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H. Bryan Neel, III MD, PhD, Distinguished Research Lecture

Funded by the Neel family and friends, the H. Bryan Neel, III MD, PhD Distinguished Research Lecture was established in 1993 to disseminate information regarding new developments in biomedical science to the otolaryngologic community and has been a special feature of the AAO-HNSF Annual Meeting & OTO Experience.

Shifting Paradigms in Otolaryngology with 3D Printing

Glenn E. Green, MD

Glenn E. Green, MD, is a professor of otolaryngology-head and neck surgery at the University of Michigan, which has been leading the transformation of medicine through the use of 3D printing.

During the COVID-19 pandemic, Dr. Green’s team, which included Kyle K. VanKoevering, MD, and David A. Zopf, MD, rapidly developed life-saving technologies that received Emergency Use Authorization from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. He has also developed surgical techniques and devices for complex airway reconstruction. Dr. Green is coinventor, along with Scott Hollister, PhD, of a 3D-printed airway splint and was part of the first surgical team to place the device. Other novel devices include 3D-printed scaffolds for facial reconstruction of auricular and nasal defects, 3D-printed customized devices to treat airway obstruction for craniofacial defects and/or neurologic diseases, and skull base reconstruction plates.

After graduating with a degree in chemical engineering, Dr. Green entered medical school at the University of Michigan. He completed an otolaryngology residency at Wayne State University, an NIH-supported research fellowship, and a subspecialty fellowship in pediatric otolaryngology at the University of Iowa, where he worked with Richard J.H. Smith, MD.

Dr. Green has won several awards, including the 2015 Honored Maker Award from former President Barack Obama. He has over 70 publications related to both his clinical and research work, and he has been widely featured with his constructs on featured display at the British Science Museum in London.

Previous Honorary Guest Lecturers:
  • 2019: Baran D. Sumer, MD, FACS
  • 2018: Nikolas H. Blevins, MD
  • 2017: Thomas Lee, MD
  • 2016: Martha J. Somerman, D.D.S., Ph.D.
  • 2015: Lloyd B. Minor, MD
  • 2014: Carter Van Waes, MD 
  • 2013: Martin A. Birchall, MD
  • 2012: Allan I. Pack, MD, PhD
  • 2011: James Christopher Post, MD, PhD
  • 2010: Joseph P. Vacanti, MD
  • 2009: Martin J. Burton, DM, FRCS
  • 2008: Blake S. Wilson, BSEE and Richard T. Miyamoto, MD
  • 2007: Elias A. Zerhouni, M.D.
  • 2006: Robert McKinnon Califf, MD MACC
  • 2005: Alfred E. Mann, PhD