Ernest A. Weymuller, Jr. was born in New York City. He graduated from Dartmouth College, BA (1962) and Harvard Medical School, MD (1966). After completing his Surgical Internship and Junior Assistant Residency at Vanderbilt University Hospital (1966-68), he served as a Captain, USAF Medical Corps (1968-70), thereafter completing Otolaryngology training at Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary (1970-73).
He began his postgraduate career in 1973 with Boston Ear Nose and Throat Associates and was appointed Associate Director of the Head and Neck Tumor Clinic at Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary. He returned to academic medicine in 1978 as an Assistant Professor at the University of Washington. He became Professor and Vice-Chairman in 1985, and Chairman of the Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery in 1992. Current local responsibilities include Co-directorship of the UW Head and Neck Oncology Fellowship; Principal Investigator, Oto-HNS NIH Training Grant; and Surgeon-in-Chief, UW Medical Center.
He has over 100 publications in peer reviewed journals, has co-authored two surgical atlases, contributed 30 chapters to various textbooks, and serves on numerous editorial review boards. His major areas of academic focus are the development and testing of the UW Head and Neck Quality of Life Instrument and the establishment of an International Head and Neck Cancer Database.
National activities include President of the American Head and Neck Society (2000-01), Senior Examiner of the American Board of Otolaryngology and he serves on the National Advisory Council of NIDCD . He has chaired AAO-HNS committees on Ethics (1991-94), Research (1992-1997), Research Liaison and Development (1997-1999), and is now a member of the Board of Directors. Dr. Weymuller has presented invited lectures at the University of Toronto (Abbott Lecturer), the British National Head and Neck Society, National Cancer Center of Singapore (Ministry of Health), National Head and Neck Meeting in India (Hiranandani Oration), and the International Congress of Head and Neck Cancer in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. He was recently awarded Honorary Fellowship in the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (2005).
Dr. Weymuller’s day-to-day clinical activities focus on sinus surgery and head and neck cancer management.
Ernie and Alice Crownover Weymuller have enjoyed 40 years of marriage and are extraordinarily proud of their children, EA III and Sims, and their respective families.
by Ernest A. Weymuller, Jr., MD