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.
Danny J. Enepekides
Dr Enepekides has dedicated his career to the treatment of complex malignancies of the head, neck and skull base. He completed his undergraduate degree, medical degree, and residency at McGill University in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. Following his residency in otolaryngology-head and neck surgery he went on to complete two fellowships, one at Hahnemann University Medical Center Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA; and another at the University of California - Davis in Sacramento California. He subsequently joined Dr Paul Donald at the UC Davis Medical Center where he was an Assistant Professor of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery and Chief of Otolaryngology at the Northern California VA Medical Center. He is currently an Assistant Professor of Otolaryngology at the University of Toronto.
He is an active member of the American Head and Neck Society, American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, American Medical Association, Canadian Society of Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery and the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada.
Dr Enepekides specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of complex malignancies of the aerodigestive tract, skull base and thyroid. He is a fully trained microvascular surgeon and is extremely active in the reconstruction and functional rehabilitation of patients following major ablative cancer surgery. He is also skilled in the management of maxillofacial trauma and is an AO faculty member.
Dr Enepekides has authored, co-authored or edited over 25 publications and has given over 30 national and international presentations. His research interests are focused on the chemoprevention of head and neck cancer and the radiobiology of squamous cell carcinoma.
Julian M. Rowe-Jones
Mr Rowe-Jones received his surgical training in London teaching hospitals, UK. Since 1998 he has been Director of The Nose Clinic in private practice and Consultant Rhinologist to The Royal Surrey County Hospital NHS Trust, UK. He was the recipient of a travelling fellowship awarded in 1996 by the European Academy of Facial Plastic Surgery (EAFPS).
Mr Rowe-Jones is Chairman of the EAFPS Fellowship Committee and a board member of The International Federation of Facial Plastic Surgery Societies. He serves on the editorial boards for several scientific journals, has written book chapters and numerous papers on sinonasal and rhinoplasty surgery and has taught and lectured extensively on topics related to nasal plastic surgery in the UK, Europe, USA and Australia.
Sherard A. Tatum
Dr Tatum has dedicated his career to the reconstruction of children and adults with deformities of the face, head and neck. He did his undergraduate work at Rollins College in Winters Park, Florida, USA. He earned his medical degree at the University of South Florida, College of Medicine in Tampa, Florida. He continued on to his residency in general surgery and otolaryngology at the Eastern Virginia Medical School in Norfolk, Virginia. After his residency training, he went on to complete two fellowship years, one in craniomaxillofacial surgery at the University of Eppendorf in Hamburg, Germany; and one in facial plastic and reconstructive surgery at the University of California Davis Medical Center in Sacramento, USA. He is Board Certified in both Otolaryngology and Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery.
He has been at the State University of New York Upstate Medical University since 1992 and is currently a Professor in Otolaryngology and Pediatrics. He is the Medical Director of the Central New York Cleft and Craniofacial Center. He is Assistant Director of the otolaryngology residency and Co-Director of the craniomaxillofacial surgery fellowship. He has given over 100 presentations and has authored, co-authored or edited over 80 publications. He is active in the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, the American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, and the American Cleft Palate - Craniofacial Association.
He specializes in cleft lip and cleft palate repair, orthognathic surgery, correction of craniosynostosis, and craniofacial syndromes such as Crouzon syndrome, Treacher Collins syndrome, Velo-cardio-facial syndrome, Pierre Robin sequence and many others. He also performs trauma repair and microsurgical reconstruction.
Dr Tatum has taken his expertise overseas to help children in Ekaterinaburg, Russia; Linyi, China; Ecuador; El Salvador, and most recently Ho Chi Min City and Hanoi, Vietnam. He has also traveled to Zagreb, Croatia to do reconstructive work on those injured by the war and others. He has received service awards from the Onondaga County Medical Society and the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery for this work.