Leon Goldman Professor and Chair of the Division of Otorhinolaryngology (ENT) at the University of Cape Town, Cape Town, South Africa
Following senior fellowship training at The Royal Marsden, Pennsylvania and Pittsburgh he was appointed consultant ENT surgeon at Groote Schuur Hospital in 1997.
His major interest has been to advance head and neck surgery and in particular surgical training in this field in Africa and the Developing World. He maintains an educational website for ENT surgeons in the Developing World (http://www.entdev.uct.ac.za/), and self-publishes two free, open access textbooks, The Open Access Atlas of Otolaryngology, Head & Neck Operative Surgery and the Open Access Guide to Audiology and Hearing Aids, chapters of which have been downloaded over one million times (http://www.entdev.uct.ac.za/guides/).
The Open Access Atlas of Otolaryngology, Head & Neck Operative Surgery received the 2017 Open Book Award.
He has also authored over 200 book chapters and peer reviewed papers and given many keynote and eponymous lectures around the world.
He is an IFOS executive committee member as well as committee member of the Pan African federation of Otolaryngologic Societies, the American Academy of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery (AAO-HNSF) and the founder of the African Head and Neck Society.
He has recently been honoured by the AAO-HNSF acknowledging his contribution to the field of ear, nose and throat (ENT) services in developing nations.