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Distinguished Award for Humanitarian Service

The Distinguished Award for Humanitarian Service recognizes an Academy member who is widely known for a consistent, stable character distinguished by honesty, zeal for truth, integrity, love and devotion to humanity and a self-giving spirit. The awardee is an outstanding example and model to emulate for a life dedicated to a nobler, more righteous, and more productive way for the human to live as an individual on this earth. The awardee is well known for professional excellence and has demonstrated professional dedication by the giving of professional skills freely, and without desire for personal gain or aggrandizement, to those in this world who cannot otherwise, physically and financially, receive them.  The President presents this award during the Annual Meeting Opening Ceremony.

2017 Distinguished Award for Humanitarian Service Recipient: Bruce H. Campbell, MD FACS 

Bruce H. Campbell, MD, FACS is on the faculty at the Medical College of Wisconsin, holding appointments in both the Department of Otolaryngology and the Institute for Health and Equity (Bioethics and Medical Humanities). He grew up in the Chicago area and attended Purdue University and Rush Medical College. He completed an otolaryngology residency at MCW and a head and neck surgery fellowship at MD Anderson Cancer Center. He returned to Milwaukee and has been on the MCW faculty since 1987. 

His interest in Global Health began with a trip to Tanzania in 2008. Since then, he has volunteered in El Salvador, Tanzania, and Kenya, working for the past few years with other AAO-HNSF members and local otolaryngologists at Moi Teaching and Referral Hospital in Eldoret, Kenya. He has served on the Humanitarian Concerns committees of both the AAO-HNSF and the American Head and Neck Society. He serves as Director of the MCW Global Health Pathway for the medical students and is active with MCW’s Office of Global Health.

Previous Recipients:
  • 2016: Wayne M. Koch, MD
  • 2015: H. Dennis Snyder, MD, FACS
  • 2014: John Thomas Roland, Jr., MD, FACS
  • 2013: James E. Saunders, MD
  • 2012: John M. Hodges, MD, FACS 
  • 2011: Anna H. Messner, MD 
  • 2010: Peter S. Roland, MD 
  • 2009: Richard Wagner, MD
  • 2008: James D. Smith, MD
  • 2007: Drew M. Horlbeck, MD
  • 2006: Craig P. Hedges, MD
  • 2005: Brent A. Senior, MD
  • 2004: James L. Netterville, MD
  • 2003: Byron James Bailey Jr., MD
  • 2002: David S. Parsons, MD
  • 2001: Michael J. McGee, MD
  • 2000: Sylvan E. Stool, MD
  • 1999: Juan J. Garro, MD
  • 1998: Daniel M. Martinez, MD
  • 1997: No award
  • 1996: Salyaveth Lekagul, MD and Soontorn Antarasena, MD
  • 1995: Hans von Leden, MD
  • 1994: Jack V. D. Hough, MD
  • 1993: Samuel O. Massey Jr., MD
  • 1992: M. Coyle Shea Jr., MD
  • 1991: M. C. Culbertson Jr. MD
  • 1990: Col. Joan Zajtchuk, MD