Daniel W. Nuss, MD, FACS, completed both his undergraduate and medical education at LSU. He served for two years as a Resident in General Surgery, during which time he was honored as Charity Hospital's Intern of the Year (1981-82) as well as the Department of Surgery's Resident of the Year (1982-83). In 1984, Dr. Nuss spent six months as a visiting Resident in Head and Neck Oncology at M.D. Anderson Hospital. He completed his Otolaryngology residency at LSU in 1987 and became a member of the Department of Otolaryngology, where he worked for two years as a general otolaryngologist with a special interest in head and neck oncology. From 1989-91, he completed clinical and research fellowships in Surgery of the Cranial Base at the University of Pittsburgh's Center for Cranial Base Surgery. During that time, he was appointed Visiting Instructor in the University of Pittsburgh's Department of Otolaryngology. In 1991, Dr. Nuss rejoined the LSU Otolaryngology faculty, focusing his clinical efforts in head and neck oncology and skull base surgery. He became Residency Program Director in 1993 and was named Vice Chairman in 1994. In 1996, he was named Chair of the department, and he has served in that capacity ever since. He holds joint appointments in the Departments of Otolaryngology and Neurosurgery. He is a member of the Board of Directors of the LSU Healthcare Network and has served on numerous university committees. His clinical practice includes management of cranial base tumors as well as traditional head and neck oncology, and he has a special interest in reconstructive problems of the skull base, especially with regard to the use of using endoscopic and minimally invasive techniques to treat cerebrospinal fluid leaks and encephaloceles presenting in the sino-nasal tract. Dr. Nuss has over 80 publications, including peer-review articles, book chapters, reviews, and abstracts. He has given over 130 scientific presentations and has been an invited speaker at numerous meetings. He has been a Guest Examiner for the American Board of Otolaryngology and is an Associate Editor for several national otolaryngology journals. Dr. Nuss is serving as the 2009 President of the North American Skull Base Society, an international interdisciplinary group of neurosurgeons, otolaryngologists, ophthalmologists, plastic surgeons, and other specialists who treat disorders of the cranial base. Dr. Nuss and the LSU Health Sciences Center will host of the 20th annual NASBS meeting, to be held in New Orleans, October 14-18, 2009.