Sherard ‘Scott’ Tatum, MD, named chair of the Department of Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery
Sherard ‘Scott’ Tatum, MD, FACS, FAAP, has been named chair of the Department of Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery, effective January 18. Tatum had served as interim chair of the department since April 2018. The appointment was announced by Lawrence Chin, MD, dean of the College of Medicine.
“I’m grateful to have Dr. Tatum continue his service as chair to this important clinical department,” said Chin. “He is an exceptional physician, researcher and campus leader; Upstate will continue to benefit by his valuable and dedicated service.”
Tatum has served on the Upstate faculty for nearly 30 years serving on numerous committees, including the Trauma Committee, Medical Student Advisor Program, Scientific Reviewer for Institutional Review Board.
Over the years he has been a sought-after presenter on craniofacial disorders and surgery, especially at the annual meetings of American Academy of Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery. He has written widely on similar topics in the Clinics of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and JAMA Facial Plastic Surgery, among others.
His association affiliations are numerous. He is a fellow of the American College of Surgeons and the American Academy of Pediatrics, and also a member of the American Academy of Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery, the American Cleft Palate—Craniofacial Association, and the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery.
He has been included on many top doctor lists through the years, including Best Doctors in America, America’s Best Physicians, America’s Top Plastic Surgeons, among others.
He earned his medical degree from the University of South Florida in 1985 and did postgraduate training in general surgery and otolaryngology at Eastern Virginia Medical School; craniomaxillofacial surgery at University of Eppendorf, Hamburg, Germany; and facial plastic and reconstructive surgery at University of California—Davis Medical Center.
He holds an undergraduate degree from Rollins College, Winter Park, Fl.