AAO-HNS/F Policy

Medical Liability

The American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery (AAO-HNS) is committed to patient safety and accepts the responsibility to address quality improvement through processes of continuing medical education and reducing error.

Use of the Term "Doctor" in Advertising and Patient Communications

With the emergence of the clinical doctorate degree in allied healthcare fields including nursing, audiology, and speech-language pathology, allied healthcare providers who have achieved their doctorate degrees are increasingly using the title of “Do