Dingle surgeon appointed president of UEMS Otolaryngology Section
PROFESSOR John Fenton from Green Street in Dingle has become the first Irish person to be appointed president of the board of the Otolaryngology Section of the European Union of Medical Specialists, which sets standards for high quality healthcare practice in the EU and associated countries.
A son of Jimmy (RIP) and Patsy Fenton, John is a graduate of the Royal College of Surgeons and currently works as an ENT/Head and Neck Surgery Consultant at the Mid Western Regional Hospital, Limerick and Barrington’s Hospital. He is also an adjunct professor in the specialty at the University of Limerick.
He has taught ENT in all the medical schools in Ireland and contributed to teaching at the University of New South Wales and in Paris He was also involved in the introduction of the new medical curriculum at the University of Liverpool during his tenure as senior lecturer there and has published extensively on the academic aspects of his medical specialty.
Irish Institute of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery President Nash Patil said the appointment was “an honour not just for John but also for Irish otolaryngology/head and neck surgery.
The European Union of Medical Specialists (UEMS) sets standards for healthcare practice that are transmitted to the authorities and institutions of the EU and national medical associations, stimulating and encouraging them to implement its recommendations.