Honours and awards


  • Eugene N. Myers, MD International Lecture on Head and Neck Cancer (Care and Rehabilitation of Patients Treated for Advanced Laryngeal Cancer) at the annual meeting of the American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head Neck Surgery, Dallas September 28, 2015
  • Keynote lecture: 3rd World Congress Larynx Cancer 2015, Cairns, July 30, 2015 (Postlaryngectomy rehabilitation in this era of increasing organ preservation treatment)
  • Visiting Professor' Department of Surgery, The University of Hong Kong, Queen Mary Hospital, Hong Kong, October 16, 2013
  • IMG_0888 Officer in the Order of Oranje-Nassau, Amsterdam, May 27, 2011
  • IMG_0909 The honorary Antoni van Leeuwenhoek Microscope of the Netherlands Cancer Institute-Antoni van Leeuwenhoek Hospital, Amsterdam, May 27, 2011
  • KNO medal Honorary medal of the Netherlands Society of Otorhinolaryngology and Cervico-Facial Surgery, Nieuwegein, April 7, 2011
  • Visiting Professor, Department of Surgery, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, March 23, 2011
  • Honorary Member of the South African Society of Otorhinolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery (Die Suid Afrikaanse Vereniging vir Otorhinolaringologie Kop en Nek Chirurgie), October 2010
  • 11th Honorary Medal of the Dutch Head and Neck Society (founded in 1984); Maastricht, October 15, 2010 (past recipients: 1994 Prof Dr PC de Jong and prof Dr EA van Slooten; 1999 Prof Dr P van den Broek and Prof Dr J Oldhoff; 2002 Prof Dr GB Snow and prof Dr A Verwey; 2009 Prof Dr GJ Hordijk, Dr PP Knegt, Prof Dr I van der Waal; 2010 Dr MF de Boer en Prof Dr FJM Hilgers)
  • 'Visiting Professor' Department of Otolarynglogy-Head Neck Surgery, University Hospital Stanford, April 2010
  • 2nd CARF Oration, Mumbai, India, October 6, 2007 (Cancer Aid & Research Foundation)
  • Honorary Corresponding Membership of the German Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (Deutsche Gesellschaft für Plastische und Wiederherstellungschirurgie; DGPW, Präsident in 2005 Prof. Dr. H. Maier), Ulm, October 13, 2005
  • 'Visiting Professor' Department of Otolaryngology-Head&Neck Surgery, University of Kentucky, Louisville, December 3, 2001
  • Third Loebell Lecturer, University of Munich 'Rechts der Isar', February 14, 2001
  • George Davey Howells Memorial Prize 1999 for `the most distinguished publication in Otolaryngology in the preceding 5 years' for: `Disease of the Head&Neck, Nose&Throat'; editors Andrew S Jones, David E Phillips, Frans JM Hilgers. Royal College of Medicin, Section Laryngology, Rhinology and Otology, November 3, 2000, London
  • 'Visiting Professor' Department of Head and Neck Surgery, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, New York. September 29, 2000
  • Third Stel & Maran Foundation Lecturer: `Rehabilitation after total laryngectomy is more than voice alone'. London, January 19, 2000
  • Key-note Lecturer 'Composium for the 75th anniversary of IALP', Gothenburg, August 26-29, 1999
  • Honorary Member "Association des Rééducateurs des Mutilés de la Voix", Paris, France, 1993