The David R. Nielsen, MD Endowment

David R. Nielsen

The David R. Nielsen, MD Endowment has been established to honor the significant contributions made by Dr. Nielsen during his 12 years as Executive Vice President and CEO of the American Academy of Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery and its Foundation.  At Dr. Nielsen’s request, the funds will be used where needed most.

In January 2015, Dr. Nielsen completes his tenure as EVP/CEO after serving two full contract terms and agreeing to a third and final three-year extension.

Since Dr. Nielsen assumed the EVP/CEO role in 2002, the Academy has grown its member services, most notably in the area of quality improvement and patient safety, and maintained its worldwide leadership in education and its Annual Meeting & OTO EXPO℠, all while controlling operating costs and effectively integrating member services, clinical and health services research support, education and health policy advocacy.

Through his vision, passion and dedication, Dr. Nielsen has helped position the American Academy of Otolaryngology— Head and Neck Surgery for continued excellence in serving members and patients.

 Your gift supports the continuation of quality education and resources, ensuring a strong Academy for the future and exceptional otolaryngology—head and neck surgery care.

When the next generation comes along, we don’t want to hand them today’s Academy, we want to hand them tomorrow’s Academy with the financial strength and endowment necessary to allow us to provide exceptional patient care. We want to make sure that they have what they need to continue moving the Academy forward.”—David R. Nielsen, MD