Ft. Lauderdale, FL – January 23, 2017 - Lee M. Mandel, M.D., F.A.C.S., Director of the South Florida Sinus and Allergy Center and the South Florida Snoring and Sleep Center in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida and a member of ENT Associates of South Florida, P.A. has been named President of the Florida Society of Otolaryngology.
Dr. Mandel is a nationally recognized leader in the field of allergy, minimally invasive, in-office procedures for sinus disorders, snoring and sleep apnea and receives weekly visiting surgeons from around the country to learn his techniques.
Dr. Mandel graduated Summa Cum Laude from the University of Florida with acceptance into Phi Beta Kappa his junior year. He went on to graduate in the top 5 of his medical school class, earning acceptance into Alpha Omega Alpha National Medical Honor Society a year early, as well as being named President of that prestigious organization.
Dr. Mandel completed his residency training at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City after which he was chosen for a coveted Fellowship in Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery under the tutelage of Dr. Ferdinand F. Becker, a pioneer in cosmetic and reconstructive facial surgery.
Dr. Mandel has earned numerous awards and distinctions and is Board Certified by both the American Board of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery and the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons. Dr. Mandel has held posts as a member of the Young Physicians Committee of the American Academy of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery, Head and Neck Trauma Committee Delegate at Memorial Regional Hospital and Chief of Otolaryngology and Facial Plastic Surgery at Weston Outpatient Surgery Center. Dr. Mandel is an active member of the American Academy of Otolaryngic Allergy, the American Rhinologic Society, the American Academy of Sleep Medicine and the Voice Foundation. Most recently, Dr. Mandel served as Secreatry/Treasurer of the Florida Society of Otolaryngolgoy-Head and Neck Surgery.
Dr. Mandel has distinguished himself as a thought leader in his specialty,
and currently sits on the planning committee of the Open Forum alongside
some of the country’s most respected Rhinologic surgeons. Dr. Mandel
is also a co-founder and executive member of the board of directors for
the Society for Innovation and Technology in Otolaryngology (SITO).
South Florida Sinus and Allergy Center and South Florida Snoring and Sleep Center encompass a state-of-the-art facility located in Broward County, Florida, providing comprehensive evaluation and management of all sinus, allergy, snoring and sleep disorders using cutting edge techniques, equipment and facilities. The Center sets the standard of care for South Florida and the rest of the country.
Dr. Mandel strongly believes that it’s much better to use minimally-invasive procedures to treat sinus and nasal conditions and snoring and sleep conditions, and these are the ones used in most cases. He has developed techniques for in-office treatment of sinus disorders such as Balloon Sinuplasty, and he teaches those techniques across the country to other sinus specialists at medical conferences. Furthermore, sinus specialists from across the nation visit Dr. Mandel weekly to observe his work. South Florida Sinus and Allergy Center has been named a Center Of Excellence for sinus care, using minimally invasive procedures in the office with little discomfort or downtime.
Dr. Mandel currently co-hosts South Florida Health Today, heard weekly on 610 WIOD Sunday at 9 a.m. Dr. Mandel has offices in Plantation and Ft. Lauderdale, FL. For additional information go to either www.southfloridasinus.com or www.southfloridaallergy.com
About the Florida Society of Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery
The Florida Society of Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery is an organization whose interests include the promotion and advancement of the practice of otolaryngology in the State of Florida and providing educational meetings for the full and frank interchange of views concerning this medical specialty. A common term for this type of physician is an Ear Nose and Throat specialist, or ENT.
The membership of the FSO-HNS is composed of active, honorary, and retired physicians in clinical practice, academic appointments, military and government service.