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AAO-HNS COVID-19 Podcast Series

AAO-HNS has launched a new podcast series that is specific to COVID-19. The series provides peer-to-peer connection on COVID-19 pandemic related topics. See links below to download the frequENTcy app to get immediate notification when new podcasts are published. 

EPISODE 18: AAO-HNS Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) Podcast Series Episode 18: Africa [July 13]

Duane J. Taylor, MD, AAO-HNS/F President, and Medical Director of Le Visage ENT & Facial Plastic Surgery, in Bethesda, Maryland, United States, is joined by Gayle E. Woodson, MD, AAO-HNS/F Past President, Professor Emeritus and Former Chair of Otolaryngology at Southern Illinois University, and visiting Professor at Kilimanjaro Christian Medical Center in Tanzania; Titus S. Ibekwe, MBBS, FWACS, Professor and Head of the Department of Otorhinolaryngology at the University of Abuja and University of Abuja Teaching Hospital in Nigeria, and former Vice Chair to the AAO-HNSF International Advisory Board; Johannes J. Fagan, MBChB, FCS(SA), Leon Goldman Professor and Chair of the Division of Otorhinolaryngology (ENT) at the University of Cape Town, in South Africaand former Chair of the AAO-HNSF International Advisory Board; Mohammad A. Gomaa, MD, Professor of Otorhinolaryngology at Minia University in Egypt to discuss the COVID-19 pandemic situation in Africa.

The podcast is also offered in a Video Version. 

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EPISODE 17: AAO-HNS Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) Podcast Series Episode 17: Resident Education [May 26]

Sonya Malekzadeh, MD, Residency Program Director and Professor of Otolaryngology at Georgetown University School of Medicine, is joined by Stacey T. Gray, MD, Residency Program Director at Harvard Medical School and Director of the Sinus Center at Massachusetts Eye and Ear; Jeffrey P. Simons, MD, AAO-HNSF Coordinator of Education and Professor of Otolaryngology at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine; Richard V. Smith, MD, past AAO-HNSF Coordinator of Education and Interim Chair of the Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery at Albert Einstein College of Medicine; and Carla V. Valenzuela, MD, a PGY3 Resident at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis and Chair of the AAO-HNS Section for Residents and Fellows-in-Training, to discuss the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on resident education and how approaches may change moving forward.

The podcast is also offered in a Video Version

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EPISODE 16: AAO-HNS Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) Podcast Series Episode 16: International Colleagues [May 19]

Maria V. Suurna, MD, Assistant Professor, Department of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery at Weill Cornell Medical College, is joined by Dr. Hussain Abdulrahman Al Rand, Assistant Undersecretary for Health Centers and Clinics and Public Health, and Chair of the National Committee for the Implementation of Provision of the International Health Regulations and Prevention of Pandemics for the Ministry of Health and Prevention in Dubai, United Arab Emirates; Dr. Med. Clemens Heiser, Chief Consultant in Otorhinolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery and Head of Sleep Department at the Technical University of Munich in Germany; Dr. Marco Aurelia Safadí, member of the committee of Pediatric Infectious Diseases for the Society for Pediatrics in São Paulo, Brazil; Professor Yilai Shu, attending doctor in otolaryngology—head and neck surgery and an investigator at Eye and Ear, Nose, Throat Hospital of Shanghai Medical College at Fudan University in China; and Professor Claudio Vicini, Past President of the Otolaryngology Society of Italy and Head of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery and Stomatology & Oral Surgery Unit at GB Morgagni – L Pierantoni Hospital in Forli, Italy, in a discussion among international colleagues regarding the COVID-19 pandemic outbreak and the current situation in their countries.

The podcast is also offered in a Video Version

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EPISODE 15: AAO-HNS Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) Podcast Series Episode 15: Guidance for Return to Practice for Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery: Part Two [May 15]

Gavin Setzen, MD, AAO-HNS/F Past President, Chair, AAO-HNS Future of Otolaryngology Task Force, and partner at Albany ENT and Allergy Services is joined by Albert L. Merati, MD, AAO-HNS/F Past President, and Chief of Laryngology at UW Medicine's Head and Neck Surgery Center; Sujana S. Chandrasekhar, MD, AAO-HNS/F Past President, partner at ENT & Allergy Associates in New York, and Associate Clinical Professor of Otolaryngology at Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai; Cherie-Ann Nathan, MD, President of the American Head and Neck Society and Chair of the Department of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery at LSU Health in Shreveport, LA; Joseph K. Han, MD, President-Elect of the American Rhinologic Society and Medical Director for the Division of Allergy at Eastern Virginia Medical School; and Margo K. McKenna, MD, Director of Pediatric Otolaryngology at the University of Rochester Medical Center and Golisano Children’s Hospital, to discuss the release of Part 2 of the Academy’s Guidance for Return to Practice developed in collaboration with our subspecialty society partners.

The podcast is also offered in a Video Version

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EPISODE 14: AAO-HNS Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) Podcast Series Episode 14: Band of Residents [May 12]

David M. Cognetti, MD, Associate Professor and Co-Director, Thomas Jefferson University Center for Head and Neck Surgery in Philadelphia, PA, is joined by Arvind K. Badhey, MD, a PGY-5 ENT Resident at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mt. Sinai in New York City and one of his colleagues, Usmaan Basharat, MD, an ENT intern in the same program to discuss their unique and challenging experiences on the frontlines as part of a group of ENT residents volunteering at Elmhurst Hospital Center in Queens, NY on COVID-19 surge ICU team in the "epicenter of the epicenter" in the United States.

The podcast is also offered in a Video Version

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EPISODE 13: AAO-HNS Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) Podcast Series Episode 13: Strategies for Reducing Stress and Boost Reslience [May 8]

Julie L. Wei, MD, Division Chief of ENT and Audiology at Nemours Children’s Health System and Director of Resident and Faculty Wellbeing, is joined by Jo A. Shapiro, MD, Associate Professor of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery at Harvard Medical School, and founder of the Center for Professionalism and Peer Support at Brigham and Women’s Hospital; Sonya Malekzadeh, MD, AAO-HNS Board of Directors, Professor of Otolaryngology, and Director of the Residency Program at Georgetown University School of Medicine, and Assistant Chief of Surgery at the Washington, DC, VA Medical Center; and Aviad "Adi" Haramati, PhD, a Professor in the Departments of Physiology and Biophysics and Medicine and co-leader of the faculty training program in Mind-Body Medicine at Georgetown Hospital School of Medicine in a discussion of strategies to reduce stress and boost resilience during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The podcast is also offered in a Video Version. Additionally, a slide deck on Tips for Managing Stress and Boosting Resilience and a 5-Minute Meditation Led by Adi Haramati, PhD, have been generously provided courtesy of Dr. Haramati.

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EPISODE 12: AAO-HNS Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) Podcast Series Episode 12: Guidance for Return to Practice for Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery: Part One [May 7]

James C. Denneny III, MD, AAO-HNS/F Executive Vice President and CEO, is joined by Gavin Setzen, MD, AAO-HNS/F Past President, Chair, AAO-HNS Future of Otolaryngology Task Force, and partner at Albany ENT & Allergy Services; Ronald B. Kuppersmith, MD, MBA, AAO-HNS/F Past President, partner at Texas ENT & Allergy, and Professor of Surgery at Texas A&M Health Science Center College of Medicine; Stacey L. Ishman, MD, MPH, Surgical Director for the Upper Airway Center at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center; and Marc G. Dubin, MD, Chair of the Board of Managers of the Centers for Advanced ENT Care in Baltimore, MD, for a discussion on guidance for the return to practice for otolaryngology-head and neck surgery.

The podcast is also offered in a Video Version.

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EPISODE 11: AAO-HNS Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) Podcast Series Episode 11: What is the "New Normal" Otolaryngology Practice? And How has COVID-19 Affected It? [April 29]

James C. Denneny III, MD, AAO-HNS/F Executive Vice President and CEO; Eugene G. Brown III, MD, Partner at Charleston (SC) ENT and Allergy Associates, and Board Member of OASIS Clinically Integrated Network; Cecilia E. Schmalbach, MD, Professor and Chair, Department of Otolaryngology – Head & Neck Surgery at the Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University, Director, Temple Head & Neck Institute, and AAO-HNSF Coordinator for Research and Quality; Joel Selanikio, MD, pediatrician at Georgetown University Hospital, technologist, entrepreneur, emergency responder, TED speaker and medical futurist. The podcast is also offered in a Video Version.

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EPISODE 10: AAO-HNS Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) Podcast Series Episode 10: Physician Wellness (Peer Support) [April 27]

Jo A. Shapiro, MD, Associate Professor of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery at Harvard Medical School, and founder of the Center for Professionalism and Peer Support at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, is joined by William R. Blythe, MD, AAO-HNS Board of Directors, and Partner at East Alabama ENT; Sonya Malekzadeh, MD, AAO-HNS Board of Directors, Professor of Otolaryngology, and Director of the Residency Program at Georgetown University School of Medicine, and Assistant Chief of Surgery at the Washington, DC VA Medical Center; and Julie L. Wei, MD, Division Chief of ENT and Audiology at Nemours Children’s Health System and Director of Resident and Faculty Wellbeing, in a peer support session during the COVID-19 pandemic. The podcast is also offered in a Video Version.

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EPISODE 9: AAO-HNS Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) Podcast Series Episode 8: Reopening Your Practice [April 22]

James C. Denneny III, MD, AAO-HNS/F Executive Vice President and CEO is joined by Ronald B. Kuppersmith, MD, Past President, AAO-HNS/F, Partner at Texas ENT & Allergy, and Professor of Surgery at Texas A&M Health Science Center College of Medicine, Douglas D. Backous, MD, Proliance Surgeons in Seattle, WA, AAO-HNS Board of Directors, and Board Chair at Seattle Pacific University, and Kevin Watson, CEO of Colorado ENT and Allergy, and Past President of ASCENT to discuss emerging from the COVID-19 pandemic in clinical and surgery settings.

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EPISODE 8: AAO-HNS Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) Podcast Series Episode 8: What to Expect as We Resume Practice:Learning from Katrina [April 15]

James C. Denneny III, MD, AAO-HNS/F Executive Vice President/ CEO, is joined by Paul L. Friedlander, MD,  Professor and Chair, Department of Otolaryngology, at Tulane Medical Center, and Daniel W. Nuss, MD, Professor and Chair, Department of Otorhinolaryngology, LSU School of Medicine in New Orleans, to discuss lessons learned from their experiences in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina and how they might be applied in preparation to resume practice.

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EPISODE 7: AAO-HNS Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) Podcast Series Episode 6: Ethics [April 6]

Susan D. McCammon, MD, Professor of Otolaryngology at the University of Alabama at Birmingham and past Chair of the AAO-HNS Ethics Committee is joined by Andrew G. Shuman, MD, Assistant Professor, Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery at the University of Michigan Medical School, Chief of the ENT Section of the Surgery Service at the VA Ann Arbor Health System, and Chief of the Clinical Ethics Service in the Center for Bioethics and Social Sciences in Medicine (CBSSM) to discuss ethics during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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EPISODE 6: AAO-HNS Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) Podcast Series Episode 6: ENTs Personal COVID-19 Experiences: Managing Your Wellness [April 3]

William R. Blythe, MD, AAO-HNS Board of Directors, and Partner at East Alabama ENT is joined by Jo A. Shapiro, MD, Associate Professor of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery at Harvard Medical School, and founder of the Center for Professionalism and Peer Support at Brigham and Women’s Hospital (and who is currently recovering from COVID-19), and Julie L. Wei, MD, Division Chief of ENT and Audiology at Nemours Children’s Health System and Director of Resident and Faculty Wellbeing, discuss the importance of physician wellness during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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EPISODE 5: AAO-HNS Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) Podcast Series Episode 5: Telemedicine [April 2]

Lance A. Manning, MD, Chair of the AAO-HNS Practice Management Education Committee and Chair Elect of the Board of Governors is joined by Douglas M. Hildrew, MD, Chair of the AAO-HNS Telemedicine Committee and Assistant Professor of Surgery at the Yale School of Medicine, Division of Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery, and Lawrence M. Simon, MD, former AAO-HNS CPT Advisor, member of the AMA’s CPT Editorial Panel, and Regional Director for Blue Cross and Blue Shield of  Louisiana, for a discussion on the rapid adaption of telemedicine and related issues due to the coronavirus pandemic. 

 

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EPISODE 4: AAO-HNS Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) Podcast Series Episode 4: Business Topics and Practice Workflows [April 2]

Gavin Setzen, MD, Past President of AAO-HNS/F and President and a managing partner of Albany ENT and Allergy Services in Albany, NY is joined by Carol R. Bradford, MD, MS, President Elect of AAO-HNS/F, and Executive Vice Dean for Academic Affairs at the University of Michigan Medical School and Chief Academic Officer Michigan Medicine, and Tricia Long, Immediate Past President, ASCENT, and Practice Administrator at Allergy & ENT Associates of Middle Tennessee in a discussion of relevant business topics and practice workflows in both private practice and academic settings during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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EPISODE 3: AAO-HNS Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) Podcast Series Episode 3: Epidemiology [March 31]

Ken Kazahaya, MD, MBA, Chair of the AAO-HNS Infectious Disease Committee, shares the epidemiology of COVID-19,including strategies for flattening the curve, symptoms of COVID-19, rate of recovery and mortality, CDC recommendations for healthcare workers exposed to COVID-19, and more. This is based on data, research, and CDC guidance available as of March 31, 2020.

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EPISODE 2: AAO-HNS Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) Podcast Series Episode 2: CARES Act [March 29]

Gavin Setzen, MD, Past President of the AAO-HNS/F, and John M. Moore, MD, offer insight into how the CARES Act can provide financial relief for your practice. 

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EPISODE 1: AAO-HNS Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) Podcast Series Episode 1: Patient Safety [March 29]

C.W. David Chang, MD, Co-Chair of the AAO-HNS Patient Safety and Quality Improvement Committee, provides guidance on steps to improve patient safety during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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