Honorary Guest Lecturers
David R. Nielsen, MD received his medical degree from the University of Utah School of Medicine following a bachelor degree in business-finance. He did a surgical internship at Providence Hospital in Southfield, Michigan and then returned to the University of Utah to complete his otolaryngology residency. Dr. Nielsen finished his training with a fellowship in otology at the Greater Detroit Otologic Group, after which he moved to Arizona where he had a solo private practice in otology for 13 years before joining the Mayo Clinic in Scottsdale.
In 2002 Dr. Nielsen assumed the role of Executive Vice President and Chief Executive Officer of the American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery and its Foundation (AAO-HNSF). In this role he represented the Academy at the AMA House of Delegates; the American College of Surgeons Board of Governors and Advisory Council on Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery; the Council of Medical Specialty Societies (CMSS), and served as President and Chair of the Board of Directors of CMSS; and served on the Executive Committee of the Physicians Consortium for Performance Improvement (PCPI), and Chairman of the Board of the PCPI Foundation.
Dr. Nielsen has emphasized and published on quality improvement, evidence-based guidelines, and performance measurement in his role at the Academy. In January 2015, Dr. Nielsen completed his tenure as EVP and CEO, and the David R. Nielsen, MD Endowment was established to honor his significant contributions to otolaryngology-head and neck surgery.
Dr. Nielsen is honored to present the 28th Annual Roger H. Lehman Lecture during Best Evidence ENT 2016.
Kathleen C.Y. Sie, MD earned her medical degree from the University of Michigan Medical School and completed a residency in otolaryngology and a fellowship in auditory research at the University of Washington in Seattle. She then then did a clinical fellowship in pediatric otolaryngology at Boston Children’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School.
Dr. Sie serves as Director of the Childhood Communication Center, Co-Director of the Cochlear Implant Program and the Richard and Francine Loeb Endowed Chair in Childhood Communication Research at Seattle Children’s Hospital, in addition to Professor in the Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery at the University of Washington School of Medicine.
Dr. Sie’s clinical efforts are focused on communication issues of childhood and her research efforts have focused on surgical outcomes in velopharyngeal insufficiency (VPI) and management, epidemiological studies on pediatric cochlear implantation and hearing loss in the quality of life of children.
Dr. Sie is delighted to present the 4th Annual Roger J. Toohill Lecture during Best Evidence ENT 2016.
Joseph K. Han, MD received his medical degree from the University of Pennsylvania. He completed his otolaryngology residency at the Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) followed by a fellowship in rhinology, sinus and skull base surgery at Oregon Health & Science University in Portland.
Dr. Han currently holds the rank of Professor and Director of the Divisions of Rhinology and Endoscopic Sinus-Skull Base Surgery and Allergy in the Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery at Eastern Virginia Medical School in Virginia Beach. He is the President of the Korean-American Otolaryngology Society, President of the Tidewater Otolaryngology & Ophthalmology Society and Vice President of the Virginia Society of Otolaryngology. He serves as Chair of the American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery Sinus Committee and is a Board member of the American Rhinological Society.
Dr. Han is proud to return to the MCW and Wisconsin as an Alumni Lecturer during Best Evidence ENT 2016.
Department of Otolaryngology and Communication Sciences
Medical College of Wisconsin
Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA
David R. Friedland, MD, PhD is Professor and Vice Chairman of the Department of Otolaryngology and Communication Sciences and Chief of the Division of Otology and Neuro-Otologic Skull Base Surgery. He is also the Medical Director of the Koss Cochlear Implant Program at Froedtert Hospital and Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin. In addition to his clinical activities, Dr. Friedland heads the Division of Research and is the Director of the Otology CORE Section, Research Grants and Prizes Subcommittee of the AAO-HNSF.
Cecille Sulman, MD is Associate Professor and Chief of the Division of Pediatric Otolaryngology and the Pediatric Otolaryngology Fellowship Director. She is dual Board Certified in sleep medicne and works with the pediatric sleep team to improve the care and treatment options for sleep apnea. Other clinical interests include airway evaluation and management.
John S. Rhee, MD, MPH is the John C. Koss Professor and Chairman of the Department of Otolaryngology and Communication Sciences and the Chief of the Division of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. He also holds the title of Professor of Dermatology at the Medical College of Wisconsin. He serves as a Board Member and Coordinator for Research & Quality for the American Academy of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery Foundation (AAO-HNSF), and Deputy Editor-in-Chief for the JAMA Facial Plastic Surgery. Dr. Rhee has been invited internationally to speak on topics ranging from outcomes studies, nasal airway surgery and biomedical research.
Division of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
John S. Rhee, MD, MPH, Chief
Sachin S. Pawar, MD
Division of General Otolaryngology
Charles J. Harkins, MD, Chief
Satish Kodali, MD
Christopher M. Long, MD
Division of Head and Neck Oncology
Bruce H. Campbell, MD, Chief
Becky L. Massey, MD
Michael E. Stadler, MD
Division of Laryngology and Professional Voice
Joel H. Blumin, MD, Chief
Jonathan M. Bock, MD
Division of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Steven R. Sewall, DDS, Chief
Ma'Lou C. Sabino, DDS
Ruba N. Khader, BDS
Division of Otology and Neuro-Otologic Skull Base Surgery
David R. Friedland, MD, PhD, Chief
Steven A. Harvey, MD
Division of Pediatric Otolaryngology
Cecile G. Sulman, MD, Chief
David J. Beste, MD
Robert H. Chun, MD
Stephen F. Conley, MD
Valerie A. Flanary, MD
Joseph E. Kerschner, MD, Dean & Executive Vice President, Medical College of Wisconsin
Timothy J. Martin, MD
Michael E. McCormick, MD
Thomas C. Robey, MD
Division of Research
David R. Friedland, MD, PhD, Chief
Guilherme Garcia, PhD
Nikki Johnston, PhD
Christina Runge, PhD
Division of Rhinology and Sinus Surgery
Todd A. Loehrl, MD, Chief
David M. Poetker, MD
Division of Sleep Medicine
B. Tucker Woodson, MD, Chief