Dr. John Rhee appointed to National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders scientific review study section
Aug. 14, 2012 College News - John S. Rhee, MD, MPH, John C. Koss Professor and Chairman of Otolaryngology and Communication Sciences, has been appointed to the Applications for Clinical Trial and Translational Research on the Chemical Senses Study Section of the National Institutes of Health’s National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders. The study section reviews research proposals that will advance our knowledge of the senses of taste and smell by evaluating different treatment and intervention strategies and decisions.
Dr. Rhee joined the MCW faculty in 1999. In addition to his duties as Chairman of Otolaryngology, he is also the Chief of the Division of Facial Plastics and Reconstructive Surgery at Froedtert Hospital and is board certified in both facial plastic surgery and otolaryngology. He is also a prolific and respected researcher in the field who has authored more than 80 peer-reviewed journal articles, book chapters and reviews. He is currently an NIH R01 funded researcher on the topic of virtual surgery upper airway airflow modeling.
Dr. Rhee received his bachelor of arts degree from Dartmouth College in Hanover, N.H., in 1989. He earned his medical degree at the State University of New York at Stony Brook School of Medicine, in 1993. He completed residency in otolaryngology at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York, N.Y., in 1998, and went on to complete a fellowship in facial plastic and reconstructive surgery at the University of Miami Hospital and Clinics in Miami, in 1999. He earned his Masters of Public Health from MCW in 2004.
Study section members are selected on the basis of their demonstrated competence and achievement in their scientific discipline as evidenced by the quality of their research accomplishments, previous or existing NIH funding, publication in scientific journals and other significant scholarly activity.