President of the Region’s Preeminent Private Otolaryngology Practice Selected as a Member of AAO/HNS’s Inaugural Class of the ‘Hall of Distinction’
Albany, NY – (September 23, 2021) – Albany ENT and Allergy Services
(AENT), the Capital Region’s largest and most advanced independent ear,
nose, throat and allergy specialty practice, is proud to announce that its
physician president, Dr. Gavin Setzen, MD, FACS, FAAOA, FARS, has been
chosen by the American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery
(AAO-HNS) as one of only twelve inaugural inductees into its Hall of
Distinction. This grouping includes six ‘pioneers’ and six physiciansincluding Dr. Setzen-still in practice.
“I am humbled and honored to be chosen among my colleagues and to be
placed alongside some of the greatest names and pioneers in the history of
Otolaryngology. These men and women laid the footprint for leadership,
innovation and the advancement of ENT medicine”, stated Dr.Setzen, “I
sincerely thank the AAO-HNS for this special recognition and greatly look
forward to continuing to work with my fellow physicians to see how we can
further improve the practice of Otolaryngology, both in academic and private
practice to continuously improve patient care.”
Added Nora Perkins, MD, MBA, FACS, FAAOA and fellow partner at AENT, “I
am so proud of what Gavin Setzen has done for both the practitioners of
Otolaryngology and, even more importantly, the untold thousands of patients
who have benefitted from his excellent care. This honor is extremely well
deserved…my most sincere congratulations to him!”
At AENT, Dr. Gavin Setzen not only provides superior medical and surgical
care to his patients but has also spent his career advocating to improve
healthcare and access at state and national levels. Dr. Setzen’s association
with the AAO-HNS is extensive, ranging from Chairing the Board of Governors
to serving as AAO-HNS president, from 2017-2018. During his tenure he
advocated for many patient centered issues, education, and research in
Otolaryngology, here in the United States and globally. As president, he
initiated the Future of Otolaryngology Task Force which became vital during
the COVID-19 pandemic.
Dr. Setzen and his fellow inductees will be honored during the annual AAOHNS meeting on Tuesday, October 5th, 2021, at 3:30 pm and participate in a panel discussion “How Can the Past Inform the Future?”.
Dr. Setzen sees patients in AENT’s Albany office, located at 123 Everett
Road, as well as the practice’s newly opened clinical site at 1785 Route 9 in
To learn more about Dr. Setzen, Albany ENT & Allergy Services or to
schedule an appointment, call 518-701-2085 or visit albanyentandallergy.com.
About Albany ENT & Allergy Services
Albany ENT & Allergy Services is a comprehensive practice devoted to the care of adults and children with disorders of the ear, nose, throat, head and neck. With two locations open to serve the Capital Region, the practice specializes in allergy diagnosis and immunotherapy as well as sinus, nasal,
parathyroid and thyroid surgeries and sleep medicine.