Elliott D. Kozin, MD, a fellowship-trained neurotologic and otologic surgeon at Mass Eye and Ear, has been named the recipient of the Norman Knight Leadership Development Award. The award was endowed by Norman Knight, a self-made broadcast pioneer and media mogul who has been a passionate champion of Mass Eye and Ear for more than 25 years.
Recipients are selected for their exceptional promise as future leaders within their specialty in otolaryngology–head and neck surgery at Mass Eye and Ear. Thanks to Mr. Knight’s generosity, the award provides junior faculty members with funding to help them establish a career in academic medicine during the early years of their practice. Awardees may use the funds for research, equipment or for any other approved career development purposes.
Dr. Kozin, who also serves as an Assistant Professor of Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery at Harvard Medical School, is a graduate of the Harvard Combined Residency Program in Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery. He specializes in hearing and balance disorders, more specifically the treatment of chronic ear disease, conductive hearing loss and tumors of the lateral skull base, as well as cochlear implantations. In the laboratory, Dr. Kozin’s research on traumatic brain injury as it relates to auditory and vestibular disorders has led him to collaborate on pre-clinical and clinical studies alongside senior researchers at Massachusetts General Hospital, Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital and Boston University. He has also played an active role in the development of novel biomedical devices for hearing loss.
Mark A. Varvares, MD, FACS, Chief of Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery at Mass Eye and Ear, presented this year’s award to Dr. Kozin at the June 1 Spring Meeting of the Trustees and Medical Staff at Mass Eye and Ear.
“The leadership, innovative spirit and academic prowess of Dr. Kozin are what make him a natural fit for this year’s award,” Dr. Varvares said. “He is a terrific physician-scientist who embodies the pioneering spirit and unwavering character of Norman Knight.”