Gregory W. Randolph, MD, FACS, FACE, Professor of Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery at Harvard Medical School and Director of the Thyroid and Parathyroid Endocrine Surgical Division at Mass Eye and Ear was inducted into the American College of Surgeons (ACS) Academy of Master Surgeon Educators® at an honorary ACS banquet in Chicago, IL.
The ACS Academy of Master Surgeon Educators® works to advance the science and practice of education across all surgical specialties. According to the ACS, induction into the academy recognizes surgeon educators who have devoted their careers to surgical education and are considered premier leaders in their respective fields.
Dr. Randolph, who also serves the Claire and John Bertucci Endowed Chair in Thyroid Surgical Oncology, was among 65 esteemed surgeon educators inducted into the academy and part of the fifth cohort of members to ever be inducted.
For more than 25 years, Dr. Randolph has devoted a large part of his medical career to surgical education worldwide. Alongside Henning Dralle, MD, of Germany, Dr. Randolph founded the Global International Neural Monitoring Study Group, which has generated multiple publications and standard guidelines for neural monitoring during thyroid surgery. He founded and currently directs the Harvard Thyroid and Parathyroid Surgery Course for surgeons and has directed international surgical courses in Italy, Germany, Switzerland and Russia. He has also played a leading role in developing the Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Task Force for the Harvard Department of Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery.
Dr. Randolph was the first otolaryngologist member of the American Association of Endocrine Surgeons (AAES), the first otolaryngologist member and council member of the International Association of Endocrine Surgeons (IAES) and the first otolaryngologist and United States surgeon to be board-certified in endocrine surgery in the European Union. He has served as the President of the American Academy of Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery and currently serves as the Chair of the Administrative Division of the American Head and Neck Society.
Dr. Randolph has also conducted a wide range of research focusing on recurrent laryngeal nerve anatomy, preservation and monitoring during thyroid cancer surgery. His research, a large part of which has concentrated on the importance of laryngeal exams, the recognition of lymph node metastasis and revision cancer surgery, has appeared in more than 375 publications to date. Additionally, he has served as editor for 10 books including his text Surgery of the Thyroid and Parathyroid Glands and The Recurrent and Superior Laryngeal Nerves.
“In order to move the field of otolaryngology forward, we must do our part by providing the next generation of surgeons with the best educational experience possible,” said Dr. Randolph. “I am honored to be inducted into an academy that shares this same belief, and I am excited to continue my work to ensure trainees have the resources to grow into the best surgeons they can become.”