Christine Franseze, MD
2017-2018 AAOA President
Christine Franzese, MD, FAAOA is a general otolaryngologist with a specialty focus on Otolaryngic Allergy, and Professor in the Department of Otolaryngology at University of Missouri Medical Center. She is a native of Watkins Glen, NY and received her undergraduate degree from Cornell University in Ithaca, NY. She received her M.D. from SUNY Upstate Medical Center and completed her residency training at Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center and the University of Mississippi Medical Center. She stayed on as faculty at the University of Mississippi Medical Center for eight years where she was Residency Program Director, as well as Associate Professor and Chief of Otolaryngology at the G.V. “Sonny” Montgomery V.A. Medical Center.
She is currently serving as President of the American Academy of Otolaryngic Allergy (AAOA). Prior to that, she was President-Elect and Treasurer of the AAOA, and Chair for the Section of Women in Otolaryngology in the American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery (AAO-HNS). She is also currently a Consultant to the AAO-HNS Allergy and Immunology Committee. She has taught at many allergy courses, including the AAOA Basic Allergy and Immunology Course and the AAOA Advanced Allergy and Immunology Course, and is currently co-Course Director for the AAOA Interactive Allergy & Rhinology Course. She has served as the first president of the SUO-Otolaryngology Program Directors Organization, as a member of the AAO-HNS Rhinology and Paranasal Sinuses Committee, and as a Member-at-Large on the AAOA Board of Directors. She has authored many scientific papers and has a special focus on treating allergic disorders, including inhalant allergy, penicillin allergy, allergies to stinging insects, food allergy, and urticaria.