27th Annual Alumni Symposium

When:
June 21, 2019

Where:
The Grand Event Center
820 Goodale Blvd.
Columbus, OH 43212
614-453-4300

Event Registration:
$300/person
Includes continental breakfast, coffee breaks and lunch.

Graduation Banquet:
$100/person
The banquet Friday evening will take place at The Grand Event Center.

Golf Outing:
$125/person
Saturday’s golf outing is at the Golf Club of Dublin. Includes green fees, golf cart, lunch and prizes.

Please contact Niki Corrigan at Niki.Corrigan@osumc.edu with questions.

Register now

Accommodations

We have set up a room block at Courtyard Columbus OSU, which is attached to The Grand Event Center at Grandview Yard.

Please book by May 21, 2019 online or by calling 888-797-1886 and asking for the OSU ENT Symposium group rate.

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.   

2019 Alumni Symposium Speakers and Awardees

David E. Schuller Lectureship Award

The Department of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery is pleased to welcome Robert Ferris, MD, PhD, as the first David E. Schuller Lecturer.

Dr. Ferris is the director of the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center Hillman Cancer Center. He is also Hillman Professor of Oncology; associate vice chancellor for Cancer Research; professor of Otolaryngology, Immunology and Radiation Oncology; and co-director of the Tumor Microenvironment Center. Certified by the American Board of Otolaryngology, he treats patients with benign and malignant tumors of the head and neck, including the thyroid and salivary glands, oral cavity, throat and voice box (larynx). He regularly performs endoscopic, minimally invasive approaches to thyroidectomy and partial laryngectomy, in order to preserve function and speed the return of speaking, swallowing and breathing.

Dr. Ferris is also developing and implementing immunotherapy (cancer vaccines) to treat head and neck tumors. His research focus is in trying to understand how to stimulate the body’s immune system to eliminate cancer. The goals of this research are to boost the body’s immune response against cancer and to try to prevent cancer from recurring (or to prevent it from occurring in the first place).

Dr. Ferris was trained at Johns Hopkins, where he received his medical degree and PhD in Immunology, a residency in Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery, and subspecialty training in head and neck oncologic surgery. He is presently the president-elect of the Pennsylvania Academy of Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery.

 

David R. Kelly, MD Lecturer in Medical Economics

The Department of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery is pleased to welcome Tanya Menon, PhD, as the fifteenth David R. Kelly, MD, Lecturer in Medical Economics.

Dr. Menon is associate professor at the Fisher College of Business at The Ohio State University. She was formerly associate professor at the University of Chicago and has been a visiting professor at Northwestern, Cornell and INSEAD. Her research on decision making, culture, teams and networks has been cited in various media outlets including National Public Radio, the Wall Street Journal, Boston Globe, The Economist Intelligence Unit, The Times of London (UK), The Guardian (UK), and The Times of India. She has taught courses on persuasion, negotiations, teams and organizational behavior and has won multiple teaching awards. She has conducted executive programs all over the world and has provided corporate consulting on behavioral decision making and persuasion.

Dr. Menon’s book with Dr. Leigh Thompson is Stop Spending, Start Managing: Strategies to Transform Wasteful Habits (2016, Harvard Business Review Press, amazon.com/Stop-Spending-Start-Managing-Strategies/dp/1422143023). Her Ted talk (go.ted.com/tanyamenon) has reached more than 1.7 million views and was named one of the top 7 TED talks of 2018 (so far) by entrepreneur.com, as well as one pf the most popular Ted talks of 2018 (ted.com/playlists/682/the_most_popular_ted_talks_of_2018).

Dr. Menon earned a bachelor’s degree in Sociology from Harvard University in 1995 and her PhD from Stanford Graduate School of Business. Prior to graduate school, she was a research assistant in INCAE Business School in Costa Rica and an intern in Morgan Stanley’s London office.

 

Honorary Guest Speaker

The Department of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery is pleased to welcome David E. Schuller, MD, as the sixth honorary guest speaker.

Dr. Schuller is an internationally renowned head and neck surgical oncologist. He previously served as vice president of medical center expansion and outreach at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, due in part to his original vision for the new Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital and Richard J. Solove Research Institute in 2002. This cancer hospital, which opened in 2014, was the cornerstone of a $1.1 billion construction project (the largest ever) at Ohio State. Dr. Schuller also led a team that was awarded a $100 million grant (the largest ever received at Ohio State) for the new hospital’s Radiation Oncology Center.

The 1.1 million-square-foot, 21-story cancer hospital is a transformational facility featuring an architectural design that integrates research and education with patient care more closely than ever before. Dr. Schuller even received from Healthcare Design magazine a national award honoring design and architecture professionals who make influential contributions to the healthcare arena.

Dr. Schuller graduated in 1966 from Rutgers University, where he was named a Henry Rutgers Scholar in Biological Sciences. He earned his medical degree from Ohio State in 1970, then completed a surgical internship at University Hospitals of Case Western Reserve University and a residency in Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery at Ohio State. He served a head and neck oncologic fellowship at The Pack Medical Foundation in New York City and a fellowship in facial reconstructive surgery at the University of Iowa.

In 1976 Dr. Schuller joined Ohio State’s medical faculty. In 1984 he became chair of the Department of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery. He held that position for 21 years and helped the department become nationally ranked for the first time in history. In 1988 he was named director of The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center and of the original James Cancer Hospital and Solove Research Institute, which opened in 1990. He served in those capacities for 10 years and then continued for another 10 years as director and later as CEO of The James, and as deputy director of the Comprehensive Cancer Center.

During his 20 years of leadership, Dr. Schuller helped the cancer program dramatically increase its external research funding. He also recruited leaders for the Human Cancer Genetics Program – which is considered one of the best in the United States – raised more than $350 million of philanthropic support and led The James to becoming nationally ranked by U.S. News & World Report in just nine years.

As a medical scientist, Dr. Schuller has authored or co-authored almost 300 peer-reviewed publications and 47 book chapters/monographs. He has been editor/author of nine medical textbooks. His early clinical research helped change the standard of care for life-threatening airway obstruction in children with croup. For much of his career, he focused on developing groundbreaking therapeutic strategies for head and neck cancers including a new regimen for nasopharyngeal cancer, which is the second most common malignancy in the world.

Dr. Schuller has served numerous national organizations and has held a number of leadership positions, including co-chair of the National Cancer Institute Head and Neck Steering Committee. In 2012 he was inducted into the Rutgers Hall of Distinguished Alumni, and in 2013 he was designated a distinguished professor in Ohio State’s College of Medicine. He received the Ohio State Distinguished Service Award in 2018 and has also won multiple national and international awards.

 

2019 Alumni Symposium Agenda

CME Information

ACCREDITATION STATEMENT:
The Ohio State University Center for Continuing Medical Education (CCME) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME®) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. 

AMA CREDIT DESIGNATION STATEMENT: 
The Ohio State University Center for Continuing Medical Education (CCME) designates this live activity for a maximum of 7 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.  

Photos from Last Year's Alumni Symposium

Patrick Byrne - Saunders Lecturer

2018

Otolaryngology Alumni Symposium

Patrick Byrne, MD, FACS, MBA
Saunders Lectureship Award Recipient

Dr. Byrne is a professor and director of the Johns Hopkins Division of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, and director of the Facial Plastic Surgery Fellowship program. 


Bill Wulf DK Lecturer - web

J. William Wulf, MD

David R. Kelly, MD, Lecturer in Medical Economics

Dr. Wulf is the first physician CEO of Central Ohio Primary Care Physicians. 

Pictured are Brad DeSilva, MD and Bill Wulf, MD.

Doug Smith - web

Douglas A. Smith

Special Guest Speaker

Professional writer, speaker, co-founder of Positive Foundry, former CEO and cancer survivor, Mr. Smith shares his insights about how individuals and organizations flourish based on the science on positive psychology. 

 

Steve Nogan - web

Stephen Nogan, MD

Dr. Nogan speaks to the audience about Otolaryngology and the current opioid crisis in central Ohio. 


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Kara Wada - web

Kara Wada, MD

Dr. Wada shares her research findings in penicillin allergy – recognizing impact and recalculating risk. 


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Ethan Bassett - web

Ethan Bassett, MD

Dr. Bassett speaks to the audience about sinus considerations in children with cystic fibrosis.


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Cochlear Implant Panel 2 - web

Cochlear Implant Panel

Dr. Moberly leads a panel on optimizing outcomes after cochlear implantation

Pictured left to right: Christin Ray, PhD, CCC-SLP; Prashant Malhotra, MD; Derek Houston, PhD; and moderator Aaron Moberly, MD.

Steve Kang - web

Stephen Kang, MD

Dr. Kang shares his expertise in state-of-the-art management of advanced larynx cancer.


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Shuman He - web

Shuman He, MD, PhD

Dr. He speaks to the audience about the ECAP to optimize cochlear implant programming settings for children with cochlear nerve deficiency. 


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Paul Wakely 2 - web

Paul Wakely, MD

Dr. Wakely updates the audience on the Fourth Edition of the WHO classification of head and neck tumors.


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Enver Ozer - web

Enver Ozer, MD

Dr. Ozer speaks to the audience on the role of TORS in deintensification regimens for head and neck cancer.


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Facial Reanimation Panel 2 - web

Facial Reanimation Panel

Leslie Kim, MD, leads a panel discussion on the controversies in contemporary facial reanimation.

Pictured left to right: Matthew Old, MD; Oliver Adunka, MD; and moderator Leslie Kim, MD.

Past Symposium Agendas

Past Symposium Agendas

2018 Alumni Symposium

Saunders Lectureship Award Recipient: Patrick Byrne, MD, FACS, MBA

Special Guest Speaker: Douglas A. Smith

2018 David R. Kelly, MD Lecturer in Medical Economics: J. William Wulf, MD

Download the full 2018 Symposium Program

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2017 Alumni Symposium

Saunders Lectureship Award Recipient: Mark S. Courey, MD

Special Guest Speaker: Scott Daly

2017 David R. Kelly, MD Lecturer in Medical Economics: Robert McNeil, PhD

Download the full 2017 Symposium Program

2016 Alumni Symposium

Saunders Lectureship Award Recipient: Lawrence R. Lustig, MD

Special Guest Speaker: Kenneth R. Yeager, PhD, LISW, LICDC

2016 David R. Kelly, MD, Lecturer in Medical Economics:  John G. Meara, MD, DMD, MBA


Download the full 2016 Symposium Program

2015 Alumni Symposium

Saunders Lectureship Award Recipient: Michael M.E. Johns, MD

Special Guest Speaker: Chris Spielman

2015 David R. Kelly, MD, Lecturer in Medical Economics: L. Arick Forrest, MD


Download the full 2015 Symposium Program

2014 Alumni Symposium

Special Guest Speaker: Thad Matta

2014 David R. Kelly, MD, Lecturer in Medical Economics: E. Gordon Gee


Download the full 2014 Symposium Program
 

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