The Middle East Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery (MEAO-HNS) is pleased to announce the winner of the inaugural 2019 ‘Heinz Stammberger Award for Excellence in Teaching’. This year’s winner is Professor Shahed Quraishi OBE. He has been selected based on multiple nominations and his demonstrated commitment to teaching in otolaryngology. 

Quotes from nominating statements:
Professor John Watkinson: “Prof Shahed's contribution with regards to his teaching and writing related to the principle of free teaching at source involving his travelling ENT Masterclass is now well-known worldwide and second to none. Having witnessed and participated in his ongoing courses, I think his unlimited enthusiasm, achievements as well as commitment to ENT education knows no limits.”

Professor Nirmal Kumar: “I applaud Prof Shahed Quraishi’s Masterclass which brings free education and healthcare resources for people around the world. In recognition of his services to medical education, Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth, appointed him Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) in 2017.”

Professor Shahed Quraishi accepting his OBE
Dr Michael Kuo: “Prof Shahed’s passionate and selfless delivery of free education through the ENT Masterclass which he founded over a decade ago and continues to chair is extraordinary by any measure."

Dr Emma Stapleton: “Internationally, Prof Shahed has achieved above and beyond imagination. His ENT Masterclass® platform provides 2500 free delegate places on top-level courses in four continents annually and has offered over £7.5million of free educational resources in the past 15 years.”

The award is to be presented at ME-OTO 2019, the 16th annual meeting of the Middle East Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, which is taking place 26-28 April 2019 at the Conrad Hotel, Dubai, UAE.

This award was created by the Middle East Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery to honour the legacy of Professor Heinz Stammberger and his commitment to teaching surgeons in the far corners of the world. Professor Stammberger was very accepting of the different levels of skills and education around the globe and was willing to work with everyone.

Hani Marzouki

President Middle East Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery.

Professor Heinz Stammberger (1946-2018)

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