Department News


Dr. Woodson Receives a FIERO Lifetime Achievement Award

Congratulations to B. Tucker Woodson, MD, recipient of a lifetime achievement award for advancement of otolaryngology from FIERO – the Foundation for Innovation, Education and Research in Otolaryngology. This award was presented to Dr. Woodson during FIERO’s 2015 Open Forum held July 23-24 in New York, NY.

Dr. Bock, a Doc that Likes to Rock

A wonderful human interest and healthcare/medicine mix story about Dr. Jonathan Bock  was printed on the front page of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel on May 26. Read about our very own ‘doc that likes to rock’.

Dr. Bock with his band

Welcome Class of 2020:

From left:
Miranda Colletta, MD - Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine
Rachel Fee, MD - Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine
Matthew Partain, MD - Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine


Miranda Colletta, MD   Rachel Fee, MD  Matthew Partain, MD


Pediatric Otolaryngology Nurse Practitioner Appointed to SOHN Planning Committee

Kristina Keppel, APNP
Pediatric otolaryngology nurse practitioner, Kristina Keppel, APNP, was appointed to the planning committee for the Society of Otorhinolaryngology and Head and Neck Nurses’ (SOHN) National Fall Congress for the next three years. In 2015 Kristina will serve in an assistant role, in 2016 as co-chair and then in 2017 she will be the chair. SOHN’s Congress is the nursing equivalent to the annual AAO-HNS meeting.



Department Held 2nd Best Evidence ENT Conference

The department held Best Evidence ENT 2015 at The American Club in Kohler, WI July 25-28. The conference was a success and very well attended and we look forward to hosting Best Evidence ENT 2016, August 6-9! Below are pictures from the conference:

Conference Session  Opening Night Reception

David Poetker, MD  Rhinology Symposium Panel


PGY-4 Takes 2nd Place for Poster

Congratulations to otolaryngology resident, Craig Hoekzema, MD, who took 2nd Place for the ARS poster contest at COSM. Dr. Hoekzema’s poster, “Pepsin induces mitochondrial damage and cytokine expression in human nasal epithelial cells in vitro,” was co-authored by Tina Samuels, Christy Erbe, and Drs. David Poetker, Nikki Johnston and Dr. Todd Loehrl.

Dr. Robey Elected to two-year term as President of the Medical Staff of CHW

Pediatric otolaryngologist, Thomas Robey, MD, was recently elected to serve a two-year term as President of the Medical Staff of Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin. Congratulations on this distinguished honor!


Dr. Garcia Granted 3-year Mentored Career Development Award

Guilherme Garcia, PhD
The Clinical and Translational Science Institute of Southeast Wisconsin granted Guilherme Garcia, PhD a three-year Mentored Career Development Award to study the role of pharyngeal tissue properties in obstructive sleep apnea. Dr. Garcia will be mentored by Drs. John Rhee and B. Tucker Woodson.


Dr. Campbell Receives Excellence in Professionalism Award

Bruce Campbell, MD was nominated by colleagues and chosen by a committee of peers to receive the 2014 Medical College Physicians Excellence in Professionalism Award.


Dr. Woodson featured on CBS News Discussing Inspire Upper Airway Stimulation

Dr. B. Tucker Woodson was recently featured on a CBS national news site talking about the Inspire Upper Airway Stimulation therapy which has been approved by the Food and Drug Administration to treat sleep apnea. This is a fully implanted system that delivers mild stimulation to keep a patient’s airway open during sleep. Watch Dr. Woodson discuss how the device works

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