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American Academy of Ophthalmology and Otolaryngology Elects Officials.–Bradley R. Straatsma, MD, a Los Angeles ophthalmologist, was installed as president of the American Academy of Ophthalmology and Otolaryngology on Oct 8, 1976. He succeeded John F. Daly, MD, a New York otolaryngologist.
At the same time, Eugene L. Derlacki, MD, a Chicago otolaryngologist, was named president-elect, to assume office in one year.
The two surgeons led a list of new officers to head this 11,000-member medical society of specialists in eye, ear, nose, and throat, and plastic surgery of the head and neck.
Other ranking officers elected by the Academy are: Dr Robert W. Hollenhorst, Rochester, Minn, first vice-president; Dr Roger A. Simpson, Iowa City, second vice-president; and Dr Albert D. Ruedemann, Jr, Detroit, third vice-president.
Dr D. Thane R. Cody, Rochester, Minn, was elected secretary for instruction in otolaryngology, and Dr Marshall M. Parks, Washington, DC, was elected
News and Comment. Arch Ophthalmol. 1977;95(2):343. doi:10.1001/archopht.1977.04450020144035