Nominate Your Colleagues for a Prestigious Academy Award

February 2020 – Vol. 39, No. 1

By Albert L. Merati, MD, AAO-HNS/F Immediate Past President and Chair of the Board of Directors Awards Task Force

We are surrounded by amazing AAO-HNS colleagues with remarkable accomplishments and vision for local, national, and international outreach. Our mentors, friends, and trainees are the embodiment of our Academy’s vision of optimizing quality ear, nose, and throat patient care and deserve recognition as such. These folks don’t always work in the limelight but rather pursue their passion without recognition. Let us speak up for these champions as well.

Nominations are now open for outstanding individuals to receive the Academy’s highly prestigious awards for their achievements and notable contributions to the profession and to the communities they serve. Nominating your colleague for an award is an awesome way to express gratitude to someone in your life who has devoted themself to sustained and selfless service, earn the respect of their peers, and become a role model. It is important that we pause on occasion and celebrate our colleagues and their contributions to otolaryngology; speak up for those who have made a difference.

The Academy has many prestigious awards, ranging from the Jerome C. Goldstein, MD Public Service Award to the Helen F. Krause, MD Trailblazer Award.  All the awardees will receive special recognition in the Bulletin, online, and at the AAO-HNSF 2020 Annual Meeting & OTO Experience in Boston, MA.

We streamlined the application and submission process to make it easier to use. Learn more at The submission site will remain open through March 13.