Speakers

Margaret Adkins, Matthew Bush, Lynzee Cornell, Liza Creel, Kenneth Iverson, Raleigh Jones Jr, Beth McNulty, Jennifer Shinn, Robert Sprang, Joseph Touma, Ian Windmill, Dan Zeitler

Margaret Adkins, AuD, CCC-A

Audiologist
Department of Audiology and Communicative Disorders
University of Kentucky Medical Center
Lexington, Kentucky

Dr. Adkins earned a AuD from A.T. Still University in Mesa, Arizona. She has a Certificate of Clinical Competence in Audiology and is a Hearing Instrument Specialist.

Clinical interests include cochlear implants, diagnostic audiology, and hearing aids.

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Matthew Bush, M.D., Ph.D., FACS

Vice Chair for Research and Associate Professor
Division of Otology, Neurotology, and Cranial Base Surgery
Department of Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery
University of Kentucky Medical Center
Lexington, KY

Dr. Bush received an undergraduate degree from Bob Jones University and an MD from Marshall University School of Medicine. He completed an Otolaryngology residency at the University of Kentucky followed by a post-doctoral research fellowship and Neurotology and Cranial Base Surgery fellowship at The Ohio State University and Nationwide Children’s Hospital Research Institute.

Dr. Bush is board certified in Otolaryngology and Neurotology. His clinical practice focuses on disorders of hearing and balance, including pediatric cochlear implantation. This blends well with the Dr. Bush’s research interests, which are directed at assessing and addressing rural pediatric and adult hearing health disparities. A K23 Career Development Award from the NIH National Institute of Deafness and Communication Disorders and a Triological Society Career Development Award supports this research. Recent research has been published in The Journal of Pediatrics, Ear & Hearing, The Laryngoscope, and Otology & Neurotology.

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Lynzee Cornell, PhD

Assistant Professor and Interim, Clinical Director of Audiology
Department of Otolaryngology, Audiology
University of Louisville School of Medicine
Louisville, Kentucky

Dr. Cornell joined the faculty at the University of Louisville in October of 2010 and is a graduate of the University of Tennessee were she obtained her degree in Speech and Hearing Science with a concentration in Audiology. While completing her degree she also completed an Alexander Graham Bell Cochlear Implant Fellowship in 2010; one of nine nationwide.

Dr. Cornell is the Director of Clinical Services for the program and currently divides her time at the University of Louisville between clinical practice, teaching, and research. Dr. Cornell is responsible for teaching: Essential Techniques in Audiometry for Pediatrics and Adults, Hearing Aids and Pathologies. Currently, she has several research projects underway and research interests include cochlear implants, spatial hearing, and hearing aids. Clinically, Dr. Cornell divides her time between two of the University Hearing and Balance locations as well as Norton Children's Hospital.

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Liza Creel, PhD, MPH

Assistant Professor
Department of Health Management and Systems Sciences
University of Louisville School of Medicine
Louisville, Kentucky

Dr. Creel is currently an Assistant Professor in the Department of Health Management and Systems Sciences. She is also a Commonwealth Scholar within the Commonwealth Institute of Kentucky and has an Associate Appointment in the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Louisville School of Medicine. Liza received her PhD in Health Services Research with a concentration in Health Economics from the Texas A&M Health Science Center, School of Public Health. She also holds an MPH in Health Policy from the University of Michigan, School of Public Health, and a BS in Health Services Administration from the University of Texas, Southwestern School of Allied Health Sciences.

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Kenneth Iverson, MD

Assistant Professor
Department of Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery
University of Kentucky Medical Center
Lexington, Kentucky

Dr. Iverson earned an MD from the University of South Carolina School of Medicine in Columbia, South Carolina. He completed residency in Otolaryngology at the Medical College of Georgia-Georgia Regents University in Augusta and a fellowship in Pediatric Otolaryngology at Children's of Alabama, University of Alabama at Birmingham.

He practices clinical and surgical pediatric otolaryngology and is active in the education of residents and medical students.

Dr. Iverson is certified by the American Board of Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery.

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Raleigh Jones Jr, MD

Professor and Chair
Department of Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery
University of Kentucky Medical Center
Lexington, Kentucky

Dr. Jones earned an MD from the University of Kentucky College of Medicine in Lexington. He completed residencies at the
UK Chandler Hospital in Lexington and at the University of North Carolina Hospitals in Chapel Hill. He completed fellowship at the
Ear Research Foundation in Sarasota, Florida.

He was named a Best Doctor in 2007 & 2013.

Clinical interest is disorders of hearing and balance.

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Beth McNulty, MD

Assistant Professor
Department of Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery
University of Kentucky Medical Center
Lexington, Kentucky

Dr. McNulty grew up in Western Kentucky and moved to Louisville for her undergraduate education. She earned an MD from the University of Louisville School of Medicine and was elected to the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society. She completed residency in Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery at the University of Louisville and a two-year fellowship in Otology, Neurotology and Cranial Base Surgery at the Michigan Ear Institute in Farmington Hills, Michigan.

She is a member of the American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery, Triological Society, and American Neurotology Society, among others. She is also certified by the American Board of Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery.

Clinical interests include Balance Disorders, Chronic Ear Disease, Cochlear Implantation, Dizziness, Hearing Loss, and Skull Base Tumors.

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Jennifer Shinn, PhD, CCC-A/F-AAA

Associate Professor and Chief of Audiology
Department of Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery
University of Kentucky Medical Center
Lexington, Kentucky

Dr. Shinn-Pettyjohn is an Associate Professor and Chief of Audiology in the Department of Otolaryngology at the University of Kentucky Her areas of expertise include auditory disorders electrophysiology and the diagnosis and rehabilitation of auditory processing deficits in children and adults She maintains a clinical practice and her research focus is in the areas of neuroaudiology

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Robert Sprang, MBA

Director
Kentucky TeleCare
Co-Project Manager
Kentucky TeleHealth Network
University of Kentucky
Lexington, Kentucky

Rob has been the Director of Kentucky TeleCare, the telehealth program based at the University of Kentucky Chandler Medical Center since September 1996. Active in state and federal telehealth policy initiatives, he is a former Board member and a past President of the Board of Directors for the Center for Telehealth and e-Health Law (CTeL) in Washington, DC, the preeminent organization in the field of telehealth and e-health legal and regulatory research and advocacy.

Rob was primarily responsible for the Kentucky TeleHealth Network legislative language that was passed in the 2000 Kentucky Legislative session. The legislation expanded telehealth from a regional, eastern Kentucky project to a statewide network that now includes over 1300 clinical members. Upon adoption of the bill, Kentucky became the first state to legislatively mandate reimbursement by Medicaid and Commercial Health Plans for telehealth encounters. Kentucky's legislation also created a Board of Directors where Rob served as Board Chairman from 2010-2018 and he has served as a Board member since 2000.

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Joseph Touma, MD, FACS

Clinical Professor
Marshall University School of Medicine; West Virginia University School of Medicine Huntington, WV; Morgantown, WV

Dr. Touma graduated from the University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine and completed a residency at West Virginia University Hospital. He is a clinical professor at both the Marshall University and the West Virginia University School of Medicine.

Over the course of his career, Dr. Touma has as the Chairman, West Virginia Chapter Better Hearing and Speech Foundation; Founder and President of the Touma Ear Foundation, Inc; Founding Board Member, Doctor’s Care of Cabell Count; and in various other professional leadership roles. He has given numerous national and international lectures and authored countless publications in textbooks and academic journals. He currently practices at River Cities ENT and is affiliated with Cabell Huntington Hospital and King's Daughters Medical Center.

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Ian Windmill, PhD, FAAA

Clinical Director
Division of Audiology
Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center
Cincinnati, Ohio

Dr. Windmill is the clinical director in the Division of Audiology at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center. He was recently chosen as the president-elect of the American Academy of Audiology.

Before moving to Cincinnati Children’s Hospital, Dr. Windmill was chief of the Division of Communicative Sciences at the University of Mississippi Medical Center for 5 years after spending 13 years at the University of Louisville, where he was director of the Division of Audiology in the Department of Surgery. While at Louisville, Dr. Windmill was a partner in University Surgical Associates and managing partner of University Audiology Associates, a private audiologic practice associated with University Surgical Associates. He also chaired the Accreditation Commission for Audiology Education from 2006–2011 and has been a member of the American Auditory Society since 1983.

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Dan Zeitler, MD, FACS

Staff Otolaryngologist and Neurotologist, Department of Otolaryngology; Listen for Life Center and the Neuroscience Institute, Virginia Mason Medical Center Seattle, Washington

Affiliate Investigator, Benaroya Research Institute, Seattle, Washington

Dr. Zeitler received an MD and completed his residency at the New York School of Medicine. He completed a fellowship at the University of Miami Ear Institute at Jackson Memorial Hospital in Miami, Florida. Dr. Zeitler is board certified in Otolaryngology and Neurotology.

He has been involved with multiple industry-sponsored clinical research protocols and has several ongoing projects, including cochlear implantation for single-sided deafness in children and adults and cochlear implantation in the elderly. His areas of expertise include cochlear implants, acoustic neuroma, middle ear reconstructive surgery, chronic ear disease, disorders of facial nerve, and medical and surgical management of ear problems.

Dr. Zeitler has also participated in medical mission trips to Eastern Africa and serves as a guest lecturer for local and national non-profit groups. He also sits on the Board of Directors of Blue Engine, a program that partners with public high schools to prepare dramatically greater numbers of low-income students for postsecondary success.

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