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.
Piero Nicolai, MD is Professor and Chairman of the Otorhinolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery Unit; and Director of the Department of Surgical Specialties, Radiologic Sciences, and Public Health at the University of Brescia, Italy. He received his MD degree at the University of Padua, Italy, where he also completed his residency programme in otolaryngology and subsequently in medical oncology. His clinical and research activities are mainly focused on head and neck oncology and endoscopic sinus and skull base surgery.
Prof. Nicolai is an active member of several medical societies: Società Italiana di Otorinolaringologia e Chirurgia Cervico-Facciale, Società Italiana del Basicranio, European Skull Base Society, American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, European Rhinologic Society, European Laryngological Society, American Head and Neck Society, American Rhinologic Society, American Laryngological Association, Cartesian Society, European Academy of Oto-Rhino-Laryngology, Head and Neck Surgery, Associazione Italiana Oncologia Cervico Cefalica, and Italian Academy of Rhinology. He is currently serving as Secretary of the European Academy of Oto-Rhino-Laryngology, Head and Neck Surgery and as member of the Executive Committee of the European Skull Base Society. In 2009, he was awarded the American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery Honor Award in recognition of his volunteer contributions to the Academy and its Foundation.
Prof. Nicolai has authored or co-authored 149 papers in peer-reviewed journals as well as 46 book chapters. He was co-editor of the book Imaging in Treatment Planning for Sinonasal Diseases, and Section Editor of three issues of Current Opinion in Otolaryngology & Head and Neck Surgery for the Head and Neck Oncology section. He is a member of the editorial board of five journals: Annals of Otology, Rhinology & Laryngology, Current Opinion in Otolaryngology & Head and Neck Surgery, Head & Neck, International Journal of Head and Neck Surgery, and The Laryngoscope.
Cesare Piazza, MD is Assistant Professor of the Department of Otorhinolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery at the University of Brescia, Italy. He received his MD degree at the University of Pavia, Italy, and he completed his residency programme in otolaryngology in Brescia. His clinical and research activities are focused on head and neck oncology, with special emphasis to laryngeal, tracheal, oral, and reconstructive surgery.
Dr Piazza has been an active member of the European Laryngological Society since 2000 and part of its Scientific Council since September 2010. He has been a member of the European Board of Examination for Otorhinolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery since November 2011. He has authored or co-authored 63 papers in peer-reviewed journals as well as 63 book chapters. He delivered 362 proffered papers and invited lectures in national and international congresses and courses. He serves as Section Editor of the Current Opinion in Otolaryngology & Head and Neck Surgery journal for the Head and Neck Oncology issue since 2010 and is a member of its Editorial Board since 2013.