Dr John Rutka is a Professor of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery at the University of Toronto. He has maintained a subspecialty interest in otology / neurotology following fellowship training under the supervision of Julian Nedzelski and David Moffat. For over 20 years he was the chief mentor in Toronto for the TWJ Fellowship. His active research interests have included canal occlusion surgery for benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV), topical ototoxicity, the conservative management of vestibular schwannomas, the meta-analyses / systematic reviews of interventions for Menière’s disease, time trends in surgery for chronic ear disease and post-traumatic dizziness. Dr Rutka has been a consistent provider of underserviced areas care to patients in Northwestern Ontario, including the indigenous population, for over 30 years. International programmes of care for ear disease have also been provided in conjunction with the Thai Rural Ear Nose Throat Foundation through mobile ear surgical camps across Southeast Asia. Those on fellowship training in Toronto who have attended these trips have often described their experiences as life-changing.


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BACO International 2018: Key Speakers

Prof Aldo C Stamm, MD, MSc, PhD Anatomy of the paranasal sinuses and skull base, and breaking the paradigms in severe spontaneous epistaxis It is a true honour to participate as an invited faculty member at the upcoming BACO International...