Dr. Alfio Ferlito is Formerly Director of the Department of Surgical Sciences at the University of Udine School of Medicine from 2003 to 2009 and Professor and Chairman of the ENT Clinic at the same University from 1997 to 2013. He graduated in medicine at the University of Bologna in 1968. He completed his residency programme in Otolaryngology and subsequently in pathology. He worked at the ENT Department of Padua University from 1970 to 1997. Since 2009 he is the Coordinator of the International Head Neck Scientific Group.
Dr. Alfio Ferlito received many honors and awards during his career. He served as editor, co-editor, assistant editor or reviewer for the 736 journals. He has collaborated in writing articles, editorials, commentaries, letters to the editor, special issues, book chapters and books with 665 international experts. He has edited a three-volume book entitled Cancer of the Larynx (CRC Press, Boca Raton, 1985) and three other books entitled Neoplasms of the Larynx (Churchill Livingstone, Edinburgh, 1993), etc. He is Editor of four issues of ORL Journal for Oto-Rhino-Laryngology, Head and Neck Surgery. He has been author and co-author of 657 referred publications in 70 medical journals and 54 chapters in various books. He is a fellow or a member of the many societies. He collaborated as a member of the World Health Organization’s Committee on Histological Typing of Tumors of the Upper Respiratory Tract and Ear. He is also a member of the Laryngeal Cancer Association’s Committee on the Classification of Laryngeal Cancer. He was a consultant to Yale University. He was a consultant to Yale University. He has delivered prestigious lectures all over the world. In 2006 he gave the 2nd Morrison Lecture in San Francisco and the 19th Som Lecture in New York. He has divided his professional life between clinical practice, teaching and research.