Conference Directors

David Friedland, MD, PhD

David R. Friedland, MD, PhD is Professor and Vice Chair 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.

 

John Rhee, MD, MPH

John S. Rhee, MD, MPH is the John C. Koss Professor and Chair 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.

 

Honorary Guest Lecturers

Albert Merati, MDAlbert L. Merati, MD proudly serves as Professor and Chief of Laryngology at the University of Washington Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery in Seattle. He completed a residency in otolaryngology at the University of California - San Diego and a fellowship in laryngology and care of the professional voice at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. In honor of one of his esteemed mentors, Dr. Merati will deliver the 5th Annual Robert J. Toohill Lecture during Best Evidence ENT 2017.

Randal Weber, MDRandal S. Weber, MD holds the title of Professor and John Brooks Williams and Elizabeth Williams Distinguished University Chair in Cancer Medicine, Department of Head and Neck Surgery, University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston. He completed residencies in surgery and otolaryngology at Baylor College of Medicine, followed by specialized training in head and neck surgical oncology at MD Anderson Cancer Center. As an internationally recognized head and neck surgeon, Dr. Weber will present the 29th Annual Roger H. Lehman Lecture during Best Evidence ENT 2017.

Conference Faculty

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
Carolyn C. Brookes, DMD

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

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