Scientific Advisory Board
Dr. Bolger is an internationally recognized expert in minimally invasive endoscopic sinus surgery, paranasal sinus anatomy, and chronic sinusitis. Committed to innovation, discovery and education throughout his career, Dr. Bolger has developed and refined minimally invasive surgical techniques, contributed to the design of medical devices and conducted extensive clinical and basic science research. He has published over 100 manuscripts and lectured extensively to physicians throughout the world on over 250 occasions.
A graduate of the Uniformed Services University medical school, he completed Otolaryngology training at Wilford Hall USAF Medical Center, and Rhinology and Sinus Surgery Fellowship training at the University of Pennsylvania and the Karolinska Institute in Sweden. After training, he served as a leading expert in sinus surgery as Chief of Rhinology and Sinus Surgery at Walter Reed U.S. Army Medical Center, the University of Pennsylvania Health System and the Maryland Sinus Center. Currently he is Chief of Rhinology and Endoscopic Skull Base Surgery at the Mayo Clinic Florida.
Dr. Hoisington is a graduate of the University of Osteopathic Medicine & Health Sciences in Des Moines, Iowa. He completed his otolaryngology residency at the University of Chicago. He then went on to complete a fellowship through the American Academy of Otolarnygic Allergy.
Dr. Hoisington is involved in numerous speaker programs including, "Allergic an Non-Allergic Rhinitis and the Role of Nasal Steroids", "Acute Bacterial Rhinosinusitis", "Allergy Imperatives", "Allergy One: Working Together as One for Optimum Allergy Treatment", and "Diagnosis and Treatment of Allergic Rhinitis".
Dr. Hoisington is Board Certified by the American Board of Otolaryngology, and is a fellow of the American College of Surgeons. Upon entering private practice in 1993, Dr. Hoisington joined the Des Moines Otolaryngology Associates, P.C. In 1996, he joined the ENT Clinic of Iowa, P.C. where he continues to practice. Dr. Hoisington was honored as an Assistant Professor of Otolaryngology at Des Moines University in 2002. He is also the Department Chair of Otolaryngology at Mercy Hospital in Des Moines.
Dr. Kuhn is the Founder and Director of the Georgia Nasal and Sinus Institute and concurrently serves as an Adjunct Professor of Otolaryngology at the University of North Carolina. Dr. Kuhn is a past President of the American Rhinologic Society and remains an active member. He is a well-respected researcher with 52 publications to his name focusing on areas such as the frontal sinus, image-guided surgery, and allergic fungal sinusitis. Dr. Kuhn is a prolific author having written 8 book chapters and over 40 oral paper presentations at national scientific meetings. A world-renowned surgeon, Dr. Kuhn has been invited to speak in 8 foreign countries and across 31 universities in the United States. Dr. Kuhn significantly contributed to the field of sinus surgery having pioneered endoscopic and image-guided sinus surgery and developed multiple sinus surgical procedures. Dr. Kuhn is passionate about teaching and has chaired over 30 advanced sinus surgery courses and trained 10 rhinology and sinus fellows during his career. Due to Dr. Kuhn's extensive experience and creativity, Dr. Kuhn was selected as a co-designer for the Diego microdebrider for sinus surgery and he remains as a consultant to numerous instrument and design companies.
Dr. Kuhn completed his residency at the Barnes Hospital at Washington University in St. Louis in 1972, joined the U.S. Army Medical Corps from 1972-1974, and was in private practice in Oklahoma City, OK from 1974-1991. He was a Professor of Surgery /Otolaryngology at the Medical College of Georgia from1991-1995 and joined the Georgia Ear Institute from 1995-1999. Dr. Kuhn founded the Georgia Nasal and Sinus Institute in 1999 with the vision of delivering the finest quality in medical evaluation and care for patients with nasal and sinus disease. In addition to a thriving practice, Dr. Kuhn maintains his love for teaching by training fellow otolaryngologists and devoting his time to cutting-edge scientific research and publications.
Dr. Weeks is the Director of Minimally Invasive Head & Neck Surgery at SENTA clinic in San Diego. His practice includes skull base surgery, minimally invasive head and neck surgery, including thyroid and parathyroid surgery, sleep apnea surgery, zenkers diverticulum surgery, and minimally invasive facial reconstruction.
Dr. Weeks graduated from the University of California, San Diego, and received his M.D. from the University of Michigan Medical School in Ann Arbor Michigan. He then completed an internship in General Surgery and a Residency in Training in Otolaryngology at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas.
Dr. Weeks has been recognized by several organizations including Best Doctors in San Diego, America's Top Doctors, and Consumers' Research Council of America's top physicians. He has had numerous peer reviewed journal articles published in prestigious journals, including Cancer Research, Archives of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery, and Laryngoscope. Dr. Weeks is Board Certified by the American Board of Otolaryngology, and is a member of the San Diego Head & Neck Society.
Dr. Weiss is a graduate of the University of Texas Medical School at San Antonio. He completed his otolaryngology residency at the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB) in Galveston. He then spent 2 years completing a Head and Neck Fellowship training under Dr. Byron Bailey. After training, Dr. Weiss joined the faculty at UTMB and then went on to serve as the Chief of Otolaryngology at Keesler Air Force Base. Dr. Weiss is Board certified by the American Board of Otolaryngology and is a Fellow of the American Academy of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery.
Upon entering private practice in 1995, Dr. Weiss was involved in the development of the Cedar Lake Surgery Center in Biloxi, MS where he is now one of the primary managing partners. The primary focus of his practice is to reach and help patients suffering from sinus and nasal problems. He is the founder and medical director of the Sinuplasty Center of Excellence. His clinical research interests include minimally invasive endoscopic sinus surgery, advanced image guidance sinus surgery, and nuances of sinus outflow tracts with the potential of improved treatment using computer algorithms as well as how advanced digital capture and display can improve patient and physician education.