Citation for Prof. Dan M. Fliss, MD

Prof. Dan M. Fliss is a specialist in otolaryngology–head and neck surgery. He is professor at the department of otolaryngology at Sackler School of Medicine, Tel Aviv University, Israel.

He completed his medical degree at the University of Bologna in Italy in 1982 and returned to Israel in 1983 to begin his internship and surgical residency training in otolaryngology–head and neck surgery at the Soroka University Medical Center, Be’er Sheva.

Dr. Fliss completed his training in 1989 and was admitted the next year into a one-year head and neck fellowship at the University of Toronto Mount Sinai Hospital, ON. He completed an additional one-year fellowship in microvascular head and neck surgery and reconstruction at the University of Toronto Sunnybrook Health Science Center and was appointed as scientific staff member to Mount Sinai Hospital and the University of Toronto in 1993. Two years later, he completed an additional fellowship program in skull base surgery in the department of cranio-maxillo-facial and plastic and reconstructive surgery at the University of Bern Inselspital in Switzerland while also serving as senior lecturer in otolaryngology with the Ben Gurion University of the Negev Faculty of Health Sciences, Be’er Sheva. He returned to Ben Gurion in 1995 and continued his career progression with a promotion to professor of otolaryngology–head and neck surgery in 1996. In 1999, he moved to Tel Aviv Medical Center and became chairman of the department of otolaryngology–head and neck surgery and maxillofacial surgery and founded the Interdisciplinary Center for Head and Neck Oncology.

Throughout his career, Dr. Fliss has continued to enhance his skills, seeking additional fellowship training from other facilities in Europe, Asia, and the U.S. He has been an active contributor to the scientific literature and has served as an editorial board member for Head and Neck, Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery, European Archives of Otorhinolaryngology and Head and Neck, Oral Oncology, the Journal of Surgical Techniques in Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery, the Journal of Skull Base Surgery, and the International Journal of Head and Neck Surgery, to name a few. He is also the author of six books on head and neck and skull base surgery.

He has been a teaching and visiting professor in North America, South America, Europe, Asia, and Australia and was the recipient of the 2006 Honour Award of the American Academy of Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery. He was the 2008 prestigious Eugene N. Myers International Lecturer on Head and Neck Cancer at the American Academy of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery. Additionally, he was an Invited Traveling Faculty for the 2012 World Tour Program of the International Federation of Head and Neck Oncology and Surgery and is currently the treasurer of the International Academy of Oral Oncology, the Scientific Secretary of the Asian Head and Neck Society, and co-chair of the International Skull Base Committee of the American Society for Head and Neck Surgery.

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