September 2, 2022

Diagnosis, Management, and Prevention of Empty Nose Syndrome

Five years ago, Mablean Warren had surgery for a deviated septum and enlarged turbinates, which were causing nasal obstruction. After her initial satisfaction with the outcome, she began noticing a decrease in her quality of life. “It was a gradual…


September 2, 2022

State-of-the-Art ORs Open a New Chapter for the Department of Otorhinolaryngology

The new 17-story Susan and Fayez Sarofim Pavilion at Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center includes state-of-the-art operating rooms dedicated for the use of otorhinolaryngologists at McGovern Medical School at UTHealth Houston. “The new ORs were built to our specifications and are…


September 2, 2022

Allergic Fungal Sinusitis: A Call to Action and a New Clinical Trial

Amber Luong, MD, PhD, professor and vice chair for research in the Department of Otorhinolaryngology at McGovern Medical School at UTHealth Houston, is co-senior author of an invited Viewpoint on allergic fungal rhinosinusitis (AFRS), published in the International Forum of…


September 2, 2022

Dr. Kunal Jain Named Among Castle Connolly Top Doctors

Kunal S. Jain, MD, associate professor of otorhinolaryngology-head and neck surgery at McGovern Medical School at UTHealth Houston, has been named a Castle Connolly Top Doctor for 2021-2022. Dr. Jain received his bachelor’s degree in economics at Cornell University, after…


September 2, 2022

Dr. Parul Sinha Completes Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Fellowship at UTHealth Houston

Parul Sinha, MD, has completed a fellowship in facial plastic and reconstructive surgery at the Texas Center for Facial Plastic Surgery in the Department of Otorhinolaryngology at McGovern Medical School at UTHealth Houston. She will join a large ENT group…


August 3, 2022

Removing a Glomus Tympanicum from the Middle Ear

Donna Allen began having problems with her hearing four years ago and was diagnosed with a glomus tympanicum tumor, a benign paraganglioma that forms from specific nerve cells that regulate blood pressure throughout the body. It was removed, and a…


August 3, 2022

The Texas Center for Facial Plastic Surgery Opens Its Doors to the Community

Houston residents attended an open house to meet the medical professionals and learn about services offered at the Texas Center for Facial Plastic Surgery. Led by chief of facial plastic and reconstructive surgery Tang Ho, MD, the center is a…


August 3, 2022

Can the Otolaryngologist Advocate for the HPV Vaccine?

The answer is yes. In a study conducted at a large academic safety-net hospital in Houston, researchers in the Department of Otorhinolaryngology at McGovern Medical School at UTHealth Houston evaluated the effectiveness of an educational initiative to improve vaccination rates…


August 3, 2022

Congratulations to Our Graduating Residents

Vivek M. John, MD, and Bailey A. LeConte, MD, have completed their residencies in comprehensive otorhinolaryngology-head and neck surgery at McGovern Medical School at UTHealth Houston. Dr. John leaves the department to become a comprehensive otolaryngologist at the Indiana University…


July 11, 2022

Transnasal Endoscopic Surgery for a Sphenoid Inverted Nasal Papilloma

The sphenoid sinus is a rare location for an inverted nasal papilloma, a benign but invasive tumor with an associated malignancy rate of about 10%. In 2019, Robert Gum’s family doctor in Georgetown, Texas, identified a large sphenoid tumor when…


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