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 Experience with a commemorative certificate and $1,000 honorarium.

2021 Jerome C. Goldstein, MD Public Service Award Recipient

This year’s awardee is Sally Shott, MD, whose leadership, unwavering curiosity, and devotion to improve the lives and care of children with Down syndrome define her academic excellence.  Dr. Shott, a pediatric otolaryngologist at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital and a professor in both the Department of Pediatrics and Department of Otolaryngology-Hhead and Neck Surgery at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, has been in practice for more than 30 years and has worked tirelessly to serve young patients and their families.

Dr. Shott is dedicated to improving the lives and care of patients with Down syndrome. She served on the Board of the Down Syndrome Association of Greater Cincinnati and worked with the Ohio Department of Health to develop education material for all pediatricians regarding the medical needs of children with Down syndrome. As well, she serves on the National Down Syndrome Congress Professional Advisory Committee.

Her research has focused on providing improved and optimal medical and surgical care for children with Down syndrome. Her hearing and sleep findings informed the otolaryngology recommendation for the 2009 Medical Guidelines for Individuals with Down Syndrome, published by the American Academy of Pediatrics.

She has published more than 30 articles and book chapters on the care of children with Down syndrome as well as numerous articles on the impact of sleep surgery on children with Down syndrome who have persistent obstructive sleep apnea.


Previous Recipients:

  • 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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