To the AHNS Reconstructive Head & Neck Surgery Section members,
The July AHNS meeting marks the term end for the current Reconstructive Head & Neck Surgery Section officers. For the next two-year term beginning 2021, we have the following slate of candidates:
Running for Section Chair – Jeremy Richmon, MD, FACS
Running for Section Vice-Chair – Matthew Old, MD, FACS
Please review the statements from the candidates below and cast your vote at the bottom of this page.
Voting will close on Friday, June 18th at 9:00pm Eastern. Thank you for your participation!
For Section Chair
Jeremy Richmon, MD, FACS
I am a fellowship-trained head and neck surgeon specializing in head and neck cancer and microvascular reconstruction at the Massachusetts Eye and Ear. It was initially the awe and excitement of a well-executed head and neck reconstruction that drew me to this field nearly 20 years ago and continues to excite and motivate me. While I love all aspects of head and neck oncology and have dedicated significant efforts to minimally-invasive and robotic applications, complex reconstructive surgeries remain my favorite cases.
I have been fortunate to be a part of the AHNS Reconstructive Section for a decade now. We have seen this Section evolve from a small group of passionate surgeons to one of the largest sections in our society with multiple subsections. Most recently, I served as Chair the Research Committee of this Section and we have been very productive with multiple projects completed. The Recon Section remains my “home” within the AHNS and I am excited about the possibility to continue to serve and contribute.
For Section Vice-Chair
Matthew Old, MD, FACS
I am currently a Professor in the Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery at The Ohio State University. Since October 2017, I have been in the role of Head and Neck Division Director and the Medical Director of the Head and Neck Service Line which consists of over 200 faculty and staff. My role as a teacher has flourished over the last 12 years, receiving 2 Department of Otolaryngology teaching awards, revamping the Otolaryngology curriculum, and election to Courage to Teach in 2016. I helped create, grow and sustain the annual international Microvascular Head and Neck Boot Camp to teach fellows in head and neck microvascular surgery and successfully obtained funding to underwrite the entire event so it is free for all participants. It has grown to include 20 internationally recognized surgeons and over two thirds of the fellows in North American annually. I subsequently became the Chair of Education for the American Head and Neck Society (AHNS) Reconstruction Section and we have successfully hosted an AHNS Webinar Series and are currently updating the web content and video database on our section page. I would like to further the section by continuing these activities in the role of Vice-Chair and most importantly continue creating opportunities for the members, in particular young colleagues that wish to be involved.
The AHNS and Reconstructive Surgery Section means a great deal to me and I am honored to be considered for the position of Vice-Chair.