Doctor in Otolaryngology Awarded for State Advocacy

Paul Boyev, M.D., Recognized by American Academy of Otolaryngology – Head & Neck Surgery


USF Health’s Paul Boyev, MD, has been awarded the “Member Excellence in State Advocacy Award” by the American Academy of Otolaryngology – Head & Neck Surgery. Dr. Boyev is an Associate Professor in the USF College of Medicine,Department of Otolaryngology. Dr. Boyev was recognized for his significant contributions in audiology and speech-language pathology.

The academy’s Board of Governors presented him with the award in Washington D.C. on September 15, 2007. “As the otolaryngology representative to the Florida Board of Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology, Dr. Boyev has been active in trying to modify an audiology scope of practice proposal that is expected to be introduced next year”, said Dr. Rick Love, of Alabama, and Chairman of the Board of Governors Legislative Representatives Committee. “The Board of Governors is very grateful for his work to protect the specialty and the patients we serve”, continued Dr. Love during the award ceremony in Washington D.C.

Back home in Tampa, FL, Dr. Boyev had this to say of the honor: “I think we are fortunate in the state of Florida to have a very collegial relationship between the physician leadership and the audiology and speech pathology societies. Citizens of Florida, if they become patients, benefit tremendously if physicians and allied health professionals harmoniously collaborate from the legislative level on down.”

The Member Excellence in State Advocacy Award is presented annually by the American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery Board of Governors. Recipients are members who have exemplified excellence in state advocacy.