The American Head and Neck Society and the Women in Head and Neck Surgery Service are soliciting nominations for the Margaret F. Butler Outstanding Mentor of Women in Head and Neck Surgery Award.
Dr. Margaret Butler was the first female otolaryngology chair in the United States. In 1906, she was appointed Chair of Ear, Nose and Throat at Women’s Medical College of Pennsylvania. As a respected otolaryngologist and an ambassador of the specialty, Dr. Butler provided a blueprint for generations of future female otolaryngologists. The purpose of this Award is to recognize individuals who have demonstrated leadership in promoting gender diversity in the field of Head and Neck Surgery and its related endeavors. A secondary goal is to encourage the training and mentorship of future women leaders in our specialty.
Individuals nominated for this award will have the following qualities:
1. Has demonstrated leadership and a consistent track record of promoting gender diversity and equity in head and neck surgery, and its related fields.
2. Has consistently supported and promoted women in head and neck surgery and its related endeavors, as well as mentoring individuals through merit-based career advancements and promotions.
3. Has measurable impact in the promotion of women in head and neck surgery and its related fields, i.e. career advancement of mentees, mentorship in publications and research, etc.
4. Present or past member of the AHNS is preferred but not required.
Submission requires a nomination letter with a second supporting letter from an AHNS member and the nominee’s CV/Resume, to be uploaded with the application.
Nominations will be accepted until Friday, November 17th, at 5:00 PM EST. Only one application will be accepted per nominee.
The winner will be honored at the Women in Head and Neck Surgery Reception at the AHNS Annual Meeting during COSM on May 15-16, 2024 in Chicago and will receive $1,500 towards conference registration and travel.
Previous Award Winners
2019 – Marion Couch, MD, PhD, MBA
2020 – Cherie-Ann Nathan, MD, FACS
2021 – Lisa Orloff, MD, FACS
2022 – Amy Y. Chen, MD, MPH, FACS
2023 – Anna Pou, MD
Thank you for your submissions!
Amy Anne Lassig, MD, MS and Larissa Sweeny, MD
Co-Chairs, Margaret F. Butler Outstanding Mentor of Women in Head and Neck Surgery Award