Haydon Honored With National Award

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Richard C. Haydon

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The American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, one of the oldest medical associations in the nation, represents more than 10,000 physicians and allied health professionals who specialize in the treatment of the ears, nose, throat, and related structures of the head and neck.

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (July 16, 2004) -- Richard C. Haydon, professor of surgery, Division of Otolaryngology, University of Kentucky College of Medicine , has earned the Honor Award by the American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery (AAO-HNS). The award will be presented to him at the opening ceremony of the annual meeting of the AAO-HNS Foundation, Sept. 19 in New York City.

“I am pleased to receive this award and am pleased with my work that earned it,” said Haydon. “However, all professionals are expected to give some volunteer time back to their professional organizations.”

For 68 years, the academy has presented these awards to medical professionals in recognition of exceptional service through the presentation of instructional courses, scientific papers, or participation on a continuing education committee or faculty. Haydon currently serves as chair of the AAO-HNS Allergy Immunology Committee.

The American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, one of the oldest medical associations in the nation, represents more than 10,000 physicians and allied health professionals who specialize in the treatment of the ears, nose, throat, and related structures of the head and neck.

Haydon specializes in sleep apnea and allergic diseases of the upper respiratory system. He received his medical degree from the University of Virginia and completed a residency at the University of Missouri in Columbia, Mo. He currently resides in Lexington with his wife and two children.


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