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American Cochlear Implant Alliance
Board of Directors

The Board of Directors exercises all corporate powers and manages the business and affairs of the Alliance. They establish program priorities central to its core mission of sponsoring research, increasing awareness and improving access to cochlear implants through advocacy while providing oversight of all activities carried out in support of its mission.


Craig A. Buchman, MD FACS *
Lindburg Professor and Chair,
Division of Otolaryngology 
Washington University in St Louis
School of Medicine

*denotes Executive Committee member


VICE CHAIR  - Colin Driscoll, MD *
Chair, Otorhinolaryngology

Mayo Clinic (MN)



SECRETARY -- Jan Larky, MA *
Stanford Ear Institute
Director, Cochlear Implant Program
Stanford Health Care

TREASURER -- Jill B. Firszt, PhD *
Professor, Department of Otolaryngology,
Head-Neck Surgery
Director, Cochlear Implant and Hearing 
Loss Research Laboratory
Washington University School of Medicine 


Bruce J. Gantz, MD FACS
Chair, CI Conferences Committee
Professor and Head
University of Iowa
Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery
University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics

Steven R. Rech
Vorys, Sater, Seymour and Pease LLP

David S. Haynes, MD, FACS
Professor of Otolaryngology, Neurosurgery/Hearing and Speech Sciences
Cochlear Implant Program Director, 
Vanderbilt University Medical Center

Bridget Scott-Weich, EdD NBC LSLS Cert AVEd                                      Educational Liaison
House Children's Hearing Center of UCLA
Adjunct Professor, California Lutheran University

K. Todd Houston, PhD, CCC-SLP, LSLS Cert. AVT
Professor of Speech-Language Pathology
School of Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology
The University of Akron

Andrew G. Shuman, MD
Assistant Professor
Department of Otolaryngology -
Head & Neck Surgery

University of Michigan Health System


Amy McConkey Robbins. MS LSLS Cert. AVT 
Speech-Language Pathologist
Communication Consulting Services
Indianapolis, IN

Holly Teagle, AuD, CCC-A
Clinical Associate Professor,
Co-Director of the Children’s Cochlear Implant Center at UNC,
Department of Otolaryngology,
University of North Carolina-CH 

John K. Niparko, MD
Founding Co-Chair
Professor and Chair,
Department of 
Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery
Keck School of Medicine of the
University of Southern California

Teresa A. Zwolan, PhD CCC-A*
Chair of Nominations and 
Founding Co-Chair 
Director, Cochlear Implant Program Professor,Otolaryngology at  University of Michigan Health System 


Julian Nedzelski, MD, FRCSC
Scientific Program Chair,
CI2016 International
Professor Emeritus
Department of Otolaryngolgoy - Head and Neck Surgery
University of Toronto/Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre



Donna L. Sorkin, M.A.
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