A graduating resident and an audiologist have joined the staff of Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center and the department of Otorhinolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery at McGovern Medical School.

Ibrahim Alava, MDIbrahim Alava III, MD received his medical degree at the University of Miami School of Medicine in 2008, followed by a residency in otorhinolaryngology at McGovern Medical School. He was inducted into Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society in 2007. An assistant professor of otolaryngology, Dr. Alava has coauthored research articles that have appeared in the Journal of Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery and Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery. In September 2011, he was the recipient of a Research Travel Award from the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. He is a member of the American Academy of Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery, American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and American Academy of Otolaryngic Allergy. Dr. Alava’s clinical and research interests include patient-centered outcomes in head and neck cancer, innovations in subglottic stenosis treatments, general otolaryngology and endocrine head and neck surgery.

Allison Boggess, AuD, CCC-AAllison S. Boggess, AuD, CC-A, has joined the Memorial Hermann/UTHealth Audiology team as a staff audiologist. She received her bachelor’s degree at Baylor University in Waco, Texas, and her Doctor of Audiology at Gallaudet University in Washington, D.C. Her clinical interests include pediatrics and hearing conservation. She is a member of the American Academy of Audiology.