Published: January 19, 2024

2023 Distinguished Service and Honor Award Recipients

Special congratulations to the 2023 Distinguished Service Award and Honor Award recipients.

Award BaseThe Distinguished Service Award (DSA) represents an individual’s service and volunteerism to the Academy, offering personal reward as well as benefit to the AAO-HNS/F and the specialty as a whole. The DSA is a recognition of volunteer service beyond the level of an Honor Award. Members who attain 50 honor points receive the DSA. There is no limit on the number of DSAs a member may receive.

Honor Awards are part of the Academy’s system for recognizing meritorious service and is the first award a member can obtain for participation in certain activities. A member can earn only one Honor Award in a lifetime. To receive an Honor Award, a member must earn 10 volunteer service points over a minimum of five years. The Honor Award point system is constructed to promote recognition not only for the quantity of service, but also for the variety and longevity of service. A maximum of two points, each of which must come from a different category of service, can be accrued each year.

To see the full published list of DSA and Honor Award recipients, view the online supplement (P7) to Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery, published September 2023.