Amber Luong, MD, PhD, professor and vice chair for research in the Department of Otorhinolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery at McGovern Medical School at UTHealth, was named by her peers among Super Doctors® in Texas for 2020. Super doctors are selected through a rigorous process that identifies physicians with high peer recognition and outstanding professional achievement.
Dr. Luong joined the department in 2009 and in less than a decade as director of research built a translational otorhinolaryngology research program from the ground up. Originally focused on the role of innate immunity and environmental triggers in the pathophysiology of chronic sinus disease, the research program has been expanded to include the department’s rich and large clinical practice in other areas of otorhinolaryngology.
Dr. Luong has received numerous awards, including the Women in Otolaryngology Helen F. Krause, MD Memorial Trailblazer Award; the 2017 Women Faculty Forum Excellence Award; the American Rhinologic Society Presidential Citation; and the Triological Society’s Edmund Prince Fowler Award. She is a founding member of McGovern Medical School’s Women Faculty Forum and has been actively involved in promoting opportunities for professional development for women at the medical school.