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Endowments

Ramon M. Esclamado, MD, Leadership Legacy Fund

The Department of Head and Neck Surgery & Communication Sciences is pleased to announce the creation of the Ramon M. Esclamado, MD, Leadership Legacy Fund. This new endowment was established with a very generous gift from Mac and Wendy McCorkle to honor Dr. Esclamado’s legacy as a servant–leader by supporting leadership development training for faculty, trainees, and staff with the ultimate goal of improving patient care. The McCorkles were motivated to make this gift to honor Dr. Esclamado’s legacy as an excellent surgeon, leader, mentor, and teacher. This investment in the leadership development of the department’s faculty, trainees, and staff will have a lasting impact and is a fitting tribute to Dr. Esclamado, who led the division for 11 years.

Patrick D. Kenan Lectureship

The annual Kenan lectureship was established in 2011 and highlights the importance of mentorship in resident education and faculty development. Patrick D. Kenan was a faculty member in the Division of Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery from the 1963 to 2002 and he was fiercely committed to both medical student and otolaryngology resident education. Each year, a faculty member nominates a mentor for the lectureship who was instrumental in their own education and early academic career.

Recipients

2019

Amelia Drake, MD
Executive Associate Dean for Academic Affairs
UNC School of Medicine
Director, UNC Craniofacial Center
Newton D. Fischer Distinguished Professor

2018

Suyu Shu, PhD
Former Director, Center for Surgery Research, Cleveland Clinic; Professor of Surgery, Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine of Case Western Reserve University

2017

Jane Weissman, MD
Professor Emeritus of Diagnostic Radiology Oregon Health and Science University 
Adjunct Professor of Physics 
Portland State University 
Portland, Oregon 

2016

C. Gaelyn Garrett, MD
Professor  & Vice Chair, Department of Otolaryngology
Senior Executive Medical Director, The Vanderbilt Voice Center, Nashville, TN

2015

David R. Nielsen, MD
Executive Vice President and CEO of American Academy of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery Foundation

2014

Richard M. Rosenfeld, MD, MPH
Professor & Chairman, Department of Otolaryngology
SUNY Downstate Medical Center, Brooklyn, NY
Editor in Chief, Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery

2013

Dr. Edwin W Rubel
Virginia Merrill Bloedel Professor of Hearing Science
University of Washington

2012

Dr. William Richtsmeier
Past Chair, Duke Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery

2011

Dr. William Carroll
Chair, UAB Otolaryngology

Samuel R. Fisher, MD, Memorial Fund for Resident Education 

The Samuel R. Fisher, MD, Memorial Fund for Resident Education supports residents by providing equipment and unique educational experiences that directly benefit the educational and professional development of residents in our program. The fund is named in memory of Dr. Sam Fisher who had a lifelong passion for teaching and providing the highest quality of care to his patients. This fund honors Dr. Fisher’s legacy while allowing us to provide the best opportunities to our residents on their journey toward becoming exceptional surgeons.

William R. Hudson, MD, Endowed Lectureship Fund 

The William R. Hudson, MD, Endowed Lectureship Fund provides support for an annual lecture by outstanding experts in the field of Otolaryngology. The Hudson Lecture is held annually and honors the legacy of Dr. William Hudson who served as a Professor and Division Chief  in the Division of Head and Neck Surgery and Communication Sciences for almost 30 years.

Recipients

2018

Sujana Chandrasekhar, MD FACS
APst President of the AA)-HNS
ENT and Allergy Associates
New York, NY

2017

Douglas A. Girod, MD, FACS
Executive Vice Chancellor
The University of Kansas Medical Center
Professor, Dept of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery
The University of Kansas School of Medicine
Kansas City, Kansas

2016

Charles W. Cummings, MD
Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions
Distinguished Service Professor
Department of Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery
Professor of Oncology
Baltimore, MD

2015

G. Richard Holt, MD, MSE, MPH, MABE, D. BE
Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery
Medical Arts and Research Center 7.702
San Antonio, Texas 78229

2014

David William Eisele, MD, FACS
Andelot Professor and Director
Department of Otolaryngology--Head and Neck Surgery
Johns Hopkins Outpatient Center
Baltimore, Maryland

2013

Lisa A. Orloff, MD
Professor, Head & Neck Surgery
Robert K. Werbe Distinguished Professor in Head & Neck Cancer
Director, Division of Head & Neck Oncologic and Endocrine Surgery
University of California, San Francisco

2012

Danny O. Jacobs, MD, MPH
Professor and Chair
Department of Surgery
Duke University School of Medicine
Durham, NC

2011

Paul Ray Lambert, MD
Professor and Chair
Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery
Medical University of South Carolina
Charleston, SC