Barbara M. Heywood, MD, MACM, FAAOA
Dr. Barbara M. Heywood comes to the ACGME from the University of Nebraska Medical Center, Department of Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery. Dr. Heywood was a professor at the University of Nebraska Medical Center, and an active clinician, in a practice that included all phases of ear, nose, and throat medicine. Her particular interest is in voice and allergy. During her time as a residency program director, she earned a master’s degree in academic medicine from the University of Southern California (USC).
Dr. Heywood has experience in both academic medicine and leadership positions in the private practice of medicine. She served the Department of Otolaryngology for 15 years, and as the residency program director for 11 years at the University of Nebraska in Omaha.
Prior to 1999, she was in private practice, both solo and then in a group practice, at Midlands Community Hospital in Nebraska.
Dr. Heywood has chaired many committees, including Credentials, Patient Care, Medical Records, Utilization Review, and Bylaws at the Midlands Community Hospital in Papillion, Nebraska. Dr. Heywood was secretary, treasurer, and president of the medical staff, served as chief of surgery in 1982 and 1995, and chaired the Medical Executive Committee at the same institution. She was also the president of First Health Physicians, a multispecialty group. Dr. Heywood has also served on the membership of many committees at both the county and state levels, including president of the Nebraska Academy of Otolaryngology from 1982 to 1983, and as treasurer of that group for the last seven years. Dr. Heywood was a delegate to the Nebraska Medical Association for many years when she was in private practice, serving mainly on its Legislative Committee.
Dr. Heywood earned her MD degree from the University of Nebraska Medical Center, where she also completed her residency. She is certified by the American Board of Otolaryngology and the American Academy of Otolaryngic Allergy.