Task Force on Practice Based Research

Alan W. Langman, MD (CHAIR) is an otolaryngologist at University of Washington Medical Center.
Dr. LeeWalter T. Lee, MD, FACS (former CHAIR) – Associate Professor of Surgery in the Division Head and Neck Surgery & Communication Sciences at Duke University Medical Center, Associate Professor in Radiation Oncology at Duke University Medical Center, and Staff Surgeon at the Durham VA Medical Center in Durham North Carolina.
Dr. ParhamKourosh Parham, MD, PhD is an Associate Professor of Surgery at the University of Connecticut Health Center, where he serves as the assistant program director for the Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery residency program.
Dr. PynnonenMelissa Pynnonen, MD MSc (co-CHAIR) is Associate Professor of Otolaryngology and Director of Health Services Research in Otolaryngology at the University of Michigan.
Dr. SchulzKristine Schulz, DrPH, MPH, is a researcher with the Division of Head and Neck Surgery & Communication Sciences at Duke University Medical Center.
Dr. ShinJennifer J. Shin, MD is a surgeon at Brigham and Women’s Hospital specializing in otolaryngology. She is also an assistant professor of otology and laryngology at Harvard Medical School.
Dr. VambutasAndrea Vambutas, MD is the Chair of the Department of Otolaryngology at Long Island Jewish Medical Center and North Shore University Hospital. She is also Director for the Center of Hearing & Balance at the New York Head & Neck Institute, as well as the Medical Director of the Apelian Cochlear Implant Program and Professor of Otolaryngology & Molecular Medicine.
Dr. WitsellDavid L. Witsell, MD, MHS (PI) is a Professor at Duke University Medical Center, where he is the Medical Director of the Duke Voice Care Center.
Matthew Crowson, MD (Resident Member) is a PGY5 at Duke University Medical Center.