Otolaryngology & Communication Sciences

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Honorary Guest Faculty

Timothy L. Smith, MD, MPH
is a recognized expert in the management of complex sinus disease. He is actively involved in research and serves as the principal investigator of the first multi-institution, multi-disciplinary study of outcomes of sinus surgery funded by the NIH. He holds the title of Professor and Director of the Oregon Sinus Center, Chief of Rhinology and Sinus-Skull Base Surgery and Director of Clinical Research in the Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery at Oregon Health & Sinus University in Portland, OR. Dr. Smith is honored to present the 2nd Annual Robert J. Toohill Lecture on Sunday, August 3.




Dean M. Toriumi
, MD is a facial plastic surgeon in Chicago who has been internationally recognized as an expert in aesthetic and functional rhinoplasty. Dr. Toriumi has co-authored two major textbooks, "Open Structure Rhinoplasty" and the "Rhinoplasty Dissection Manual," and he serves as Professor and Head of the Division of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery at the University of Illinois at Chicago. Dr. Toriumi will present the 26th Annual Roger H. Lehman Lecture the morning of Monday, August 4.




Department of Otolaryngology and Communication Sciences
Medical College of Wisconsin
Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USAConference Directors

John S. Rhee, MD, MPH
is the John C. Koss Professor and Chairman 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 Archives of Facial Plastic Surgery. Dr. Rhee has been invited internationally to speak on topics ranging from outcomes studies, nasal airway surgery and biomedical research.



David R. Friedland, MD, PhD
is Professor, Vice Chairman 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.


Charles J. Harkins, MD
is Professor and Chief, Division of General Otolaryngology.  He has been involved in clinical outcomes studies and quality of life surveys and protocols. Dr. Harkins was in private practice for 14 years before joining the full-time academic practice. He works closely with the residents to teach the “practice of medicine.” From coding/billing issues to balancing life and work, Dr. Harkins helps prepare residents for life outside of residency.

Mini Sleep Surgery Course Director

B. Tucker Woodson, MD is Professor and Chief of the Division of Sleep Medicine, a Diplomat of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine and a founding member and president of the International Surgical Sleep Society. He is internationally recognized as an expert in the surgical treatment of sleep apnea and disorders of the upper airway, and is the principal investigator in multiple studies developing and assessing new surgical therapies and procedures.
Division of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
Division of General Otolaryngology
Division of Head and Neck Oncology
Division of Laryngology and Professional Voice
Division of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Division of Otology and Neuro-Otologic Skull Base Surgery
Division of Pediatric Otolaryngology
Division of Research
Division of Rhinology and Sinus Surgery
Division of Sleep Medicine
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