2023-2024 Board of Directors

2023-2024 Board of Directors Members


  • President
    Douglas D. Backous, MD *
  • President-elect
    Troy D. Woodard, MD *
  • Immediate Past President
    Kathleen L. Yaremchuk, MD, MSA *
  • Secretary/Treasurer
    Ken Kazahaya, MD, MBA *
  • Executive Vice President/CEO
    James C. Denneny III, MD * (Ex-officio)

Academy and Foundation At-Large Directors:

  • Director, Academic
    Yuri Agrawal, MD
  • Director, Private Practice
    Gene Brown, MD, RPh *
  • Director, Private Practice
    Marc G. Dubin, MD 
  • Director, Academic
    Earl H. Harley, MD *
  • Director, Academic
    Cherie-Ann O. Nathan, MD
  • Director, Private Practice
    Angela M. Powell, MD
  • Director, Academic
    John S. Rhee, MD, MPH, MBA
  • Director, Private Practice
    Andrew J. Tompkins, MD, MBA

Academy Coordinator:

  • Coordinator, Advocacy
    R. Peter Manes, MD

* Member of the Executive Committee

Foundation Coordinators:

  • Coordinator, Annual Meeting Program Committee
    Daniel C. Chelius, Jr., MD
  • Coordinator-elect, Annual Meeting Program Committee
    Cecelia Damask, DO
  • Coordinator, Research and Quality
    Vikas Mehta, MD, MPH
  • Coordinator, Education
    Meredith Merz Lind, MD
  • Coordinator, International Affairs
    Mark E. Zafereo, Jr., MD
  • Journals Editor
    Cecelia E. Schmalbach, MD, MSc            

Board of Governors (BOG):

  • Chair, BOG
    Steven T. Kmucha, MD, JD *
  • Chair-elect, BOG
    Cristina Baldassari, MD *
  • Immediate Past Chair, BOG
    Karen A. Rizzo, MD

Academy/Foundation Ex-Officio Member:

  • Chair, Ethics Committee
    Andrew G. Shuman, MD, HEC-C

International Advisory Board (IAB):

  • Chair, IAB
    Piotr H. Skarżyński, MD, PhD, MSc

 Invited Guests:

  • Chair, AMA Delegation
    Douglas R. Myers, MD
  • President, ASCENT
    Dianne Williams  
  • Chair, Diversity & Inclusion Committee
    Minka L. Schofield, MD
  • Chair, Otolaryngology Private Practice Section (OPPS)
    David E. Melon, MD
  • Chair, Section for Residents and Fellows-in-Training (SRF)
    Hannah Kuhar, MD             
  • Chair, Women in Otolaryngology (WIO)
    Yelizaveta Shnayder, MD
  • Chair, Young Physicians Section (YPS)
    Manan Shah, MD
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