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2024 Presidential Symposium

Presidential Symposium: “The Clinician-Scientist Workforce in Otolaryngology: Strategies for the Future”

President and Chair: Dr. Yuri Agrawal

This symposium focused on clinician-scientists who are professionally trained in both clinical practice and scientific research. Clinician-scientists occupy a unique position in the biomedical enterprise with their regular interactions with patients as well as their leadership in research. This position offers critical opportunities for translational impact with significant potential benefits to patients. This symposium reviews trends in the current clinician-scientist workforce in Otolaryngology and discusses the challenges faced by clinician-scientists across their career arc (from medical school to residency to early to mid-faculty years). It explores the role of ongoing and novel programs designed to support the clinician-scientist from the perspective of relevant stakeholders, including junior and senior clinician-scientists, the training program director, the basic science collaborator, the Department director, and the NIDCD director. The goal of the symposium is to articulate a comprehensive strategy to support and sustain the clinician-scientist workforce.


  • Aaron Remenschneider, M.D., Boston Children's Hospital
  • Jennifer Stone, Ph.D., University of Washington, Virginia Merrill Bloedel Hearing Resource Center
  • Alan Cheng, M.D., Stanford University
  • Marlan Hansen, M.D., UIHC
  • Debara Tucci, M.D., M.S., M.B.A., National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders/NIH