A: After medical school, I trained at the University of Cincinnati and Children’s Hospital of Cincinnati. The program is a top 20 program and is number one in the world for pediatric ENT. I had world class mentors like Jack Gluckman, MD who wrote the book on thyroid cancer. Myles Pensak MD, the current chairman, was my ear mentor and remains a personal friend. He also was my choice of surgeon when my father in-law needed skull base surgery. Residency was the toughest five years of my life. In the early years, I would spend 120 hours a week at the hospital. My wife had the tougher job though, trying to raise 4 small kids with a chronically fatigued husband who was rarely at home. But great training never comes without personal and family sacrifice. I’m thankful that I went through it, but glad that I never have to face it again!