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Jerome C. Goldstein, MD Public Service Award

The Jerome C. Goldstein, MD Public Service Award recognizes members for commitment and achievement in service, either to the public or to other organizations within the United States, when such service promises to improve patient welfare. Funded anonymously by an Academy member, any member of the Academy is eligible to receive, and nominate other members, for this award.  The awardee is honored during the Annual Meeting & OTO Experience with a commemorative certificate and $1,000 honorarium.

Nominations for the 2018 Jerome C. Goldstein, MD Public Service Award now being accepted until March 1, 2018!

Jerome C. Goldstein, MD Public Service Award Criteria

Jerome C. Goldstein, MD Public Service Award Nomination Form

2017 Jerome C. Goldstein, MD Public Service Award Recipient: Debra L. Tucci, MD, MS, MBA

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Debara L. Tucci, MD, MS, MBA, is Professor of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery, at Duke University. Dr. Tucci is a practicing otologist/neurotologist, and conducts clinical research. Prior to medical school, she trained and worked as an audiologist. She is co-principal investigator (PI) on an NIH-funded grant focused on establishing a national network of research sites to conduct clinical research in hearing and balance disorders, and is PI of a grant to study health care policy related to hearing health care in adults. She recently served on the Committee on Accessible and Affordable Hearing Health Care for Adults convened by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine.  Dr. Tucci has an interest in international hearing health care and has worked with international colleagues to improve infrastructure and services in developing countries.  Leadership roles in national professional societies have included President of the American Neurotology Society, the Association for Research in Otolaryngology, the American Auditory Society, and recent President of the American Otological Society.  She has also served on the Board of Directors for the AAO-HNS. She completed an MBA with a certificate in Health Sector Management from the Duke Fuqua School of Business in 2013.


Previous Recipients: 
  • 2016: C. Ron Cannon, MD
  • 2015: Charles E. Moore, MD
  • 2014: Keith F. DeSonier, MD
  • 2013: Steven F. Isenberg, MD
  • 2012: David L. Witsell, MD, MHS
  • 2011: Kathleen L. Yaremchuk, MD
  • 2010: Nancy L. Snyderman, MD
  • 2009: George Paul Doxey, MD
  • 2008: Anna M. Pou, MD
  • 2007: William B. Lewis, MD
  • 2006: Louisiana State University-Department of Otolaryngology and Tulane University Department of Otolaryngology
  • 2005: Stephen Epstein, MD
  • 2004: Karl L. Horn, MD
  • 2003: Hosakere K. Chandra Sekhar, MD 
  • 2002: William M. Satterwhite, Jr., MD
  • 2001: Terry A. Day, MD
  • 2000: John Niparko, MD
  • 1999: Byron Bailey, MD
  • 1998: Howard W. Smith, MD
  • 1997: Roland Eavey, MD and Craig Senders, MD
  • 1996: Donald P. Vrabeck, MD
  • 1995: G. Richard Holt, MD
  • 1994: Jerome C. Goldstein, MD