Thursday April 18 - Saturday April 20, 2024
Kiawah Island Golf Resort
Kiawah Island, South Carolina


Gerald S. Gussack, MD Endowed Professor and Vice Chair Chief of Rhinology and Sinus Surgery
Emory University

Dr. Del Gaudio was born and raised in Philadelphia, PA. He attended LaSalle University, and received his medical school education at Jefferson Medical College, graduating Maxima Cum Laude. Dr. Del Gaudio completed his residency in Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery at The University of Michigan Hospitals in Ann Arbor, MI in 1995. He then joined the Department of Otolaryngology at Emory University in Atlanta, where he presently holds the positions of Professor and Vice Chair of the Department of Otolaryngology, Residency Program Director, and Chief of Rhinology and Sinus Surgery. Dr. Del Gaudio is nationally recognized for his academic achievements, and has been awarded the Golden Head Mirror Award by the American Rhinologic Society and the Gerald S. Gussack Award from the Georgia Society of Otoloryngology. He serves on the Board of Directors of the American Rhinologic Society, and is a Past President of the Georgia Society of Otolaryngology and the Metro Atlanta Otolaryngology Society. He is a fellow of the American College of Surgeons, the American Academy of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery, the Triological Society, and the American Rhinologic Society.

Dr. Del Gaudio is a recognized expert in many of his clinical interests, including the relationship between Reflux and sinonasal disease, Office-based Rhinologic Surgery, "Sinus" headache, and Inferior Meatus Surgery for epiphora.

Chairman and Professor, Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery
Director, Rhinology and Skull Base Surgery Fellowship
Director, Georgia Sinus Center
Augusta University

Dr. Kountakis received a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Houston, Texas and his medical degree from the University of Texas-Houston Medical School. He completed his otolaryngology residency training at the UT-Houston Medical School affiliated hospitals and received a PhD degree from the University of Crete Medical School. He came to MCG-GRU in 2003 from the University of Virginia, Charlottesville, where he was Director of the Division of Rhinology and Virginia Sinus Center. Dr. Kountakis is Vice President of the Southern Section of the American Laryngological, Rhinological, and Otological Society (aka Triological Society), and a member of the Board of Directors and Past President of the Georgia Society of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery. He is Past President of the American Rhinologic Society and received the society's 2011 Golden Mirror Teaching Award. He is Editor-in-Chief of the first encyclopedia of otolaryngology, the five-volume "Encyclopedia of Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery". His research interests include pathophysiology and pathogenesis of sinusitis, medical and surgical outcomes, immune parameters in sinusitis, allergic fungal sinusitis, pathophysiology of nasal polyps, and leukotrienes in chronic sinusitis. He is consistently ranked among America’s Best Doctors.

Director, Nose & Sinus Center
Medical University of South Carolina

Rodney J. Schlosser, M.D., is the director of Rhinology and Sinus Surgery at The Nose & Sinus Center and is currently the only fellowship-trained adult and pediatric sinus surgeon in the state of South Carolina. After graduating from the US Military Academy at West Point and serving four years of active military duty in the US Army, Dr. Schlosser received his medical degree from the Mayo Clinic. He then completed his ENT residency at the University of Virginia where he trained under the mentorship of Charles W. Gross, MD, a nationally recognized sinus surgeon and pediatric otolaryngologist. After his residency, Dr. Schlosser completed an additional year of study during a fellowship devoted exclusively to the treatment of advanced sinus disease at the University of Pennsylvania with David W. Kennedy, MD, one of the premiere sinus surgeons in the world.

Dr. Schlosser has written more than 70 articles and chapters dealing with sinus and nasal topics and regularly travels around the world to speak and teach courses on the latest techniques in endoscopic sinus surgery and computerized image-guided surgery. Dr. Schlosser focuses primarily on difficult adult and pediatric sinus cases, nasal obstruction, revision surgeries, sinonasal tumors, encephaloceles/cerebrospinal fluid leaks, severe nasal polyposis, smell and taste disorders, and congenital nasal disorders.

Nathaniel and Sheila Harris Distinguished Professor of Otolaryngology
Vice Chair of Clinical Affairs
Chief, Division of Rhinology, Allergy, and Endoscopic Skull Base Surgery
CB 7070
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Chapel Hill, NC 27599-7070

Brent A. Senior, MD, FACS, FARS is Nat and Sheila Harris Professor of Otolaryngology and Neurosurgery at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill where he also serves as Vice Chair of Clinical Affairs and Chief of Rhinology, Allergy, and Endoscopic Skull Base Surgery. Dr. Senior has lectured and instructed in nearly 120 national and international rhinology courses and authored 120 articles and chapters in the field. In 2005, he co-edited the very successful text "The Frontal Sinus," now in its second edition. Dr. Senior's passion for education has been honored with his receipt of "Teacher of the Year" awards and the "Cottle Award" from the American Rhinologic Society, the highest award for education from that society. His clinical expertise has been honored with numerous annual "Top Doctor" awards, while his humanitarian efforts garnered him a "Humanitarian of the Year" Award from the American Academy of Otolaryngology in 2005. He has served as Chair of Rhinology and Allergy Education for the American Academy of Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery and as President of the American Rhiniologic Society. He currently serves as Associate Editor of the International Forum of Allergy and Rhinology; President of the Christian Society of Otolaryngology; President-Elect of the International Rhinologic Society and he sits on the Board of Directors of the American Academy of Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery and the International Rhinologic Society.

Michael Sillers, MD MICHAEL J. SILLERS, MD

Michael J. Sillers, M.D. graduated from the University of Alabama in 1984 and received his M.D. from the University of Alabama in 1988. He completed an internship in general surgery and a residency in otolaryngology-head and neck surgery at the University of Alabama-Birmingham in 1993. He completed his training as a fellow in rhinology and sinus surgery at the Medical College of Georgia and joined the faculty at UAB in 1994. He was promoted to Professor of Surgery in 2003 and held the endowed James J. Hicks Chair in Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery until July 2005. He is currently the founder and director of the Alabama Nasal and Sinus Center in Birmingham, AL.

Dr. Sillers is a past-President of American Rhinologic Society and served on the Rhinology and Paranasal Sinus Committee of the American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery. He has been voted by his peers as one of America’s top doctors for the past 15+ years. He is a member of Alpha Omega Alpha, and has published numerous peer review articles in the field of rhinology and sinus surgery and currently participates in clinical research studies. Dr. Sillers has served as physician/surgeon advisor to several medical device manufacturers over the years and continues to work with established and start-up companies as a consultant.