Roy Casiano, MD, FACS,
Professor and Vice Chairman
Director: Rhinology and Endoscopic Skull Base Program
Department of Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery
University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine
After completing his Bachelor of Arts degree at Wabash College (Crawfordsville, Indiana) in 1978, Dr Casiano received his medical degree from the Indiana University School of Medicine (Indianapolis, Indiana) in 1982. He then completed his Otolaryngology residency at the University Of Miami School Of Medicine in 1988, after which he joined the faculty at the University Of Miami Department Of Otolaryngology. During his years of service in the department, he has earned the highest rank of tenured Professor and Vice Chairman, where he has mentored over 80 otolaryngology residents and 13 rhinology and endoscopic skull base fellows to date, all of which are currently serving in some capacity as a rhinologist and faculty member at various academic medical centers throughout the country.
Dr Casiano is an internationally recognized expert in the field of rhinology and endoscopic skull base surgery. From 2014-2015 he had the honor to serve as President of the American Rhinologic Society, one of the most prestigious medical societies in the world. He continues to direct one of the most world-renowned training programs in the country, and is frequently invited as a guest speaker to numerous national and international meetings. His clinical and research interests have resulted in over 160 peer reviewed research publications, book chapters, or textbooks in the area of rhinology and endoscopic skull base surgery.
Dr Casiano continues to be an active member of the American Rhinological Society, American Academy of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery, American College of Surgeons, and Pan American Association of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery. Inducted as a fellow of the American Academy of Otolaryngology in 1988, Dr Casiano participates in numerous national committees of the American Academy. Additionally, he has participated as a faculty member in the annual American Board of Otolaryngology National Board Exam, as an oral examiner. He has served as Associate Editor for the Otolaryngology Head and Neck Journal, and is active on the editorial review boards for a number of peer review journals in Otolaryngology (Laryngoscope, Allergy and Rhinology Journal, International Forum of Allergy and Rhinology, Archives of Otolaryngology, and Otolaryngology Head and Neck Journal).
Dr Casiano has had the honor of receiving the American Academy of Otolaryngology Distinguished Service Award twice, for his contributions to his field. He has served as Secretary General, as well as past President, of the Panamerican Association of Otolaryngology. In 1992, he developed a unique 1 month International Panamerican Rhinology "Minifellowship" Program at the University of Miami, which has trained hundreds of young international otolaryngologists (mostly from Latin Americans) to perform endoscopic sinonasal and skull base surgery. Many have become leaders in the field, in their own countries, teaching the next generation of young endoscopic sinus surgeons. Currently, this Rhinology Minifellowship Program in Miami remains widely popular for young otolaryngologists throughout Latin America and Spain.
Ramzi T. Younis, MD, FACS, FAAP
Professor and Chief of Pediatric Otolaryngology, Department of Otolaryngology, University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine, Miami, Florida
Dr. Younis is currently the Chief of Pediatric Otolaryngology at the University of Miami Department Otolaryngology University of Miami. He has built a world-wide reputation for his clinical and research activities. His primary areas of expertise are sinus diseases, sinus surgery, airway reconstruction, ear infections, and management of snoring and sleep disorders in children. He is one of only a few surgeons who can perform delicate endoscopic procedures in pediatric patients with rare head and neck tumors such as teratoma or juvenile nasopharyngeal angiofibroma. Dr. Younis has published 49 scientific articles and 25 textbook chapters. He is also the Editor of a unique book on Sinus Disease in Children. Before joining the University of Miami, Dr. Younis was the Chief of Pediatric Otolaryngology at Yale University and thereafter Interim Chairman of the Department of Otolaryngology at the University of Mississippi, Jackson Mississippi.