Explore this issue:July 2016
This year the Patrick E. Brookhouser Award of Excellence was presented to Frank E. Lucente, MD, professor and former chair of the department of otolaryngology at SUNY Downstate Medical Center in New York City. The inscription on the plaque read: “Frank E. Lucente, MD, who has made significant service and scientific contributions to the Triological Society and otolaryngology-head and neck surgery. The recipient embodies and perpetuates the ideals of the Triological Society and the leader, mentor, scholar, and clinician for whom this award is named, Patrick E. Brookhouser.
Dr. Lucente accepted the award, noting that the society "has always had strong leadership, but it is a society of leaders who are here.” He added, “We are involved in communities and we look for ways to serve those in need.”
Lara Pullen is a freelance medical writer based in Illinois.