To the AHNS Endocrine Section members,
The July AHNS meeting marks the term-end for the current Endocrine Section officers. For the next two-year term beginning 2021, we have the following slate of candidates:
Running for Section Chair – Brendan Stack Jr, MD, FACS, FACE
Running for Section Vice-Chair – Michael C. Singer, MD, FACS, FACE
Please review the statements from the candidates below and cast your vote at the bottom of this page.
Voting will close on Wednesday, June 30th at 9:00 pm Eastern. Thank you for your participation!
For Section Chair
Brendan Stack Jr, MD, FACS, FACE
I have been honored to serve as the Vice-Chair for the Endocrine Section of the AHNS under the leadership of Dr. Gregory Randolph for the past 3 years. I am grateful for Greg’s energy and visionary leadership of this section. He has been a fabulous mentor for me in the requisite administration of an AHNS section. Under Greg’s leadership, the Endocrine Section has led on consensus publications (now approaching 15!), community/patient outreach, and even multi-center research initiatives. It has required a dedicated team of many section members to make all of this possible (you know who you are!). I am humbled by the service of our section members and deeply grateful for our wonderful colleagues. I also wish to acknowledge the significant staff support our section has received over the past 3 years from Ms. Betty Mulugeta from BSC. There is significant cooperation and comradery in the Endocrine Section nationally and internationally which I will maintain and expand. We will continue to build the Endocrine Section, engage section and society membership, and look for opportunities to educate and promote partnerships and multidisciplinary co-operation across institutions and “sister” professional societies. I want to thank all the Endocrine Section members who have helped develop our nascent section to an endocrine surgical organization on par with others internationally. To those of you who want to get involved, we would love to hear from you.
I have dedicated my surgical practice to endocrine surgery of the neck for over 20 years. I have learned much from my colleagues in the many specialties interested in diseases of the thyroid and parathyroid. I have thoroughly enjoyed my involvement with the American Thyroid Association where I have served in many capacities (surgical affairs committee chair, publications committee chair, editor selection committee chair of all 3 ATA journals, etc.). I have likewise served in similar capacities for the American Academy of Otolaryngology-HNS, American College of Surgeons, and the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists (AACE) and hold the F.A.C.E designation. I have been the lead author on 2 of our section’s consensus papers: the first international paper which was jointly written with BAETS on revision parathyroid surgery and the first publication with a domestic “sister society” which was co-authored with AACE on pediatric thyroid surgery. I have edited textbooks of Parathyroid Medicine and Surgery and Neck Dissection.
I look forward to working with all my dedicated Endocrine Surgical colleagues in the AHNS.
For Section Vice-Chair
Michael C. Singer, MD, FACS, FACE
It is a true honor to be nominated to serve as the Vice-Chair for the Endocrine Section of the AHNS. Starting with my fellowship training, under the tutelage of Dr. David Terris, my surgical practice and research endeavors have focused exclusively on thyroid and parathyroid surgery. I have been fortunate to further grow from the mentorship and guidance of many of the members of the Endocrine Section and have witnessed its remarkable growth. As a member I have benefited from the section’s broad efforts and have tried to contribute to its activities by leading the website and education committees.
Incredibly, during the period of the COVID pandemic, the section’s programming and productivity only increased. This was largely due to the truly tireless leadership of Drs. Greg Randolph and Brendan Stack. They were able to wed their countless initiatives to the energetic contributions of the section’s membership to generate multiple webinars, consensus publications, research grants, and patient outreach events. The commitment of many of the members of the section has been the other key to its success.
As Vice-Chair, I will collaborate with the section and AHNS leadership to build on its strong foundation and work to promote its interests and growth. I am excited by the opportunity and look forward to continuing to work with all of the section’s members.