Otolaryngologist as a Political Leader?

Otolaryngol Clin North Am. 2020 Aug;53(4):685-699. doi: 10.1016/j.otc.2020.03.014. Epub 2020 May 4.


Otolaryngologists are in a good position to advocate for our patients and our specialty. We can do it as a volunteer or as a full-time job running for political office at the state or federal level. To be taken seriously, we need to offer solutions besides citing the problems. We encourage otolaryngologists to work with our Academy and its ENT-PAC (Ear, Nose, Throat Political Action Committee). Medicine is a great profession and Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery is an even better specialty.

Keywords: AAO-HNS; EHR; Health care reform; Hybrid payment; Pay for performance; Pay for value.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Health Care Reform*
  • Humans
  • Leadership*
  • Otolaryngologists / organization & administration*
  • Otolaryngology*
  • Practice Guidelines as Topic
  • Reimbursement, Incentive
  • Societies, Medical
  • United States