The Byron Bailey Surgical Society

Fifteenth Annual Byron Bailey Surgical Society Meeting

Join us for the Fifteenth Annual Byron Bailey Surgical Society Meeting — In person meeting
Saturday, June 24, 2023

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For more information contact Patricia Garza or Roxann Ortiz at: (409) 772-2701

Bryon Bailey Surgical Society Meeting Information

  • Course Objectives

    Learning Objectives

    At the conclusion of the activity, the participants should be able to:

    • Describe 3 areas where new technology will improve patient care
    • Be more aware of the ethics of ability and how that translates to educating residents
    • List socioeconomic factors that influence the timing, access and disparity to care

    Performance Objective

    • Improved awareness of the newest technologies already available that can change patient outcomes
    • Influence the strategy on how to effectively train surgical residents.
    • Excited outlook for the future of ENT and medicine in the 21st century.
  • Agenda
  • Guest Speakers

    Susan D. McCammon, MFA, MD, FACS, FAAHPM, PhD

    Susan D. McCammon, MFA, MD, FACS, FAAHPM, PhD is the John W. Poynor Professor of Otolaryngology and Director of Head and Neck Surgical Oncology at the UAB Heersink School of Medicine in Birmingham, Alabama. There she serves as the Director of the Pat and Jean Sullivan Head and Neck Cancer Survivorship Program, one of the only survivorship programs in the US that enroll patients at the time of diagnosis. Dr. McCammon’s practice is complemented by her role as Director Fellowship in Head and Neck Surgery and Microvascular Reconstruction and as Secretary of the American Head and Neck Society.

    Dually boarded in Otolaryngology and Internal Medicine, Hospice and Palliative Care, McCammon also serves as a professor in the Division of Geriatrics, Gerontology & Palliative Care at the university. As a founding member of the Southeast Institute for Palliative and Supportive Care, she has experience with palliative care research that addresses health disparities in the rural south.

    Dr. McCammon’s career includes a focus on medical ethics. As Associate Medical Director of the UAB Clinical Ethics program, she provides clinical ethics consultation for high-risk surgical patients. Prior to that, she was the Past Chair of the Ethics Committee of the American Academy of Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery. Currently, McCammon serves as Adjunct Faculty in the Department of Bioethics at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation. Her research interests include medical decision-making, narrative ethics, prognostication, and goal-concordant care for patients with advanced and recurrent head and neck cancer.

    Dr. McCammon began her training at Columbia University in New York where she graduated cum laude in Music History and Theory. Later she completed a Master of Fine Arts in Historical Musicology at Princeton University in New Jersey.

    Dr. McCammon earned her medical degree at the University of Alabama School of Medicine, graduating magna cum laude. She completed an otolaryngology-head and neck surgery residency at UAB and a fellowship in head and neck surgical oncology at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. She has recently completed a PhD with a dissertation on “Shadow Selves of Shared Decision Making: Cognitive and Affective Reasoning in Surgical Palliative Care” at UTMB Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, Galveston, Texas, Institute for Bioethics and Health Humanities.


    J. Benjamin McIntire, MD, FACS

    Dr. J. Benjamin McIntire is a Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon at Premier Dermatology and Cosmetic Surgery in Newark, DE. He was born and raised in the swamps of Monroe, Louisiana, and underwent the majority of his schooling in New Orleans. He attended Tulane University, where he was inducted into Phi Beta Kappa, and graduated Summa Cum Laude with a BS in Neuroscience in 2009. He completed medical school at Louisiana State University in New Orleans, where he was inducted into Alpha Omega Alpha, and received his MD in 2013. He completed residency training in Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery at the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston, TX. He went on to complete fellowship training in Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery with Past President of the AAFPRS, Dr. Edwin Williams, in Albany, NY. He is Dual Board Certified in Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery as well as Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery, and he is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons. His practice is primarily focused on Mohs reconstruction, facial rejuvenation surgery, and rhinoplasty. When not in the operating room, he enjoys weightlifting and attempting to climb mountains.



    José P. Zevallos MD, MPH

    José P. Zevallos MD, MPH is the Eugene N. Myers, M.D. Chairman of Otolaryngology at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC).  Prior to this position, he served as Division Chief of Head and Neck Surgery at Washington University School of Medicine and the Siteman Cancer Center in St. Louis, Missouri.  Dr. Zevallos is a nationally and internationally recognized expert on the epidemiology and genomics of HPV-associated oropharyngeal cancer. His clinical practice includes the full depth and breadth of head and neck surgical oncology, with a special emphasis on transoral robotic surgery and complex thyroid surgery. In addition to his clinical practice, Dr. Zevallos runs a translational research laboratory at UPMC Hillman Cancer Center and is the principal investigator of a clinical trial focused on treatment deintensification for HPV+ oropharyngeal cancer.  He has published more than 120 peer-review articles on topics in head and neck cancer and is a frequently invited visiting professor and speaker throughout the United States, Europe, and Latin America.  Dr. Zevallos is also the founder of a molecular diagnostics start-up company, Droplet Biosciences, based in Cambridge, Massachusetts.  He and his wife, Juliette, have three young children and in his free time he enjoys golf and travel.  

  • Meeting Registration

    Fifteenth Annual Bryon Bailey Surgical Society Meeting

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"May we always keep the needs of our patients foremost in our minds and in our hearts as we study, learn, and practice the science and art of medicine."    — Byron J. Bailey, MD