In the last few days, many of our members send their condolences and memories to honour Heinz Stammberger. The board of ERS would like to give a forum to share our feelings and memories and keep Heinz alive in our hearts.
You can leave your memories, laughs and tears and your condolences here at the website. It will be there for the members to share and hopefully eventually to show Doloris and the ones who loved Heinz most what he has meant for the ERS and the Rhinologic community.

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27 condolences.
Stuart Hendry VP and GM Entellus Medical now part of Stryker wrote on 14 January 2019 at 22:59:
It gives me great sadness to learn of The Professor passing.
Professor Stammberger always treated industry with great interest and was pleased to see development of new technologies of the speciality.
His kindness to me over the last 14 Years is something that I will never forget.
Thank you for everythIng Professor.
You will be truly missed.
Grazia Salerno wrote on 11 January 2019 at 09:33:
The rhinology and skull base community has lost a great surgeon and an extraordinary teacher. We'll always remember him with admiration and gratefulness.
Seok-Chan Hong wrote on 10 January 2019 at 14:27:
You were a great teacher and pioneer in rhinology.
Your book "Functional Endoscopic Sinus Surgery" was the
most valuable to most rhinologists.
Your lecture in rhinologic meeting was very helpful to the young rhinologists.
Maybe God wants to be with you~~~
I express my sincere condolences to you.
R.I.P.
Mohamed Amin wrote on 9 January 2019 at 18:04:
Prof. Heinz Stammberger is an icon of rhinology and he will be sorely missed by everyone. I Had the pleasure of meeting him long time ago when I was a young trainee and later on during my fellowship in London. I learned a lot from him then and as a consultant now I still continue to learn much from his videos and books.
Mohamed Amin wrote on 9 January 2019 at 18:03:
Prof Heinz Stammberger is an icon of rhinology and he will be sorely missed by everyone. I Had the pleasure of meeting him long time ago when I was a young trainee and later on during my fellowship in London. I learned a lot from him then and as a consultant now I still continue to learn much from his videos and books.
Dr Sabu S Thomas MS ENT wrote on 8 January 2019 at 10:39:
It was a shock , to see a great teacher leave us who was full of inspiration to teach and learn and perceptually the zeal to achieve knowledge to all without barriers , Great Mentor , incredible joy in him to listen his lecture descriptively , World as lost a great star , not just to medical , but to all....
You a have taught me a lot Sir --with prayers and affection to your family and team.
Juan M. Maza Solano wrote on 6 January 2019 at 21:35:
I had the opportunity to do a fellowship in Graz, and I discovered that, in addition to a great surgeon, Prof. Stammberger was a person very involved in teaching young rhinologists. My condolences from Seville (Spain).
RIP.
Jai Manickavasagam wrote on 3 January 2019 at 14:30:
It is a great loss for global rhinology and skull base community. Such an inspiring teacher. He will live for ever through his work. God bless him.
Oleg V. Kravtchenko wrote on 31 December 2018 at 19:43:
The giant has fallen, but his legacy will remain as long as his followers will pass it by to the greater benefit of their patients. God bless him...
TaeWook Choi wrote on 30 December 2018 at 02:10:
Really... Prof. Stammberger is a great teacher and guide for rhinologists. His contributions and memories will be remembered everywhere we grasp the forceps he made. Please accept my sincere condolences.
'Requiescat in pace'
Carolina van Schaik wrote on 28 December 2018 at 20:49:
Dear Professor Stammberger,

thank you for your valuable lessons and for welcoming colleagues and future Rhinologists at your course in Graz all these years.
You inspired us all around the world with your knowledge, expertise, generosity and personality.
Everything you did will continue to guide us as professionals and human beings.
Matthew Oluwole wrote on 27 December 2018 at 20:24:
It came as a great shock to learn at the name synonymous with sinus surgery in the late 20th and early 21st century is no more. The whole fraternity owes Heinz an endless degree of thanks and gratitude for where we all are today. I remember as a budding Rhinologist in the mid 90s that name Stammberger which has come to be indelible on so many instruments and writings and in so many establishments. Rest in perfect well earned peace Heinz.
Carl Philpott wrote on 24 December 2018 at 01:33:
Prof. Stammberger has been an inspiration for a generation of rhinologists and am certain his legacy will live on for many years to come due to his immense contribution to the field. Very sad news but we have all been enriched by his teachings.
Jannis Constantinidis, President Elect of ERS wrote on 23 December 2018 at 19:51:
I would like to express personally and on behalf of Greek Rhinologists my deep condolences to the family of our beloved professor and teacher Heinz Stammberger. His work and his personality stamped our professional and personal life. A great thank you and respect for his contribution to our specialty! He will always be in our thoughts.
Snezana Stanimirovic wrote on 22 December 2018 at 19:51:
To our Gretaest teacher and greatest friend for Serbian ENI.
I would like to state my deepest condolences for the death of Prof Heinz Stammberger, in my name and I guess in the name of all the Serbian ENTs, namely those related to Rhinology.
Peter Hellings wrote on 22 December 2018 at 10:19:
The loss of a living legend like Heinz means a lof for rhinologists of my generation, who all got inspired, educated and motivated by Prof Stammberger to go beyond routine and do better. Heinz will be remembered as the founder of endoscopic sinus surgery, an excellent and passionate teacher, a charismatic professor and source of inspiration for a whole generation of sinus surgeons. Personally, I have always been impressed by his true ambition and willingness to take part in all kinds of educational projects, aiming to improve outcomes of sinus surgery, and am happy to share the link to a recent interview with Heinz on the future of sinus surgery recorded during Endobarcelona 2018: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a5J7cqQmuGQ.
Beyond his professional skills, he combined unique talents and knowledge on many aspects of life, including history, gastronomy and culture. I consider it a true privilege to have been able to exchange multiple experiences with Prof Stammberger over the last 15 years. He will be missed.
Yousif Salih Saeed wrote on 21 December 2018 at 22:24:
This was actually sad and great new of unforeseen lossing of lovely friend and teacher of all honor Heinz Stammberger still we are not forgetting his sound,we hope that his wife(Doloris)patience is increased.
Yohanna Takwoingi wrote on 20 December 2018 at 22:57:
This is very sad news for everyone who has used an endoscopic to examine, and/or operate intranasally over the last 3 decades. He was a very humble man, and a wonderful teacher who always answered every question asked of him with respect; a very rare gem.

Your voice will be greatly missed in future meetings Professor Stammberger; Adios.
Usamah Hadi wrote on 20 December 2018 at 12:56:
We were greatly saddened by this unexpected news. Professor Stammberger was a dear friend whose companionship always enriched us. No doubt he was an asset and a reference to all of us.

On behalf of PARS and the Lebanese ENT society would like to post the below attribute and hope you can also share it with our European colleagues.
Paulo Gonçalves o wrote on 20 December 2018 at 11:57:
Being a member of the advisory board of the ERS, I would like to state my deepest condolences for the death of Prof Heinz Stammberger, in my name and I guess in the name of all the Portuguese ENTs, namely those related to Rhinology.