Clifton R. Hood, DO, is Chairman of the Department of Otolaryngology at Doctors Hospital. He also is a past chair of the Department of Surgery at St. Ann’s Hospital. He currently is Chairman of the Board at the Central Ohio Surgical Institute in New Albany, Ohio. He received his medical degree from the College of Osteopathic Medicine and Surgery in Des Moines, Iowa, in 1980. He then completed an ear, nose and throat residency at Doctors Hospital in 1984. His clinical interests include general otolaryngology and salivary gland disease. His education interests include surgical instruction of the otolaryngology residents at Doctors Hospital.