The Leading Edge

December 2018/January 2019 - Vol. 37, No. 11

What do we do with the spark?

For each of us there was a spark: a memorable patient, a role model, or a personal/family story related to otolaryngology that launched our interest and passion for our specialty. For me this spark was an anatomical oddity, plain and simple. But even with a spark, it took a willing teacher and a supportive resident to fuel and direct my burgeoning interest.


Renewal and optimism

Our Annual Meeting and OTO Experience always leaves me with a sense of renewal and optimism after observing the productive interaction and energy generated across the diverse makeup of our attendees and members. This year’s meeting in Atlanta, Georgia, was no exception. The networking among the residents, fellows, and young physicians from around the world at education and social events bodes well for the future of our specialty on a global basis.