Message from the Chair

June, 2018

Spring is a very special time in Seattle. We emerge from the grey and damp of the winter to a beautiful sea of bright green and multi-color foliage and flowers which invigorates us all. Similarly, in the department, our winter was challenged by the incredibly sad loss of our beloved Eduardo Méndez, and also the passing of our long-time benefactor, Alice J. Wanamaker. As we ensure their legacies will live on, there is a vibrant energy and enthusiasm within UW Otolaryngology. 

We matched four incredibly bright individuals who will start our program in July. We are actively recruiting for additional faculty members in several areas to accommodate our growth and expansion. We were well represented by faculty, residents, and fellows in every subspecialty area at COSM. The academic year will culminate in our annual graduation symposium on June 15 to celebrate the work all have achieved. 

One of the things that makes UW Otolaryngology so special is our ability to manage challenges, embrace change, and create and develop opportunities to advance the field. Many examples of this are reflected in our recent newsletter, and we tremendously appreciate all your support.

Neal

Futran, Shanghai clinic opening, 2016