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 Section Editors for this issue.
Paul Carding MSc, PhD, FRCSLT is Professor of Voice and Speech Pathology in The University of Newcastle, Medical School, UK. He is also Clinical Head of the Speech, Voice and Swallowing Department at Freeman University Hospital, Newcastle upon Tyne. Prof. Carding is national advisor to the Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists and voice consultant to The Royal Shakespeare Company. He is also advisor to the British Academic Conference in Otolaryngology and National Office for Trials in Otolaryngology. Recent expert panel membership includes The Royal Society of Surgeons (“Laryngeal Transplantation”) and The Royal Society of Medicine (“Laryngopharyngeal reflux”).
Prof. Carding has published extensively in many aspects of voice, speech and swallowing pathology including over 100 peer-reviewed papers and several books. He has received a number of prestigious research grants including projects funded by The Wellcome Trust, Medical Research Council, National Institute of Health Research and Cancer UK. Prof. Carding is a member of three editorial boards: Current Opinion in Otolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery, International Journal of Language and Communication Disorders and Clinical Otolaryngology. He is currently supervising six PhD students at Newcastle University.
Berrylin J. Ferguson
Dr Ferguson is the Director of the Division of Sino-Nasal Disorders and Allergy and Professor in the Department of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Before coming to academics she was in a private practice in Durham, North Carolina for five years. The American Academy of Otolaryngologic Allergy was invaluable in introducing her to the practice of allergy, after her otolaryngology residency at Duke University School of Medicine in Durham, where she also received her medical degree and completed a postdoctoral fellowship in medical mycology.
Dr Ferguson has published extensively on the categorization of rhinosinusitis, allergic rhinitis, and fungal sinusitis. She serves on the editorial boards of the American Journal of Otolaryngology and is subsection editor for the International Forum of Allergy and Rhinology. In 2006, she received the distinguished service award from the American Academy of Otolaryngology- Head and Neck Surgery and is the immediate past President of the American Academy of Otolaryngologic Allergy. Since 1998, she has been listed annually in Best Doctors in America®. She lectures frequently both nationally and internationally on allergic rhinitis, sinus disorders and endoscopic sinus surgery.