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OSU Otolaryngology Alumni Symposium


Twenty-Fifth Annual
Department of Otolaryngology

Friday, June 23, 2017

James Cancer Hospital and Solove Research Institute
460 W. 10th Ave, Room L035
Columbus, OH  43210



About the Course

This conference 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. It features the Saunders Lecturer, named in honor of William H. Saunders, MD, in recognition and gratitude of his numerous contributions to the discipline of Otolaryngology and the department. The William H. Saunders Lectureship Award recipients are internationally renowned for their accomplishments in patient care, research and education in Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery.


William H. Saunders, MD, Professor, has been a member of the Department of Otolaryngology since 1954. He was Acting Chairman form 1961-1963, and Chairman from 1963-1984. He and his wife, Putzi, have accomplished much.

Dr. Saunders holds society memberships in The American Academy of Ophthalmology and Otolaryngology, the American Laryngological, Rhinological and Otological Society, and the American Laryngological Society among others. He has served as President of the American Board of Triological Society, and past Vice President of the American Board of Otolaryngology and American Laryngological Association.

Dr. Saunders has authored over 80 peer-reviewed journal publications, and has authored or edited five medical textbooks.

Planning Committee                                                                                     
Edward E. Dodson, MD, Course Director, Associate Professor, Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery                                                                                                               
Mark Inman, MBA,
COO and Administrator and Adjunct Instructor, Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery 
Lori Smith, Office Administrative Associate, Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery
Niki Corrigan, Office Associate & Assistant to Mark Inman, Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery

Target Audience
This course is directed towards the physicians, faculty (house, adjunct, emeritus), residents, fellows and alumni of the OSU Department of Otolaryngology and Ohio Otolaryngologists.



To register for this event, click here. For questions, please contact Niki Corrigan.

Registration = $300/person
Includes continental breakfast, coffee breaks, and lunch.

Graduation Banquet = $100/person
The banquet Friday evening will be held at the Ohio Union in the Performance Hall located on the first floor,
1739 North High Street, Columbus.

Golf Outing = $125/person
Saturday’s golf outing is at the Golf Club of Dublin. Price includes green fees, golf cart, lunch, and prizes.



If you are traveling from out of town and need a place to stay, please click here for a list of area hotels


Continuing Medical Education Information

Disclosure Statement
As a provider of AMA PRA Category 1 Continuing Medical Education, it is the policy of CCME to adhere to the ACCME Standards for Commercial Support to avoid any conflict of interest and/or commercial bias and must ensure balance, independence, objectivity and scientific rigor in all its sponsored educational activities. All individuals who are in a position to control content of an educational activity, including presenters, panel members and moderators, must disclose any relevant financial relationships that create a conflict of interest.

Nothing in this program is intended to imply that any off-label or unapproved product use discussed is reimbursed by any government or private payor or that submission of a claim for such use is proper.

Agenda Disclaimer
CCME presents this activity for educational purposes only. Participants are expected to utilize their own expertise and judgment while engage in the practice of medicine. The content of the presentations is provided solely by presenters who have been selected for presentations of recognized expertise in their field.

No further reproduction or distribution is permitted by electronic transmission or any other means. The presentations at this conference are the intellectual property of the presenter and require his/her permission for further use.

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.


How you can help

Your charitable contributions will help improve the lives of others by supporting breakthrough medical research, new patient care technologies, and the training of tomorrow’s healthcare professionals. We hope you would consider joining us in support of the mission of the Department of Otolaryngology.

For more information on giving, please contact:
Kathleen Bartalon, Senior Director of Development
Wexner Medical Center Department of Development and Alumni Affairs
Phone: 614-293-3630
Email: Kathleen.Bartalon@osumc.edu



Featured Speakers



The Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery is pleased to welcome Mark Courey, MD, as the 25th William H. Saunders Lecturer. Mark S. Courey, MD, is Professor of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Division Chief of Laryngology and Vice Chair of Quality for the Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery at the Mount Sinai Health System. He is also Director of the Grabscheid Voice Center at The Mount Sinai Hospital. Dr. Courey is well-regarded nationally and internationally for his skills in the clinical management of patients with airway, voice, and swallowing disorders, as well as his multidisciplinary approach to patient care in conjunction with speech-language pathologists, vocal trainers, laryngologists, neurologists, radiation oncologists and voice scientists.

Dr. Courey received his medical degree from SUNY Buffalo in New York, and finished a one-year internship from Beth Israel in Boston, Massachusetts. He completed a general surgery residency at Beth Israel, and an otolaryngology-head and neck surgery residency at SUNY Buffalo, followed by a laryngology fellowship from Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee.

Prior to joining Mount Sinai, Dr. Courey was a Professor of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery at the University of California, San Francisco. He also served as the Director of the Division of Laryngology, The Medical Director of the Voice and Swallowing Center, and the Medical Director of Speech Language Pathology. Before UCSF, Dr. Courey was the Medical Director of the Vanderbilt Voice Center. His research interests include rehabilitation of the paralyzed larynx, surgical management techniques for cancer of the larynx, management of voice problems in musicians and professional speakers, and developing an understanding of the central nervous system regulation of voice production.  Along with his Co PI’s at UCSF, Dr. Courey received federal funding for his study in the timing of neural activity in patients with spasmodic dysphonia. Dr. Courey sees patients at both The Mount Sinai Hospital and at New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai.



The Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery is pleased to welcome Robert McNeil, PhD, as the thirteenth David R. Kelly, MD, Lecturer in Medical Economics.

Robert McNeil has over 36 years of experience as an active investor and management participant in seed and early-stage biomedical companies.  He founded Sanderling Ventures in 1979 and has served since then as a Managing Director of Sanderling’s seven investment partnerships.

Dr. McNeil has been the seed investor for many successful companies including Western Technology Ventures, Advanced Cardiovascular Systems (acquired by Eli Lilly and spun out as Guidant Corp.) and Ventritex (acquired by St. Jude Medical).  Dr. McNeil was a founder, Chairman and Director of CoMentis, and the Chairman of Ista Pharmaceuticals, GeminX, as well as other entities.  Currently he serves as CEO of DalCor Pharmaceuticals, U.K and is active in Sanderling VII portfolio companies.

As an active investor, Dr. McNeil has been instrumental in the development many companies.  In addition he has been instrumental in the development and management of Sanderling Ventures’ six successive partnerships.   In each case, close relationships with management and careful understanding of the companies’ technologies have allowed successful development of products at a very early stage.

Dr. McNeil earned his Ph.D. in the fields of molecular biology, biochemistry and genetics in 1972 from the University of California, Irvine.  He is well known for his love of the sea and restoration of important historical vessels.



The Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery is pleased to welcome Scott Daly as the 2017 guest speaker.

Scott is a 13 year veteran of the United States Navy SEALs, a Chief Petty Officer, and a Master Training Specialist. In addition to operating on active SEAL teams, Scott spent years training junior officers and enlisted SEALs how to perform at elite levels physically, emotionally, and tactically in the world’s most demanding environments. His military experience allowed him to coach and train people in over 15 countries on 5 different continents. Before joining the Navy after 9/11, he was a highly successful salesman for five years in corporate America.

As part of the team at Focus 3, Scott now works around the globe with organizations and teams in industries like healthcare, insurance, law, sports, education, and many others. Through his military and professional experience, Scott shares a unique perspective on Focus 3’s system. With passion, he conveys the value of critical decision-making and a systematic approach to leadership, culture,and behavior, for the ultimate purpose of producing exceptional results.

Born and raised in Ohio, Scott is a graduate of The Ohio State University and currently resides in New Albany, OH.



Course Agenda

 Friday, June 23, 2017


Registration and Continental Breakfast


Welcome Remarks
Theodoros Teknos, MD & Edward Dodson, MD


Department Highlights from FY17
Theodoros Teknos, MD


The Most Valuable/ Exciting Step You Can Take - Don't Make the Mistake You Are About ti Make
Robert McNeil, David R. Kelly, MD Lecturer in Medical Economics


Development of Tele-Otolaryngology Program
Garth F. Essig, Jr., MD


Neuromodulation In Patients with Chronic Cluster Headache
Bradley Otto, MD

9:40AM Contemporary Facial Reanimation
Leslie Kim, MD




Evaluation and Management of Swallowing Disorders in Infants and Children
Meredith Lind, MD


Caring for Patients with Voice Disorders: What Every Otolaryngologist Should Know
Mark Courey, MD, Saunders Lecturer


 Neurocognitive Functioning in Children with Cochlear Implants
Irina Castellanos, MD

11:25AM The R Factor
Scott Daly, Guest Speaker




Aging, Vestibular Function, Balance, and Falls
Daniel Merfield, PhD


Surgical Margins in Mucosal Head and Neck Cancer: Controversies and Future Directions
Stephen Kang, MD


Are General Otolaryngologists Becoming Extinct
Moderator - Minka Schofield, MD
Panelist - Edward Dodson, MD
Panelist - Charles Elmaraghy, MD
Panelist - TBA




The Science Behind the Clinical Use of Lasers
Mark Courey, MD, Saunders Lecturer

3:10PM Approach to Postoperative Hypothyroidism and Hypocalcemia: An Endocrinologist's Perspective
Laura Ryan, MD


Allergic Rhinosinusitis and Allergen Immunotherapy Panel
Moderator - Princess Ogbogu, MD
Panelist - Charity Fox, MD
Panelist - Bryan Martin, DO
Panelist - Amber Patterson, MD
Panelist - David Stukus, MD






Banquet Reception


Banquet Dinner - Ohio Union Performance Hall


Saturday, June 24, 2017


8:30 AM

Golf Outing, Golf Club of Dublin


Click here for 2017 Symposium Brochure