Diversity and Inclusion Committee

Chair / Diversity Officer: Jose Mattos, MD FARS
Email: [email protected]

In January 2020, the ARS Board and Committee Chairs unanimously agreed that the ARS needed to update its Diversity and Inclusion Mission Statement and appoint a leader and a committee to address Diversity and Inclusion for the ARS. Troy Woodard, MD, agreed to become our inaugural Diversity Officer as well as Chair of our new Diversity and Inclusion Committee. Since then, the committee has been actively working toward its goals of improving and promoting diversity within our society and in the Rhinologic community through a variety of outreach and educational programs. Jose Mattos, MD, MPH has recently been selected to succeed Dr. Woodard as committee chair, and he looks forward to working with current and future members, as well as the ARS community to continue the great work of this committee.

Since its inception, the Diversity and Inclusion Committee has created a new Diversity and Inclusion Mission Statement for the Society:

The American Rhinologic Society (ARS) is committed to diversity and inclusion within the membership of our society.

In order to fulfill our mission of promoting excellence in patient care, research, and education in rhinology and skull base disorders, we are committed to respecting, promoting, and valuing the contributions of members regardless of their age, ethnicity, gender, race, disability status, economic circumstances, religion or sexual orientation.

We will actively work to improve the inclusion and participation of diverse members at all levels including in committees and leadership and in educational offerings and research support.

The ARS will advance culturally competent patient care and research and the role of diversity in the ARS membership to further these efforts.

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Committee Members

  • Term Ending 2024
    • Kevin Hur
    • Todd Spock
    • Jean Anderson Eloy
    • Kenneth Rodriguez
    • Zach Soler
    • Jivianne Lee
    • Erin Obrien
    • Danielle Warner
  • Term Ending 2025
    • Janki Shah
  • Term Ending 2026
    • Jose Mattos