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Dr. Charles W. Cummings (1991 - 2003)
Dr. Charles Cummings received his BA in 1957 from Dartmouth College, his MD in 1961 from the University of Virginia and completed his Otolaryngology- Head and Neck residency at Harvard in 1968.
Dr. Cummings was in private practice in Boston until 1976, was an Associate Professor at SUNY until 1978, served as Chairman of the Department of Otolaryngology -Head and Neck Surgery at the University of Washington until 1990, and from 1991 to present is Andelot Professor and Chairman, Department of Otolaryngology -Head and Neck Surgery at Johns Hopkins.
Dr. Cummings is senior editor of the Comprehensive Text of Otolaryngology- Head and Neck Surgery published by Mosby and has authored two surgical atlases, laryngeal and head and neck surgical assessment. Currently he is past-president of the American Society for Head and Neck Surgery and has served of the Board of Director of the American Board of Otolaryngology for 13 years.
Additionally, he is a past-president of the Association of Academic Departments of Otolaryngology, American Academy of Otolaryngology -Head and Neck Surgery, American Bronchoesophagological Society, and Association Academic Departments of Otolaryngology- Head and Neck Surgery. He has served as chairman of Residency Review Committee for Otolaryngology- Head and Neck Surgery and Chairman of Advisory Council for Otolaryngology to American College of Surgeons. Currently he is Chairman of Hospital Staff at Johns Hopkins Hospital.
Dr. Lloyd B. Minor succeeded Dr. Cummings as chairman of the department in 2003.