Thanks to a generous gift from George W. Barber Jr., UAB has been able to establish the Julius N. Hicks Endowed Chair in Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery in honor of the former director of the division in the Department of Surgery, Julius N. Hicks, M.D.

In Memory and Appreciation of Dr. Julius N. Hicks

On September 6, 2006, in celebration of their 50th wedding anniversary, Dr. and Mrs. Julius N. Hicks endowed the Ann. B. and Julius N. Hicks Lectureship in Otolaryngology to help support education in otolaryngology - head and neck surgery. Dr. Hicks directed the Division of Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery, from 1985 to 1992. He passed away on January 5, 2009, at the age of eighty.

Dr. Hicks earned his MD from Duke Medical School and completed his residency at Harvard University's Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary. He joined the UAB faculty in 1960 and retired in 1992. "Dr. Hicks will always be remembered as the driving force behind our program," said Dr. Glenn E. Peters, the Julius N. Hicks Endowed Chair of Otolaryngology.

This lectureship is a tribute to Dr. and Mrs. Hicks in appreciation for all the personal and professional contributions they have made to the division and to resident education. It continues to provide distinguished guests speakers from throughout the country to assist in the education of the residents.

2019 Program

2019 Alumni Event (after Resident Research Day and Lectureship)

Guest Speakers

Tom D. Wang, MD, FACS
Professor and Director of Otolaryngology - 
Division of Facial Plastics and Reconstructive Surgery, Department of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery
Oregon Health Sciences University

"Facelift Surgery Evolution"

Steven A. Telian, MD
John L. Kemink Professor of Neurotology
Department of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery
University of Michigan Medical Center

"Hearing Preservation in Surgery for Vestibular Schwannoma"

Peter J. Koltai, MD
Professor of Otolaryngology and Pediatrics
Division of Pediatric Surgery
Stanford University School of Medicine

"Evidence and Experience: A Personal Perspective"

B. Tucker Woodson, MD
Chief, Divison of Sleep Medicine
Department of Otolaryngology and Communication Sciences
Medical School of Wisconsin

David W. Kennedy, MD
Professor of Rhinology
Department of Otorhinolaryngology
Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania (UPENN) Medical Center

"Rhinology Today: What Have We Learned? Where Are We Going?"

Keith S. Heller, MD
Professor, Division Chief of Endocrine Surgery, Department of Surgery - Endocrine Division
NYU Endocrine Surgery Associates
NYU Langone Medical Center

"The Treatment of Well-Differentiated Thyroid Cancer - A Surgeon's Dilemma"

James L. Netterville, MD

Mark C. Smith Professor of Otolaryngology
Director of Head and Neck Oncologic Services
Associate Director of the Bill Wilkerson Center for Otolaryngology and Communication Sciences
Vanderbilt University Medical Center
President of the American Academy of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery(12-13)

"Central Skull Base Anatomy: Critical Landmarks for Sinus & Skull Base Surgery"

Terry Day, MD
Wendy and Keith Wellin Chair in Head and Neck Surgery
Professor and Director of the Head and Neck Tumor Center
Vice Chair of Clinical Affairs, Department of Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery
Medical University of South Carolina

"mTOR Inhibitors in Head and Neck Cancer Treatment"

Rodney P. Lusk, MD
Director, Boys Town Ear, Nose & Throat Institute
Director, Boys Town Cochlear Implant Program
Boys Town National Research Hospital

"Update on Pediatric Sinus Endoscopy"

D. Bradley Welling, MD, PhD
Professor and Chair, Department of
Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery
The Ohio State University

"Vestibular Schwannoma: Pathogenesis and Clinical Applications"

Roger L. Crumley, MD, MBA
Professional Chair Emeritus
Department of Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery
University of California, Irvine, UCI Medical Center

"Vocal Cord Paralysis 2009"

James S. Reilly, MD
Professor of Otolaryngology and Pediatrics
Thomas Jefferson Medical University
Chairman of the Department of Surgery
Nemours-DuPont Hospital for Children in Wilmington

"Advances in Pediatric Otolaryngology Lessons Learned"

Herbert H. Dedo, MD
Professor, Department of Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery
University of California, San Francisco

"Endoscopic Repair of Laryngeal and Subglottic Scars with Teflon Keel and Mucosal Flap"

Charles W. Gross, MD
Professor Emeritus, Department of Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery and Pediatrics
University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Virginia

"Pediatric Sinusitis"