Research Lectureship and Otolaryngology Graduation

Purpose and Objectives

The University of Florida College of Medicine Department of Otolaryngology presents an update of current research and clinical management of disorders of the ear, nose, throat and head & neck. Faculty and  Residents will provide lectures and panel discussions to improve understanding of current diagnosis and management of ENT disorders. The goal of this program is to foster educational interaction between practitioners.

Please excuse our dust. Updates are coming soon.

About Our Visiting Speakers:


Adams Lecturer: Troy Woodard, MD

Troy Woodard

Dr. Troy  Woodard  is originally from Nashville, TN.   He received High Honors  and a bachelor of science degree from DePaul University in Chicago, IL.  While attending DePaul University,  Dr. Woodard was a recipient of the esteemed  Presidential science scholarship.  He was a competitive NCAA Division I collegiate track and field athlete and a cofounder of the DePaul Gospel Choir.   After completing undergrad, Dr. Woodard successfully attended and graduated from The John Hopkins School of Medicine in 2003. Subsequently, Dr. Woodard attended Loyola University Medical Center where he successfully completed  his Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery residency training  and was inducted into the prestigious Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society in 2008. While in residency, Dr. Woodard served on the governing council and was the BOG Legislative Representative for the Section for Residents and Fellows in the American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery.   Following his otolaryngology residency, Dr. Woodard pursued additional clinical training as a clinical fellow in Advanced  Rhinology and Sinus Surgery at Medical College of Georgia.

Since completion of his medical training in 2009, Dr. Woodard has practiced Rhinology, Sinus and Skull Base Surgery at Cleveland Clinic.  Dr. Woodard’s specialty interests include acute and chronic sinonasal disease, CSF leak repairs, and benign and malignant anterior skull base neoplasms.  He has maintained his commitment to scholarly work and teaching.  Dr. Woodard has published  numerous peer reviewed articles, several book chapters, and has given countless lectures.  He is currently Co –director of the Advanced Rhinology, Sinus and Skull base fellowship at Cleveland Clinic.

In addition to his work in rhinology, Dr. Woodard has a strong desire to give back to the community and engage in student mentorship.  He is a champion for diversity and is involved with several diversity initiatives within the Cleveland Clinic, American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, and the Society of University Otolaryngologists.  Dr. Woodard is currently the president of  the Harry Barnes Medical Society, Chair of the Section of Otolaryngology of the National Medical Association and Co-Chair of the Minority Physician Resource Group at the Cleveland Clinic.


Theodoros N. Teknos, MD

Theodoros Teknos

Dr. Theodoros Teknos comes to UH from The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, where he has served in several leadership roles since 2008. He is currently Professor and Chair, Department of Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery. Prior to Ohio State, he was Division Chief, Head and Neck Oncology Division, Department of Otolaryngology, at the University of Michigan Health System. From 2007 to 2014, Dr. Teknos co-chaired a Task Force on Recurrent and Metastatic Disease for the National Cancer Institute’s Head and Neck Cancer Steering Committee.

Dr. Teknos earned his medical degree from Harvard Medical School. He completed his otolaryngology residency at Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary/Harvard Combined Program and then a fellowship in head and neck oncology, skull base, and microvascular reconstruction at Vanderbilt University Medical Center.


Additional speakers coming soon.


Research Lectureship

  • Date: June 7, 2019
  • Time: 9:00AM – 4:00PM
  • Location:
    1249 Center Drive
    Communicore Room C1-9
    Gainesville, FL. 32603
9:35 AM
9:50 AM
10:05 AM
10:20 AM
10:39 AM
11:10 AM
11:45 AM
12:00 PM
12:59 PM
1:10 PM
1:25 PM
1:35 PM
2:20 PM
2:29 PM
3:00 PM
3:35 PM
3:45 PM

*CME credit pending* 


Dinner and Awards Ceremony

  • Date: June 7, 2019
  • Time: 6:30PM – 10:00PM
  • Location:
    Florida Museum of Natural History
    3215 Hull Road
    Gainesville, FL. 32611
    Denny Gallery/Galleria
6:30 PM Social
7:00 PM Group Photo
7:15 PM Dinner and Awards



For directions and parking information, please contact Casey Willits.