Anna Pou, MD , a native of New Orleans, graduated from LSU School of Medicine. She completed two years of General Surgery training at the University of Tennessee, a residency in Otolaryngology at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, and a fellowship in Head and Neck Surgery and Microvascular Reconstruction at Methodist Hospital, Indiana. She joined the LSU Health Sciences Center after serving on the faculty in the Department of Otolaryngology at the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston, where she directed Head and Neck Surgery from 1999 to 2004 and co-directed the Advanced Head and Neck Oncologic Surgery Fellowship from 1998 to 1999. Dr. Pou is a diplomat of the American Board of Otolaryngology, a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons, and a member of the American Head and Neck Society and the Society of University Otolaryngologists. She has served on multiple committees of the American Academy of Otolaryngology and presented at national and international meetings on the topics of laryngology, head and neck oncology, and microvascular reconstruction. Dr. Pou has authored more than 40 publications, served on editorial boards, and is co-editor of the Head and Neck Section of the widely read textbook Head and Neck Surgery-Otolaryngology. Her areas of clinical interest include head and neck oncology, microvascular reconstruction, thyroid surgery, and rehabilitation of the head and neck cancer patient. Her research interests include quality of life issues following treatment for head and neck cancer, the role of viruses in head and neck cancer, and the clinical expression of Human Papilloma Virus in recurrent respiratory papillomatosis.