Dr. Amber Luong Named Among Exceptional Women in Medicine

December 11, 2019

Amber Luong, MD, PhD

Amber Luong, MD, PhD

Amber U. Luong, MD, PhD, an associate professor in the Department of Otorhinolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery at McGovern Medical School at UTHealth, has been named to Castle Connolly’s Exceptional Women in Medicine. A practicing rhinologist, Dr. Luong directs the department’s translational science program focused on the role of innate immunity and environmental triggers on the pathophysiology of chronic sinus disease. She also serves as co-director of the McGovern Medical School’s Rhinology and Skull Base Fellowship with Martin J. Citardi, MD, professor and chair of the department, and William Yao, MD, an assistant professor.

Dr. Luong received her MD/PhD through the National Institutes of Health-funded Medical Scientist Training Program. She has received multiple grants from the NIH, The Triological Society, the American Academy of Otolaryngic Allergy and the American Rhinologic Society. She has published more than 80 peer-reviewed articles in various journals including the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care, Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology, Science and the International Forum of Allergy and Rhinology.

In addition to her basic science research, she is actively engaged in a number of industry-funded translational studies that directly stem from her interest in the relationship of chronic inflammation between the sinuses and lungs and in the role of innovation in management of chronic sinus disease. Both her basic science and translational research complement her clinical interest in the medical and surgical management of chronic sinus disease. In 2017, Dr. Luong was recognized with the Helen F. Krause, MD Memorial Trailblazer Award by the American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery and the Clinical Excellence Award by the Women Faculty Forum at McGovern Medical School. She was selected Faculty Member of the Year by otorhinolaryngology residents in 2018. She is currently pursuing a master’s degree in clinical research.

Castle Connolly Medical Ltd. is a health care research and information company that, among other services, produces lists of Top Doctors. Castle Connolly’s established survey and research process, directed by a physician, involves tens of thousands of top doctors in America and the medical leadership of leading hospitals.


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