We have been notified of the passing of Society Fellows:

Warren Y. Adkins Jr, MD a Triological Society Fellow since 1982, passed away on July 26, 2018.

Dr. Adkins' obituary can be found here.

Noel L. Cohen, MD FACS a Triological Society Fellow since 1974 and 1987 Eastern Section Treasurer, passed away on February 19, 2019.

Dr. Cohen's obituary can be found here.

Dr. Cohen’s colleague and friend, Dr. J. Thomas Roland shared the following: It is with great sadness and heavy hearts that we inform you of the passing of our friend, mentor, and former Department Chair, Dr. Noel Cohen. Dr. Noel Cohen served from 1980-2002 as Department Chairman of the NYU Medical Center’s Department of Otolaryngology. A native New Yorker, Dr. Cohen completed his BA at the University Heights College in the Bronx in 1951. He studied medicine in Utrecht, Holland until 1957 when he obtained a doctorate of medicine. It was in Holland that he met his wife, Baukje. His time as a civilian was interrupted by a period of activity as an officer in the US Navy from 1957 to 1959. ENT residency followed until 1962 at the NYU School of Medicine and Bellevue Hospital. Dr. Cohen held many academic and clinical positions in the following years. To name just a few: Professor of Otolaryngology; Chairman of the NYU Otolaryngology Department; Acting Dean of the New York University School of Medicine; and President of the New York University Hospital Center. Dr. Cohen not only served as our department chair, but was notably one of the earliest pioneers of cochlear implants, auditory brainstem implants, and is recognized as one of America’s leading experts of acoustic neuroma management and cochlear implantation. He received many awards during his career and was an invited lecturer all over the world. In 2003 he received the prestigious Honorary Doctorate from Albert-Ludwigs University in Freiberg. Dr. Cohen’s distinguished medical career and research in the field of Otology/Neurotology have helped pave the way for our department and otolaryngologists across the globe. The NYU Langone Cochlear Implant Center was started in 1983 with Dr. Susan Waltzman and, today, is one of the largest clinical and research teams in the world. He will be greatly missed and his contributions to medicine and science will live on in those that were fortunate to have worked and trained with him.

James C. Hutchinson Jr., MD FACS, a Triological Society Fellow since 1982, passed away on July 29, 2018.

Dr. Hutchinson's obituary can be found here.

C. Gary Jackson, MD, a Triological Society Fellow since 1988 passed away on March 22, 2018.

Dr. Jackson's obituary can be found here.

Robert I. Kohut, MD, a Triological Society Fellow since 1974, Edmund Prince Fowler Award winner for his thesis, and 1988-1990 At Large Council member passed away on February 28, 2019.

Dr. Kohut's's obituary can be found here.

Joseph H. Leek, MD, a Triological Society Fellow since 1973, passed away on January 7, 2017.

Dr. Leek's obituary can be found here.

Arnold M. Noyek, MD FACS, a Triological Society Fellow since 1979, winner of the Harris P. Mosher Award for his thesis titled "Bone Scanning in Otolaryngology", and 1994 Triological Society Eastern Section Vice President, passed away on December 14, 2018.

Dr. Ian Witterick wrote a tribute "I am sad to have to let you know of the passing of Dr. Arnold Noyek yesterday evening. Arnold was an amazing mentor, leader, colleague and friend. He gave tirelessly to our specialty, our department, to education and world peace. His reach and impact goes far beyond our department and specialty. I will miss his boundless energy, "can do" attitude and the positivity that radiated from him. He ended his emails with "Always moving forward!" epitomizing his drive, enthusiasm and passion to always look for new opportunities and capitalize on the relationships and networks of people he developed and nurtured around the globe. I will sadly miss him."

Dr. Noyek's obituary can be found here.

William H. Saunders, MD a Triological Society Fellow since 1961, 1985 Triological Society President and 1969 Triological Society Middle Section Vice President, passed away on March 5, 2018.

Dr. David Schuller informed us of the passing of one of our long time Fellows and Past Presidents, William H. Saunders, MD. Dr. Saunders served as Vice President of the Middle Section in 1969, and later served the Society as President in 1985. He was a Triological Society Fellow for 57 years, inducted as an Active Fellow in 1961. Dr. Saunders served as a Council member in 1968 and from 1981 through 1983. I am certain many of you recall Dr. Saunders and his wife, Putzi, attending COSM as well as other ENT meetings to work on behalf of the Deafness Research Foundation. Dr. Schuller forwarded the statement below which extols both the clinical and artistic successes of Dr. Saunders.

“William H. Saunders, MD expired at the age of 98 on March 5, 2018. Dr. Saunders was a long time fellow of the Triological Society and served it as a member of the Council and also as the President. After completing his residency at the University of Michigan, he joined the faculty at The Ohio State University where he rose to become Chair of the Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery until his retirement from that position after 21 years as Chair. He co-authored the Textbook of Otolaryngology with David DeWeese, MD which became the best selling textbook of the specialty for several years. Dr. Saunders was a long serving Director of the American Board of Otolaryngology and served that organization as Vice President. He was also inducted into the American Laryngological Association. Dr. Saunders possessed many non-medical talents including being a registered gemologist. He and his wife, Putzi, combined their artistic talents to design jewelry which was sold at national Otolaryngology meetings to benefit the Deafness Research Foundation. In addition, he was an award winning weaver of tapestries that were initially designed by Putzi. Dr. Saunders was an excellent clinician and teacher whose efforts impacted the lives of thousands of residents and medical students and hundreds of thousands of patients during the course of his illustrious career.”

Dr. Schuller advised that a memorial service will not be held. For those of you who wish to send your condolences to Mrs. Saunders, we are happy to accept cards addressed to her at our office and will forward your condolences to her. Our address is 13930 Gold Circle, Suite 103, Omaha, NE 68144.

Stanley E. Thawley, MD FACS a Triological Society Fellow since 1981, passed away on January 22, 2019.

It is with sadness that we report to our members the passing of one of our Triological Fellows, Stanley Thawley, MD. Dr. Thawley, a senior Fellow, was inducted into the Society in 1981. He served a brief term as editor of The Laryngoscope, following the death of Joseph Ogura, MD. The family requests that notes of condolence be sent to: Washington University School of Medicine • Department of Otolaryngology • Attn: Emily Harvey • 660 S. Euclid Ave., Campus Box 8115 • St. Louis, MO 63110. Dr. Thawley's obituary can be found here.

Dr. Craig Buchman, Chair at Washington University, has shared below a tribute to Dr. Thawley. "It is with overwhelming sadness that I share the heartbreaking news of the passing of Dr. Stanley Thawley. Stanley E. Thawley was born May 23, 1943 in Jacksonville, Texas. He passed away January 22, 2019. He was preceded in death by his parents Elbert John Thawley and Lillie Rose Stark Thawley; and brother, John Thawley II. Stan is survived by his wife Betty; sons, David and Mark (Mary); grandchildren, Ben, Sam, and Sophie Thawley; and nephew, John Thawley III. Stan moved to Austin, Texas after eighth grade to attend University Junior High, Stephen F. Austin High School, and University of Texas. He graduated with honors from University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston. Stan married Betty Sue Appenbrink in 1967. He was a surgical intern at Parkland Hospital in Dallas, served two years with the Air Force in Lubbock, Texas, and moved to St. Louis for ENT residency at Barnes Hospital. Dr. Thawley joined the Department of Otolaryngology at Washington University School of Medicine in 1975 in the days of Dr. Joseph Ogura, where he remained for the rest of his career. He began his career specializing in head and neck surgery and he presented numerous head and neck oncology courses on modified versus radical neck dissection, salivary gland neoplasms, carcinoma of the laryngopharynx, adenoid cystic carcinoma of the head and neck, and total glossectomy for tongue cancers. He taught many residents, published many papers, and served as the Editor of Volumes I and II of the landmark textbook Comprehensive Management of Head and Neck Tumors. In the late 1980’s, Dr. Thawley’s interest in endoscopic sinus surgery and management of sleep apnea grew, as well as his clinical practice in that arena, and he became the Director of the Sinus Allergy Division in Otolaryngology and Director of Adult Division in Otolaryngology. Among his many contributions to the specialty, Dr. Thawley served as Chief of Otolaryngology at the Veterans Administration Medical Center in 1975, Director of the AAOA Residency Training and Fellowship Committee, Chairman of the VA Human Research Studies, Secretary/Treasurer of the ENT Club of St. Louis 1994-2016, AAOA Council Member, and Editor of the Laryngoscope Journal. Dr. Thawley cared for thousands of patients throughout his 44 years at Washington University. Beyond St Louis, he provided excellent specialty care to the communities of Madison and St. Genevieve County for over 30 years. He recently retired from clinical practice in 2017 and became Professor Emeritus at Washington University. Stan was active at church, serving as leader in the Contemporary Class. Late in life, he learned to play Appalachian and hammered dulcimers and the violin. He enjoyed taking lessons and attending workshops. Stan wrote and published poems and valued immensely the influence of poetry on his life. Dr. Thawley will be greatly missed and his memories will be forever treasured by all of his family, friends, and colleagues. Please join me in expressing my deepest sympathy to Dr. Thawley’s wife, Betty, and his sons, Mark & David and their families."

David F. Wilson, MD, a Triological Society Fellow since 1985, 2007 Triological Society President and 1997 Triological Society Western Section Vice President, passed away on November 13, 2018.

Dr. Wilson's obituary can be found here.

A memorial service is planned on Friday, December 7, 2018 at 4:00 pm at Trinity Episcopal Cathedral located at 147 NW 19th Avenue in Portland, Oregon. Gifts in Dr. Wilson’s name can be made to Trinity Episcopal Cathedral William Temple House at the above address (zip code 97209 and phone 503-222-9811).