The Chair/Chief of Otolaryngology has direct responsibility to build and lead all otolaryngology programs including all clinical, educational and research endeavors involving the faculty/physicians of the Department of Otolaryngology with responsibility for the continued development of an academically distinguished department. The Chair/Chief serves as a member of the senior leadership team of the School of Medicine who establish the clinical, education, research and outreach priorities and lead efforts to ensure the competitiveness of the medical education program. As Chair/Chief, s/he is responsible for oversight and management of the Otolaryngology faculty while advancing innovative scientific research and clinical programs.
As Chief of Otolaryngology for Emory Healthcare, the Chair also works closely with the Physician Group President to ensure high quality otolaryngology services to all patients, to coordinate clinical services across all medical facilities, and to exercise appropriate operational and financial management of Otolaryngology physicians and operations. The Chair works closely with the Dean of the Emory School of Medicine to develop the academic and research programs involving otolaryngology while developing and implementing new otolaryngology programs and services.
Emory University School of Medicine is recognized nationally and internationally as one of the nation’s outstanding institutions of biomedical education, research and patient care and is dedicated to training exceptional students who become leaders in academic medicine and biomedical research. Ranked 18th nationally in NIH research, the school is best known for its research and treatment in otolaryngology, infectious disease, heart disease, cancer, transplantation, orthopaedics, pediatrics, renal disease, geriatrics, among other specialties. Emory Healthcare (EHC) is the most comprehensive academic health system in the region. In fiscal year 2018, EHC earned $3.57 billion in net revenue generated from its eleven owned hospitals and numerous clinical sites.
The Emory Department of Otolaryngology is the premier clinical/academic/research otolaryngology program in the southeast while serving in one of the largest metropolitan regions in the United States. The training environment encompasses a tertiary care university hospital, the region’s sole public hospital and main trauma center, an urban, community hospital, Veterans’ hospital and the region’s elite pediatric referral center. Faculty research is conducted under the banner of the Emory Research Group in Otolaryngology (ERGO). Research projects span basic science, translational, and clinical investigations, including studies of the mechanisms of deafness caused by genetic mutations, the various implications of office-based rhinologic surgery, reconstruction of head and neck cancer defects, outcomes measurement, healthcare disparities and craniomaxillofacial trauma.