Co-Chairmen of Worldwide Medical Advisory Board
Marshall Strome, M.D., M.S., F.A.C.S.
Dr. Strome has spent most of his academic career at Harvard Medical School, heading Otolaryngology at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital and at the Cleveland Clinic, as Professor and Chairman of the Clinic’s Head and Neck Institute. Under his leadership the Clinic’s program attained recognition as one of the world’s elite programs.
An innovator and visionary, Dr Strome performed the first composite head and neck transplantation which included the larynx. He also performed the first robotic laser excision of a head and neck malignancy and pioneered a new endoscopic approach for vocal fold cancer.
Among Dr Strome’s numerous national and international awards and honors, at the millennium he was one of a select group of physicians recognized by the American Academy of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery for their contributions to medicine in the last 250 years. In the millennium edition of the Guinness Book of World Records he was cited as a medical hero. He has received the medal of the city of Paris, France and the Leica visionary award.
Having given many noted keynote addresses and named lectureships; Dr Strome has spoken as a visiting professor more than 100 times worldwide. Authoring more than 200 scientific articles and book chapters, some in the most prestigious journals, he has had broad national and international exposure in the news, lay press and television, including the Discovery Channel’s Pioneers in Organ Transplantation.
Dr Strome has been President of the American Laryngological Association, the Society of University Otolaryngologists, the New York Laryngological Society and the Cartesian Society. He has served as Chairman of the Board of Governors of the University of Michigan Alumni Society.
Currently consulting for the New York Head and Neck Surgical Group, Dr. Strome’s research interests are in Tracheal Transplantation, Robotics, and Advanced Therapeutics. He is an active member of the Recombinant DNA Committee (RAC) of the National Institute of Health.
Eugene Myers, M.D., F.A.C.S., F.R.C.S. Edin. (Hon.)
Dr. Myers is Distinguished Professor and Emeritus Chair of the Department of Otolaryngology of the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. He did his residency training at the Massachusetts Eye & Ear Infirmary and a one-year fellowship in head and neck surgery with Dr. John Conley in New York City.
Dr. Myers’ clinical interest in otolaryngology has been associated with the management of tumors of the head and neck. Dr. Myers is acknowledged as one of the top Head and Neck surgeons worldwide. He has written 259 articles and has published many books, the most notable of which is Cancer of the Head and Neck together with Dr. James Y. Suen now considered the standard textbook on this topic. Dr. Myers is Past President of the American Board of Otolaryngology, the American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, the American Laryngological Association, the American Head and Neck Society, and the Pan American Association of Otorhinolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery.
Dr. Myers served as Coordinator for International Affairs of the American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery Foundation from 1997 – 2003. He serves on many editorial boards throughout the world and was International Editor of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery. He is also an Honorary Member of more than 20 national societies. He was Principal Investigator of the Oral Cancer Center of Discovery funded by the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research.
Dr. Myers has been Professor and founding Chairman of the Department of Otolaryngology at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine since 1972. Dr. Myers was the first member of the academic full-time faculty and during these years the department has been built to 45 full-time faculty members including 25 clinicians with most of the rest basic science investigators at the Ph.D. level. A robust Physician-Scientist program, where mentoring of young surgeons who have bona fide training and interest in research, is thriving. The department has always been in the top tier in the nation in U.S. News & World Report and is the only department at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center which has consistently been ranked in the top ten departments in the Unites States. Dr. Myers continues to be very active in patient care and teaching. He is also the Director of the International Visiting Scholars Program in the Department of Otolaryngology which attracts many physicians, residents, fellows, and students from overseas as observers or researchers in the department.
Dr. Myers has spent virtually his entire career at the University of Pittsburgh in building the department and recruiting the best and brightest individuals as faculty and establishing the Department as a destination for anyone who wants to learn our specialty.