waguespack 2Clinical Professor

Schedule Appointment: 205-801-7801 (option 1)



Administrative Support:
Alice Rhodes
P: 205-801-7801 (option 2) | F: 205-801-7802


Physical Address:
1155 Faculty Office Tower
510 20th Street South
Birmingham, AL 35233

Mailing Address:
FOT 1155
1720 2nd Avenue South
Birmingham, AL 35294-3412

Clinic Address:
The Kirklin Clinic 5th floor
2000 6th Avenue South
Birmingham, AL 35233



Board Certification

American Board of Otolaryngology, 1979


Areas of Interest

  • General otolaryngology
  • Otology and disorders of hearing
  • Laryngology and disorders of voice and swallowing


Medical School

Louisiana State University, 1971-1975


Postdoctoral Training

University of Texas Medical Branch, Otolaryngology Residency, 1976-1980


Awards & Honors

  • 2008 Distinguished Service Award, American Academy Otolaryngology – Head & Neck Surgery
  • 2009 Presidential Citation, American Academy Otolaryngology – Head & Neck Surgery
  • 2012 Burgess Gordon Award, AMA CPT® Editorial Panel
  • 2012 Presidential Citation, American Rhinological Society
  • 2013-2014 President, American Academy of Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery/Foundation
  • 2014 Faculty Member of the Year, as voted by the residents, UAB Division of Otolaryngology
  • 2016 Member, CPT® Assistant Editorial Board


Selected Publications

  1. Bhattachryya N, Gubbels S, Schwartz S, et al: Clinical Practice Guideline: Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo (Update). Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery 2017 156(3S):S1-47
  2. Brown S, et al: The Essential Guide to Coding in Otolaryngology, 2016, Plural Publishing. Chapter 4, co-authored with Lawrence M. Simon, MD: Health Policy.
  3. Malekzadeh, S, et al: Otolaryngology Lifelong Learning Manual, 3rd Edition, 2015, Thieme/AAOHNSF. Section contributor to The Business of Medicine. 
  4. Tunkel DE, Bauer CA, Sun GH, Rosenfeld RM, Chandrasekhar SS, Cunningham ER Jr, Archer SM, Blakley BW, Carter JM, Granieri EC, Henry JA, Hollingsworth D, Khan FA, Mitchell S, Monfared A, Newman CW, Omole FS, Phillips CD, Robinson SK, Taw MB, Tyler RS, Waguespack R, Whamond EJ. Clinical practice guideline: tinnitus. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2014 Oct;151(4):533-41. doi: 10.1177/0194599814547475.
  5. Waguespack R. Mucociliary clearance patterns following endoscopic sinus surgery. Laryngoscope. 1995 Jul;105(7 Pt 2 Suppl 71):1-40. Review.
  6. Waguespack R. Contact-tip Nd:YAG laser applications: squamous nasal papillomatosis. South Med J. 1991 May;84(5):660-3.
  7. Love JT Jr, Waguespack R. Perilymphatic fistulas. Laryngoscope. 1981 Jul;91(7):1118-28.