Dr. Shikani established the Maryland Nose and Sinus Center Rhinology Fellowship Program in Baltimore in 2006; since then numerous rhinology fellows have applied from the US and from different areas of the world to come and train with us, including applicants from Lebanon, Switzerland, Syria, Greece, Jordan, Ireland, Israel, Qatar and India. Some of our graduates have decided to stay in in the United States and established themselves as leaders in rhinology, while others have returned home to establish successful rhinology teaching programs in their own countries.
It has been said: “The important things are the lives we touch; the people we help get better”. Being able to mentor and influence the future of young otolaryngologists from all over the world has been one of the most rewarding experiences in my career. Alan H. Shikani MD, FACS.