The Leading Edge

December 2019/January 2020 – Vol. 38, No. 11

Advocacy and making a difference

Recent surveys have validated that most of our members believe that our Academy is effective in the area of advocacy, and I would agree. Advocacy plays a vital role for our organization and highlights one of the many values of membership.


Education FLEX

Why should one replace the most successful education product of the last 40 years that still has more than 2,600 subscribers and generates substantial revenue for the Foundation? That and a number of other questions were at the heart of the critical “Future of Education” task force investigation and report recently released by Richard V. Smith, MD, past Coordinator for Education and Chair of the task force.


In memoriam

We recognize the passing of the following members in 2019 (as of November 18, 2019). This list indicates Academy member category, residency training program, and year of residency completion.


In memoriam: Richard L. Goode, MD, AAO-HNS/F President 1990-1991

The medical world lost a remarkable icon with the passing of Richard L. Goode, MD, on October 30, 2019,” said M. Eugene Tardy, Jr., MD, who awarded Dr. Goode a Presidential Citation in 1986. “He left us after an extraordinary career of academic medical teaching and research, which touched the lives of scores of physicians and patients.