The AAOA Leadership has been working hard this past year to support its members and the ENT community as a whole, and we want to tell you all about it! We've managed to condense all of the highlights down into…
Meet 2022-2023 AAOA’s President
Aeysha Khalid, MD, MBA, FAAOA serves a current President of the American Academy of Otolaryngic Allergy.
Ayesha Khalid is a practicing otolaryngologist and otolaryngic allergist, Clinical Instructor at Harvard Medical School with 15 years experience in the healthcare industry. As an ear, nose and throat surgeon, Ayesha pioneered groundbreaking research in sinus inflammation and clinical outcomes in sinus disease. She is currently Chief of the Division of Otolaryngology at Cambridge Health Alliance.
As a healthcare innovator, Ayesha completed an MBA at the MIT Sloan School of Management focused on Global Leadership and Innovation. During her program at MIT, Ayesha assessed mechanisms to increase adoption of adaptive clinical trials at academic medical centers. She joined MIT H@cking Medicine and helped organize several innovation events in Boston, BIO 2014, and in Doha, Qatar. Ayesha co-founded the Hacking Medicine Institute to engage stakeholders in compelling conversations that accelerate paradigm shifts in healthcare service delivery.
Ayesha firmly believes that disruptive innovation in healthcare requires collaboration, not competition. In her TedXBeaconStreet, Ayesha asks us to suspend our belief that a systemic view will add back “health” and “care” to a broken system. Ayesha uses her systems-thinking lens to re-energize the doctor-patient relationship and accelerate the effective usage of digital health technologies. Ayesha has worked as a strategic consultant in the private equity space and has helped several ventures develop their early stage funding plans. She currently teaches health care courses at both Yale and MIT. She has just co-authored a book with the University of Cambridge Press entitled “Medical Software Design”.
Ayesha completed her medical school and surgical residency at the Pennsylvania State University School of Medicine, her surgical fellowship at the Oregon Health and Sciences University in Portland, Oregon. She lives in Boston with her husband, an intensive care physician, and has three children who are innovators in their own right.