John W. House, MD

John W. House, MD, a practicing physician in the House Ear Clinic, Los Angeles, has been elected secretary/treasurer of the board of the American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery (AAO-HNS), Alexandria, Va.

His 3-year term begins in October. House served as an at-large director during the last term.  

The AAO-HNS is the largest organization representing specialists who treat the ear, nose, throat, and related structures of the head and neck. House will oversee the administration of general funds, securities, properties, and assets for the Academy and its foundation. He also sits on the review board for Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery, the Academy’s journal.

House earned an undergraduate degree from the University of Southern California (USC), and a doctorate in medicine from the USC School of Medicine. Following a straight medicine internship, he completed his ear, nose, and throat (ENT) residency at Los Angeles County/ USC Medical Center in 1974. Earlier, he completed a 2-year tour of duty in the Army, serving as the chief of ENT service at Beach Army Hospital, Fort Walters, Tex. House entered private practice at the House Clinic in 1975.

In addition to his duties at the clinic and institute, House is a clinical professor in the Department of Otolaryngology at the Keck School of Medicine at USC. A recipient of the 1990 USC alumni merit award, House was honored as outstanding teacher at the university from 1989 to 1991, and was named teacher of the year in 1987 by the Family Practice Department at USC.

The nonprofit House Ear Institute (HEI) focuses on advancing hearing science through research and education. House Clinic physicians volunteer to teach specialty courses in the HEIs  professional-education programs, which have been attended by more than 22,000 doctors and research fellows since its founding in 1946.