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American Academy of Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery and Its Foundation Announce New President: Duane J. Taylor, MD

September 18, 2019 - 4:00pm

New Orleans —Duane J. Taylor, MD, became the new President of the American Academy of Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery (AAO-HNS) and its Foundation on Wednesday, September 18, 2019. Elected by AAO-HNS members, Dr. Taylor will serve a one-year term leading the Academy’s nearly 12,000 members who specialize in the treatment of the ears, nose, throat, and related structures of the head and neck.

Dr. Taylor, the first African American to serve in this position, said, “I am truly humbled and honored by this opportunity to serve as President of this organization. We are all committed to delivering the best possible care in our area of the ear, nose, and throat and head and neck with the best knowledge and compassion."

Dr. Taylor is a surgeon and the Medical Director of Le Visage ENT & Facial Plastic Surgery (a division of the Centers of for Advanced ENT Care) in Bethesda, MD. After receiving his BS/MD from the Northeast Ohio Medical School, he completed his surgery internship at the St. Joseph Hospital, Houston, TX, and his otolaryngology training at the King/Drew Medical Center in Los Angeles, CA, and a fellowship in Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery through the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery in Washington, DC, with renown plastic surgeon Clyde Litton, DDS, MD. He serves as one of the attending faculty for George Washington University otolaryngology residents at the Holy Cross Hospital in Silver Spring, MD, and is also on staff at Johns Hopkins Suburban Hospital in Bethesda as well as Medstar Washington Hospital Center in Washington, DC.

Dr. Taylor's service to the Academy spans over two decades, in which he served on the Board of Governors, Board of Directors, and as the inaugural Chair of the Diversity and Inclusion Committee. Dr. Taylor also chaired the Academy's Wellness Task Force and helped establish the Harry Barnes and Diversity Endowments. He has received the Academy's Big on Goals Award, Model Committee Award (accepted as Chair of the Diversity Committee), Honor Award, Distinguished Service Award, and a Presidential Citation.

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About the AAO-HNS/F
The American Academy of Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery, one of the oldest medical associations in the nation, represents about 12,000 physicians and allied health professionals who specialize in the diagnosis and treatment of disorders of the ears, nose, throat, and related structures of the head and neck. The Academy serves its members by facilitating the advancement of the science and art of medicine related to otolaryngology and by representing the specialty in governmental and socioeconomic issues. The AAO-HNS Foundation works to advance the art, science, and ethical practice of otolaryngology-head and neck surgery through education, research, and lifelong learning.

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