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Harry W. McCurdy Resident Leadership Grant

Harry W. McCurdy Resident Leadership Grant

About the Harry W. McCurdy, MD Resident Leadership Grant

This leadership grant is awarded to residents in their fifth year and/or those in military settings. The grant serves as a tribute to the innovation and leadership demonstrated throughout Dr. McCurdy’s career in military medicine and his leadership of the early AAO-HNS/F. C

Col. McCurdy was a career military otolaryngologist who finished his military career as Chairman of the Department of Otolaryngology at the Walter Reed Medical Center and Director of the Residency Training Program. During this time, he trained many residents some of whom carried on in military medicine and embarked on careers in civilian life.

Background

The Harry W. McCurdy, MD Resident Leadership Grant was established in 2011 by Dr. Eugene Myers and Dr. David Eibling in honor of the late Dr. McCurdy who had a lasting impact on the specialty, and in particular, on the AAO-HNS/F. Establishment of an endowed AAO-HNSF Resident Leadership Grant in his honor commemorates his passions of leadership, resident education, and mentoring.

This gift honors Dr. McCurdy, who provided great leadership in the 1981 merger of the American Council of Otolaryngology and the American Academy of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery (AAO-HNS). His leadership has left an indelible mark still visible in all the AAO-HNS continues to strive for.

Col. McCurdy was a career military otolaryngologist who finished the last 10 years of his military career as the Chairman of the Department of Otolaryngology at the Walter Reed Medical Center and Director of the Residency Training Program. During this time, he trained many residents some of whom carried on in military medicine and embarked on careers in civilian life. He was also an innovator in the specialty and dedicated to the best patient care, as evidenced by his establishment of the first hearing conservation program in the U.S. Army to prevent hearing loss by exposure to loud sounds.

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