Herbert Silverstein Award for Research Excellence in Otology/Neurotology

First awarded: 2024
Funding provided by: This annual award is generously supported by Dr. Herbert Silverstein, founder of the Ear Research Foundation, located in Sarasota, FL. Dr. Silverstein has been a member of ANS since 1970. To read more about Dr. Silverstein and his illustrious career, please click here

Submission Information

  • The Herbert Silverstein Award for Research Excellence in Otology/Neurotology, will be awarded annually to a trainee (Otolaryngology resident/Neurotology fellow) or early career clinician (1st five years of practice) for the best research manuscript submission for presentation at the annual ANS Scientific Meeting. 
  • The topic should be focused on Meniere’s disease, vestibular diseases, cochlear implants, vestibular schwannomas or otosclerosis. 
  • The ANS Executive Council shall judge the yearly applications. A yearly award of $1,500 will be given for the selected manuscript.
  • The author will be expected to attend the Annual ANS Spring Meeting and present the paper in person. 
  • The abstract must be selected for ORAL presentation to be considered. Please send an email to the ANS administrative office with your intent to apply for award at the time of abstract submission. 
  • Send a pdf of your manuscript and cover letter to: Kristen Bordignon, Administrator, [email protected] by November 15, 2024 to accompany the abstract and cover letter. (preliminary draft of manuscript acceptable).
  • The final manuscript must be presented electronically in the publication format recommended by Otology & Neurotology, the official journal of the ANS, 4 weeks before meeting.
  • The Abstract Submission deadline for the ANS 60th Annual Spring Meeting in New Orleans, LA on May 16-18, 2025 is 11:59 PM (P.T.) October 15, 2024. 



Previous Recipients

Adam Y. Xiao, MD, PhD
Los Angeles, CA
2024      Chicago, IL