Past Events

November 30, 2017 (Thursday)

Oliver F. Adunka, MD, FACS

Professor of Otolaryngology and Neurosurgery, Vice Chair for Clinical Operations, Director, Otology, Neurotology and Cranial Base Surgery Department of Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery, The Ohio State University

Topic:  Extended Indications for Cochlear Implants

Sponsor: Rush University


January 11th, 2018 (Thursday)

Gregory Randolph, M.D., FACS, FACE

Professor of Otolaryngology, Harvard Medical School, Claire and John Bertucci Endowed Chair in Thyroid Surgical Oncology, Harvard Medical School Division Chief, General and Thyroid/Parathyroid Endocrine Surgical Divisions, Mass. Eye and Ear President, American Academy of Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery Speaker

Topic: Thyroid Surgery

Sponsor: Northwestern University


February 15, 2018 (Thursday)

B. Tucker Woodson, MD

Professor, Medical College of Wisconsin, Chief, Division of Sleep Medicine, Department of Otolaryngology and Communication Sciences

Topic: “Update in Sleep Surgery, Pearls and Pitfalls”.

Sponsor: NorthShore University Health System


March 13, 2018 (Tuesday)

Seilish Babu, MD

 Michigan Ear Institute

Topic: Conductive Hearing Loss: Not Just Otosclerosis

Sponsor: Loyola University


April 9, 2018 (Monday)

Seth Pransky, MD

Professor, Rady Children's Hospital-San Diego

Topic: Airway Surgery in Children

Sponsor: Lurie Children’s Hospital, Paul H. Holinger Lecture


May 1, 2018 (Tuesday)
Lederer Pierce Resident Competition


November 17, 2016 (Thursday) 
Rodney Schlosser, M.D.  
Professor, Medical University of South Carolina
Topic: Redefining Success in FESS
Sponsor: Northwestern Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Robert Kern, M.D. (Chairman), and David Conley, M.D. 


December 1, 2016 (Thursday) 
Ramon Franco, M.D. 
Associate Professor of Otolaryngology, Harvard Medical School
Topic : Vocal Fold Paresis and Paralysis: Diagnosis and Treatment
Sponsor: Rush University Department of Otorhinolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Pete S. Batra, M.D. (Chairman), and Phil LoSavio, M.D. 


January 31, 2017 (Tuesday) 
Tessa Hadlock, M.D. 
Director, Division of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Mass Eye & Ear/ Facial Nerve Center
Topic: Comprehensive Approach to the Paralyzed Face
Sponsor: Loyola University Department of Otolaryngology- Head and Neck Surgery, Sam Marzo, M.D. (Chairman)


April 17, 2017 (Monday) 
Dr. David Albert, M.D. 
Senior Children’s ENT Surgeon, Great Ormond Street, London, Paul Holinger Visiting Professor
Topic: Pediatric Airway Surgery
Sponsor: Lurie Children’s Hospital, James W. Schroeder, M.D., and Dana Thompson, M.D. 


May 15, 2017 (Monday)
Lederer Pierce Resident Competition

November 6, 2014|
Patrick J. Byrne, MD FACS Topic: Facial Reanimation

Director of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Associate Professor - The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Departments of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery and Dermatology, Medical Director - Tokyo Midtown Medical Center, Johns Hopkins Medicine International, LLC
Sponsor of Speaker: Rush, Pete S. Batra, MD, FACS, Professor and Chairman
Department of Otorhinolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery
Rush University Medical Center
Funding provided through the Endowed Friedberg Chair


December 11, 2014 (Thursday)
Robert L. Ferris, MD, PhD, FACS

Professor, Vice-Chair for Clinical Operations Chief, Division of Head and Neck Surgery Departments of Otolaryngology, Radiation Oncology, and Immunology Co-Leader, Cancer Immunology Program University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute
Topic: A new disease, a new technique, and a new modality: Therapeutic targeting for HPV+ head and neck cancer.
Sponsor of Speaker: Northwestern University, Dr. Robert Kern


February 12, 2015 (Thursday)
Richard Smith, MD
Personalized Genomic Medicine: What is it and what does it mean for my practice?
Professor of Otolaryngology
Professor of Pediatrics, Internal Medicine, Molecular Physiology and Biophysics
University of Iowa Sponsor of Speaker: The 2015 Paul Holinger Visiting Professor.
Lurie Children's Hospital, Dr. Dana Thompson.


March 4, 2015
James C. Denneny III, MD

Executive Vice President and CEO American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery Foundation
Topic: "Academy Update and Payment Reform Trends"
Sponsor of Speaker: Northwestern University, Dr. Robert Kern


Tuesday, November 3rd, 2015
Carol Lewis, MD MPH

Assistant Professor, Department of Head and Neck Surgery, University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
Topic: "Performance Improvement in Head and Neck Surgery."
Sponsor of Speaker: Northshore University Health System, Mark Gerber, M.D. (Division Chief) and Mihir Bhayani, MD


Wednesday, December 9th, 2015
Sandra Lin, M.D.

Associate Professor, Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Johns Hopkins Medicine
Topic: “Sublingual Immunotherapy: Current Concepts in Efficacy, Safety & Dosing”
Sponsor of Speaker: Loyola Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, S. Marzo, M.D


March 10, 2016 (Thursday)
Stacey Ishman, M.D.

Topic: Management of OSA in children and adults…Beyond T&A and UPPP
Sponsor: Rush Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Peter Batra, M.D. (Chairman)


April 18, 2016 (Monday)
Philippe Monnier, M.D.

Professor, Department of Otorhinolaryngology, UNIL, Lausanne University, Lausanne, Switzerland
Topic : Controversies in the Management of Laryngotracheal Stenosis
Sponsor: The 2015 Paul Holinger Visiting Professor.
Lurie Children's Hospital, Dr. Dana Thompson