About the Symposium
The Alumni Symposium is designed to highlight both clinical and research activities of the faculty, residents, fellows and alumni of the Department of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery at The Ohio State University. This program is directed to practicing otolaryngologists, residents, fellows, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, audiologists, speech pathologists and nurses.
The symposium agenda always includes three distinct lectureships:
David E. Schuller Lectureship Award
The David E. Schuller Lectureship Award is named in honor of David E., Schuller, MD, to recognize his numerous contributions to The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center and the The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center – Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital and Richard J. Solove Research Institute.
An internationally renowned head and neck oncologist, Dr. Schuller served many roles at Ohio State, including chair of the Department of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery, vice president of Medical Center Expansion and Outreach, CEO of the Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital and Richard J. Solove Research Institute, director of The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center –James Cancer Hospital and Solove Research Institute and professor, John W. Wolfe Chair, in Cancer Research.
Chosen award recipients are internationally renowned for their accomplishments in patient care, research and education in Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery.
David R. Kelly, MD, Lecturer in Medical Economics
The David R. Kelly, MD, Lecturer is named in honor of the late David R. Kelly, MD, a former physician and vice chair of the Ohio State Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery Department who had a keen sense of the financial aspect of healthcare.
Dr. Kelly served as a member of the department from 1972-2000, at which time he became faculty emeritus until his passing in 2014. Dr. Kelly was also a member and past president of the Franklin County Unit and Ohio Division of the American Cancer Society, the Sierra Cascade Trauma Society, the Columbus Medical Forum and the Ohio Society of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery.
Lecturers are chosen based on their accomplishments in medical economics.
Honorary Guest Speaker
The Honorary Guest Speaker was added to the symposium in 2014 in celebration of the Ohio State Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery Department’s 100th anniversary. The guest speaker is chosen based on the impact they’ve had in the community, locally or nationally, throughout their life and career.