American Academy of Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery and its Foundation Announce New President: Albert L. Merati, MD
Atlanta—Albert L. Merati, MD, became the new President of the American Academy of Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery (AAO-HNS) and its Foundation on Wednesday, October 10, 2018. Elected by AAO-HNS members, Dr. Merati will serve a one-year term leading the Academy’s nearly 12,000 members who specialize in the treatment of the ears, nose, throat, and related structures of the head and neck.
“I have been a member of the Academy since 1992, and it is an honor to serve as President of an organization that ensures its members are in the best possible position to care for patients, both in the United States and around the world,” said Dr. Merati.
Dr. Merati is a surgeon and Chief of Laryngology at UW Medicine's Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery Center in Seattle, WA. Following medical school at UW, he completed his otolaryngology training at the University of California, San Diego, including one year of National Institute of Health research training. Dr. Merati then went to Vanderbilt University to study with Robert H. Ossoff, DMD, MD, a premier training institution for academic laryngologists, including working with James L. Netterville, MD, on laryngeal framework surgery.
Dr. Merati has over 110 peer reviewed publications and is the lead editor for the Textbook of Laryngology. In addition to holding a number of leadership positions with the AAO-HNS and on the Councils of the Triological Society and the American Broncho-Esophagological Association, he has also served as Senior Examiner for the American Board of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery. In addition, Dr. Merati has earned two Distinguished Service Awards from the AAO-HNS.
About the AAO-HNS/F
The American Academy of Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery, one of the oldest medical associations in the nation, represents about 12,000 physicians and allied health professionals who specialize in the diagnosis and treatment of disorders of the ears, nose, throat, and related structures of the head and neck. The Academy serves its members by facilitating the advancement of the science and art of medicine related to otolaryngology and by representing the specialty in governmental and socioeconomic issues. The AAO-HNS Foundation works to advance the art, science, and ethical practice of otolaryngology-head and neck surgery through education, research, and lifelong learning.