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Alexandria, Virginia—Kathleen L. Yaremchuk, MD, MSA, became the new President of the American Academy of Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery and its Foundation (AAO-HNS/F) on September 14. She will serve a one-year term leading the Academy’s nearly 13,000 members who specialize in the treatment of the ears, nose, throat, and related structures of the head and neck.
Dr. Yaremchuk, who is the Chair of the Department of Otolaryngology – Head & Neck Surgery at Henry Ford Hospital and was the first woman to serve as the Chair of the Henry Ford Medical Group Board of Governors, takes office with the vision to continue growing the relevance of the Academy among the subspecialties of otolaryngology by developing AAO-HNS/F, “as the ‘go-to’ source for resources, programs, and services supporting practices and patient care.” Moreover, she looks forward to harnessing the diversity within the Academy’s membership to help the specialty address its most pressing challenges.
“By further tapping the power of equity and inclusion, our workforce will continue to evolve with the demographics of our patients around the globe and reflect their diversity,” Dr. Yaremchuk said.
Prior to being elected as President, Dr. Yaremchuk served on the Board of Directors and as Chair of several AAO-HNS/F committees, including the Sleep Disorders Committee. She also served as Chair of the Women in Otolaryngology (WIO) Section, and in 2020, she received the WIO Helen F. Krause, MD Trailblazer Award for leadership in mentoring and advocating for women in otolaryngology. In 2011, Dr. Yaremchuk received the AAO-HNSF Jerome C. Goldstein Public Service Award.
Dr. Yaremchuk is board certified in both otolaryngology and sleep medicine and is recognized internationally for her contributions to the field. She earned her medical degree from the University of Michigan and completed her otolaryngology training at the University of Chicago and Cook County Hospital.
About the AAO-HNS/F
AAO-HNS, with approximately 13,000 members, is one of the world’s largest organizations representing specialists who treat the ears, nose, throat, and related structures of the head and neck. Otolaryngologist–head and neck surgeons diagnose and treat medical disorders that are among the most common affecting patients of all ages in the United States and around the world. The AAO-HNS Foundation works to advance the art, science, and ethical practice of otolaryngology-head and neck surgery through education, research, and lifelong learning. Visit the Academy’s website at www.entnet.org for more information.