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European Experts

Richard Simo

Ricard Simo is a Consultant Otorhinolaryngologist Head and Neck Surgeon working at Guy’s and St Thomas’ Hospital and Senior Lecturer at Guy’s, Kings and St Thomas’ Medical School. He has a dedicated practice to head and neck surgery, thyroid, parathyroid and salivary gland surgery.
He is the President Elect of the European Laryngological Society, the Head and Neck editor of the Journal of the ENT Masterclass, Audit and Governance Lead of the ENT UK Head and Neck Society, Head and Neck Coordinator of the European Board Exam in ORL-HNS, a reviewer for several journals and a faculty member of several national and international courses. He is regularly an invited speaker in major national and international conferences.




E. Mahmut Ozsahin

Professor Ozsahin is, currently, Deputy Chairman at the Department of Radiation Oncology, Centre Hospitalier Universitaire Vaudois (CHUV)/University Hospital of Lausanne, Switzerland.
He obtained his medical degree in 1985 from the University of Ege, Izmir, Turkey; and was appointed as assistant physician in the Cerrahpasa Faculty of Medicine at the University of Istanbul, Turkey. Specializing in radiation oncology in 1990, he obtained his PhD in radiation biology from the Swiss Institute of Technology (ETH; Zurich, Switzerland) in 1996. He held various posts in Turkey, France, and Switzerland prior to taking up his current position. Among his main interests are head and neck cancer, lung cancer, rare cancers, combined modality treatment, and modern radiotherapy techniques including intensity-modulated radiation therapy, stereotactic RT, helical tomotherapy, and protontherapy. His biology research topics include radiation-induced normal tissue damage, and predictive assays in radiotherapy. He is the recipient of many research grants including those from the Swiss Cancer League (1997 and 1999), the EORTC NOCI (Network of Core Institutions; 2009), and the Swiss National Science Foundation (2009).


Hans Edmund Eckel

Professor Dr. med. Hans Edmund Eckel has studied Medicine in Ghent (Belgium), Berlin, Duesseldorf, Saarbruecken, and Munich. Between years 1983–1988 he became a specialist in Otorhinolaryngology in Trier and Cologne (Germany). He has practiced at the University Clinic of Cologne, Department of Otorhinolaryngology and in 1997 he became a Professor and Vice Chairman at the Department of Oto-Rhino-Laryngology, Head and neck surgery at the same university; his special fields of interest were Laryngology, head and neck oncology, head and neck surgery, minimal access surgery and immunology.
Between years 2002–2015 he’s worked at Klagenfurt General Hospital, Austria and has been holding various positions in Austrian Society of Oto-Rhino-Laryngology, Head and Neck Surgery, including a presidential post and a position of a General Secretary.
Professor Dr. med. Hans Edmund Eckel is a member of 8 scientific organizations. He’s published 146 articles in scientific journals, 45 articles and chapters in books have been reviewed by him and he’s published 158 abstracts.


Andreas Dietz

Since April 2004 Prof. Dr. Andreas Dietz is director of the ENT Department, University hospital of Leipzig. During the time of his assistant doctor, deputy and consultant he was working at the ENT Department University hospital of Heidelberg. He is a full trained ENT and Head and Neck surgeon. In the context of numerous studies his scientific work concentrated on head and neck tumours. He is internationally well known as an expert in the field of head and neck cancer. Since 2001 Prof. Dietz is member of the executive board of the working committee Oncology of the German Society for otorhinolaryngology, head and neck surgery. Since 2013 he is elected as member of the presidential council of the German Society for otorhinolaryngology, head and neck surgery. He is active in numerous committees, such as the German Society of Cancer, European Laryngeal Society and EORTC Head and Neck group. He is member of honour of the Royal Belgian ENT society, Austrian ENT society and the Indian Head and Neck foundation. He is executive board member of the Innovation Center for Computer Assisted Surgery (ICCAS) Leipzig. He is affiliated member of board of directors in the “Global Online Fellowship initiative” Sloan Kettering Memorial Cancer Center New York and chair of the subcommittee surgery of the EORTC Head and Neck Group. Andreas Dietz is author/co-author of more than 350 pub-med listed peer reviewed papers.


Antti A. Mäkitie

Professor Antti A. Mäkitie MD PhD is a head and neck surgeon and chief physician at the Department of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery, University of Helsinki and Helsinki University Hospital. He is the Chair of the Finnish Head and Neck Oncology Working Group and also an affiliated scientist at the Karolinska Institute and Karolinska University Hospital, Stockholm, Sweden. Professor Mäkitie is the General Secretary of the Collegium ORL Amicitiae Sacrum and the President of the Scandinavian Society for Head and Neck Oncology.





Luca Calabrese

Dr. Luca Calabrese is Director of oral cavity and oropharyngeal UNIT at Dept. of Head and Neck Surgical Oncology, European Institute of Oncology IEO in Milano, Italy. Dr. Luca Calabrese has performed over 45000 major operations for head and neck tumors and over 650 major reconstructions with myocutaneous and free microvascular flaps. He is a Member of the Italian National Study Group for Head and Neck Cancer screening and co-author of 75 publications on head and neck oncology and plastic surgery.





Miroslav Tedla

Dr. Miro Tedla completed his specialized ORL, Head and Neck Surgery training in Bratislava, Slovakia in 2005. He had spent 10 months as Visiting Fellow at the UPMC Pittsburgh in 2002 and 2005. In 2011 he completed 12-month Head and Neck Oncology and Thyroid Fellowship at the University Hospitals or Coventry and Warwickshire, UK. Between 2012 and 2015 he was in the position of Consultant ENT/Head and Neck Surgeon in Coventry, UK, where he served as a Lead for ENT Clinical Research. Dr. Tedla is currently an Assistant Professor at the Comenius University in Bratislava. He also holds a position of Honorary Senior Research Fellow at the Institute of Cancer and Genomic Sciences, University of Birmingham, UK. Dr Tedla’s research work has been centred around functional disorders after head and neck cancer treatment. He was a Principal Investigator of Slovak National Grant Agency grant focused on swallowing disorders in patients with oropharyngeal dysphagia. Dr. Tedla had authored several book chapters and edited two textbooks, Swallowing Disorders and Basic Otorhinolaryngology (in press).


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