1 December-30 June 2021
Virtual BACO International

Arulalan Mathialagan
After completing my M.S., in Otorhinolaryngology and Head & neck surgery in 2016, from PGIMER Chandigarh, I am getting my training in Neuro-otology and Skull Base Surgery in Department of Neurosurgery, SGPGIMS, Lucknow, India. My primary area of Interest is Otology, Neurotology, and Skull base surgery. I have an academic inclination and devote my time equally in training and research.  My career goal is to build a unit of Excellence in Neuro-Otology and Skull Base Surgery in India.

Asiya Kamber Zaidi
Dr Asiya Kamber Zaidi currently working as Senior Registrar in the Department of Otorhinolaryngology, M.G.M.M.C & M.Y.H Hospital, Indore, M.P, India. Awarded gold medal for her medical degree and Master’s degree in Otolaryngology. Completed her fellowship in Endoscopic Ear Surgery (Pune) and Rhinology & Skull base surgery (Malaysia). Currently, Executive Director of International affairs at WE LEAD SURGERY-an organization supporting women surgeons globally and the founder of WOMEN IN OTOLARYNGOLOGY-INDIA. Awarded travelling scholarship to South Korea by APOST(2019), current TSESI scholar(2020) and part of the 30-member ethical committee by the Association Naso Sano, Italy. Keen interest in research and loves collaborating with researchers across the world. Outside work, loves writing and enjoys organic farming.

Eman Hamdy Soliman Salem
My name is Eman Hamdy Soliman Salem, working as an assistant lecturer at Otorhinolaryngology Department, Mansoura University Hospital, Egypt. I have been working there since 2013 and I have a great passion for Rhinology and skull base surgery. Throughout my career, I regularly attended and actively participated in scientific activities held in our department (grand rounds, postgraduate meetings, seminars….), local and national scientific meetings, courses, conferences and medical convoys. My personal and career goal is to become a highly qualified female surgeon like professor/ Valerie Lund and professor/ Darlene Lubbe.

Gratien Tuyishimire
Dr Gratien Tuyishimire is a consultant ENT Head & Neck Surgeon with more than 5 years working experience. I did both my undergraduate and postgraduate training at University of Rwanda. In 2010 I worked at Butaro District Hospital for 1 year as a general practitioner before joining the MMED program in ENT Head & Neck training. Since 2015, I am working at the University Teaching Hospital of Kigali as ENT surgeon and Clinical lecturer. In addition to the diagnosis and management of different ENT diseases in general, I have a special interest in facial reconstructive surgery and rhinology and skull base surgery.

Hamdan Pasha
Dr Hamdan completed his M.B.B.S. from Dow University and his Fellowship from the College of Physicians and Surgeons, Pakistan, in ENT – Head and Neck Surgery from Aga Khan University. He is currently working a senior registrar in Karachi. He has been a part of ENT Masterclass® as the Chief Editor and Coordinator of ENT Masterclass CyberText 5th edition. His career interests include Head, Neck Surgery and Lateral Skull Base Surgery. He has presented his research work internationally and received the Young ENT award at ORLIAC 2018 and Head and Neck Research Award at ME-OTO conference. He is a gold medalist in his FCPS degree. In his free time, Dr Hamdan loves to spend time with his two kids and read fiction.

Idris Sa’ad Olanrewaju
Idris Sa’ad Olanrewaju is an Otorhinolaryngologist in the University of Ilorin Teaching Hospital (UITH). He is third in a family of five from the ancient city of Ilorin, Nigeria. His entire education was in the same town with outstanding performances at various levels. First in UITH to win Dr Philip O. Okeowo prize of National Postgraduate Medical College of Nigeria for the best ORL resident and AAOHNS IVS award winner among others. He has publications in local and international journals and he is interested in advancing his knowledge in Laryngology, Head and Neck surgery whenever there is an opportunity. He plays Badminton.

Jiao Xia
I received my ENT training in China. After working in Rhinology group for 2 years, I found my interest in the immunologic mechanism of allergy disease, so I applied to visit King’s College London and Guy’s hospital in 2017. Supervised by Prof Till Stephen and Prof Claire Hopkins, I spent 18 months there for research and clinical observation. I have shown my enthusiasm for ENT education since my training. In recent year, I worked as the instructor of Sinus & Skull Base Cadaveric Training Course and co-organiser of ENT Masterclass China.
May Htoo Thaw
May Htoo Thaw is a Specialist Assistant Surgeon at Otorhinolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery Department in Eye, ORL-HNS Hospital, Mandalay, Myanmar. She received her M.B., B.S from University of Medicine, Magway in 2011. Her master degree in Otorhinolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery was obtained at the University of Medicine, Mandalay and her residency was completed in 2018. She is a young and aspiring ENT surgeon who has an avid interest in providing holistic care to patients and in developing continuous medical education.

Muhammad Wasif
I am Dr Muhammad Wasif, I completed my MBBS in 2013 and did my Internship in 2014, during my internship I developed a keen interest in the field of Otolaryngology and then decided to pursue my career in this field. I joined the Otolaryngology residency program at Aga Khan University Hospital in 2016, I cleared my country’s board exam (FCPS in otolaryngology) in March’2020 and currently, I am working as Final year resident in the department of otolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery. In Future, I seek a career in Rhinology and anterior skull base surgery.

Ostap Orishchak
I graduated from Ivano-Frankivsk National Medical University where I also was trained at the Department of Otolaryngology. During my residency, I developed a special interest in Otology.
Currently, I am working as an Assistant Professor at the Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery at Ivano-Frankivsk National Medical University.
With my colleague, we successfully run the Hearing Centre with the aim to improve surgical and medical care in the field of ear disorders and provide educational opportunities for medical students and residents.

Abdiaziz Nour
Dr Abdiaziz Ear Nose and Throat specialist Based in Borama Somaliland he obtained his medical degree from Amoud University, His residency was at Mansoura University Hospital of  Egypt and completed his training with  Msc of Otorhinolaryngology,  and  received London global health ENT scholarship 2019. Dr Abdiaziz has a special interest in Otology and introduced surgical procedures (Endoscopic ear surgery) in his country for the first time; he has a high level of motivation and active learner with strong organizational skills Apart from being ENT surgeon Dr Abdiaziz is also a lecturer at Amoud University

Geeta Koju
I am Dr Geeta Koju, from Bhaktapur, NEPAL completed my MBBS & Master’s Degree in Otorhinolaryngology as a Chinese scholar  from Tongji Medical College, Wuhan China.
Currently, I am working as a junior ENT consultant in Green Pastures Hospital & Ear care training center for a couple of years in Pokhara, Western part of Nepal.
As this hospital is mainly focused on the ear, I am more experienced in doing ear surgeries, undertaking a full range of OPD with a special interest in vertigo.
I have attended many national and international conferences of otology, skull base surgery and vertigo.

Elaprolu Snigdha        
I have done my MBBS (2015) and MS (ENT) (2018) from JIPMER, PONDICHERRY (Institute of National Importance), India. I have done my clinical observership in the Department of Head and Neck Oncology, Kidwai oncology institute, Bangalore, Karnataka, India. I have been working in CMC Vellore, well renowned for its patient care and academia till Aug 2020. Current interests in otorhinolaryngology are head and neck oncology, paediatric otolaryngology.
Florida Sharin
I have a master’s degree and have completed a residency in Otorhinolaryngology followed by professional experience working as a speciality medical officer. Over time, I have found my interests leaning towards head and neck oncology, which resulted in my current role as a clinical fellow at Tata Memorial Hospital, Mumbai. Having worked in this high volume oncology centre has helped me improve my clinical and surgical skills, confidence and to carry on research activities. I am a very motivated and hard-working person and like exploring new opportunities that come my way.
Rahul Kurkure
Dr Rahul is an ENT Surgeon with a qualification such as MBBS and MS(ENT) from prestigious Armed forces medical college, Pune in 2013 and also did his DNB(ENT) in 2014 from NBE. He finished his Fellowship of 2 years in Neurotology from Madras ENT Research Foundation, Chennai under the guidance and mentorship of Prof Mohan Kameswaran from 2017 to 2019. He is a member of various professional bodies like AOI, IAOHNS, CIGI and ISO. Presently he is working as Assistant Professor in Army College of Medical Sciences and Base Hospital Delhi Cantt, New Delhi.

Sameera Wickramanayaka
I currently work as a Senior Registrar in Otorhinolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery at the National Hospital of Sri Lanka. I am a Graduate of the Faculty of the Medicine University of Colombo. I obtained my MD in Otorhinolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery from the Postgraduate Institute of Medicine, Colombo Sri Lanka, in which I became the best candidate in the year 2020. As a Pre-MD trainee, I have worked in several leading hospitals in Sri Lanka including Teaching Hospital Kandy and Colombo South Teaching Hospital, Kalubowila. My field of interest in ENT include Skull Base Surgery and Head & Neck Surgery

Franck Sikakulya
As a Researcher and Resident in Master of Medicine in General Surgery at Kampala International University- Western Campus, the majority of my time is spent mentoring undergraduate students in the faculty and Department of Surgery and participating in clinical research to advance the care of surgical patients. I am intimately involved in the daily management of Patients at Kampala International University-Teaching Hospital and making sure the Ministry of Health (MOH) Key Performance Indicators (KPI) are improved with the ultimate goal of improving the quality of care of the patients we serve and being among the best in Uganda and in the East African Region.

Nicholas Goncalves
Rhinology Fellow
Department of Otolaryngology University of Cape Town, Faculty of Health Science
Completed ENT Training at the University of Cape Town, South Africa

Lufunda Lukama
Lufunda Lukama is Consultant and Head of ENT Surgery at Ndola Teaching Hospital in Zambia. He is also Secretary of the Zambia ENT, Audiology and Speech Therapy Society (ZENTAS) and sits on the Scientific Advisory Committee of the Zambia Medical Association (ZMA). A Fellow of the College of Otorhinolaryngologists of South Africa and PhD candidate at the University of KwaZulu-Natal (South Africa), his interests are in hearing health and ENT disease policy change in poorly resourced health systems


Debnath Talukder
I am Dr. Debnath Talukder, MBBS, MS (Otolaryngology).
I have completed my graduation from Rajshahi Medical College in 2007 & also completed my Post-graduation from Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University, Bangladesh in 2019.
Now I am posted as Resident Surgeon (ENT Dept) in Khulna Medical College Hospital, Khulna, Bangladesh.


Dr Horidas Kumar Paul (Bivas)
Indoor medical officer (ENT) Khulna Medical College Hospital Khulna, Bangladesh.
Educational Qualification MBBS. 2005 (Rangpur Medical College, Rangpur, Bangladesh) F C P S  (Otolaryngology) From Bangladesh college of physician and surgeon 2016. M S (Otolaryngology) From Dhaka Medical College 2019.

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