Award of Merit

The AOS Award of Merit is the highest, most prestigious honor one can receive from the American Otological Society. Recipients are selected by the past, past President of the AOS Council and a group of 4 advisors. It's certainly the highlight of the annual AOS President's reception & banquet when the Award of Merit presentation begins and the winner is announced. 

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A 20 YEAR HISTORY OF AWARD OF MERIT RECIPIENTS

RECIPIENT

YEAR

IN RECOGNITION OF…

John W. House, MD

2019

In recognition of your outstanding leadership, and commitment to patient care, teaching and research in otology & neurotology

Paul R. Lambert, MD

2018

In recognition of your outstanding leadership, and commitment to patient care, teaching and research in otology & neurotology

Clough Shelton, MD

2017

In recognition of your career-long dedication to your patients, to education and to leadership in the field of otology and cranial base surgery

Charles M. Luetje, MD

2016

In recognition of your career-long dedication to your patients, for your leadership in the American Otological Society and for your early work in cochlear implants in Kansas City

Jeffrey P. Harris, MD, PhD

2015

In recognition of your national leadership, research contributions to Otology, and mentorship of students, residents, and otolaryngologists

 Richard T. Miyamoto, MD

2014

In Recognition of his Outstanding Life-Long Contributions in Teaching and Clinical Research in Otology

Bruce J. Gantz, MD

2013

Has been bestowed on Bruce J. Gantz for his too numerous to count contributions to the Specialty of Otorhinolaryngology, the Subspecialty of Otology/Neurotology and the American Board of Otolaryngology

Joseph B. Nadol, Jr., MD

2012

In recognition of his leadership, intellectual curiosity, and outstanding contributions to our understanding of ear disease and its effect on the auditory system.

Sam E. Kinney, MD

2011

With thanks for your leadership and many contributions to the American Otological Society and to the disciplines of Otology and Neurotology

George Gates, MD

2010

In recognition of his contributions to clinical research by advancing our knowledge and understanding of cochlear implants in children.

William H. Lippy, MD

2009

In recognition of his outstanding clinical contributions in otology

Malcolm D. Graham, MD

2008

For energizing the American Otological Society with your innovative, collegiality spirit, and for your inspired mentorship of otologists worldwide.

Richard A. Chole, MD, PhD

2007

For his leadership in research, education and the American Board of Otolaryngology

Herbert Silverstein, MD 

2006

In recognition of his numerous contributions to Otology and Neurotology during his illustrious career

David J. Lim, MD

2005

In recognition of his lifelong contributions to research and teaching in diseases of the temporal bones.

Robert J. Ruben, MD

2004

For his leadership in research in the communicative sciences and his contributions to the understanding of otological disorders

James B. Snow, Jr., MD

2003

For his leadership in otology and his continuing contributions to otological research and research education

Gregory J. Matz, MD

2002

certificate not available

Derald E. Brackmann, MD

2001

In recognition of his personal integrity, leadership, and outstanding contributions to otology and neurotology

Robert Jahrsdoerfer, MD

2000

certificate not available

Mansfield F. W. Smith, MD

1999

For outstanding service to the world as a scholar, teacher, and leader of otology, neurotology, and otolaryngology-head and neck surgery