Dr. Amelia Fischer Drake, MD, FACS, is Executive Associate Dean of Academic Programs, Newton D. Fischer Distinguished Professor of Otolaryngology/Head & Neck Surgery, and Director of the UNC Craniofacial Center.
Dr. Drake graduated from the UNC School of Medicine, completed her residency at the University of Michigan Medical Center at Ann Arbor, and was a fellow in pediatric otolaryngology at the Cincinnati Children’s Hospital, then returned to UNC. Her clinical and research interests focus on pediatric otolaryngology, pediatric airway disorders, and craniofacial anomalies. Her NIH funding is part of a larger multi-institutional study addressing the condition of craniofacial microsomia, in a longitudinal fashion, with regards to hearing and learning.
Dr. Drake has been named on both “America’s Top Doctors” and “America’s Best Doctors” lists for many years. She is recognized as a “Who’s Who in Medical Science Education” since 2005. In 2006, she received the Gabriel F. Tucker Award for significant contributions to the field of pediatric laryngology, from the American Laryngological Association. She has also been a senior associate fellow of the Academy of Educators since 2008.
Her role of Executive Associate Dean of Academic Programs includes oversight of the Gamma Chapter of the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society, and promotion of women in the School of Medicine through a variety of programs, both within and outside of the School. Dr. Drake has also played a leadership role in the foundation and accreditation of the new Physicians Assistant program at UNC.