Cotton-Fitton Endowed Lecture in Pediatric Otolaryngology

Funded by Robin T. Cotton, MD and Cynthia M. Fitton, this award was established to educate otolaryngologists about considerations and care of children with diseases or disorders of the ears, nose, throat, head, and neck. The inaugural lecture was given in 2003. This award is presented in odd-numbered years only.

2017 Honored Lecturer: Jennifer Shin, MD, S.M. 

Jennifer Shin, M.D. S.M. is a graduate of Harvard College and Harvard Medical School. She completed her residency and fellowship in the Harvard program, and was a fellow of the National Institute of Health and the Howard Hughes Medical Institute. She holds a degree in epidemiology from the Harvard School of Public Health, and currently practices and serves as a Vice Chair of Academic Affairs in the Harvard Department of Otolaryngology.

Dr. Shin has a longstanding interest in evidence-based practice. She chairs the Outcomes Research and Evidence-Based Medicine Leadership Group and Committee of the American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery. She also served as Co-Chair of the panel that developed the Clinical Consensus Statement on Pediatric Chronic Rhinosinusitis, and as Assistant Chair of the Clinical Practice Guideline on Otitis Media with Effusion. She is the Associate Editor for Clinical Epidemiology for Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, and is a member of the RegENT Executive Committee. She is also the lead for the Pediatric Clinical Advisory Committee, which jointly represents the American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, American Society of Pediatric Otolaryngology, and American Board of Otolaryngology. Her first book, Evidence-Based Otolaryngology (2008), is among the publisher’s most accessed works.

Previous Honored Lecturers:
  • 2015: Marci M. Lesperance, MD
  • 2013: Joseph P. Kerschner, MD
  • 2011: Lauren D. Holinger, MD
  • 2009: Jonathan Klein, MD, MPH
  • 2007: Marshall E. Smith, MD
  • 2005: Patrick Froehlich, MD
  • 2003: Richard J. H. Smith, MD