Nevada ENT and Hearing Associates announced April 19 that Reno Tahoe Sinus Center founder Dr. Josh Meier has been named a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons (FACS).
Dr. Meier was among 1,993 surgeons from around the world to be initiated into the American College of Surgeons (ACS), according to a press release. Dr. Meier brings a highly specialized approach to the area, as he most-senior-fellowship trained rhinologist in Northern Nevada and Northeastern California. Dr. Meier is also the only Fellow of the American Rhinologic Society (FARS) in Nevada.
Dr. Meier is a Northern Nevada native who relocated with his family to practice medicine in his home state. He graduated from medical school from the University of Southern California at the top of his class.
Dr. Meier completed his residency training at the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary in the Harvard Combined Program in Otolaryngology — Head and Neck Surgery. He then completed a rhinology fellowship (endoscopic sinus and anterior skull base surgery) at Harvard Medical School and MEEI. In 2017, Dr. Meier founded Reno Tahoe Sinus Center.
The ACS is a scientific and educational organization of surgeons that was founded in 1913 to raise the standards of surgical practice and to improve the quality of care for the surgical patient. The College is dedicated to the ethical and competent practice of surgery.
Its achievements have established it as an important advocate for all surgical patients. The College has more than 82,000 members and is the largest organization of surgeons in the world.
An applicant for Fellowship must be a graduate from an approved medical school; must have completed advanced training in one of the 14 surgical specialties recognized by the College; must possess certification by an American surgical specialty board or appropriate certification by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada; and must have been in practice for at least one year.
Prior to admission into Fellowship, the surgeon must further demonstrate ethical fitness and professional proficiency, and his or her acceptance as a Fellow of the College must be approved by three-fourths of its Board of Regents.