Dingle sur­geon ap­pointed pres­i­dent of UEMS Oto­laryn­gol­ogy Sec­tion

The Kerryman (North Kerry) - - COMMUNITY NEWS -

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.

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