We are pleased to offer an Under-Represented in Medicine in Otology/Neurotology Travel Grant

The Diversity and Inclusion Committee is proud to announce the first recipient of the ANS Diversity and Inclusion Committee Under-Represented in Medicine Travel Grant is Patricia Timothee. 

Congratulations Patricia! 

Patricia is a 4th year medical student at Eastern Virginia Medical School and will be completing an Otolaryngology rotation at Georgetown, under the mentorship of Dr. Michael Hoa. She has extensive research experience as a specialist, coordinator and project manager with several institutions including the NIH and Medstar Health Research Institute. She has demonstrated her leadership skills as a board member of the Student National Medical Association and regional Chair of Gold Humanism Honor Society. Patricia is a first generation Haitian-American and hopes to combine her interest in health literacy, clinical care and surgery into a career in Otolaryngology. Dr. Michael Hoa will serve as her mentor during her rotation at Georgetown. 


Diversity/Inclusion Committee Members
Stephanie A. Moody, MD, Chair

Elizabeth H. Toh, MD, MBA (Past Chair)
Simon Angeli, MD
Maura Cosetti, MD
Joni Doherty, MD, PhD
Howard Francis, MD, MBA
Bradley Kesser, MD
Soha Ghossaini, MD
Michael Hoa, MD
Bulent Mamikoglu, MD
Sarah Mowry, MD
Alan Micco, MD
Kathryn Noonan, MD

Ashley Wackym, MD
Mary Ying, MD


The ANS and AOS stand in solidarity with our colleagues and our communities against racism and injustice.

As physicians and educators in the hearing sciences, we advocate for a combination of communication, education, and decisive action so that we may all rise up against racism, bigotry and exclusion.
Please click here to read our Action Statement as it outlines our commitment to embracing diversity and inclusion in our field, and equality in our world.

 Resolution on Diversity of Meeting Presenters and Participation for the American Otological Society 
and the American Neurotology Society

  • Whereas, the councils of the American Neurotology Society and American Otological Society desire to promote inclusivity within the membership of both organizations.
  • Whereas it is recognized that diverse leadership and diversity of presenters allows for cross pollination of knowledge, perspective and experiences enabling a stronger and more robust educational experience for our members. 
  • Whereas the Councils of the organizations recognize the importance of acknowledging diversity among our patients, our trainees and our colleagues. 
  • Whereas, the purpose of the education programs of both organizations is to disseminate information designed to improve physician knowledge, patient care and outcomes, and advance the respective specialties.
  • Whereas, valuable scientific contributions to Otology and Neurotology by colleagues (regardless of gender, race, or other attributes) should be presented at the society’s respective meetings. 
  • Be it resolved that the Scientific Program Committees of the American Neurotology Society and American Otological Society will select speakers and panel members endeavoring to balance educational goals while promoting the diversity of our respective Societies’ memberships and educational offerings. 
  • Be it resolved the Executive Councils of the ANS and AOS will select participation at all levels of the organizations endeavoring to reflect diversity of our respective Societies’ memberships. 

Adopted by the Councils of the ANS & AOS, April 2018

 Click here for a list of ANS Committee members (2020-2021)

Click here for the results of the annual 2018 D/I membership survey

Click here to read about the the efforts and action plan from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Scientific Diversity Workforce 


https://hbr.org/topic/diversity Resources from Harvard Business Review


https://www.aamc.org/professional-development/affinity-groups/cfas/diversity-inclusion-toolkit/resources Professional Development resources from American Academy of Medical Colleges

https://www.aamc.org/what-we-do/mission-areas/diversity-inclusion/learning The AAMC is pleased to bring you a set of online, on-demand video resources on a range of diversity and inclusion topics. The Diversity 3.0 Learning Series includes interviews with thought leaders and experts, faculty career development webinars, guidance on institutional strategic planning and culture and climate assessment, and presentations on innovative programs at AAMC member institutions.



https://thinkculturalhealth.hhs.gov/clas/standards The National CLAS Standards are intended to advance health equity, improve quality, and help eliminate health care disparities by establishing a blueprint for health and health care organizations.


https://diversity.nih.gov The Scientific Workforce Diversity (SWD) Office leads NIH’s effort to diversify the national scientific workforce and expand recruitment and retention. Includes the NIH Scientific Workforce Diversity Toolkit.


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