Eugene N. Myers, MD Global Education Fund

To honor Eugene N. Myers, MD, FACS, FRCS Edin (Hon), and his dedication to advancing otolaryngology and patient care worldwide, the AAO-HNSF is pleased to announce the Eugene N. Myers, MD Global Education Fund to benefit the continuing education needs of otolaryngologists practicing in low-income countries.

Purpose/Mission: To provide grant funds to access or offset costs associated with the AAO-HNSF education resources and opportunities to physicians practicing in low-income countries, who have limited or no access to otolaryngology professional development resources.

Criteria and Award Requirements: Grants will be available to physicians who are employed full-time in otolaryngology, have citizenship, and practice in a low-income country. Awardees will be required to utilize and share the knowledge attained from the Eugene N. Myers, MD, Global Education Fund to improve patient care in their home country.

About Eugene N. Myers, MD

Eugene N. Myers, MD, Past President of the AAO-HNS/F and the first AAO-HNSF International Coordinator, has worked tirelessly throughout his career to provide aid and assistance to physicians, especially in resource-challenged countries, advancing otolaryngology and patient care worldwide. Known to many as “Dr. International,” this Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Otolaryngology and Emeritus Chair of the Department of Otolaryngology at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, is the founder of the AAO-HNSF International Affairs Program, which launched in 1996. Committed to providing education and services for international otolaryngologists, Dr. Myers forged global partnerships and expanded education opportunities on behalf of the AAO-HNSF. Dr. Myers established the Academy’s International Corresponding Societies (ICS) network, which currently includes partnerships with 77 national societies worldwide.

Focused on improving otolaryngology-head and neck surgery throughout the world, Dr. Myers has travelled to over 100 countries, speaking at conferences, lecturing at medical schools, and serving on boards of international societies. He has educated and mentored numerous ORL-HNS department chairs and chiefs around the globe.

In addition to his time and talents, Dr. Myers has generously donated financial resources to help fund international education programs, including the AAO-HNSF International Visiting Scholarship Program.

Dr. Myers’ endless contributions to the specialty have positively impacted the quality of patient care on nearly every continent. The Eugene N. Myers, MD, Global Education Fund has been set up to honor an individual who has given so much to so many. The fund celebrates Dr. Myers’ achievements by helping physicians from low-income countries access education and resources, thus building on Dr. Myer’s decades-long dedication and commitment to the global otolaryngology community.



Champions (Donations of $7,500 or more)

  • Sheng-Po Hao, MD
  • Mark Zafereo, MD

Supporters (Donations between $1,501 – $7,499)

  • Lin Li-Fen, MD
  • Robert L. Witt, MD

Friends (Donations up to $1,500)

  • Chinwang Chao, MD
  • Chen-Chi Wang, MD
  • Chou Tseyu, MD
  • Elise Swinehart
  • Katie Stouffs Grimes

Donations are not updated in real time. Updates will be made to the site on a biweekly basis.


Grant applicants must:

  • Hold a valid and unrestricted license to practice medicine in their respective country
  • Have completed formal training in otolaryngology-head and neck surgery or its equivalent

More information about the application and application process will be shared in 2024.

All administrative expenses are underwritten by the AAO-HNSF – 100% of your contribution will go toward providing continuing education programs to physicians practicing in low-income countries who have limited or no access to otolaryngology professional development resources. The AAO-HNS Foundation is a 501(c)(3) organization. As such, your gift is tax deductible to the extent permitted by current U.S. Internal Revenue Service regulations.

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