Professor of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery - University of Michigan, Mott Children’s Hospital - Ann Arbor, USA Marci Lesperance is a Professor of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery at the University of Michigan and served as Division Chief for 15 years. She completed otolaryngology residency at the University of Michigan in 1994. Dr. Lesperance then completed a one-year research fellowship in the Laboratory of Medical Genetics at the National Institute of Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD), followed by a Pediatric Otolaryngology fellowship at Children’s National Medical Center in Washington, DC. Dr. Lesperance’s research has been funded by NIH and outside foundations, and it focuses on the molecular genetics of hearing loss and using genetics to improve patient care. She has served as Chair of the Board of Scientific Counselors for the NIDCD. She has served as Surgeon in Chief for the Children’s and Women’s Hospital, and as Program Director for the University of Michigan’s Pediatric Otolaryngology Fellowship. She has held leadership roles in the American Society of Pediatric Otolaryngology and is currently a member of the Otolaryngology Residency Review Committee for the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education. Dr. Lesperance is the Pediatric Otolaryngology section Editor for Cummings Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, 6th and 7th editions. Currently, she serves as Associate Chief Clinical Officer for Children’s Specialty and Women’s Services for the University of Michigan Medical Group.