London doctor receives distinguished service award from the American Academy of Otolaryngology
London Community News
For only the second time in the history of the American Academy of Otolaryngology (AAO), a Canadian physician has won the Head and Neck Surgery Distinguished Service Award.
Dr. Lorne Parnes is the medical/surgical director of the London Health Sciences Centre (LHSC) cochlear implant program, and is site chief for the Department of Otolaryngology at the University Hospital site of LHSC. He s also a professor in the Department of Clinical Neurological Sciences at WesternUniversity.
Parnes received his award at a ceremony held this week as part of the AAO 2012 Annual Meeting, held in Washington, DC, said a news release issued by LHSC on Friday (Sept. 14).
The award is presented to medical professionals in recognition of extensive meritorious service through the presentation of instructional courses, scientific papers, participation on AAO committees, or in an academy leadership position.
Parnes has published extensively and lectured internationally about the causes, mechanisms and various treatments of benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV), and pioneered the posterior semicircular canal occlusion procedure for treating intractable BPPV. Dr. Parnes is also renowned for his work on direct drug delivery implementation in the treatment of various other inner ear diseases.