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 in 1981, 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 until 1988. 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. She has also been a senior associate fellow of the Academy of Educators since 2008 and serves as the faculty councilor for the Gamma Chapter of Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society.
Her roles in the Dean's office are to promote women in the School of Medicine through a variety of programs, both within and outside of the School, as well as to help in the start-up of a new Physicians Assistant program.