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Faculty Highlights

John Rhee, MD, MPH ’04 is currently serving a term as President of the Board of Directors for the American Board of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery. Dr. Rhee’s tenure has been very eventful with the first virtual exams and initiation of sub-certification in complex pediatric otolaryngology.

Michael Stadler, MD became the Chief Medical Officer of Froedtert Hospital and Medical College of Wisconsin Associate Dean for Clinical Affairs effective July 2020 amid a global pandemic. Dr. Stadler’s commitment to leadership and patient care is endless.

Valerie Flanary, MD, GME ’94, FEL ’95 was appointed Director of Racial Equity and Inclusion for the Medical College of Wisconsin’s Office of Diversity and Inclusion in January 2021, an admirable commission amid national racial injustice.

Stephen Conley, MD retired from practice in June 2020. Dr. Conley was a pediatric otolaryngologist at Children’s Wisconsin and the Medical College of Wisconsin since 1989. His commitment to teaching and patient care over the years is much-admired by both colleagues and learners.

Joel Blumin, MD received a Presidential Citation from the American Broncho-Esophagological Association at the 2020 annual meeting. He serves as the American Laryngological Association’s ombudsperson for the NRMP laryngology fellowship match.

Jonathan Bock, MD ’01 was feature in a news story regarding a paper he co-wrote that was published this summer in the Journal of Voice, assessing the evidence and making recommendations for Safer Singing During the SARS-CoV-2 Pandemic.

Bruce Campbell, MD, GME ’85 is Editor-in-Chief of the Kern Institute Transformational Times newsletter. He has developed and taught MCW M3 online courses and personal narrative workshops relating to medical humanities and narrative, stories, and reflections. In addition, he facilitated MCW’s Med Moth Storytelling event in February 2020. On a national level, Dr. Campbell was elected Working Group Chair of the Humanitarian Efforts Committee Awards for the American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery.

Robert Chun, MD was elected to the ASPO Development Committee and is the Program Chair-Elect for the ASPO Spring 2022 meeting. Dr. Chun also serves as a Board Item Writer for the Complex Pediatric Otolaryngology Subspecialty Certification.

Valerie Flanary, MD, GME ’94 FEL ’95 was appointed to the Membership Committee of the American Society of Pediatric Otolaryngology.

David Friedland, MD, PhD, is a participant in a two-year Inception Health Innovation Fellowship.

Michael Harris, MD ’08 was elected Vice-Chair of the State of Wisconsin Hearing and Speech Examining Board.

Nikki Johnston, PhD received funding for her translational research grant, Effect of Pepsin and Gaviscon on Neutrophil Migration Across Esophageal and Laryngeal Epithelia.

Joseph Kerschner, MD ’90, FEL ’98 the Julie A. Uihlein, MA Dean of the School of Medicine, Provost and Executive Vice President, Medical College of Wisconsin, was the recipient of the prestigious Goldstein Public Service Award in 2020 from the American Academy of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery.

Satish Kodali, MD ’93, GME ’98 is the Chief Strategy Officer for the Medical College Physicians as well as Senior Medical Director for the Froedtert and Medical College of Wisconsin Ambulatory Surgery Center Network.

Christopher Long, MD ’96, GME ’01 received a MCW Outstanding Medical Student Teachers Award for 2019-2020.

Timothy Martin, MD ’02, GME ’07 was elected President-elect of the Children’s Wisconsin Medical Staff. Dr. Martin will begin a two-year term as President in April 2020.

David Poetker, MD, GME ’06 was named Co-host for the ‘Scope it Out’ podcast of the International Forum of Allergy & Rhinology. He is also an Associate Editor for the International Consensus Statement on Allergy and Rhinology - Rhinosinusitis, to be published in the International Forum of Allergy & Rhinology this spring.

Thomas Robey, MD was elected for a two-year term as Chair of the Pan African Academy of Christian Surgeons (PAACS) Board of Directors.

Sophie Shay, MD was accepted into the two-year Kern Institute Kinetic3 Teaching Academy Medical Educator Track.

Cecille Sulman, MD is Chair of the MCW Professionalism Enrichment Committee.

B. Tucker Woodson, MD was elected to the Board of Directors of the International Surgical Sleep Society.

Joseph Zenga, MD received the 2019-2020 Dr. and Mrs. Thomas Kidder Faculty Mentor Award. Dr. Zenga was also awarded a research grant from the Alliance for Clinical Trials in Oncology Foundation through the NIH Cancer Institute to fund his project, A Topical Antiseptic Bundle to Decrease Surgical Site Infection after Head and Neck Cancer Surgery.