Dr. Mikhail Faranov, an author and member of the editorial team at Markus’ Balance, is a renowned otorhinolaryngologist. He began his medical journey at the S. M. Kirov Military Medical Academy in St. Petersburg, Russia, in 2011, where he received his foundational medical education. He further specialized in otorhinolaryngology at the same academy in 2013. To enhance his expertise, he pursued additional qualifications in otorhinolaryngology at the North-Western State Medical University named after I.I. Mechnikov in 2018 and revisited the S. M. Kirov Military Medical Academy in 2022 for advanced studies.