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 the 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, Canada, 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, Canada, 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 has been awarded the following: 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, and 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 Consultant Otolaryngologist & Head and Neck Oncologic Surgeon in 1982 at Nottingham University Hospitals Nottingham, UK. He was appointed Honorary Professor of Head and Neck Oncologic Surgery in 2005. He has been a Hunterian Professorship from the Royal College of Surgeons of England in 2006/07. He was also an Honorary Professor at the University of Middlesex, School of Health and Education, London, UK, in 2007, for the Post-Graduate Diploma in ENT, for primary health care physicians. He retired from active clinical practice in 2009, but continues to write, edit, teach and travel.
He has published widely with more than 200 peer-reviewed articles, 25 book chapters on diverse topics as head and neck cancer, hospital management, clinical governance and evidence based otolaryngology. He continues to author, edit and peer-review, and in 2011 co-authored a textbook Salivary Gland Disorders and Diseases; Diagnosis and Management with Orlando Guntinas-Lichius from Jena, Germany.
Professor Bradley is/has been a member of numerous UK journal editorial boards including: the Journal of Laryngology and Otology, Clinical Otolaryngology, Oral Oncology, as well as international journals: Laryngoscope, Head and Neck, European Archives ORL-HNS as well as being the Section Editor of the head and neck oncology section in, Current Opinion in Otolaryngology & Head and Neck Surgery from 1999 to 2008, and is now Joint-Editor with Professor Paul Donald. He has also been involved for many years with ENT News and Journal of ENT Masterclass.
He has been invited as a visiting Professor to many parts of the world including: USA, Canada, Germany, Poland, Spain, Italy, South Africa, Syria, Pakistan, India, Bangladesh, South Korea, Malaysia, Australia and New Zealand. 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 American Laryngological Society, and The American Bronco-Esophageal Association. He is a proud Honorary Member of 17 National and International Medical Societies.
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 was a founding Board Member of the European Head and Neck Society in 2004, and was a Board Member of the European Academy ORL-HNS (from 2006 to 2009) and Vice-President (from 2006 to 2009). He has also been President of the European Salivary Gland Society (from 2007 to 2009), as well as National Lead Clinician – Head and Neck Surgery for the English National Health Service (from 2003 to 2008).
Samuel S. Becker
Dr Becker is Director of Rhinology at the Becker Nose and Sinus Center, USA. He attended medical school at University of California - San Francisco, USA, he completed his residency at the University of Virginia, USA, and completed a rhinology fellowship at Vanderbilt University, USA. He is a currently Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery at the University of Pennsylvania, USA. Dr Becker is an active member of the American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, and the American Rhinologic Society. He is the co-editor of a textbook: The Maxillary Sinus, the author of numerous journal articles and book chapters, and serves on the advisory board of and as a reviewer for several otolaryngology journals.