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Otolaryngology—Head & Neck Surgery Lectureships

NYU Langone’s Department of Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery hosts several lectureships that honor contributions of notable past faculty members.

Kelvin C. Lee Memorial Lectureship

Established in 2005, the Kelvin C. Lee Memorial Lectureship honors former associate professor, residency education director, and associate chief of service at NYC Health + Hospitals/Bellevue Kelvin C. Lee, MD, an internationally renowned otolaryngologist best known for his innovations in rhinology and sleep surgery. A friend and colleague to many in the department, Dr. Lee was a compassionate physician and respected teacher, as well as an avid boater and fly fisherman.

Previous Kelvin C. Lee Memorial Lecturers

2018
Noam A. Cohen, MD, PhD
University of Pennsylvania 

2016
Michael Friedman, MD
Rush University Medical Center

2014
Pete S. Batra, MD, FACS
Rush University Medical Center

2012
Kasey K. Li, DDS, MD, FACS
Sleep Apnea Surgery Center, Palo Alto, California

2008
Andrew H. Murr, MD
University of California, San Francisco, School of Medicine

2007
Jay F. Piccirillo, MD
Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis

2006
Thomas A. Tami, MD
University of Cincinnati

Hosakere K. Chandra Sekhar Lectureship

We established the Hosakere K. Chandra Sekhar Lectureship to honor Dr. Chandra Sekhar and to recognize his many contributions to the field of otolaryngology and head and neck surgery. A fully trained and practicing otolaryngologist when he immigrated to the United States in 1969, Dr. Chandra Sekhar repeated his residency training in Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery at NYU School of Medicine and then joined the clinical faculty full-time.

Accomplishing what many physicians aspire to, Dr. Chandra Sekhar provided compassionate care to patients with a wide range of otolaryngologic problems and performed many different kinds of otolaryngologic surgical procedures, while training a succession of medical students and residents. Under his leadership, our temporal bone laboratory blossomed into one of the preeminent laboratories in the United States, and he contributed landmark papers on temporal bone findings in rubella and HIV to the medical literature.

Besides being an active researcher, physician, surgeon, teacher, and parent, Dr. Chandra Sekhar was an active and effective community leader, serving New York City as ethnic advisor for Indian affairs under Mayor Edward I. Koch. He continued to voice the concerns of Indian Americans in New York State at the bidding of Governor Mario Cuomo.

In 1998 the NRI Welfare Society of India, an organization that promotes the wellbeing of nonresident Indians, honored Dr. Chandra Sekhar with the Hind Rattan Award. The American Academy of Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery Foundation presented him with the Jerome C. Goldstein, MD, Public Service Award in 2003 and the Honor Award in 2004.

Previous Hosakere K. Chandra Sekhar Lecturers

2018
Joseph B. Nadol, Jr., MD
Harvard Medical School

2017
Robert Vincent, MD
Causse Ear Clinic–France

2016
David Pothier, MSc, MBChB, FRCS (ORL-HNS)
Toronto General Hospital

2013
Blake Wilson, PhD
Duke University Medical Center

2008
Saumil N. Merchant, MD
Harvard Medical School

Daly Day Visiting Professorship

Established in 1980, the Daly Day Visiting Professorship recognizes eminent otolaryngologist and head and neck surgeon John F. Daly, MD, who served as chair of our department from 1946 through 1980.

Dr. Daly was a superb surgeon, a leader among otolaryngologists performing and teaching head and neck surgery, and a major figure in the American Academy of Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery, the Triological Society, and the American Otological Society.

Since its inception, the Daly Day Visiting Professorship has been a nationally and internationally recognized appointment and serves as an occasion to celebrate the accomplishments of graduating residents and fellows.

Previous Daly Day Visiting Professors

2018
Robert C. Kern, MD
Rhinology
  2017
Noel Garabédian, MD
Pediatric Otolaryngology
     
2016
Martin A. Birchall, MA, MD, FRCS, FMEDSCI
Laryngology
  2015
Kofi Derek Owusu Boahene, MD
Facial Plastic Surgery
     
2014
Patrick Gullane, MB, FACS, FRCSC
Head and Neck Surgery
  2013 
Michael E. Glasscock III, MD
Otology and Neurotology
     
2012
Roy Casiano, MD
Sinus and Skull Base Surgery
  2011
Margaretha L. Casselbrant, MD, PhD
Pediatric Otolaryngology
     
2010
Michael G. Stewart, MD
General Otolaryngology
  2009
Jesus E. Medina, MD, FACS
Head and Neck Surgery
     
2008
Robert H. Ossoff, MD
Laryngology
  2007
Ted A. Cook, MD
Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
     
2006
Lloyd B. Minor, MD
Otology
  2005
Robin T. Cotton, MD, FACS
Pediatric Otolaryngology
     
2004
M. Jennifer Derebery, MD
General Otolaryngology
  2003
Elliot W. Strong, MD
Head and Neck Surgery
     
2002
J. Regan Thomas, MD
Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
  2001
Paul J. Donald, MD
Head and Neck Surgery
     
2000
Bruce J. Gantz, MD
Otology
  1999
John A. Kirchner, MD
Head and Neck Surgery
     
1998 
G. Richard Holt, MD
Rhinology
  1997
Ellen M. Friedman, MD, FACS
Pediatric Otolaryngology
     
1996
Stanley M. Shapshay, MD
Laryngology
  1995
Jack L. Gluckman, MD
Head and Neck Surgery
     
1994
David W. Kennedy, MD, FACS
Rhinology
  1993
Joseph B. Nadol, MD
Otology
     
1992
Charles W. Cummings, MD
Head and Neck Surgery
  1991
Paul H. Ward, MD
Head and Neck Surgery
     
1990
Mark May, MD
Otology
  1989
Gerald B. Healy, MD, FACS
Pediatric Otolaryngology
     
1988
Derald E. Brackmann, MD
Otology
  1987
Charles J. Krause, MD
Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
Head and Neck Surgery
     
1986
Eugene N. Myers, MD, FACS
Head and Neck Surgery
  1985
Robert W. Cantrell, MD
Head and Neck Surgery
     
1984
Harold F. Schuknecht, MD
Otology
  1983
Brian F. McCabe, MD
Otology
     
1982
Michael M. Paparella, MD
Otology
  1981
M. Stuart Strong, MD
Head and Neck Surgery
     
1980
John J. Conley, MD
Head and Neck Surgery