Society Medal for Distinguished Contribution to the Art and Science of Otolaryngology Head & Neck Surgery



    The category Distinguished Contribution to the Art and Science of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery is intended to recognise members who are providing outstanding OHNS services outside their normal practice activities. Richard specialised in ENT on the NSW training scheme and then performed a clinical research fellowship with Prof Valerie Lund in London. He subsequently went on and spent a year with Prof Stamm in Brazil and then a subsequent year with Prof Schlosser in Charleston USA. He returned to Australia as the most academically trained rhinologist and embarked on a program to stimulate rhinological research. He has also developed a large international reputation and has been an invited member for the European position paper on rhinosinusitis and the American International Consensus statement on Rhinosinusitis, both of which have already been published. He has convened multiple courses and conferences and is the currently Chair of the New South Wales branch of the ASOHNS, and is also a current elected member of the NSW Regional Committee on the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons. Richard currently is the Program Head for Rhinology & Skull Base at the Applied Medical Research Centre at the University of New South Wales and has Professorial appointments both at UNSW and Macquarie University. He also has an Adjunct Professorship at the National University of Malaysia. He is the current editor of the Australian Journal of Otolaryngology and sits on the editorial board of all three internationally recognised rhinological journals. He has edited his own textbook and has been editor of multiple editions of Clinics of North America. He has more than 150 papers published in peer-reviewed journals and has a Doctorate of Philosophy from UNSW. He has also had visiting professorships at multiple universities throughout North America. Richard has also stimulated postgraduate research and has supervised Masters and PhD students and mentored more than 20 medical students through the Independent Learning Project and has ensured that each and every one of them has achieved publication. He travels every year to a developing country to teach and perform surgeries. He currently runs the Sydney Rhinology Fellowship which is now one of the most highly ranked fellowships on the US match program and he has been very active in education of colleagues running the Advancements in Rhinology Dinners in NSW every year for the past 9 years. He has been the invited speaker at more than 200 different conferences worldwide and has voluntarily run the St Vincent's Endoscopic course as well as the Neurorhinology, Orbital and Rhinoplasty courses for the better part of the past decade. Richard has given an exceptional amount of his time and energy towards furthering education of both Australian and international ENT surgeons and colleagues and I am pleased to present him with the Society Medal for Distinguished Contribution to the Art and Science of Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery.
    Degree of recognitionNational
    Granting OrganisationsAustralian Society of Otolaryngology Head & Neck Surgery

    Awarded at event

    Event titleAnnual Scientific Meeting of the
    LocationCrown Perth Convention Centre, Perth, AustraliaShow on map
    Period9 Mar 2018 → 11 Mar 2018