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  George Zalzal, MD, receives Distinguished Service Award from American Academy of Otolaryngology
October 28, 2009

George H. Zalzal, MD, Division Chief, Ear, Nose and Throat (Otolaryngology)
Washington, DC—George H. Zalzal, MD, received the Distinguished Service Award from the American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, (AAO-HNS), the world’s largest organization representing specialists who treat the ear, nose, throat, and related structures of the head and neck.

“I am humbled to be recognized by my peers with such a great award,” said Dr. Zalzal, chief of Otolaryngology at Children’s National Medical Center. “We are committed to providing the best care to children in the Washington region and beyond.”

The Academy presents Distinguished Service Awards to medical professionals who demonstrate excellence in their field. Dr. Zalzal received the award in October at the opening ceremony of the 2009 AAO-HNS annual meeting in San Diego.

Dr. Zalzal has been with Children’s National since 1986. He has authored more than 135 publications and given nearly 200 presentations on the subject of ENT disorders, and is seen as a leading expert in Pediatric Otolaryngology.

The Division of Otolaryngology at Children’s National Medical Center is one the largest and most prestigious pediatric otolaryngology programs in the country. Each year, Children’s treats more than 14,000 children within the Division of Otolaryngology. The experienced team includes seven board-certified, fellowship-trained surgeons, as well as anesthesiologists with specialized training in pediatrics.

Contact: Emily Dammeyer or Jennifer Leischer: 202.476.4500.


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