AAO-HNS/F Policy

Position Statement: Medical Liability

The American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery (AAO-HNS) is committed to patient safety and accepts the responsibility to address quality improvement through processes of continuing medical education and reducing error.

Position Statement: Use of the Term "Doctor" in Advertising and Patient Communications

With the emergence of the clinical doctorate degree in allied healthcare fields including nursing, audiology, and speech-language pathology, allied healthcare providers who have achieved their doctorate degrees are increasingly using the title of “Do