December 10, 2004

Otolaryngology group tabs Ossoff

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by Dana Johnson

Robert H. Ossoff, M.D., associate vice chancellor for Health Affairs, has been chosen as president-elect of The American Academy of Otolaryngology — Head and Neck Surgery (SUO-HNS). He will begin his term as president in November 2005.

The SUO-HNS is made up of more than 11,000 ear, nose and throat specialists from the United States and abroad. The organization and its foundation sponsor continuing medical education, professional meetings, new scientific research and practice management guidance, as well as monitoring all federal medical-related legislation and educating legislators and policy makers about the needs and concerns of otolaryngologists.

Currently, Ossoff also serves as the 126th president of the American Laryngological Association (ALA), a scholarly organization for otolaryngologists. He is the Guy M. Maness Professor and Chairman of the Department of Otolaryngology and director of the Vanderbilt Bill Wilkerson Center for Otolaryngology and Communication Sciences.