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Andrew Tassler, MD, joined the Department’s faculty in July, 2016.

William Kuhel, MD, was named to the Zirinsky family endowed Professorship.

The Center for the Performing Artist at NYP/WC (Based in the Department) was the host institution for the International Meeting of the Performing Arts Medicine Association in New York City in July 2016. This was the first time in more than 30 years that PAMA held their annual meeting outside of Colorado, and they set attendance records.

The Sean Parker Institute for the Voice at Weill Cornell, under the leadership of Lucian Sulica, MD, the Sean Parker Professor of Otolaryngology, received an additional $2 million gift to support a new clinical research fellowship.

Sam Selesnick, MD, is President of the American Otological Society.

Michael Stewart, MD, MPH, is President-Elect of the American Board of Otolaryngology.

Maria Suurna, MD, is leading the multidisciplinary team which is the first in New York City to perform the hypoglossal nerve stimulator implant surgery for obstructive sleep apnea, at NYP/Weill Cornell Medical Center.

Michael Stewart, MD, MPH, was the invited speaker at the Swedish Society of Otolaryngology Annual Meeting in Stockholm, and was invited to chair a panel on evidence-based medicine and guidelines at the European Society of Pediatric meeting Otolaryngology in Lisbon.

Samuel Selesnick, MD, was the Guest of Honor at the Bnai Zion Medical Center in Tel Aviv, and was visiting professor at Louisiana State University.

Mukesh Prasad, MD, is Vice Chair of the General Faculty Council.

Abtin Tabaee, MD, is an invited speaker at the 5th American Rhinologic Society Summer Sinus Symposium in Chicago.

Joseph Montano, EdD, is on the Board of Directors and Vice President, Standards and Ethics in Audiology, for the American Speech and Hearing Association (ASHA)

Ashutosh Kacker, MD, and Anthony Sclafani, MD, were Guest Examiners for the American Board of Otolaryngology oral examinations in Chicago.

Lucian Sulica, MD, was an invited speaker at the 45th Brazilian Congress of Otolaryngology and Facial Plastic Surgery in Fortaleza, and at the 66th National Congress of the Mexican Society of Otolaryngology in Cancun.

George Alexiades, MD, and Sam Selesnick, MD were faculty at the Weill Cornell in Salzburg Otology and Temporal Bone Surgery Seminar in Salzburg, Austria

Babak Sadoughi, MD, was appointed as the James Moore Clinical Scholar in the Department.

William Reisacher, MD, received grant funding from the NY State Office of Science, Technology, and Academic Research, for his project “A novel allergen delivery method for allergy immunotherapy”

Michael Stewart, MD, MPH, was visiting professor and the Fee lecturer at resident graduations at Stanford University and the University of Arkansas where he was also the Kiser lecturer. He was also the 1st Duncavage Rhinology visiting professor at Vanderbilt.

David Kutler, MD is a co-investigator on an NIH R01 grant, with Lorraine Gudas, PhD, Chair of the Department of Pharmacology, as P.I. The grant is entitled “Oral cancer initiating cells: characterization.”

Lucian Sulica, MD, is the Secretary of the American Laryngological Association.

Michael Stewart, MD, MPH, serves as a member of the National Quality Forum’s Eye Care and Ears, Nose, and Throat Conditions Standing Committee, which identifies and endorses performance measures for the specialty.

Alison Maresh, MD, Rita Roure, MD, Abtin Tabaee, MD, and Michael Stewart, MD, MPH, were faculty at the Weill Cornell in Salzburg Otolaryngology Seminar in Salzburg, Austria

Joseph Montano, EdD, gave an invited lecture on state of the art in audiologic rehabilitation at the Hearing Across the Lifespan 2016 meeting in Lake Como, Italy, and presented a master class on audiologic rehabilitation to the Independent Audiologists of Australia, in North Sydney

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