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.
Jacqui E. Allen
Dr Jacqui E Allen, MD, MBChB, FRACS, is a Consultant Otolaryngologist in the Department of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery at North Shore Hospital, Auckland, New Zealand and Honorary Associate Professor in the Department of Surgery at the University of Auckland, New Zealand. Dr Allen's practice includes Voice, Laryngology with complex airway management, In-office laser therapy, Dysphagia and Head and Neck cancer. She earned her Medical Degree from the University of Auckland Medical School and completed ORL residency in New Zealand, followed by a Fellowship at the University of California, Davis in the Voice and Swallowing Centre. Recently she has completed her Doctoral degree in vocal fold fibrosis, at the University of Auckland. Dr Allen is current President of Dysphagia Research Society, a member of the American Bronchoesophagological Association, New Zealand Society of Otolaryngologists Head and Neck Surgeons, American Academy of Otolaryngologists, RACS Academy of Surgical Educators and a Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons. Dr Allen's research interests include vocal fold scar, airway stenosis, cough and reflux, robotic modelling of swallowing and novel dysphagia management. Her publications have appeared in journals such as Laryngoscope, Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery, Head and Neck and Dysphagia.
Dr Taylor Fordham is an Assistant Professor of Pediatric Otolaryngology at the Children's Hospital of San Antonio, Baylor College of Medicine, USA. He completed his undergraduate education at Wake Forest University, USA and subsequently stayed in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, to attend Wake Forest University school of medicine where he received his medical degree. He completed his residency training at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston, USA and then moved to Washington, D.C. to complete a pediatric otolaryngology fellowship year at Children's National Hospital, USA. He joined the team in San Antonio in 2014.