WIO Acknowledgments

WIO Day is held on March 8 in conjunction with International Women’s Day, a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural, and political achievements of women. It is an honor to recognize the remarkable achievements of women in otolaryngology around the world. We hope you enjoy reading the testimonials below  and the #WIOday posts on Twitter celebrating outstanding women in the specialty.

2022 Acknowledgments


Thank you to the amazing: Joan T. Zajtchuk, MD; Margaretha L. Casselbrant, MD, PhD; Sukgi S. Choi, MD; Margaret A. Kenna, MD, MPH; Anna M. Pou, MD, MPH; Ann M. Gillenwater, MD; Kerstin M. Stenson, MD; Lisa A. Orloff, MD; Carol R. Bradford, MD; Nedra H. Joyner, MD; Jacquelynne P. Corey, MD.

– Submitted by Elizabeth A. Blair, MD


I have the good fortune of being surrounded by women in all phases of their careers who model balancing poise with effective clinical judgement and surgical acumen: Sonya Malekzadeh, MD, Jessica Maxwell, MD, MPH, Nazaneen Grant, MD, Selena Briggs, MD, MBA, PhD, Gina Chu, MD, Suzette Mikula, MD, and Kelly Scriven, MD.

-Submitted by Sarah K. Rapoport, MD


Sujana S. Chandrasekhar, MD, you are fearless, using your voice to elevate us all. Carol R. Bradford, MD, you lead by example and make equity and wellbeing a priority.

-Submitted by Valerie A. Flanary, MD


You are one amazing head and neck surgeon, Brittny N. Tillman, MD! In just five years, you’re proving as a leader in the field. You’re a fantastic educator and are doing great things promoting DEI. Rock on!

-Submitted by Tiffany A. Glazer, MD


Hayley Mann, MD – Just one year into your journey as an otolaryngologist and you’re already rocking it! Can’t wait to watch you grow!

-Submitted by Tiffany A. Glazer, MD


Chelsea Kruse, MD – Way to power through PGY-2 year like a boss! You represent our program well even through the toughest middle-of-the-night consults. Can’t wait to see you grow even more!

-Submitted by Tiffany A. Glazer, MD


Allison P. Knewitz, MD – Your upbeat attitude carries us through even the toughest days! The future of our field is bright because of otolaryngologists like you!

-Submitted by Tiffany A. Glazer, MD


Nainika Nanda, MD – You always think outside the box and have a great eye for innovation within otolaryngology. You will make a fantastic Laryngologist someday!

-Submitted by Tiffany A. Glazer, MD


Sarah Rosen, MBChB – You are a fantastic leader within our group and will make a great Facial Plastics and Reconstructive Surgeon someday!

-Submitted by Tiffany A. Glazer, MD


Jessica Van Beek-King, MD – Thank you for being an amazing example of strength, grit, efficiency, and exemplary care within University of Wisconsin Pediatric Otolaryngology!

-Submitted by Tiffany A. Glazer, MD


I would like to nominate Julia C.D. Toman, MD, at the University of South Florida for her accomplishments in head and neck facial plastic surgery.

-Submitted by Devon Durham, DO

Featured Videos

Hear inspiring stories from women in the ENT specialty dating back to the early 1970s. These pioneers had a vision to create the WIO Section and Endowment which has fostered positive change and growth throughout the specialty.

This historic video timeline showcases the significant impact women have made in the specialty. Thank you to the many women who shared their stories, contributed pictures and memorabilia, and dedicated their lives to the advancement of the specialty, their colleagues, and their patients.

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