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Jennifer Derebery, M.D., recently served as president of the American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery (AAO-HNS) for the 2003-2004 term. She is the first woman president in the 106-year history of the AAO-HNS.

Dr. Derebery works in private practice at the House Clinic in Los Angeles, where she specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of allergy-related hearing loss and associated disorders. She is also on the medical board of the House Ear Institute, and serves as a Clinical Professor of Otolaryngology at the Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California, Los Angeles.

Jennifer Derebery received her medical degree from the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston, Texas. She then completed an otolaryngology residency at the Oregon Health Sciences University in Portland, Oregon, and an allergy fellowship sponsored by the American Academy of Otolaryngic Allergy in Kansas City, MO.

Dr. Derebery is a fellow of the American Academy of Otolaryngic Allergy, the American Academy of Otalaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery, the American Academy of Otolaryngic Allergy, the American College of Surgeons, and the American Laryngological, Rhinological and Otological Society. She is Immediate Past President of the American Academy of Otolaryngic Allergy, and is a member of the AAO-HNS Board of Directors.

Dr. Derebery is the author and co-author of numerous papers in the subjects of both otolaryngology and allergy, particularly as related to otologic conditions. She is presently a co-principal investigator of a double-blind study on the treatment of autoimmune inner ear disease (AIED), sponsored by the National Institutes of Health and the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders. She is listed in the Guide to Best Doctors in America, and is the recipient of numerous awards for her clinical and research studies.