IN MEMORIAM: Bobby R. Alford, MD

Lawrence M. Simon, MD Few physicians have had a larger impact on our specialty than Bobby R. Alford, MD, who recently passed after a legendary 56-year career. For me, he will always be “my ... READ MORE

Legislative highlights from the AAO-HNS/F 2018 Leadership Forum & BOG Spring Meeting

This year’s agenda for the Leadership Forum & BOG Spring Meeting (March 9-12) featured many advocacy-related speakers and topics. A highlight of the weekend included a “Point/Counter-Point” session ... READ MORE

Cochlear implantation: Who is a candidate in 2018?

Submitted on behalf of the Hearing Committee, Richard K. Gurgel, MD, Chair, Marc L. Bennett, MD, and Samantha Anne, MD The World Health Organization identified hearing loss as one of the most ... READ MORE

Candidate Statements

Election opens May 7, 2018 James C. Denneny III, MD This month’s Bulletin highlights the exceptional work of the Nominating Committee, chaired by Gregory W. Randolph, MD, in selecting the group ... READ MORE

Annual Meeting International Guests of Honor Series: Ear, Nose and Throat Society of South Africa

As President of the AAO-HNS/F, it is my great honor and privilege to welcome the delegation from the Ear, Nose and Throat, Head and Neck Society of South Africa to the AAO-HNSF 2018 Annual Meeting & ... READ MORE

The AAO-HNSF 2018 Annual Meeting & OTO Experience is coming!

Mark your calendars now for the preeminent global meeting devoted to sharing new advances in otolaryngology-head and neck surgery, October 7-10, 2018, in the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta, ... READ MORE

We are one: Otolaryngology united for ENT patient care

James C. Denneny III, MD EVP/CEO AAO-HNS/F As the Academy and Foundation move forward as contemporary organizations under the guidance of our updated Strategic Plan and vision for the future, it ... READ MORE

Advocacy win: Anthem rescinds Modifier 25 policy

In the fall of 2017, Anthem announced its plan to reimburse Evaluation and Management (E/M) services at a 50 percent rate when a significant, separately identifiable E/M service (appended with the 25 ... READ MORE

Community service activity at the AAO-HNSF 2018 Annual Meeting & OTO Experience—Making global impacts a reality

With an emphasis on improving the quality of life of people, communities, and healthcare facilities and hospitals in low-resource areas around the globe, the AAO-HNSF is proud to be partnering with ... READ MORE

Call for action: Setting the pace for humanitarian efforts

It was the first time they met, but the room was filled with mutual admiration and respect as Eugene N. Myers, MD, and Vlora Çitaku, Ambassador of the Republic of Kosovo, sat down together to discuss ... READ MORE

Humanitarian service: Sustainable hearing screening pilot in Kenya

Asitha D. L. Jayawardena, MD, MPH, Charissa N. Kahue, MD, and James L. Netterville, MD Asitha Jayawardena, MD, MPH, and Charissa N. Kahue, MD, traveled to Malindi, Kenya, in October 2016 with the ... READ MORE

Academy Advantage Premium Partner: The Doctors Company

Doctors examine injury risks with malpractice closed claims Robin Diamond, MSN, JD, RN, former seniorvice president of patient safety and risk management,The Doctors Company Taking a close ... READ MORE

Member resource: AAO-HNS releases two new Position Statements

Position Statements are used to designate a statement, policy, or declaration of the AAO-HNS/F on a particular topic or set of topics. Two new Position Statements recently were approved for use in ... READ MORE

Practice profile: Raise your hand

Kathleen L. Yaremchuk, MD, MSA, is the Chair of the Henry Ford Hospital’s Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, a personal accomplishment for her. She talked with Bulletin staff ... READ MORE

ABOto announces new executive director

The Board of Directors of the American Board of Otolaryngology (ABOto) is pleased to announce that Brian Nussenbaum, MD, has assumed the role of Executive Director effective January 1, ... READ MORE

Board of Governors: “I wish somebody would have told me … someday, these will be the good old days”

I might be the first Board of Governors (BOG) Executive Committee member to quote a rap artist in a Bulletin post, but these lyrics from the Macklemore/Kesha song capture my thoughts perfectly. The ... READ MORE

“We are one”

This year, the Academy has selected “We Are One” as our Annual Meeting & OTO Experience theme and new organizational brand. This is who we are and what we represent across all areas of ... READ MORE

Leadership, mentorship, and resilience

We are entering another election cycle at AAO-HNS, and it is gratifying and reassuring to reflect on the well-qualified slate of candidates for leadership positions in our Academy. The Nominating ... READ MORE