Quality and Safety

Research and Quality Opportunities

Our Foundation’s research and quality initiatives empower physicians by developing evidence-based guidance that is updated and refined by feedback from current practice data.

G-I-N Scholars Program

G-I-N ConferencePhiladelphia, PASeptember 28-30, 2016(up to five travel grants of $1,500 each available) Get Involved with AAO-HNSF Clinical Practice Guidelines: Guidelines International Network (G-I-N) Conference Scholars Program

Clinical Practice Guideline: Tympanostomy Tubes in Children

Leadership: Richard M. Rosenfeld, MD, MPH (Chair); Melissa A. Pynnonen, MD, MSc (Assistant Chair); David E. Tunkel, MD (Assistant Chair); Seth R. Schwartz, MD, MPH (Methodologist)

Clinical Practice Guideline: Sudden Hearing Loss

Leadership: Robert J. Stachler, MD (Chair); Sujana S. Chandrasekhar, MD (Assistant Chair); Sanford M. Archer, MD (Assistant Chair); Richard M. Rosenfeld, MD, MPH (Methodologist); Seth R. Schwartz, MD, MPH (Methodologist)

Clinical Practice Guideline: Tonsillectomy in Children

Leadership: Reginald Baugh, MD (Chair); Sanford Archer, MD (Assistant Chair); Ron Mitchell, MD (Assistant Chair); Richard M. Rosenfeld, MD, MPH (Methodologist)

Clinical Practice Guideline: Hoarseness (Dysphonia)

Leadership: Seth R. Schwartz, MD, MPH (Chair), Seth M. Cohen, MD, MPH (Assistant Chair), Seth H. Dailey, MD (Assistant Chair), Richard M. Rosenfeld, MD, MPH (Methodologist)

Clinical Practice Guideline: Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo (BPPV)

Leadership: Neil Bhattacharyya, MD (Chair), Reginald F. Baugh, MD (Assistant Chair), Laura Orvidas, MD (Assistant Chair), Richard Rosenfeld, MD, MPH (Methodologist) 

Clinical Practice Guideline: Adult Sinusitis

Adult Sinusitis Update in Progress Leadership: Richard M. Rosenfeld, MD, MPH (Chair)

Research Gaps - Improving Voice Outcomes After Thyroid Surgery

The Clinical Practice Guideline: Improving Voice Outcomes after Thyroid Surgery was based on the current body of evidence regarding voice outcomes during thyroid surgery.

Research Gaps - Sudden Hearing Loss (SHL)

The Clinical Practice Guideline: Sudden Hearing Loss was developed based on the current body of evidence regarding the diagnosis, treatment, and ongoing management of patients with SHL.