Significant Accomplishments

Choo Becomes Division Director

After more than 37 years in the role, Robin Cotton, MD, stepped down as Division Director in 2012. Cotton built the Division into the world's premier center for diagnosing and treating  airway abnormalities. The Division has grown into one of the nation’s busiest otolaryngology practices, with more than 33,000 outpatient visits and more than 11,000 procedures performed a year. After an exhaustive national search, Daniel Choo, MD, was named Cotton’s successor in October 2012.

Cotton Receives William Cooper Procter Medallion

In February 2013, Robin Cotton, MD, became only the ninth scientist since 1960 to be awarded the William Cooper Procter Medallion, the highest award bestowed by the Cincinnati Children’s Board of Trustees. Tom Cody, chairman of the board, called Cotton “a remarkable innovator, surgeon, educator and leader...”

Breakthrough Study in Usher Syndrome

Saima Riazuddin, PhD, and colleagues published a study entitled "Alterations of the CIB2 calcium- and integrin-binding protein, cause Usher syndrome type 1J and nonsyndromic deafness DFNB48” in Nature Genetics. This breakthrough work also was featured in the Editor’s Choice of Science Journal.