, part of the National Institutes of Health, by NIH Director Francis S. Collins, MD, PhD. Dr. Tucci is the recipient of the AAO-HNS Distinguished Service Award and Jerome C. Goldstein, MD Public Service Award. During the second half of January 2019, a surgical team led by otolaryngologists and facial plastic surgeons Matthew Johnson, MD, Ryan Winters, MD, and Regina Rodman, MD, traveled to both Indore and Jaipur, India. This medical mission trip was performed in partnership with The India Project with the goal of alleviating the burden of cleft lip, cleft palate, and other craniofacial deformities in this underserved patient population. In this episode of A Day in the Life series, Lance A. Manning, MD, and Steven Thomas Kmucha, MD, JD, discuss life in private practice, including work-life balance, hours spent seeing patients, administrative duties, CME, general compensation (salaries, pension plans, vacation/ PTO), and career progression.