Jerome C. Goldstein, MD Public Service Award

About the Jerome C. Goldstein, MD Public Service Award

The Jerome C. Goldstein, MD Public Service Award recognizes members for commitment and achievement in service, either to the public or to other organizations within the United States, when such service promises to improve patient welfare.

Funded anonymously by an Academy member, any member of the Academy is eligible to receive, and nominate other members, for this award. The awardee is honored during the Annual Meeting & OTO EXPOSM with a commemorative certificate and $1,000 honorarium.

The 2024 nomination process will be open January 4 – March 8. Submit your nomination here.

2023 Jerome C. Goldstein, MD Public Service Award Recipient

Willard C. Harrill, MD, is recognized with the AAO-HNSF 2023 Jerome C. Goldstein, MD Public Service Award. He has been in private practice in North Carolina since completing his otolaryngology residency at the Baylor College of Medicine in 1998. He serves as clinical faculty in the Departments of Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery at Wake Forest University and the University of North Carolina and was president and CEO of his group practice for 18 years. He is also cofounder of BridgepointMD.

Dr. Harrill has positioned himself as a physician expert in the field of healthcare economics, and his passion is the transition of otolaryngology as a specialty from fee-for-service to a value-based system. He is giving grand rounds at 20 otolaryngology-head and neck surgery training programs in 2023 alone, and he helped draft the Academy’s response to Congress regarding improvement suggestions for the current MIPS program.

Dr. Harrill is a leader on the Academy’s Physician Payment Policy (3P) workgroup where he contributes his knowledge about market trends and policy. He has been very active on the state level with the North Carolina Society of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery and founded the Otolaryngology Health Policy Advisory Committee, which interfaces with state otolaryngologists and commercial payers. He is also active in The Triological Society.

Dr. Harrill speaks at many conferences annually to share his knowledge and help otolaryngologists better understand the future of healthcare economics.

Previous Recipients:

  • 2022: Ehab Y. Hanna, MD
  • 2021: Sally Shott, MD
  • 2020: Joseph E. Kerschner, MD
  • 2019: No Award Presented
  • 2018: Jerome C. Goldstein
  • 2017: Debara L. Tucci, MD, MS, MBA
  • 2016: C. Ron Cannon, MD
  • 2015: Charles E. Moore, MD
  • 2014: Keith F. DeSonier, MD
  • 2013: Steven F. Isenberg, MD
  • 2012: David L. Witsell, MD, MHS
  • 2011: Kathleen L. Yaremchuk, MD
  • 2010: Nancy L. Snyderman, MD
  • 2009: George Paul Doxey, MD
  • 2008: Anna M. Pou, MD
  • 2007: William B. Lewis, MD
  • 2006: Louisiana State University-Department of Otolaryngology and Tulane University Department of Otolaryngology
  • 2005: Stephen Epstein, MD
  • 2004: Karl L. Horn, MD
  • 2003: Hosakere K. Chandra Sekhar, MD
  • 2002: William M. Satterwhite, Jr., MD
  • 2001: Terry A. Day, MD
  • 2000: John Niparko, MD
  • 1999: Byron Bailey, MD
  • 1998: Howard W. Smith, MD
  • 1997: Roland Eavey, MD and Craig Senders, MD
  • 1996: Donald P. Vrabeck, MD
  • 1995: G. Richard Holt, MD
  • 1994: Jerome C. Goldstein, MD
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