Mark E. P. Prince, M.D., was appointed interim chair of the Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, as formally approved by the University of Michigan Board of Regents On June 16. Dr. Prince will assume the role of interim chair effective July 1, 2016.
Dr. Prince received his M.D. degree in 1988 from Dalhousie School of Medicine in Nova Scotia and completed his residency in general surgery and otolaryngology at the same institution. He joined our faculty here at the University of Michigan as a lecturer in otolaryngology in 1996 and was appointed as an assistant professor in 1998. He rose through the ranks to his current position as professor of otolaryngology-head and neck surgery in 2013.
Over the years, Dr. Prince has held several key leadership roles, both within and outside of our department. He served as the program director of our otolaryngology residency program from 2000 to 2015; his intentional leadership helped to develop our program into one of the most sought after otolaryngology training programs in the country. Dr. Prince has helped shape our educational mission as our department’s associate chair for education, a post he took in 2014. In 2015, he was appointed as the assistant dean for graduate medical education in the Medical School. Dr. Prince has also served as the chief of the Division of Head and Neck Oncology since 2007, and he will remain in this capacity throughout his appointment as interim chair.
We are fortunate to have remarkable leaders in our department. He is well-equipped to serve in this role, and we look forward to his leadership in the coming year.