Alumni Day and Resident Graduation Symposium
June 16, 2022

The 22nd Annual Soboroff Lectureship


Promoting Equity in Otolaryngology through Pragmatic Research

Matthew L. Bush, M.D., Ph.D., MBA, FACS , is the Vice Chair for Research and a Professor in the Department of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery at the University of Kentucky in Lexington, Kentucky.


He earned his M.D. degree from Marshall University School of Medicine in Huntington, WV. He completed Otolaryngology residency at the University of Kentucky. He completed a post-doctoral research fellowship and his Otology, Neurotology & Cranial Base Surgery fellowship at The Ohio State University. He also completed a PhD in Clinical and Translational Science in 2017 and an MBA in 2020, both from the University of Kentucky.


His research is focused on hearing healthcare disparities. He serves as the principal investigator of several NIH-funded community-based trials to promote hearing healthcare access and utilization among underserved populations.

Burton J. Soboroff Lectureship


Dr. Burton J. Soboroff, a beloved physician and teacher in the UIC Otolaryngology Department, established the endowment that makes this Lectureship and   Resident Research Symposium possible. His dedication to this department as well as the practice of Otolaryngology will be remembered for years to come. It is an honor   for us to have this day to recognize the contributions of this great individual.

Dr. Soboroff was educated at Northwestern University where he was Phi Beta Kappa, and received a Bachelor of Science degree in 1938. He attended Northwestern   University Medical School , receiving his M.D. degree in 1942. Read More..