Current Opinion in Otolaryngology & Head and Neck Surgery was launched in 1993. It is one of a successful series of review journals whose unique format is designed to provide a systematic and critical assessment of the literature as presented in the many primary journals. The fields of otolaryngology and head and neck surgery are divided into 11 sections that are reviewed once a year. Each section is assigned a Section Editor, a leading authority in the area, who identifies the most important topics at that time. Here we are pleased to introduce the Journal's Editors and Section Editor for this issue.
Paul J. Donald
Professor Donald is Chief of Head and Neck Surgery, and Director of the Skull Base Surgery Program in the Department of Otolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery at the University of California, Davis Medical Center, USA. Born in New Westminster, British Columbia, Canada, Professor Donald obtained a BS in zoology and biochemistry at the University of British Columbia in 1960 and his MD in 1964. Following an internship at the Royal Jubilee Hospital in Victoria, British Colombia, he was in the Royal Canadian Army Medical Corps for three years and was a resident in general surgery for 18 months. A further year of general surgery residency was completed at St Paul's Hospital in Vancouver, British Colombia, from 1968 to 1969. In 1969 Professor Donald became a resident in otolaryngology and maxillofacial surgery at the University of Iowa, USA, and obtained his MS degree in 1973. He obtained his FRCS(C) in 1974 and his FACS in 1975. Professor Donald was awarded the Medal of the City of Paris by Jacques Chirac, Maire de Paris, on May 31st 1990 in recognition of his work in head and neck cancer; Presidents Award at the Scientific Exhibit at the AAOHNS in 1995; 1st Place Basic Science Study Award in 1998 and the Distinguished Service Award at the AAOHNS in 1998.
Professor Donald has contributed to 78 book chapters and editorials, has had 108 articles published in journals, has written four textbooks and two self-instructional packages. He is a member of a number of professional societies including: The American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, The American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, The Californian Medical Association Advisory Panel for Otolaryngology, The North American Skull Base Society, and The World Federation of Skull Base Societies and an Honorable Member of the Australian Society of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery.
Patrick J. Bradley
Professor Patrick J. Bradley, Irish by birth, graduated from University College Dublin, Ireland. He was appointed Head and Neck Oncologic Surgeon in 1982 at the University Hospital Nottingham, UK. He was awarded a personal professorship at the University of Nottingham – Professor of Head and Neck Oncologic Surgery in 2005. He has also been awarded a Hunterian Professorship from the Royal College of Surgeons, London, on salivary glands diseases and disorders.
He has been invited to faculty membership of “all” head and neck teaching courses, clinical and anatomical, held in the UK annually. He has published widely with more than 180 peer-reviewed articles, on diverse topics as head and neck cancer, hospital management, clinical governance and evidence based otolaryngology. He has been an examiner of the FRCSIr and FRCSEd, Part II ORL Examination (from 1990 to 2002) and has been an Intercollegiate Examiner (from 1998 to 2003). He has been an external examiner for MD thesis, and higher degrees in a number of Asian Countries. He is also a Visiting Professor at the University of Middlesex University, London for the PGDipENT for primary health care physicians.
He is a member of numerous UK journal's editorial boards; Journal of Laryngology and Otology, Clinical Otolaryngology, Oral Oncology, as well as International Journals: Laryngoscope, Head and Neck, Acta Otolaryngologica Scandinavia, European Archives ORL-HNS as well as Section Editor of the Head and neck oncology section in Current Opinion in Otolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery from 1999 to 2008, now Joint-Editor of the journal with Professor Paul Donald since 2008. He has been involved for many years with ENT News and is currently Chairman of the editorial board.
Professor Bradley has been invited as Visiting Professor to many parts of the world; USA, Germany, Poland, Spain, Italy, Syria, Pakistan, India, South Korea, Malaysia and Australia. He was the Gene Myers International Head and Neck Lecturer at the American Academy ORL-HNS in 2000. He is a member of the Triological Society, American Head and Neck Society, The Laryngological Society and The American Bronco-oesophageal Society.
He has been involved in the British Association of Otolaryngologists, Head and Neck Surgeons and was chairman of the Education and Training Committee. He recently completed an MBA (Health) at Nottingham University through an NHS Bursary over a five-year period. He is a member of the RCS London, Cancer Committee representing BAOHNS, and until recently was chairman of the ENT-UK Head and Neck Cancer Committee.
He has been President of the British Association of Head and Neck Oncologists (from 2003 to 2005) and President of the European Laryngological Society (from 2004 to 2006) and the President of the Midlands Institute of Otology (from 2005 to 2007). He is a founding Board Member of the European Head and Neck Society (from 2004 to present), and was a board member of the European Academy ORL-HNS (2006–2009) and Vice-President (from 2006 to 2009). He is also President of the European Salivary Gland Society (from 2007 to present). He is also National Lead Clinician – Head and Neck Surgery for the English National Health Service.
Both he and his wife Sheena, a consultant radiologist, have retired from the health service and are pursuing different alternative hobbies. Patrick has taken an interest in forensic archaeology and contemplates another degree shortly.
Anshul Sama, FRCS, is a Consultant and Honorary Lecturer at Nottingham University Hospital, UK. He graduated from the University of Nottingham with a Bachelor in Medical Sciences and subsequently Bachelor in Medicine and Bachelor in Surgery. A product of the traditional system of registrar- senior registrar training structure he spent his first year as a lecturer in anatomy at the University of Leeds and latterly as honorary lecturer in anatomy at Emmanuel College, University of Cambridge. Having gained the Fellowship of the Royal College in General Surgery, he specialised in Otorhinolaryngolgy in the North East Training rotation culminating in his Fellowship of the Royal College of Surgeons in Otorhinolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery. He undertook a Clinical Fellowship in rhinology at Monash Medical Centre, Melbourne, Australia, before taking up his post as faculty and consultant at the University of Nottingham. He practices exclusively in the field of rhinology with a special interest in frontal sinus surgery, endoscopic skull base surgery and sleep disordered breathing. He is a council member of the British Rhinology Society and ENT UK, and the President of YCHONS. He is an educationalist pursuing a Masters in Medical Education and holds the posts of the Training Programme Director for East Midlands and Assistant Director of the Trent Clinical Skills and Simulation Centre.