Mucosal Malignancy Section – Vote for your new Vice-Chair
We have 2 candidates running for the position of Vice-Chair for the AHNS Mucosal Malignancy Section – photos and statements from the candidates are below, and the ballot is at the bottom of this page. Please review the information and cast your vote by midnight Eastern time on ??. We’ll announce the winner ?? – thank you for participating!
Ryan Jackson, MD, FACS
I want to thank the American Head and Neck Society for the nomination of Vice Chair of the Mucosal Section.
As the Chair of the Mucosal Section of the American Head and Neck Society, my vision is anchored in elevating our collective commitment to excellence, innovation, and patient-centric care. I envision a vibrant community where our members are at the forefront of transformative changes in mucosal-related head and neck oncology. Our section will be a dynamic incubator for multidisciplinary research, pioneering treatments, and collaborative initiatives that redefine the standards of clinical practice.
I have served many roles within the AHNS, including Chair of the Mucosal Malignancy Section Education Committee, Young Members Service, Membership and Credentials Service, and the Transoral Robotic Surgery Task Force. I have also served on the Microvascular Reconstruction Committee and Microvascular Reconstruction Research Committee, which have resulted in numerous publications throughout our work. I have served as course director of the AHNS Fellows Transoral Robotic Surgery Course for multiple years and have served on multiple AHNS Annual Meeting Program Committees.
Through this experience, I feel I am well prepared to continue the excellent work of the Mucosal Section and continue to advance emerging technologies, promote cutting-edge research, and educate the next generation of leaders in our field. In pursuit of this vision, I am dedicated to fostering an inclusive environment that encourages the exchange of ideas and expertise among our diverse membership. I envision our section as a catalyst for interdisciplinary collaboration, forging partnerships that encompass the entire American Head and Neck Society. By nurturing the next generation of leaders and fostering mentorship, we will ensure a sustainable growth of innovation and progress in head and neck oncology. Together, we will lead the way in shaping the future of our field, driving advancements that enhance patient outcomes, educate the next generation of leaders, and contribute to the broader landscape of cancer care.
Steven Chinn, MD