Soham Roy, M.D., Named Director of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology

July 16, 2009

Internationally recognized speaker and author Soham Roy, M.D., F.A.C.S., F.A.A.P., has been named director of pediatric otorhinolaryngology for Children’s Memorial Hermann Hospital (CMHH) and The University of Texas Medical School at Houston.

In his new role, Dr. Roy will coordinate a revitalized pediatric ENT service at Children’s Memorial Hermann. A key feature of the program will be a collaborative arrangement through which Children’s ENT of Houston, a large, nationally recognized group of pediatric otolaryngologists, will provide pediatric ENT services at CMHH in coordination with full-time faculty at the UT Medical School.

“Our team will provide all aspects of pediatric ENT care, including medical and surgical management of head and neck masses, complex diseases of the ear, hearing loss, and management of complex airway disorders, including subglottic stenosis, laryngotracheomalacia, and sleep apnea,” says Dr. Roy, who is an associate professor in the Department of Otorhinolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery at the UT Medical School. “Working in conjunction with other pediatric subspecialists, we provide a range of tertiary care procedures, including laryngotracheal reconstruction, head and neck cancer resection, surgical management of chronic ear disease, pediatric sinus surgery and surgical management of neck masses.”

To further support the anticipated growth of pediatric ENT, the Department of Otorhinolaryngology has also hired Sancak Yuksel, M.D., who is currently completing his pediatric ENT fellowship at Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh and will join the department in September.

In addition to clinical care, the pediatric ENT mission will highlight education. “We have a rich clinical experience and the appropriate environment for otolaryngology residents as well as other trainees to actively participate in the care of children with pediatric ENT diseases and disorders,” Dr. Roy says.

The partnership among Children’s Memorial Hermann, the UT Medical School, and Children’s ENT of Houston will support clinical research endeavors. “We’ll have a large, coordinated ENT service and will leverage that opportunity for both education and research, while we provide critical ENT care for sick children,” he says.

Dr. Roy joined Children’s Memorial Hermann and Children’s ENT of Houston after six years of practice in Florida, where he was assistant professor of pediatric otolaryngology at the University of Miami. He received his undergraduate degree with highest distinction from Stanford University and completed his medical degree at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, followed by a residency in otolaryngology at the University of Miami. He completed a two-year fellowship in pediatric otolaryngology at the Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh in 2002, prior to joining the faculty at the University of Miami where he was named Professor of the Year in 2003.

He is certified by the American Board of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery and is a fellow of the American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, the American College of Surgeons, and the American Academy of Pediatrics.

Dr. Roy has given hundreds of lectures around the country on pediatric ENT subjects and published numerous scientific articles, book chapters, and national research presentations. He has received awards for teaching, clinical care, and original scientific research, including the 2008 American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery Honor Award, recognizing his contributions to education and research.

To refer a patient to Dr. Roy, call 713-486-5000.

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