Board of Governors

The Board of Governors (BOG) is made up of local, state, regional, and national otolaryngology-head and neck surgery societies from around the United States and Canada.

The BOG was established in 1982 as a grassroots member network within the AAO-HNS. The BOG is made up of local, state, regional, and national otolaryngology-head and neck surgery societies from around the United States and Canada, and serves as an important avenue of communication with the Board of Directors to help improve the programs and policies of the AAO-HNS/F.

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Background

The Board of Governors (BOG) was established in 1982 as a grassroots member network within the American Academy of Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery.

The BOG is made up of local, state, regional, and national otolaryngology-head and neck surgery societies from around the United States and Canada.

Members within this grassroots network are primarily community practitioners in the field of otolaryngology-head and neck surgery.

What purpose does the BOG serve?

The BOG functions as an advisory body for the grassroots to the Board of Directors in order to:

  • Act as an avenue of communication between the Board of Directors and the local, state, regional, and national otolaryngology-head and neck surgery organizations and residents
  • Make recommendations regarding the programs and policies of the AAO-HNS
  • Seek out and involve practitioners of otolaryngology-head and neck surgery in academic, social, economic, and political issues relative to otolaryngology-head and neck surgery in the U.S.
  • Strengthen the AAO-HNS and otolaryngology societies
  • Support the general good of patients, the specialty, and the medical profession

What is the role of the BOG?

The BOG plays a vital role in the Academy and within the specialty to:

  • Identify issues affecting the specialty
  • Research and recommend solutions
  • Advocate for action and member involvement

2021-2022 BOG Officers

  • Chair: Troy Dr. Woodard, MD
  • Chair-Elect: Karen Rizzo, MD
  • Immediate Past Chair: Lance A. Manning, MD
  • Secretary: Cristina Baldassari, MD
  • Member-at-Large: David S. Boisoneau, MD

Structure of the BOG

  • Committees
  • BOG Societies and Representatives

Save the Date:

April 16-18, 2021: AAO-HNS/F Leadership Forum and BOG Spring Meeting
The Westin Alexandria Old Town, Alexandria, VA

For more information, please email [email protected].

BOG Communications

The BOG has pages in the Bulletin that keep you informed of BOG updates, state legislation, practice management matters, society news, and public relations activities. This publication is available in a print version, with selected articles on the Bulletin webpage.

Awards

The BOG’s 2020 Awards were presented on Saturday, September 12, 2020, during the BOG’s Virtual General Assembly. Nominations for the BOG’s two prestigious awards for 2021 will be accepted starting in early January 2021.

The Model Society Award recognizes outstanding local/state/regional societies that exhibit effective leadership. The 2021 Model Society Award is based on activities from January 1, 2020 through December 31, 2020.

The Practitioner Excellence Award recognizes the prototypical clinical otolaryngologist one wishes to emulate. The Practitioner Excellence Award is open to AAO-HNS members in good standing and requires that within the past 10 years, the doctor nominated has practiced medicine in an exemplary manner and is sought out by other physicians because of their personal and effective care. In addition to his or her clinical skills, the nominee must possess one or more of the following attributes: civic leadership; charitable activity; leadership involvement with local, state, regional, or national medical organizations; community education; or engagement in local civic and/or community activities.

Board of Governors Chairs

The Board of Governors (BOG) was established in 1982 as a grassroots member network within the American Academy of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery. Over the course of its history, 39 individuals have served as Chair, providing leadership – that uniquely consistent and defining force behind great and enduring organization – to the BOG, and representing its interests as a member of the Academy’s Board of Directors.

2021-2022 Troy Woodard

2020-2021 Lance Manning
2019-2020 Spencer Payne
2018–2019 Ken Yanagisawa
2017–2016 Sanjay Parikh
2016–2017 Stacey Ishman
2015–2016 David Edelstein
2014–2015 Wendy Stern
2013–2014 Peter Abramson
2012–2013 Denis Lafreniere
2011–2012 Sujana Chandrasekhar
2010–2011 Michael Seidman
2009–2010 Gavin Setzen
2008–2009 Jerry Schreibstein
2007–2008 Pablo Stolovitzky
2006–2007 Peter Weber
2005–2006 Leonard W. Brown
2004–2005 Thomas B. Logan
2003–2004 Richard Waguespack
2002–2003 Rebecca Gaughan
2001-2002 Joseph E. Leonard
2000-2001 Michael Setzen
1999-2000 C. Ron Cannon
1998-1999 James Denneny, III
1997-1998 David R. Nielsen
1996-1997 Michael S. Benninger
1995-1996 John G. Campbell (deceased)
1994-1995 Ira D. Papel
1993-1994 W. Frederick McGuirt, Sr.
1992-1993 Gary T. Turner
1991-1992 Paul I. Wills
1990-1991 Willard (Bill) B. Moran, Jr.
1989-1990 D. Morton Boyette
1988-1989 J. David Osguthorpe
1987-1988 Neil O. Ward
1986-1987 William E. Silver
1985-1986 Robert J. Keim (deceased)
1984-1985 William P. King (deceased)
1983-1984 Willard E. Fee, Jr.
1982-1983 Marvin A. Singleton – First Chair – BOG founded 1982

Florida Society of Otolaryngology

Florida Combined Otolaryngology Meeting (FCOM 2021) | November 4 – 7, 2021 | Ritz-Carlton Naples, Naples, FL
Florida Combined Otolaryngology Meeting (FCOM 2022) | November 11 – 13, 2022 | Boca Raton Resort & Club, Boca Raton, FL

Pennsylvania Academy of Otolaryngology – Head & Neck Surgery

Annual Meeting | June 18 – 19, 2021 | Hotel Hershey, Hershey, PA

Virginia Society of Otolaryngology – Head & Neck Surgery

Virtual Annual Meeting | April 24, 2021

Wisconsin Society of Otolaryngology

Annual Meeting | October 16 – 17, 2021 | Kalahari Resorts, Wisconsin Dells

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