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Arnold Noyek

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Dr. Arnold Noyek OC was born in Dublin, Ireland, immigrated to Canada in 1940, graduated from Medical School at the University of Toronto and trained in Otolaryngology (ear, nose and throat and head neck surgery) at Manhattan Eye, Ear and Throat Hospital in New York City.  He was Otolaryngologist-in-Chief at Mount Sinai Hospital, Toronto, from 1989-2002, where he continues on staff since 1966.  He is a consultant with the Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care in Toronto.  Dr. Noyek is a Professor of Otolaryngology, a Professor at the Dalla Lana School of Public Health, and a Professor of Medical Imaging (Radiology) at the University of Toronto.  He is also Director of International Continuing Education for the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Toronto and advisor on global health education to the Dalla Lana School of Public Health at the University of Toronto. Dr. Noyek’s career has been devoted to the care of the community at home and building capacity globally through education. He is the author and editor of books, textbook chapters and numerous journal articles and an invited international editor on editorial boards of leading medical and scientific journals. He has lectured by invitation on five continents to many medical schools and societies and has mentored large numbers of medical students, residents and fellows here in Canada and worldwide through the years

Dr Noyek is considered one of the world’s experts in global health and in the implementation of global educational programming accordingly in the field of international development for Canada. He has been committed to medical education and training in the world of global health since 1972 and continues to foster research and service innovation and is particularly recognized for starting a global movement for universal newborn hearing screening, habilitation and family support worldwide in tackling the previously unaddressed major public health issue of global hearing health and deafness at birth. This began with pioneering research (1980s), and the development and implementation of methodologies for screening newborn babies in Ontario (2001); in which over 1 million babies have been now been screened here in Ontario due to his research and service work with his team beginning at Mount Sinai Hospital. Under his leadership the movement now extends to millions of babies across Canada, the US and the UK and across the Middle East (Israel, Jordan and elsewhere) thus finding and fixing deaf babies worldwide through sophisticated auditory rehabilitation, new hearing aid technologies and cochlear implant surgery.

He is the founder of the Canada International Scientific Exchange Program (www.CISEPO.ca) which is a leading Canadian volunteer, academic, registered charitable program in medical education and health innovation worldwide with a network of peaceful professional cooperation in 40 countries. A major focus of CISEPO has been to bring together Canadian, Israeli, Jordanian and Palestinian physicians, scientists, nurses, medical students and other health-care professionals and communities in pursuit of building networks of peaceful professional cooperation across the Arab and Israeli frontier. This has been carried out persistently and successfully for 20 years through a stellar CISEPO team since Dr Noyek was invited to creatively tackle this health as a health as a bridge to peace mission by His Majesty the late King Hussein of Jordan in 1995. The multidisciplinary program recruits new participants and impacts needy patient populations by tackling public health issues such as genetic hearing loss, strengthening health care systems and building capacity abroad, beyond politics, through telehealth, on the ground cooperative cross-border activities in the Middle East by crossing borders, faiths and cultures. Domestically he has mobilized Canadian institutions and our unique and diverse Canadian populations. The theme is always the same: a Canadian umbrella, academic setting and multilaterally cooperative on the ground. Many worthwhile and innovative global projects continue to grow under CISEPO and the Dr Arnold M Noyek OC legacy fund which has universities and hospitals engaged as partners across Canada and beyond.

In 2004, CISEPO and its founder, Dr Noyek, were the recipients of the Canadian Red Cross Power of Humanity Award, presented by Her Majesty Queen Noor. He is also the recipient of the Canadian Society for International Health (CSIH) 2005 Lifetime Achievement Award, presented in Ottawa, in 2005. Since then he has received the Colin R Woolf Award for Long Term Contributions to Continuing Education at the Faculty of Medicine and internationally, University of Toronto, in 2006 and the prestigious Ludwik and Estelle Jus Memorial Human Rights Prize, at the University of Toronto, in 2009. He was the invited guest speaker on “Health as a Bridge to Peace” at the Canadian Club of Toronto, Fairmont Royal York Hotel, Toronto, February 2, 2009. He was elected as a Senior Ashoka Fellow for Canada, in January, 2010 and appointed an Officer, the Order of Canada, May, 2013

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Also read about Dr. Noyek’s involvement with CISEPO
A Contribution to a Canadian Movement in newborn hearing health  May29, 2015