Help SMED Host Visiting Scholar

“Dear Colleagues,
You may or may not know that the first recipient of the SMED (Society for Middle Ear Disease) Visiting Scholars program for ear surgery for Developing Nations will be in Pittsburgh this month to receive training in mastoid surgery. He will be going back to Ethiopia to try and reduce the serious complications of otitis media in his homeland. He was fortunate to receive round trip airfare to Pittsburgh but SMED is paying his room and board in Pittsburgh. If you know of other potential candidates from Developing Nations please let us know.
Thanks for your continuing support of SMED.”
Dr. Charles Bluestone

Visiting Scholar

SMED Visting Scholar Program

SMED is relying on your support to fund one or two visiting scholars per year. Our goal is to raise at least $10,000 via the EngagePitt platform.

Dr. Alene Meshesha, an ENT surgeon from Addis Ababa, Ethiopia is SMED’s first Visiting Scholar.

Beginning on August 21, 2016, he will attend the University of Pittsburgh’s Temporal Bone course with Dr. Barry Hirsch. The next week, Dr. Meshesha will shadow Dr. David Chi to expand his surgical training.

To contribute to Dr. Meshesha’s two-week program, plus an additional visiting scholar, please visit our donation link at: or