Martin J. Citardi, MD, professor and chair in the Department of Otorhinolaryngology and vice dean for clinical technology at McGovern Medical School at UTHealth Houston, has been awarded a Memorial Hermann Endowed Chair. The endowment includes funds to support academic enrichment in the department.
Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center, the tertiary care hospital of the Memorial Hermann Health System, is the primary, private teaching hospital for McGovern Medical School. The two institutions work together to advance medicine through teaching, research, and exceptional patient care. The relationship gives patients access to more than 1,000 academically affiliated physicians representing more than 80 specialties. Leaders in their fields, these physicians offer patients the most advanced treatment available for a range of diseases and conditions.
“I plan to use the funds to improve our educational initiatives for otorhinolaryngology residents, who provide care for patients at Memorial Hermann hospitals,” Dr. Citardi says. “As we move forward, we will support projects that strengthen the collaboration between Memorial Hermann and UTHealth Houston and further solidify our institutional relationship.”
Dr. Citardi specializes in the treatment of complex sinus and nasal diseases and is a founding member of both the Texas Sinus Institute and Texas Skull Base Physicians. An internationally recognized ear, nose, and throat surgeon, he has special interests in refractory sinusitis, revision sinus surgery, cerebrospinal fluid rhinorrhea, image-guided surgery, and minimally invasive anterior skull base surgery. He became chair of the Department of Otorhinolaryngology in 2008, and under his leadership, the department has grown to include 18 full time physician faculty members who provide care at locations across the Greater Houston area. He is a fellow of the American Academy of Otolaryngology, the American College of Surgeons, and the American Rhinologic Society.