Dr. F. R. Glatz

Dr. Glatz grew up in Springfield, Illinois and graduated from Illinois College with the honor of “Most Likely to Succeed in Medical Sciences” in 1969.

He graduated from Wake Forest University, Bowman Gray Medical School in 1973, and completed his Surgery and Otolaryngology training at Wake Forest University, North Carolina Baptist Hospital.  He is board-certified in Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery, with additional certifications Otolaryngic Allergy. Dr. Glatz is the only board-certified sleep medicine physician on the island.

Dr. Glatz practiced general otolaryngology in North Carolina from 1978 until 1996. He was previously Chief of Staff at Stokes-Reynolds Memorial Hospital, Chairman of the section of Otolaryngology at Forsyth Memorial Hospital and Chief of Staff at Hawthorne Surgical Center in North Carolina.  He maintains interests in allergic, nasal and sinus surgery, and pediatric ENT.

As an active member of the medical community, Dr. Glatz has served as President of Cayman Islands Medical and Dental Society and is a member of Cayman Islands Health Insurance Commission.

Dr. Glatz is experienced in pre-hospital Emergency Care, having been the Medical Director of Stokes County Emergency Medical Services for 20 years.  He developed knowledge of forensic medicine as a Medical Examiner in North Carolina, having been appointed as Medical Examiner in Catawba, Stokes and Forsyth counties.

As an experienced pilot, certified to the level of Airline Transport Pilot (B737), Dr. Glatz has extensive knowledge of Aviation Medicine and is a Consultant to the Federal Air Surgeon of the United States.  He has also been appointed Lead Subject Matter Specialist in Otolaryngology for the Civil Aviation Medical Institute of the Federal Aviation Authority (USA). As a Master Scuba Diver Instructor, Dr. Glatz has worked at length with both free divers and scuba divers in Diving Medicine.


  • Fellow, American Academy of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery
  • Fellow, American Academy of Sleep Medicine
  • Fellow, American Academy of Otolaryngic Allergy
  • American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
  • Aerospace Medical Association
  • Underwater Hyperbaric Medical Society
  • Civil Aviation Medical Association
  • American Medical Association
  • Cayman Islands Medical and Dental Society