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March 4, 2015 / drjamesfreije

A Primer on The American Academy of Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery By Dr. James Freije

Founded to help otolaryngologists achieve excellence through education, research and advocacy, the American Academy of Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery (AAO-HNS) represents more than 12,000 physicians across the nation. As a group, the AAO-HNS advocates on behalf of its members to inform officials in Washington on the importance of otolaryngology as a branch of medicine.

In addition to its advocating efforts, the AAO-HNS offers a number of resources for physicians including the latest developments on Medicare, Electronic Health Records, and e-Prescriptions.

The AAO-HNS is dedicated to continued medical education courses for its members, and its website at holds a number of resources designed to help its members remain on the cutting edge of otolaryngological procedures and surgical techniques. The AAO-HNS also publishes Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery, a peer-reviewed journal, which encompasses all the latest announcements and studies in the world of Otolaryngology.

Dr. James Freije is an otolaryngologist and a fellow of the AAO-HNS. He continues to serve Central Pennsylvania as head and neck surgeon for the Mount Nittany Physician Group.

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