William B Coman AM,
MD MBBS (Qld) FRCS (Edin) FRCS (Eng) FRACS FRCS Hons (Eng) FACS Hons
Emeritus Professor of Otolaryngology head and neck surgery, The University of Queensland
Chairman and Trustee , Garnett Passe Rodney Williams Memorial Foundation
Professor Coman has a long and outstanding career in ORL Head & Neck Surgery as an internationally well renowned senior Head & Neck Surgeon. To crown his excellent achievements within this field he is the current chairman of the largest ORL-research foundation in Australia the Garnett Passe Rodney Williams Memorial Foundation.
Professor Coman has through his professional dedication and curiosity built a unique international collegial network which also includes Sweden and the Nordic countries. He has recently supported the installation of Anders Cervin from the Department of ORL in Helsingborg/Lund as Professor of ORL in Brisbane and he has hosted several colleges from Sweden at his department at the University of Queensland over the years.
In the clinical field Professor Coman has taken a special interest in head and neck oncology specialising in the USA and Europe as well as in Australia to become one of Australia’s leading Head & Neck Surgeons. Professor Coman has been invited as guest professor to Tianjin Medical University – 2nd Teaching Hospital School Of Medicine, China and as U.S. University Society of Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery 1st Overseas Guest Professor in Washington to mention a few. Professor Coman has received numerous awards, scholarships and honours from different parts of the world for excellence in his work. Professor Coman has served on the editorial boards of several distinguished and well known scientific papers such as the Australian Journal of Otolaryngology, the Laryngoscope and the American Journal of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Medicine and Surgery. Professor Coman has supervised several PhD students and he has published more than 70 scientific articles and book chapters.
Professor William Coman is a frequently invited and well appreciated speaker of Head and Neck Surgery at meetings all over the world. It is a great honour for the NOLF to have Professor Coman as our guest and Gunnar Holmgren Honorary Speaker at the XXXIII Nordic ORL Congress in Gothenburg 2017.