The Board of Governors (BOG) was established in 1982 as a grassroots member network within the American Academy of Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery.
The BOG is made up of local, state, regional, and national otolaryngology—head and neck surgery societies from around the United States and Canada.
Members within this grassroots network are primarily community practitioners in the field of otolaryngology - head and neck surgery.
What purpose does the BOG serve?
The BOG functions as an advisory body for the grassroots to the Board of Directors in order to:
- Act as an avenue of communication between the Board of Directors and the local, state, regional, and national otolaryngology - head and neck surgery organizations and residents;
- Make recommendations regarding the programs and policies of the AAO-HNS;
- Seek out and involve practitioners of otolaryngology - head and neck surgery in academic, social, economic, and political issues relative to otolaryngology - head and neck surgery in the U.S.;
- Strengthen the AAO-HNS and otolaryngology societies; and
- Support the general good of patients, the specialty, and the medical profession.
What is the role of the BOG?
The BOG plays a vital role in the Academy and within the specialty to:
- Identify issues affecting the specialty;
- Research and recommend solutions; and
- Advocate for action and member involvement.
2019-2020 BOG Officers
Chair: Spencer Payne, MD
Chair-Elect: Lance Manning, MD
Immediate Past Chair: Ken Yanagisawa, MD
Secretary: Karen Rizzo, MD
Member-at-Large: Troy Woodward, MD
Structure of the BOG
- BOG Societies and Representatives