Dr. Amber Luong Named Among 2022 Castle Connolly Top Doctors
Amber Luong, MD, PhD, professor and vice chair for academic affairs in the Department of Otorhinolaryngology at McGovern Medical School at UTHealth Houston, has been named a Castle Connolly Top Doctor for 2022. She was previously named to the list in 2015.
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. She was named vice chair for research in 2020 and in 2022 became vice chair for academic affairs. In this position, her responsibilities are expanded to include supporting the academic mission of the department and promoting the academic advancement of residents and faculty.
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.
Castle Connolly Medical Ltd. is a health care research and information company that, among other services, produces lists of Top Doctors. The organization has been rating physicians since 1991. Castle Connolly’s established survey research process, directed by a physician, involves tens of thousands of top doctors in America and the medical leadership of leading hospitals.