SPEAKER FACULTY

1 - 3 APRIL 2018

Committee and Leadership:

Activity Director:
Prof Dr Michael Benninger, Chairman, Head and Neck Institute, Professor of Surgery, Lerner College of Medicine, The Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, Ohio, USA

Conference and Scientific Committee Chair:
Dr Muaaz Tarabichi
, Head of ENT Department, American Hospital Dubai, Dubai, UAE

Scientific Committee and Conference Track Chairs:

Paediatric Otolaryngology Conference:
Dr Mohamad Bitar, Consultant and Head of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery, Al Jalila Children’s Specialty Hospital, Dubai, UAE

Rhinoplasty Conference:
Dr Islam Herzallah MD, PhD,
Associate Professor and Consultant of Rhinology & Endoscopic Skull Base Surgery, King Abdullah Medical City, Makkah, KSA & Zagazig University, Egypt

Otology Conference:
Dr Sarafudeen Karlath,
Chief, Consultant ENT and Cochlear Implant Surgeon, Ascent Hospital, Kerala, India

Cochlear Implants Conference:
Dr Muaaz Tarabichi,
Head of ENT Department, American Hospital Dubai, Dubai, UAE

Audiology Conference:
Dr Lubaina Sharafally,
Clinical Audiologist, American Hospital Dubai, Dubai, UAE

Thyroid and Parathyroid Conference:
Dr Carmelo Barbaccia,
Consultant Head and Neck Surgeon, American Hospital Dubai, Dubai, UAE

Facioplastic Surgery Conference:
Dr Hossam Foda,
Professor & Head of Facial Plastic Surgery, Otolaryngology Dept, Alexandria Medical School, Alexandria, Egypt

Dr Mustafa Kapadia, Surgical Assistant ENT, ENT Clinic, American Hospital Dubai, Dubai, UAE

  • Dr Afnan Bukhari, ENT Resident, King Abdulaziz University Hospital, Riyadh, KSA
  • Prof Ahmed Al Ammar
  • Prof Dr Ahmed Abdel Azim El Tantawy, Professor, Head & Neck Surgery, Alexandria University, Alexandria, Egypt
  • Prof Ahmed Al Ammar, Consultant, Department of ORL-HNS, King Abdulaziz University Hospital, Riyadh, KSA
  • Dr Ali H. Alzraei, Senior Consultant of Sinus and Skull Base Endoscopic Surgery, Consultant of ORLHNS, Director, Saudi Board Program of ORLHNS, Chairman, Local Supervision Committee of ORLHNS program, Southern Region, Riyadh, KSA
  • Prof Dr Catherine Birman, Clinical Medical Director, Cochlear Implant Centre- Children's Hospital, Westmead, Staff Specialist, Clinical Associate Professor, Sydney Medical School, Adjunct Professor, Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia
  • Dr Fahad Al Saab, Consultant Otolaryngology Head & Neck Surgery, Board Examiner, Saudi Commission for Health Specialties (SCFHS), Riyadh, KSA
  • Dr Faisel Al Kalbani, Specialist, Otolaryglogy, Al Nahdha Hospital, Muscat, Oman
  • George H. Zalzal, MD. FACS, FAAP, Chief Division of Otolaryngology, Children's National Medical Center, Professor of Otolaryngology and Pediatrics, George Washington University, Washington, District of Colombia, USA
  • Dr Hamdoon Al Naamani, ENT Consultant, Al Nahdha Hospital, Muscat, Oman
  • Dr Hani Rifai, Specialist, Otolaryngology, Pediatric Ear, Nose & Throat, Health Plus Medical Center, UAE
  • Prof Dr Hassan Wahba, Professor of Otolaryngology, Faculty of Medicine, Ain Shams University, Cairo, Egypt
  • Dr Justin S. Golub, MD, MS, Assistant Professor, Otology, Neurotology, and Skull Base Surgery, Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center, New York, New York, USA
  • Dr Mazin Al Khabori, Chairperson, Central Committee, DG of Private Health Sector,Senior Consultant, Al Nahdha Hospital, Muscat, Oman
  • Prof Dr Mohannad Al-Qudah, Professor of Otolaryngology, Jordan University of Science & Technology, Chief Medical Officer, King Abdullah University Hospital, Amman, Jordan
  • Dr Mondy Hammad, Head of ENT Department, Mafraq Hospital, Abu Dhabi, UAE
  • Dr Randa Barazi, MD, FACS, Assistant Professor, Paediatric Otolaryngology-HNS, AUBMC, Beirut, Lebanon
  • Dr Salma Al Sheibani, Senior Consultant, Head of ENT Department, Al Nahdha Hospital, Muscat, Oman
  • Dr Subirendra Kumar, Senior Consultant, Otolaryngology, Al Nahdha Hospital, Muscat, Oman
  • Prof Dr Soekirman Soekin, Chairman, Proklamasi ENT-HNS Institute, Jakarta, Indonesia
  • Dr Talal Al-Khatib, MBBS(Hons), MSc, MHPEd, FRCSC, Vice Dean of Medicine, Ibn Sina National College, Consultant Paediatric Otolaryngologist, Associate Professor, Department of Otolaryngology- Head and Neck Surgery, Faculty of Medicine, King Abdulaziz University, Jeddah, KSA
  • Dr Hanaa Zidan, Paediatric Endocrinologist, American Hospital Dubai, UAE
  • Dr Ali H. Alzraei, Senior Consultant of Sinus and Skull Base Endoscopic Surgery, Consultant of ORLHNS, Director, Saudi Board Program of ORLHNS, Chairman, Local Supervision Committee of ORLHNS program, Southern Region, Riyadh, KSA
  • Dr Annelyse Cristine Ballina, Resident, Faculty of Medicine of Santa Casa of São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil, Federal University of Parana, Instituto Paranaense de Otorrinolaringologia, Curitiba, PR, Brazil
  • Prof Dr Arif Raza Khan, Chairman, Department of Otorhinolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery, Khyber Teaching Hospital and Khyber Medical College, Peshawar, Pakistan
  • Dr Basil Mohammed Nather Saeed Saeed, Specialist Otorhinolaryngologist, College of Medicine, University of Mosul, Mosul, Iraq
  • Dr Chucri Hamasni, MD, FACS, Head Of ENT Department, Dr Sulaiman Al Habib Hospital, Olaya, KSA
  • Prof Claire Hopkins, ENT Consultant, Guy’s and St’ Thomas Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, London, UK
  • Dr Farbood Kalantari, Otolaryngologist Head and Neck surgeon , Assistant Professor, Iran University Of Medical Sciences - IUMS, Firoozgar Hospital, Tehran, Iran
  • Dr Ghassan Alokby, MD, Board Certified Otolaryngologist, Fellowship in Rhinology and Endoscopic Skull Base Surgery, Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Prince Sultan Military Medical City, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
  • Prof Dr Isam Alobid, Specialist, Rhinology Unit & Smell Clinic, ENT Department, Hospital Clinic, Professor of Otolaryngology, Department of Surgical Sciences, University of Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain
  • Dr Khalid Hakami, Consultant of Rhinology & Skull Base Surgery, Alhada Armed Forces Hospital, Ministry of Defence, Riyadh, KSA
  • Prof Dr Mohannad Al-Qudah, MD, FACS, FICS, Professor of ORL-HNS, Chairman of Specialized Otolaryngology Scientific Committee, Jordan Medical Council, Amman, Jordan
  • Dr Mohammad Albar, MD, Assistant Professor, Rhinology and Endoscopic Skull Base Surgery, Laryngology and Voice Surgery, Department of Otolaryngology, King Fahad University Hospital, Al Khobar, KSA
  • Dr Mohamed Hassan AbdAllah Hassan, Assistant Lecturer, Otorhinolaryngology Department, Ain Shams University, Cairo, Egypt
  • Dr Mona Ashoor, Assistant Professor, Department of Ear Nose and Throat, College of Medicine, Dammam University, Dammam, KSA
  • Dr Noha Faraj, Specialist Otolaryngologist, Ministry of Health, Riyadh, KSA
  • Dr Omar Abu Suliman, Consultant, Otolaryngology, Department of Otolaryngology. Head & Neck surgery, King Abdullah Medical City, Makkah, KSA
  • Prof Dr Osama Marglani, Professor, Umm Al-Qura University, ENT Surgeon, King Abdullah Medical City, Makkah, KSA
  • Prof Dr Peter Catalano, MD, FACS, FARS, Chief of Otolaryngology, St. Elizabeth's Medical Center, Professor of Otolaryngology, Tufts University School of Medicine, Medical Director of Research, Steward Health Care, Medford, Massachusetts, USA
  • Dr Roy R Casiano, Professor and Vice Chairman, Director: Rhinology and Endoscopic Skull Base Program, Department of Otolaryngology, Head & Neck Surgery, University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine, Miami, Florida, USA
  • Dr Saad Alsaleh, MBBS FRCSC, Consultant, Assistant Professor, Rhinology and Skull Base Surgery, Chairman, Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery Department, King Saud University Medical City, Riyadh, KSA
  • Dr Saied Alhabash, ENT consultant, Medcare Sharjah Hospital, Sharjah, UAE
  • Dr Sajad Al-Helo, Consultant ORL-HNS, Chief of Arabic Board, Najaf Center, Najaf, Iraq
  • Prof Dr Samy Elwany, MD, FACS, President, Egyptian Society of Otolaryngology, Professor, Past Chairman of Department of Otolaryngology, Alexandria Medical School, Member, Collegium of Otolaryngology - CORLAS, Chairman, Alexandria Society of Rhinology – RhinoAlex, Cairo, Egypt
  • Dr Sara AlQuorain, ENT Demonstrator, Resident Physician, Dammam University, Dammam KSA
  • Dr Omar Abu Suliman, Consultant Rhinology, Endoscopic Sinus Surgery, King Abdullah Medical City, Makkah, KSA
  • Dr Wasam A. Albusalih, MB.CH.B. C.A.B.M. OTL, Head & Neck Surgery, Diwnyia Teaching Hospital, Diwanyia, Iraq
  • Dr Alice Lang Silva, ENT Resident, Hospital de Clinicas de Porto Alegre, Porto Alegre, Brazil
  • Dr Amir Al Shammari, FRCS, DLO, ENT Surgeon, ENT Department, Queens University Hospital, London, UK
  • Dr Arturo Mario Poletti, Otolaryngologyst Consultant Surgeon, Saudi German Hospital, Dubai, UAE
  • Dr Kishore Chandra Prasad, Consultant of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Medwin Medical Centre, Dubai, UAE
  • Dr Munahi Al Qahtani, MD, Department of Otolaryngology, Riyadh Military Hospital, Riyadh, KSA
  • Dr Rawan Mandura, ENT Resident, King Abdul Aziz University, Riyadh, KSA
  • Prof Dr Ravi Ramalingam, Cochlear Implant Surgeon, President Elect, Association of Otolaryngologists of India, Secretary, Indian Society of Otology, Managing Director, KKR Group of ENT Hospitals and Clinics, Chennai, India
  • Prof Dr Miguel Aristegui Ruiz, ENT Specialist, Otologic Surgeon, Otoneurosurgeon, Skull Base Surgeon, Associate Professor, Complutense University, Madrid, Spain
  • Prof Dr Laila Telmesani, Professor, ENT, College of Medicine, Imam Abdulrahman Bin Faisal University, Dammam, KSA
  • Dr Produl Hazarika, Specialist Otolaryngologist, Department of ENT, NMC Specialty Hospital, Abu Dhabi, UAE
  • Dr Tamer Abdel Wahhab Mohammad Ismail, ENT Assistant Specialist at Hearing and Speech Institute, Cairo University, Cairo, Egypt
  • Prof Andrej Kral, Director, Department of Experimental Otology, Hannover Medical School, Hannover, Germany
  • Dr Anjum Naveed, Senior Consultant, Indus Hospital, Karachi, Pakistan
  • Prof Dr Catherine Birman, Clinical Medical Director, Cochlear Implant Centre- Children's Hospital, Westmead, Staff Specialist, Clinical Associate Professor, Sydney Medical School, Adjunct Professor, Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia
  • Prof Dr Hassan Wahba, Professor of Otolaryngology, Faculty of Medicine, Ain Shams University, Cairo, Egypt
  • Prof Dr Jan Casselman, Consultant Radiology, Head, Department of Radiology, School of Medicine, Ghent University, Brugge, Belgium
  • Dr Kaukab Rajput, FRCS, FRCP, MSc, Consultant Audio-vestibular Physician, Lead Clinician for Paediatric Cochlear Implant Program, Great Ormond Street Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, London, UK
  • Prof Dr Levent Senneroglu, Professor in the Department of Otolaryngology, Ear Nose and Throat, Hacettepe University, Ankara, Turkey
  • Dr Nadia Abdelhaq, Clinical Technical and Research Manager for Middle East & Africa, Cochlear, Assistant Professor, University of Jordan, Amman, Jordan
  • Prof Dr Suzan Waltzman, Marica F. Vilcek Professor of Otolaryngology, Co-director, NYU Langone Cochlear Implant Center, New York University, New York, New York, USA
  • Prof Dr Thomas Balkany, Specialist, Otolaryngology, Neurotology, Hotchkiss Endowment Distinguished Professor, Chairman Emeritus, Department of Otolaryngology and Professor of Neurological Surgery and Paediatrics, Miller School of Medicine, University of Miami, Miami, Florida, USA
  • Dr Ahmed Nasr, Head of Phoniatrics and Paediatric Audiology Department, Laryngologist and ENT Physician, Clinic for Ear, Nose and Throat Disorders, Plastic Surgery, Walid Klinicum, Gera, Germany
  • Archana Maiya, Assistant Professor, Department of Speech and Hearing, SOAHS, Manipal University, Manipal, India
  • Dr Baher Ashour, MD (FEBORL), Assistant Professor, Cairo University Medical School, Consultant and Chair of Otolaryngology, Ambulatory Healthcare Services (SEHA), Fellow of the European Board of Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery, Abu Dhabi Healthcare Services (SEHA), Al Ain, UAE
  • Celesté Pretorius, Head MR Radiographer, Drs de Beer de Jager Radiologist, Lifestyle MR, Pretoria, South Africa
  • Prof Dr Catherine Birman, Clinical Medical Director, Cochlear Implant Centre- Children's Hospital, Westmead, Staff Specialist, Clinical Associate Professor, Sydney Medical School, Adjunct Professor, Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia
  • Dr Erwin Van Kerschaver, MD, PhD, Specialist Otolaryngologist, Kind en Gezin, Brussels, Belgium
  • Laura Prigge, Application Specialist, GSI, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
  • Dr Moataz Elzayat, Phoniatrician, ENT Department, Al Qassimi Hospital, Sharjah, UAE
  • Dr Nithreen Said Abdelsalam, Professor of Audiology, Ain Shams University, Egypt, Head of Audiology Unit, King Fahd University hospital, Damam, KSA
  • Samira AbdulAziz Ashour, M.S., CCC-SLP, Speech Language Pathologist, King Fahad University Hospital, Riyadh, KSA
  • Sheela Shekaraiah, Assistant Professor, Manipal Academy of Higher Education (MAHE), Manipal, India
  • Dr Susan Abdi, Audiological Scientist & Founder, Cochlear Implantation Research Center, Tehran, Iran
  • Dr Teresa Ching, Senior Research Scientist, National Acoustic Laboratories, New South Wales, Australia
  • Dr Wahid Zaman, Senior Teaching Fellow, Audiology, Programme Director MSc Clinical Science (Neurosensory Sciences), Birmingham, UK
  • Prof Dr Alexander Berghaus, Head of ENT Department, Ludwig Maximilian University, Munich, Germany
  • Dr Bashar Bizrah, Formerly, Assistant Professor, Damascus University, Senior Consultant ENT Surgeon
  • Prof Dr Fazil Apaydin, President, European Academy of Facial Plastic Surgery, Istanbul, Turkey
  • Prof Dr Khalid Al-Sebeih, MD, ENT Consultant, Canadian Medical Center, Assistant Professor, Division of Otolaryngology, Department of Surgery, Faculty of Medicine, Kuwait University, Kuwait City, Kuwait
  • Prof Dr Mahmoud El Bestar, MD, Professor of Head and Neck Surgery, Cairo University, Cairo, Egypt
  • Dr Paul Yazbek, M.D. AAFPRS, Facial Plastic Surgeon, Ear, Nose and Throat Specialist, Director, Dr Paul Yazbek Clinic, Specialty Clinics Center, Beirut, Lebanon
  • Aly B. Khalil, Consultant Endocrinologist, Imperial College London Diabetes Center, Abu Dhabi, UAE
  • Dr Ali S Alzahrani, Consultant Endocrinologist, Professor of Medicine, King Faisal Specialist Hospital & Research Center, Past President, AACE Gulf Chapter, Riyadh, KSA
  • Dr Arturo Poletti, Otolaryngology Consultant Surgeon, Saudi German Hospital, Dubai, UAE
  • Dr Brian Hung-Hin Lang, Division Chief, Endocrine Surgery, University of Hong Kong, Victoria City, Hong Kong
  • Dr Carmelo Barbaccia, Consultant Head and Neck Surgeon, American Hospital Dubai, Dubai, UAE
  • Dr Cesare Piazza, Assistant Professor of the Department of Otorhinolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery, University of Brescia, Brescia, Italy
  • Prof Dr David Viola, Specialist, Endocrinology and Metabolism, University of Pisa, Pisa, Italy
  • Dr Eiman Al Seddeeqi, Consultant Endocrinologist, Sheikh Khalifa Medical City, Abu Dhabi, UAE
  • Prof Dr Franco Grimaldi, MD, Head of Endocrinology, Diabetes, Metabolism and Clinical Nutrition Unit, Professor, University-Hospital Santa Maria Della Misericordia, Udine, Immediate Past President Italian AACE Chapter, Member, AACE International, ACTE Committee, Udine, Italy
  • Prof Gianlorenzo Dionigi, Ordinario di Chirurgia, Full Professor of Surgery, University of Messina, Messina, Sicily, Italy
  • Prof Dr Giuseppe Spriano MD, Chief, Department of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery, National Cancer Institute, Rome, Italy
  • Dr Hanaa Zidan, Paediatric Endocrinologist, American Hospital Dubai, UAE
  • Dr Hua Carolyn Yang, Nuclear Medicine, American Hospital, Dubai, UAE
  • Dr Hubert Penninckx, Endocrinologist, American Hospital, Dubai, UAE
  • Dr Manjiri Ashok Gupte, Specialist Physician, Medical Institute - Medical Affairs, Sheikh Khalifa Medical City, Abu Dhabi, UAE
  • Prof Michael S. Benninger Chaiman, Head and Neck Institute, Professor of surgery, Lerner college of Medicine,The Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, Ohio, USA
  • Dr Mohammad Al Falasi, Chair & Consultant Otolaryngologist, Head & Neck Surgery Department, Tawam Hospital John Hopkins, Al Ain, UAE
  • Prof Paolo Miccoli, Professor of General Surgery, Department of Surgical Pathology, University of Pisa, Pisa, Italy
  • Prof Rossella Elisei
  • Dr Shaik Irfan Basha, Consultant Physician, Medical Institute - Medical Affairs, Sheikh Khalifa Medical City, Abu Dhabi, UAE
  • Dr Tarek Dufan, Director of Radiation Oncology, American Hospital, Dubai, UAE
  • Dr Weige Yang, Thyroid and breast group, Department of General Surgery, Fudan University affiliated Zhongshan Hospital, Shanghai, China. Director of Fudan University medical center for thyroid disease.Director of Zhongshan hospital medical center for breast disease
  • Dr Yasin Ahmed, Pathologist/cytopatologist, American Hospital Dubai, UAE
  • Dr Yogesh More, Consultant Surgeon, Sheikh Khalifa Medical City, Abu Dhabi, UAE
  • Prof Dr Ahmed Abdel Azim El Tantawy, Professor, Head and Neck Surgery, Alexandria University, Alexandria, Egypt
  • Dr Alain Sabri, Head and Neck Surgeon, AUBMC, Beirut, Lebanon
  • Prof Dr Michael Benninger, Chairman, Head and Neck Institute, Professor of Surgery, Lerner College of Medicine, The Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, Ohio, USA
  • Dr Rakesh Srivastava, Consultant Laryngologist, Sushrut Institute of Plastic Surgery and Super Specialty Hospital, Lucknow, India
  • Yousuf Saleem, ENT Consultant, St Helens and Knowsley Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust, Merseyside, UK