in 1970 the temporal bone lab is a first-of-its-kind, state-of-the-art lab dedicated to studying the anatomy of the
human inner ear. Being
a core component to training otolaryngology senior residents, the lab will help
improve understanding of the
pathology and pathogenesis of auditory and vestibular system disorders and
eventually lead to more rational diagnosis and management of these disorders.
will have a
better opportunity to identify all surgical procedures and practice on
cadaveric human temporal bones before they actually operate on the human ear.
donation from Dr. Salah D. Salman supported the renovation and equipping of the
lab with surgical microscopes, temporal bone holders, video monitors, and
surgical instruments. In line with the mission of the Department of
Otolaryngology and Neck and Head Surgery to develop centers of excellence and disseminate the
expertise of its faculty to the region at large and based on the latest
renovations, the lab is expected to become a regional center for holding
semi-annual temporal bone dissection courses for otolaryngologists in training.
Zaytoun welcomed attendees and thanked Dr. Salman for his contribution. “It is
my distinct pleasure and an honor to be part of this dedication ceremony today.
This occasion is a testimony of the attachment of the donor to his department
and his Alma Mater and a reaffirmation to see traditions of excellence being
perpetuated by his followers,” he added.
Salman commented on his journey at AUB and the Department of
Otolaryngology. He said, “It is in this
department that I started my training and later was privileged to serve and lead.”
He added “I am happy that my name found
a place in this department which continues to be very dear to me.”
Fakhri acknowledged Dr. Salman for the contribution he has made to renovate the
temporal bone lab and for his relentless dedication when he was chairman of the