Dr. Paul Radabaugh Completes Rhinology Fellowship at UTHealth


August 20, 2021

RadabaughJeffrey Paul Radabaugh, MD, has completed a fellowship in neurorhinology and advanced endoscopic sinus surgery at the Texas Sinus Institute in the Department of Otorhinolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery at McGovern Medical School at UTHealth. He will relocate to Jacksonville, Florida, where he will practice rhinology as part of a large hospital-employed ENT group at Baptist Health, which includes Baptist MD Anderson Cancer Center and Wolfson Children’s Hospital.

A native of South Carolina, Dr. Radabaugh received his bachelor’s degree summa cum laude at Clemson University in 2007 and his medical degree magna cum laude at the University of South Carolina School of Medicine, where he was inducted into Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society in 2011.

He completed residency training in otolaryngology-head and neck surgery at the University of Kentucky College of Medicine in Lexington. During and after completing his residency, he served for 12 years as an officer in the United States Navy, rising to the rank of lieutenant commander. He practiced comprehensive otolaryngology at the Naval Medical Center in Portsmouth, Virginia, where he held a dual commitment to resident education and professional leadership. He also was an assistant professor at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences in Bethesda, Maryland, and served as the otolaryngology fleet liaison to the United States Second, Fifth, and Sixth Fleets. Dr. Radabaugh is a Diplomate of the American Board of Otolaryngology.

As a fellow, Dr. Radabaugh worked closely in clinic and in the operating room with the department’s three attending rhinologists: Martin J. Citardi, MD, professor and chair; Amber Luong, MD, PhD, professor and vice chair for research; and William C. Yao, MD, assistant professor and director of the otorhinolaryngology residency program, who together serve as co-directors of the UTHealth Rhinology and Skull Base Fellowship. He spent clinical time with all three rhinologists, with assignments prioritized for participation in their more complex revision and skull base cases.

“All three fellowship directors are incredible educators, patient in their ability to enhance my clinical skill set and incredibly gifted in attacking complex pathology,” he says. “I feel quite blessed to be part of a strong lineage of accomplished academicians and know that this training with continue to bear fruit with lifelong mentorship and growth.”


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