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Celebrating Over 80 Years Of Service!

The American Academy of Otolaryngic Allergy (AAOA) represents over 2,700 Board-certified otolaryngologists and health care providers. Otolaryngology, frequently referred to as Ear, Nose, and Throat (ENT), uniquely combines medical and surgical expertise to care for patients with a variety of conditions affecting the ears, nose, and throat, as well as commonly related conditions. AAOA members devote part of their practice to the diagnosis and treatment of allergic disease. The AAOA actively supports its membership through education, research, and advocacy in the care of allergic patients.

"Advance the comprehensive management of allergy and inflammatory disease in Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery through training, education, and advocacy."


United Healthcare Home Immunotherapy Policy Change

United Healthcare has recently announced a policy change. Effective January 1, 2023, UHC will no longer…

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Medicare 2022 Conversion Factor Update

Thanks to lobbying efforts from the House of Medicine, Congress took action this month. The…

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CY 2022 Physician Fee Schedule Proposed Rule Summary

On July 13, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released the Medicare Physician…

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Changes in MACRA

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Before the close of 2017, all physicians must take action to avoid the 4 percent cut that will be assessed in 2019 for not participating in the new Quality Payment Program (QPP) authorized by the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA).  Read More

CMS Announces Changes in MACRA Implementation Timeline. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) announced major changes to the implementation of the Medicare Access and CHIP Re-authorization (MACRA).
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Upcoming Dates

06/01/23: Research Grant Cycle
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06/26/23: Membership Application Deadline to be eligible for AAOA Member rate for the 2023 Basic Course

07/01/23: Scientific Abstract Submission Deadline
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12/01/23: Research Grant Cycle
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04/01/24: Fellow Exam Application Deadline
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2023 AAOA Basic Course

Register Now to access over 26 hrs of CME | Continuing Certification through our 2023 Hybrid Basic Course in Allergy & Immunology.  Launching with core pre-work on demand June 1, the live component will build on the basics of adding allergy, including hands-on practica.  Post course, registrants have access to all the content until September 1, 2023. Learn More


For information about Resident opportunities, DosedDaily, research grants, and other resources. Learn More


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Endonasal instrumentation and aerosolization risk in the era of COVID‐19: simulation, literature review, and proposed mitigation strategies . Read More

Changes in Managing Practices

Working together with AAOA staff, volunteer leadership and members will enable us to have a positive impact on our members’ practices.

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Live and Online CME

2023 AAOA Advanced Course in Allergy & Immunology - Hybrid
On-Demand Access to over 19 hrs of CME | Continuing Certification until June 1
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2023 AAOA Basic Course in Allergy & Immunology - Hybrid
June 1 - Pre-Work On-Demand
June 29 – July 1 - Live
September 1 - Access
Hyatt Regency Seattle
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2023 AAOA Annual Meeting - Hybrid
September 29 – October 1, 2023
Embassy Suites by Hilton Nashville Downtown
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USP 797 Online Module
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AAOA Educational Stacks
Next Availability - November 1, 2023

News and Updates

American Elm Shortage

American Elm is dying from Dutch Elm Disease. This may explain the concentrate shortage many practices…

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USP General Chapter Released

After a multi-year effort, the long-awaited revision of Chapter 797 Standards for Sterile Compounding (797) of…

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College Allergy Symptoms Treatment Back to Shcool


AAOA Practice Resource Tool Kit

The American Academy of Otolaryngic Allergy (AAOA) Practice Resource Tool Kit is intended as a guide to help AAOA members integrate allergy into their otolaryngology practice and to continually improve on this integration as new information, regulations, and resources become available.

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AAOA has launched a Partner Resource Center to bring you partner resources that can assist your practice and patient care.

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Core Allergy & Rhinology Concepts: Age of Pandemics & Beyond - NEW VIRTUAL COURSE

Course Faculty


Christopher Brook, MD, FAAOA – Course Co-Director

Dr. Brook is a board-certified otolaryngologist who practices in an academic setting at Boston University Medical Center. He is originally from California and went to the University of California Santa Barbara for his undergraduate degree. He completed his medical school education at Albany Medical College in Albany, NY, and his residency in otolaryngology at Boston University. He then completed a fellowship in rhinology at Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary. He is an assistant professor of otolaryngology at Boston University, and his research interests include the relationship of chronic sinusitis and allergic disease, as well as the relationship of allergen sensitivity and laryngitis. Chris lives in the Boston area with his wife and two children.
Disclosures: Consulting Fee-Canon, Inc and Consulting Fee-GI Reviewers

Cecelia Damask, DO, FAAOA – Course Co-Director

Dr. Damask is in private practice at Lake Mary Ear, Nose, Throat and Allergy in the greater Orlando, FL area. She received her DO from Midwestern University/Chicago College of Medicine and completed her residency training at Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine. She is a fellow of the American Academy of Otolaryngic Allergy and has presented at various AAOA courses and meetings since 2009. Dr. Damask currently serves as AAOA Education Coordinator.
Disclosures: Consulting Fee-Audigy Medical; Advisory Board-ALK; Contract Research and Speakers Bureau-AstraZeneca; Speakers Bureau-OptiNose; Contracted Research-OptiNose; Advisory Board-Sanofi/Regeneron; Speakers Bureau-GlaxoSmithKline;Contracted Research-GlaxoSmithKline; Advisory Board-Genentech, Inc.

Michael Parker, MD, FAAOA – Course Co-Director

Dr. Parker received his medical degree in 1982 from the State University of New York Health Science Center at Syracuse, and completed his otolaryngic residency there in 1987.  He currently practices privately, but maintains a close affiliation with the Health Science Center and is actively involved in teaching residents and students. Dr. Parker has served as a board member, Scientific Director, CME Chairman, and President of the AAOA, and in several faculty positions for the AAOA. He is the Past President of the Foundation Board.
Disclosures: Speakers Bureau-OptiNose


Dole P. Baker, MD, FAAOA

Anderson, SC
Disclosures: Nothing to disclose

Dana Crosby, MD, MPH, FAAOA

Springfield, IL
A native of Pennsylvania, she obtained her undergraduate degree from Allegheny College before receiving her medical degree from Drexel University. Dr. Crosby completed her residency training at Southern Illinois University and went on to complete a fellowship in Rhinology and Endoscopic Skull Base Surgery at the University of Pennsylvania. Since that time, she has served as faculty at Southern Illinois University. While serving as faculty at SIU, she obtained a Master of Public Health degree from Emory University. Dr. Crosby serves as Associate Professor in the Department Otolaryngology: Head and Neck Surgery at Southern Illinois University. She is the Director of the Division of Rhinology and Endoscopic Skull Base Surgery as well as the Director of Otolaryngic Allergy. Dr. Crosby is the Residency Program Director, and Medical Student Clerkship Director. She was elected “SIU Surgical Educator of the Year” in 2018.
Disclosures: Nothing to disclose

Elizabeth Mahoney Davis, MD, FAAOA

Newburyport, MA
Dr. Davis is in private practice as a general otolaryngologist in Newburyport, Massachusetts.  She maintains an appointment as an assistant professor in the Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery at Boston University School of Medicine, where she is active in resident education.  Dr. Davis completed her undergraduate training at the University of Notre Dame and continued her medical education at the University of Nebraska.  She then completed her general surgery internship and otolaryngology residency at the Boston University Medical Center. She is a fellow of the AAOA and American College of Surgeons.
Disclosures: Nothing to disclose

Douglas E. Dawson, MD, FAAOA

Muscatine, IA
Disclosures: Nothing to disclose

John A. Fornadley, MD, FAAOA

Hershey, PA
Dr. Fornadley is an attending physician at Penn State Otolaryngology, Hershey, PA.  He received his medical degree from Medical School at Penn State College of Medicine at Hershey PA and did his residency in Otolaryngology at Portsmouth Naval Hospital. In September 1999, Dr. Fornadley entered private practice in central Pennsylvania. His medical interests include eustachian tube function, ear and sinus surgery and his outside interests are sailing, diving, and cycling. Quote: “No teaching attending is worthless; they can always be used as a bad example.”
Disclosures: Nothing to disclose

Christine Franzese, MD, FAAOA

Columbia, MO
Dr. Franzese is a general otolaryngologist with a specialty focus on Otolaryngic Allergy, and Professor in the Department of Otolaryngology at University of Missouri Medical Center.  She is a native of Watkins Glen, NY and received her undergraduate degree from Cornell University in Ithaca, NY. She received her M.D. from SUNY Upstate Medical Center and completed her residency training at Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center and the University of Mississippi Medical Center. She stayed on as faculty at the University of Mississippi Medical Center for eight years where she was Residency Program Director, as well as Associate Professor and Chief of Otolaryngology at the G.V. “Sonny” Montgomery V.A. Medical Center. She is past President of the AAOA. She has served as the first president of the SUO-Otolaryngology Program Directors Organization, as a member of the AAO-HNS Rhinology and Paranasal Sinuses Committee, and as a Member-at-Large on the AAOA Board of Directors. She has authored many scientific papers and has a special focus on treating allergic disorders, including inhalant allergy, penicillin allergy, allergies to stinging insects, food allergy, and urticaria.
Disclosures: Speakers Bureau/Research Funding/Advisory Board -ALK; Speakers Bureau-AstraZeneca; Speakers Bureau-Sanofi-Regeneron; Speakers Bureau and Research Funding-OptiNose; Research Funding -Merck and Company, Inc.; Research Funding -Genetech-Novartis/Roche; Speakers Bureau and Research Funding –GlaxoSmithKline

Melissa Hertler, MD, FAAOA

Lander, WY
Melissa Hertler is a General Otolaryngologist and Otolaryngic Allergist who recently made the transition to rural practice in the beautiful mountain town of Lander, Wyoming after practicing for 10 years in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. She has had experience in academic, multidisciplinary group, and private practice prior to her current position. She graduated from the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, and completed her residency at the University of New Mexico. She is a fellow of the AAOA, and is an active member of several committees. She has presented courses at the AAOA Annual Meeting for the last few years, and was a member of the board of directors. She is enjoying filling the need for specialists in the underserved rural Mountain West, as well as the abundance of local recreational activities with her husband and sons.
Disclosures: Nothing to disclose

Steven M. Houser, MD, FAAOA

Cleveland Heights, OH
Steven M. Houser grew up in Cleveland, OH. Dr. Houser attended Ohio State for medical school, did residency training in otolaryngology at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation, and fellowship training in rhinology/allergy at The University of Chicago.  He is presently the director of rhinology, sinus, and allergy at MetroHealth Medical Center and a Professor of Otolaryngology at Case Western Reserve University. Dr. Houser is a past president of the AAOA and has been an author on 38 papers, and 6 book chapters.
Disclosures: Nothing to disclose

Ayesha N. Khalid, MD, MBA, FAAOA

Charlestown, MA
Disclosures: Consulting Fee and Equity-480 Biomedical; Advisory Board and Ownership Interest-ENTvantage; Co-Founder-Hacking Medicine Institute; Ownership Interest-Apex; Consulting Fee-Tardimed

Adrienne Laury, MD, FAAOA

Bellevue, WA
Dr. Laury is an Assistant Professor at the San Antonio Uniformed Services Health Education Consortium currently stationed in San Antonio, TX.  She runs her Department of Otolaryngology’s Research Program and has a full-time general otolaryngology practice.  Dr. Laury received her MD from the University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine and completed her residency in Otolaryngology at Emory University.  She has presented a variety of educational lectures as well as original research projects at AAOA meetings throughout the past few years.  Additionally, she has been involved in research projects examining single vs multi-allergen SLIT in the polysensitized patient as well as the role of balloon dilation of sinus ostia for the management of “sinus” headaches.
Disclosures: Nothing to disclose

Joshua M. Levy, MD, MPH

Atlanta, GA
Dr. Levy is a board-certified otolaryngologist who practices in an academic setting at Emory University School of Medicine in Atlanta, GA. He is originally from Maryland and went to Cornell University for his undergraduate degree. He completed his medical and public health education at Tulane University in New Orleans, LA, where he also completed his residency in otolaryngology-head and neck surgery. He then completed a fellowship in rhinology at Oregon Health & Science University. He is an assistant professor of otolaryngology and director of resident research at Emory. His research is supported by several industry, foundation and NIH awards, and involves exploration of biologics for allergic fungal rhinosinusitis, as well as the role of endogenous cannabinoids in aspirin-exacerbated respiratory disease. Josh lives in the Atlanta area with his wife and daughter Margot.
Disclosures: Contracted Research-AstraZeneca; Contracted Research-3NT Medical LTD; Contracted Research-Cumberland Pharmaceuticals; Contracted Research-OptiNose US; Contracted Research-Gossamer Bio, Inc.  

Andrea F. Lewis, MD, FAAOA

Jackson, MS
Dr. Lewis is an Assistant Professor and Associate Program Director at the University of MS Medical Center.  She specializes in the medical and surgical treatment of general disorders of the head and neck in adult and pediatric patients, but has a special interest in the relationship between allergic rhinitis and sleep and in the surgical treatment of obstructive sleep apnea. The focus of Dr. Lewis’ research is rhinitis associated with positive pressure use. Dr. Lewis is board certified in Otolaryngology and Sleep Medicine, and is a fellow of the American Academy of Otolaryngic Allergy.  Dr. Lewis is a member of the American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, National Committee for Sleep in Otolaryngology, Society of University Otolaryngologists, president of the Mississippi Society of Otolaryngology, and member of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine. She was previously an assistant clinical professor at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. Dr. Lewis has a number of publications in scientific journals, as well as several book chapters and has given numerous presentations.
Disclosures: Nothing to disclose


Michelle F. Liu, MD, MPH, FAAOA

Ft. Belvoir, VA
Dr. Michelle Liu is a General Otolaryngologist who practices in Bethesda, MD.  She graduated from Medical School of Brown University and earned a Masters in Public Health at Harvard University.  She completed residency at Naval Medical Center Portsmouth, VA and currently is a leader in quality and safety in the National Capitol Region.  She has been coaching healthcare providers in communication for the past 5 years.
Disclosures: Nothing to disclose

Jami Lucas

Reston, VA
Ms. Lucas serves as the Executive Director and CEO of the American Academy of Otolaryngic Allergy and its Foundation, a position she has held since 1996. With over 30 years of otolaryngology association management experience, Ms. Lucas has unique industry expertise.  Prior to working with the AAOA, she served in many staff roles at the American Academy of Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery, from marketing and member communications to intrasociety relations. This experience gave her a better understanding of the scope of otolaryngology, the socioeconomic issues impacting the specialty, and intraspecialty interplay.  Prior to working with otolaryngology, Ms. Lucas worked as a journal and handbook copy editor for the American Physiological Society.
Disclosures: Nothing to disclose

 Monica O. Patadia, MD, FAAOA

Maywood, IL
Dr. Patadia is a graduate of Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago, Illinois. She remained at Northwestern for her Otolaryngology residency.  She completed fellowship in advanced rhinology, allergy and facial plastic surgery at the Midwest Sinus Center/Rush University, Chicago, Illinois.  She currently practices at Loyola University in Maywood.
Disclosures: Nothing to disclose

Alpen Patel, MD, FAAOA

Baltimore, MD
Dr. Alpen Patel was raised in Katy, Texas, & attended Tulane University. He later attended Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas, where he obtained his M.D. Dr. Patel then completed his internship and residency in otolaryngology- head & neck surgery at the University of Minnesota Hospitals in Minneapolis-St. Paul. In 2002, he joined the faculty at George Washington University in Washington, D.C., where he started the George Washington University Allergy & Sinus Center. Subsequently, he joined the Emory University Department of Otolaryngology in 2006 & helped form the Emory Nasal, Sinus & Allergy Center. Dr. Patel then joined the Mid-Atlantic Permanente Medical Group (MAPMG) in 2009 & has been practicing in the Baltimore area since. Dr. Patel is Board Certified in Otolaryngology as well as Sleep Medicine. He is also a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons (FACS) & a Fellow of the American Academy of Otolaryngic Allergy (AAOA).  He has served in the American Academy of Otolaryngology- Head & Neck Surgery as part of the Allergy, Asthma, & Immunology Committee, as well as the AMA delegation. Dr. Patel has also served as a member of the AAOA Board of Directors for nearly a decade. His past roles include Socioeconomic Chair & Treasurer for the organization. He is the current President of the AAOA. Dr. Patel & his wife have two sons.
Disclosures: Nothing to disclose

Michael Platt, MD, FAAOA

Boston, MA
Michael Platt MD, MSC is an Associate Professor in the Department of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery at Boston University School of Medicine.  He is a fellowship-trained rhinologist who studies diseases of the upper airways via molecular bioinformatics approaches.  He serves as Program Director for the Otolaryngology residency program at Boston University.  Dr. Platt attended the University of Scranton and Jefferson Medical College before pursuing Otolaryngology training at Albany Medical Center and Rhinology Fellowship at the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary.  While at Boston University, Dr. Platt obtained a Masters Degree in Clinical Bioinformatics.  Dr. Platt lives in Brookline, MA, with his wife Judy who is the Director of Student Health at Boston University and his three children.
Disclosures: Consulting Fee-GI Reviewers; Royalty-Plural Publishing

Robert Puchalski, MD, FAAOA

Lugoff, SC
Dr. Puchalski is the founding physician and Chairman at SCENT and has a special interest in obstructive sleep apnea and rhinology. Dr. Puchalski has proudly served leadership roles in many medical specialty organizations and is currently the South Carolina representative to the AAO-HNS Board of Governors, a delegate to the AMA representing the AAOA, and a member of the ENTPAC Board.
Disclosures: Nothing to disclose

William R. Reisacher, MD, FAAOA

New York, NY
Dr. Reisacher is a board-certified otolaryngologist, specializing in the diagnosis and treatment of airborne and food allergies in children and adults.  Dr. Reisacher graduated from The Mount Sinai School of Medicine in 1994, with Distinction in Research, and completed his Otolaryngology residency at The New York Eye & Ear Infirmary in 2000.  He is currently on the full–time faculty of the Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery Department at Weill Cornell Medical College / New York-Presbyterian Hospital in New York City, where he is an Associate Professor and the Director of Allergy Services.  Dr. Reisacher is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons and a Fellow of the American Academy of Otolaryngic Allergy (AAOA).  He has published numerous chapters and research papers, holds a patent in the area of allergy diagnostics, and has presented his work at both national and international meetings.  An Honor Award recipient for the American Academy of Otolaryngology – Head & Neck Surgery, Dr. Reisacher has served on the Allergy & Immunology Committee and Board of Governors, as well as the Board of Directors of the AAOA. Dr. Reisacher has appeared on national and local news broadcasts, providing commentary on ENT/allergy topics, and is the Senior Scientific Advisor and Co-founder for Allovate Therapeutics, a biotechnology company in New York City, which focuses on oral mucosal immunotherapy (OMIT).
Disclosures: Ownership Interest-Allovate Therapeutics; Ownership Interest-Intrommune Therapeutics; Ownership Interest-Immunovent; Receipt of Intellectual Property Rights/Patent Holder-Weill Cornell Medicine

Keith Sale, MD, FAAOA

Kansas City, KS
Dr. Sale is an associate professor at the University of Kansas Health System in Kansas City.   He completed his residency at KU and has served as vice chair for clinical operations and residency program director.  Currently Dr. Sale serves the University of Kansas Health System as their Vice President for Ambulatory Services where he focuses on optimizing the patient experience while improving physician and provider practice.  He maintains an active clinical practice with emphasis on otolaryngic allergy, sinus disease, and general otolaryngology. Dr. Sale currently serves on the AAOA Board as an at-large member.
Disclosures: Nothing to disclose

Alfred Sassler, DO, FACS, FAAOA

Cincinnati, OH
Dr. Sassler graduated in the top 5% of his class from Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine on a Navy Scholarship in 1983.  He completed his residency at Portsmouth Naval Hospital and a Head and Neck Fellowship at University of Michigan.  His 11 year Naval service concluded by training residents back at Portsmouth, while directing the Head and Neck Surgery service and the outpatient clinic. His civilian career began in 1994, opening a rural Kentucky, general OHNS practice while teaching part-time at University of Cincinnati.  This allowed him to personally care for his more complex patients in an academic center while providing aftercare closer to home.  In 2008 he was recruited to craft an OHNS service for King’s Daughters Medical Center, eventually employing all the Otolaryngologists in Ashland, KY. In 2011 he returned to Cincinnati as full-time faculty where he continues to teach and practice comprehensive OHNS, and directs a busy ENT Allergy program.  He has published several peer-reviewed papers and book chapters, and presented at regional and national meetings.  He has also served on a wide variety of committees and held leadership roles in most of the hospitals and institutions with which he has been affiliated.  This wide-ranging career affords him a unique point of view on Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery in America today.
Disclosures: Nothing to disclose

Kristin A. Seiberling, MD, FAAOA

Redlands, CA
Dr. Seiberling is an associate professor at Loma Linda University Medical Center.  She received her medical degree and completed her Otolaryngology residency at Northwestern University in Chicago Illinois.  After residency she moved to Australia to complete a one year fellowship in rhinology and skull base surgery with Professor Wormald.  When she returned to the United States, she became involved in allergy and became a fellow of the AAOA.  Currently Dr. Seiberling works at the Sinus and Allergy Center where she directly involved in patient care and the allergy education of residents.
Disclosures: Nothing to disclose

Gavin Setzen, MD, FAAOA

Albany, NY
Dr. Gavin Setzen received his medical degree from the University of Witwatersrand Medical School in Johannesburg, South Africa. He was a general surgery resident at North Shore University Hospital, Cornell University Medical College in New York, NY, before completing an Otolaryngology residency at Albany Medical Center in Albany, NY. Dr. Setzen is currently in private practice in Albany, NY. He is the Past President of the American Academy of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery (AAO-HNS). Other notable positions include Clinical Associate Professor of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery at Albany Medical College and Chief of the Otolaryngology Division at St. Peter’s Hospital in Albany, NY. He is an active member and Fellow of several organizations, including the AAO-HNS, American College of Surgeons (ACS), the American Rhinologic Society, the American Academy of Otolaryngic Allergy, and the American Head and Neck Society. He has published numerous peer-reviewed articles, book chapters and has delivered scientific lectures and presentations at national and international meetings.
Disclosures: Consulting Fee-Striker; Contracted Research-Striker; Contracted Research-Arrinex, Inc.; Ownership Interest-Io Tech International

Farrah N. Siddiqui, MD, FAAOA

Friendswood, TX
Dr. Siddiqui is an Assistant Professor at the University of Texas Medical Branch.  After graduating from the Aga Khan University Medical College in Pakistan, she completed her residency in Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences.  Having practiced Otolaryngic Allergy in both a private practice and academic setting, Dr. Siddiqui strives to teach medical students, residents, physicians, nurses and her patients about the newest diagnostic and treatment options in the field of Allergy with a focus on safety and efficiency.  Dr. Siddiqui currently serves in the AAOA Item Writing Taskforce.
Disclosures: Nothing to disclose

Robert Stachler, MD, FAAOA

Bloomfield Hills, MI
After being in academics for over 20 years, Dr. Stachler started his private practice in Otolaryngic Allergy, Laryngology, and General Otolaryngology in 2018.  He has been involved in the AAOA for over 25 years and has been a faculty member of the Basic and Advanced courses.  He has also given lectures for the resident courses in the past in Las Colinas (near Dallas).  He has been a perennial contributor to Annual AAOA courses talking on Laryngeal Allergy, Eosinophillic Esophagitis, Reflux, and Starting and Maintaining an allergy practice.  He has numerous publications on these topics and has spoken nationally and internationally about them.  He is very honored to be chosen as a faculty contributor these series of lectures provided by the AAOA.
Disclosures: Nothing to disclose

Wesley D. VanderArk, MD, FAAOA

Camp Hill, PA
Dr. Wes Vander Ark is a general otolaryngologist in private practice in Harrisburg, PA.  He obtained his undergraduate degree at Calvin College, in Grand Rapids, Michigan, attended medical school at Wake Forest School of Medicine in North Carolina, and then completed residency at the Medical College of Virginia in Richmond. He was a staff physician in the Air Force as an otolaryngologist and then moved to Harrisburg, PA where he continues to work, with a focus more in Otolaryngic Allergy and Rhinology. He has had faculty positions in the AAOA, and has been active in the leadership of the AAOA for a number of years as a delegate to the AMA for the AAOA, and on the board of the AAOA as committee chair of the Patient and Professional Relations Committee, secretary, president elect, and next year to serve as president of the organization. He is married and has two children.
Disclosures: Nothing to disclose

Christopher Vickery, MD, FAAOA

Augusta, GA
Dr. Vickery completed medical school and residency at the Medical College of Georgia followed by fellowship training in Pediatric ENT at the University of Virginia. He is also boarded in Sleep Medicine. He lives and practices in Augusta, Georgia.
Disclosures: Nothing to disclose

Jennifer Villwock, MD, FAAOA

Kansas City, KS
Dr. Jennifer Villwock is a board-certified otolaryngologist and fellow of the AAOA. She attended medical school at the Michigan State University – College of Human Medicine and residency at SUNY-Upstate in Syracuse, NY. Dr. Villwock is currently an assistant professor and associate residency program director at the University of Kansas. Her academic interests include olfaction and sinonasal disease. She is also passionate about medical education from the undergraduate level to continuing education. Dr. Villwock’s outside interests include “gardening” aka (according to her husband) digging up perfectly good lawn and then neglecting the new plants.
Disclosures: Nothing to disclose

Kevin F. Wilson, MD, FAAOA

Draper, UT
Dr. Wilson completed his medical degree at Washington University in St. Louis and residency at the University of Michigan. He spent the first seven years of his career at the University of Utah where he developed an ENT allergy program and actively participated in resident education. He then joined a small group practice in Salt Lake City, Utah, where he practices general otolaryngology. He maintains an academic appointment with the University of Utah to continue his educational efforts. He has been involved in many administrative, educational, and leadership roles in the AAOA since 2013. His outside interests include all things outdoors, especially in the mountains.
Disclosures: Nothing to disclose

Sarah K. Wise, MD, MSCR, FAAOA

Atlanta, GA
Sarah K. Wise, MD, MSCR is a Professor of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia. She is the Emory Otolaryngology Residency Program Director, Rhinology Fellowship Director, and Director of Otolaryngic Allergy. Dr. Wise completed medical school at the University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio, residency at Emory University and rhinology fellowship at the Medical University of South Carolina. Dr. Wise has served on the Board of Directors of the American Rhinologic Society and the American Academy of Otolaryngic Allergy. Her clinical interests include inflammatory rhinology, otolaryngic allergy, relationship of allergy and chronic sinusitis, and cerebrospinal fluid leaks. Dr. Wise lectures nationally and internationally.  Her most notable recent publication is the International Consensus Statement on Allergy and Rhinology: Allergic Rhinitis (International Forum of Allergy and Rhinology, February 2018.)
Disclosures: Advisory Board -OptiNose; Advisory Board-Sinopsys Surgical; Consulting Fee-Stryker; Consulting Fee-NeurENT; Advisory Board-ALK-Abello

Jodi D. Zuckerman, MD, FAAOA

Highland Park, IL
Dr. Jodi Zuckerman is a Chicago native originally from Buffalo Grove, Illinois. She attended the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign for her undergraduate studies receiving a Bachelors of Science in Biology and minoring in Chemistry and Religious Studies. She graduated from medical school at Loyola University Medical Center in Maywood, Illinois.  She then went on to complete her internship at Tulane University in New Orleans, Louisiana. She continued her surgical training with an Otolaryngology Residency at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia.  Currently Dr. Zuckerman is part of a four person private practice general otolaryngology group in the northern suburbs of Chicago.  Her interests include allergy, sinus inflammatory disorders of the nose, sleep apnea, and endoscopic sinus surgery.
Disclosures: Nothing to disclose

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