Dr. Saul Frenkiel, MDCM, FRCS(C)
Dr. Frenkiel completed his medical degree at McGill University in 1971. He completed residency and fellowship training in Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery at the University of Toronto in 1976. He is a fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (FRCS-C) and a Diplomat of the American Board of Otolaryngology.
Dr. Saul Frenkiel is presently Professor of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery at McGill University. He previously served as Chairman of the University Department from 2002-2014.
Other previous significant positions include President of the Canadian Society of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery (2006-2007), Executive Committee member of the Association d’otorhinolaryngologie-cervico-faciale du Quebec (1991-1993), Associate Editor of the Journal of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery (1991-2004) and Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada Fellowship Examiner (1994-1998). He also served as International Representative to the American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery (2006-2010).
Dr. Frenkiel has been a frequent Visiting Professor to University training programs and has delivered numerous lectures to National and International Societies. He has been a Course Director for many workshops on endoscopic sinus surgery. He was also invited to be the Millennium Lecturer in Rhinology for the Canadian Society of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery (2000). He has over 150 publications, including textbook chapters, peer-reviewed articles and multi-media works. He has also co-authored the Canadian National Guidelines on Rhinitis and Sinusitis.
Dr. Frenkiel has received a number of honors and awards including the Sam Sanders Award for Research from the American Academy of Otolaryngologic Allergy (1996), The International Research Award, American rhinology Society (2003), David L. Johnston Award from McGill University (2009), “Pionnier en ORL” from Assocation d’ORL et de Chirurgie Cervico-Faciale du Québec in honor of its 50th Anniversary, (2010), Honoree, McGill Head & Neck Cancer Fund (2017) and the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Canadian Society of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery (2018).
Dr. Frenkiel’s primary clinical interests are in the sub-specialty of rhinology and endoscopic sinus surgery. He pioneered endoscopic sinus surgery at McGill University and in Canada in 1985 and supervised numerous international post-graduate fellows in this surgical field.
His research activities have included work on the molecular biology of chronic sinusitis, mucociliary physiology, and nasal airflow testing. Other research has involved the newer technology of virtual sinuscopy. His current research is presently focused on the molecular pharmacology and genetics of cystic fibrosis.