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Dr. Duane J. Taylor inducted as AAO-HNSF Hall of Distinction Living Legend

October 1, 2023 – The American Academy of Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery and Foundation (AAO-HNS/F) is pleased to announce the selection of the third class of inductees into the AAO-HNS Hall of Distinction. The AAO-HNS Awards Committee selected six individuals for the “Pioneers” category and six individuals for the “Living Legends” category. Those recommendations were approved by the Board of Directors in April. President Kathleen L. Yaremchuk, MD, MSA. This outstanding class of inductees was honored during a special presentation at the AAO-HNSF 2023 Annual Meeting & OTO Experience, in Nashville, Tennessee, on October 1, 2023.Dr. Taylor was among the six 2023 class of Living Legends will shared his thoughts and insights on the global otolaryngology community. The committee highlighted Dr. Taylor’s numerous contributions to the specialty , its members and patient in the following article .

“Duane J. Taylor, MD, is a collaborative trailblazer dedicating a career toward creating a culture of opportunity for a diverse inclusion and representation in medicine and otolaryngology. Dr. Taylor serves the Bethesda, Maryland, community as the medical director at Le Visage ENT & Facial Plastic Surgery LLC. He served as AAO-HNS/F President from 2019 to 2020 and offered his steadfast leadership during the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic. Issues of diversity and inclusion, health and wellness, and international outreach have been areas of focus throughout his career. Early in his career, not long after completing his training and fellowship, Dr. Taylor was elected by the Otolaryngology Section of the National Medical Association to represent them as a governor to the AAO-HNS/F Board of Governors. Members of the Otolaryngology Section were instrumental in the creation of the William Harry Barnes Society. Dr. Taylor represented the Society for approximately 15 years. In this role Dr. Taylor helped start and fund the AAO-HNS/F Harry Barnes Society Endowed Leadership Grant and the Diversity Endowment. He was ultimately named Chair of the newly formed AAO-HNS Diversity Committee. Dr. Taylor completed his otolaryngology residency at Los Angeles County King/Drew Medical Center. He has received countless recognitions and honors including the AAO-HNS Distinguished Service Award in 2014 and a Presidential Citation from Dr. Kuppersmith in 2010.”

American Academy of Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery and Its Foundation Announce
New President:
Duane J. Taylor, MD
September 18, 2019 – 4:00pm

New Orleans —Duane J. Taylor, MD, became the new President of the American Academy of Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery (AAO-HNS) and its Foundation on Wednesday, September 18, 2019. Elected by AAO-HNS members, Dr. Taylor will serve a one-year term leading the Academy’s nearly 12,000 members who specialize in the treatment of the ears, nose, throat, and related structures of the head and neck.

Dr. Taylor, the first African American to serve in this position, said, “I am truly humbled and honored by this opportunity to serve as President of this organization. We are all committed to delivering the best possible care in our area of the ear, nose, and throat and head and neck with the best knowledge and compassion.”

Dr. Taylor is a surgeon and the Medical Director of Le Visage ENT & Facial Plastic Surgery (a division of the Centers of for Advanced ENT Care) in Bethesda, MD. After receiving his combined BS/MD program from the Northeastern Ohio Universities College of Medicine , he completed his surgery internship at the St. Joseph Hospital, Houston, TX, and his otolaryngology training at the King/Drew Medical Center in Los Angeles, CA, and a fellowship in Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery through the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery in Washington, DC, with renown plastic surgeon Clyde Litton, DDS, MD. He serves as one of the attending faculty for George Washington University otolaryngology residents at the Holy Cross Hospital in Silver Spring, MD, and is also on staff at Johns Hopkins Suburban Hospital in Bethesda as well as Medstar Washington Hospital Center in Washington, DC.
Dr. Taylor’s service to the Academy spans over three decades, in which he served on the Board of Governors, Board of Directors, and as the inaugural Chair of the Diversity and Inclusion Committee. Dr. Taylor also chaired the Academy’s Wellness Task Force and helped establish the Harry Barnes and Diversity Endowments. He has received the Academy’s Big on Goals Award, Model Committee Award (accepted as Chair of the Diversity Committee), Honor Award, Distinguished Service Award, and its highest honor the Presidential Citation.
About the AAO-HNS/F
The American Academy of Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery, one of the oldest medical associations in the nation, represents about 12,000 physicians and allied health professionals who specialize in the diagnosis and treatment of disorders of the ears, nose, throat, and related structures of the head and neck. The Academy serves its members by facilitating the advancement of the science and art of medicine related to otolaryngology and by representing the specialty in governmental and socioeconomic issues. The AAO-HNS Foundation works to advance the art, science, and ethical practice of otolaryngology-head and neck surgery through education, research, and lifelong learning.

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Duane J. Taylor M.D. , Medical Director of Le Visage ENT & Facial Plastic Surgery
Information: 301-897-5858 or [email protected]


Bethesda, Maryland – The practice of Dr. Duane J.Taylor is
observing “World Voice Day,” an international health observance day for the
human voice, on April 16. On this day, the public is asked to celebrate the
power of the healthy voice and recognize that harmful speaking techniques,
alcohol and tobacco abuse can easily and irrevocably damage the voice. The
long-term consequences of poor voice care can range from strained vocal cords
and chronic hoarseness to deadly head and neck cancers.

The American Academy of Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery’s theme for supporting this year’s World
Voice Day, “Connect with Your Voice,” calls attention to connecting with your
own voice and the voices of others you communicate with on a daily basis. Voice
disorders can greatly impact the lives and abilities of those affected to
express themselves. Many people don’t understand the signs and symptoms of these
disorders and often put off treatment, which can cause irreparable damage to
their voice quality.

“Vocal health is critical to our communication-oriented society, but the voice does not receive the public
recognition and appreciation it deserves, said Dr. Duane Taylor of Bethesda,
Maryland . “World Voice Day provides a perfect forum for highlighting the latest advances in
laryngology and voice care, and for educating our colleagues, patients, and
communities with lectures, voice screenings, community outreach resources, and
other offerings.”

World Voice Day gives otolaryngologist—head
and neck surgeons an opportunity to bring renewed awareness about vocal health
to the general public and to professionals who have built careers around their

As the practice Dr. Duane Taylor celebrates
the eleventh year of World Voice Day observance, we offer the community a few
simple health tips for vocal health:

1. Never smoke.

2. Keep yourself well hydrated. Water is
the best.

3. Don’t scream or shout. Use a microphone
if you need to project your voice.

4. Speak in an easy, unstrained voice.

5. Rest your voice if you have laryngitis

6. Get evaluated by an otolaryngologist if
you have hoarseness that lasts longer than two

To learn more about World Voice Day,
vocal health, and other ear, nose, and throat related topics, visit www.levisageface.com or


Contact Duane Taylor MD 301-897-5858 or [email protected]

Le Visage ENT & Facial Plastic Surgery , a division of the Centers for Advanced ENT Care and Dr. Duane
Celebrate  2020 World Voice Day Connect
with Your Voice

About World Voice Day### Every year on April16, otolaryngologist-head and neck surgeons and other voice health
professionals worldwide join together to recognize World Voice Day. World Voice Day encourages men and women, young and old, to assess their vocal health and
take action to improve or maintain good voice habits. The American Academy of
Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery has sponsored the U.S. observance of World
Voice Day since its inception in 2002.

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  • Dr. Taylor Honored with Presidential Citation
  • (Bethesda, Maryland – October 1, 2010) Each year the President of the American Academy of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery honors selected individuals who have made significant contributions to the specialty. This year, Dr. Duane J. Taylor, was one of six individuals selected by the AAO-HNS President Ron Kuppersmith, M.D., MBA to receive this prestigious honor at the opening ceremony of the Annual Meeting held in Boston, Massachusetts on September 26, 2010. » For more details, click here

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