Welcome to the Minnesota Academy of Otolaryngology

The Minnesota Academy of Otolaryngology is the premier organization for ear, nose, and throat doctors in the state of Minnesota.

Otolaryngologists are physicians trained in the medical and surgical management and treatment of patients with diseases and disorders of the ear, nose, throat (ENT), and related structures of the head and neck. They are commonly referred to as ENT physicians.

The MAO is comprised of more than 160 members in various practice and academic settings from throughout Minnesota and the surrounding areas. The MAO works hard to produce quality educational programs and networking opportunities as well as advocate on behalf of our patients and members.


Why Join MAO?

  • Advocacy at the Capitol and within state agencies.  
  • Support the organization that is your representative in the local medical community.
  • Professional development opportunities.
  • Leadership opportunities through our committees and Board. 
  • Networking with local otolaryngologists, residents, industry representatives, and invited speakers. 
  • Social events for more networking and fun.
  • Periodic updates on legislative, regulatory and medical news.
  • FREE Annual CME Conference.
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MAO Partners with Minnesota Medical Association on Day at the Capitol

Drs. Troy Hemme and Jim Kuderer attended the Minnesota Medical Association Day at the Capitol on February 13, 2019.  MAO was proud to partner with the MMA on the event which served to introduce physicians and physicians-in-training to the local legislative process and provide insights on how best to communicate with local legislators on top-priority issues.

“The Day at the Capital was great,” reported Jim Kuderer, DO, MAO President.  “We’ve already made plans to attend again next year.  It’s definitely worth the time.”

In addition to supporting many of the legislative priorities set by the MMA, MAO will continue to focus on scope of practice issues within otolaryngology with the help of Eric Dick, our lobbyist.