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

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

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