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Organizing Committee



Associate Professor, Division of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery
Dalhousie University

Clinical Interests:

  • Head and Neck Oncologic Surgery
  • Skull Base Surgery
  • Microvascular Reconstructive Surgery of the Head and Neck


  • MD - Western University 1992
  • Residency - University of Ottawa 1997
  • Fellowship, Head and Neck Oncologic and Skull Base Surgery, University of California, Davis 1999


Past Leadership Roles:

  • Department Chair/Head, Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery, University of Ottawa/The Ottawa Hospital 2008-2014
  • Department Head, Otolaryngology, Aurora Health Care (now Advocate-Aurora Health Care), Milwaukee, WI 2014-2017
  • Director, Surgical Oncology, Methodist Health Care, Dallas, Texas 2017-2018
  • Head, Examination Board in Otololaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Royal College of Surgeons of Canada


Research Interests:

  • Socioeconomic determinants of health
  • Salivary detection of viruses
  • Head and neck surgical oncology