Section Editor(s): Hinni, Michael; Rowe-Jones, Julian M.; Tollefson, Travis; Tatum, Sherard A.
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.
Michael Hinni MD is Associate Professor at Mayo Clinic College of Medicine; and Consultant, Department of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery at Mayo Clinic, USA. He is the Program Director of the ENT residency program at Mayo Clinic Arizona in Phoenix. He received his MD degree at the University of Missouri - Kansas City, USA, and completed residency at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. He then completed a fellowship in Head, Neck and Base of Skull Surgery at the Johannes Gutenberg University Hospital in Mainz, Germany. His clinical and research activities focus mainly on endoscopic transoral surgery for cancer and endocrine surgery.
Dr Hinni has been an active member of multiple societies: American Academy of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery, American College of Surgeons, American Head and Neck Society, Fellow of the Triological Society and Cancer Committee Chair of the American Bronchoesophagological Association. He has been director of more than 20 head and neck surgical educational courses and invented surgical tools and laryngoscopes.
Dr Hinni has authored or co-authored 65 papers in peer-reviewed journals as well as seven book chapters. He delivered over 200 national and international lectures and numerous additional proffered papers. He serves on the editorial staff of multiple journals including Current Opinion in Otolaryngology an Head and Neck Surgery.
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.
Dr Tollefson completed his residency in otolaryngology-head and neck surgery at the University of Kansas, USA, and a fellowship in facial plastic and reconstructive surgery at the University of California-Davis, USA. He is a graduate of the Harvard School of Public Health with emphasis on studying and addressing the burden of surgical disease. As an Associate Professor at UC Davis, his research has received international attention for development of an artificial muscle prototype that has the potential to revolutionize the care of patients with facial paralysis due to gunshot wounds, facial trauma, tumor resection and congenital causes. He is active in committee service with the American Academy of Facial Plastic Surgery, American Cleft Palate Association, and the Burden of Surgical Disease Working Group.
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, USA. He continued on to his residency in general surgery and otolaryngology at the Eastern Virginia Medical School in Norfolk, Virginia, USA. 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, USA, 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, USA. He is Assistant Director of the Otolaryngology Residency and co-director of the Craniomaxillofacial Surgery fellowship. He has given over 130 presentations and has authored, co-authored or edited over 100 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 is on the editorial boards of the Archives of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and Current Opinion in Otolaryngology & Head and Neck Surgery.
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. He has been honored by Best Doctors in America, Patient's Choice, and America's Top Plastic Surgeons.
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 Zagrab, 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.