Biography

Dr. Ho is chief of facial plastic and reconstructive surgery and an assistant professor in the Department of Otorhinolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery.  He received his medical degree from the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in Baltimore, Maryland, and returned to Texas to complete his otolaryngology-head and neck residency training at the Baylor College of Medicine in Houston.  He subsequently completed subspecialty fellowship training in facial plastic and reconstructive surgery at Johns Hopkins Hospital. Prior to embarking on a career in medicine, Dr. Ho was a U.S. Fulbright Scholar to the United Kingdom, where he received his master’s degree in sociology from the University of Edinburgh in Scotland.
Dr. Ho is double-board-certified by the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and the American Board of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery.  His clinical interests include aesthetic and reconstructive surgeries of the face, including facial rejuvenation procedures (facelift, brow lift, Botox® injection, injectable fillers), rhinoplasty, facial reanimation procedures for patients with facial paralysis, reconstructive surgery of skin cancer defects, and complex microvascular facial reconstruction.

Education

Medical School
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, 2003
Internship
Baylor College of Medicine, 2004
Residency
Baylor College of Medicine, 2008
Residency
Baylor College of Medicine, 2008
Fellowship
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, 2009

Areas of Interests

Clinical Interests

Aesthetic and reconstructive surgeries of the face, including facial rejuvenation procedures (facelift, brow lift, Botox® injection, injectable fillers), rhinoplasty, facial reanimation procedures for patients with facial paralysis, reconstructive surgery of skin cancer defects, and complex microvascular facial reconstruction

Publications

Publication Information

Ho T, Li G, Lu J, Zhao C, Wei Q, Sturgis EM. “Association of XRCC1 polymorphisms and risk of differentiated thyroid carcinoma: a case-control analysis.” Thyroid. 2009 Feb;19(2):129-35.

Dong F, Gidley PW, Ho T, Luna MA, Ginsberg LE, Sturgis EM. “Adenoid cystic carcinoma of the external auditory canal.” Laryngoscope. 2008 Sep;118(9):1591-6.

Ho T, Li G, Zhao C, Zheng R, Wei Q, Sturgis EM. “Fas single nucleotide polymorphisms and risk of thyroid and salivary gland carcinomas: A case-control analysis.” Head Neck. 2008 Mar;30(3):297-305.

Ho T, Li G, Lu J, Zhao C, Wei Q, Sturgis EM. “X-ray repair cross-complementing group 1 (XRCC1) single-nucleotide polymorphisms and the risk of salivary gland carcinomas.” Cancer. 2007 Jul 15;110(2):318-25.

Ho T, Vrabec JT, Burton AW. “Hydrocodone use and sensorineural hearing loss.” Pain Physician. 2007 May;10(3):467-72.

Ho T, Wei Q, Sturgis EM. “Epidemiology of carcinogen metabolism genes and risk of squamous cell carcinoma of the head and neck.” Head Neck. 2007 Jul;29(7):682-99.

Ho T, Vrabec JT, Yoo D, Coker NJ. “Otomycosis: Clinical features and treatment implications.” Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2006 Nov;135(5):787-91.

Ho T, Brissett AE. “Preoperative assessment of the aging patient.” Facial Plast Surg. 2006 May;22(2):85-90.

Ho T, Zhao C, Zheng R, Liu Z, Wei Q, Sturgis EM. “Glutathione S-transferase polymorphisms and risk of differentiated thyroid carcinomas: a case-control analysis.” Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2006 Jul;132(7):756-61.

Ho T, Couch M, Carson K, Schimberg A, Manley K, Byrne PJ. “Radial forearm free flap donor site outcomes comparison by closure methods.” Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2006 Feb;134(2):309-15.

Ho T, Li G, Zhao C, Wei Q, Sturgis EM. “RET polymorphisms and haplotypes and risk of differentiated thyroid cancer.” Laryngoscope. 2005 Jun;115(6):1035-41.

Nusz KJ, Congdon NG, Ho T, Gramatikov BI, Friedman DS, Guyton DL, Hunter DG. “Rapid, objective detection of cataract-induced blur using a bull's eye photodetector.” J Cataract Refract Surg. 2005 Apr;31(4):763-70.

Ho T, Zahurak M, Koch WM. “Prognostic significance of presentation-to-diagnosis interval in patients with oropharyngeal carcinoma.” Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2004 Jan;130(1):45-51.

Hossain MA, Fielding KE, Trescher WH, Ho T, Wilson MA, Laterra J. “Human FGF-1 gene delivery protects against quinolinate-induced striatal and hippocampal injury in neonatal rats.” Eur J Neurosci. 1998 Aug;10(8):2490-9.

PRESENTATIONS

NATIONAL MEETINGS:

Ho T, Dong F, Gidley PW, Sturgis EM. “Clinical Characteristics and Treatment Outcomes of Primary Temporal Bone Sarcomas.” Poster presentation at the American Academy of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery annual meeting, Washington DC, September 16 – 19, 2007.

Ho T, Bressler FJ, Brissett AE. “Advanced Applications of Medial Crural Overlay Technique in Nasal Tip Refinement.” Poster presentation at the Triological Society annual meeting, Combined Otolaryngological Spring Meeting, San Diego, April 26 – 29, 2007.

Ho T, Vrabec JT, Yoo D, Coker NJ. “Otomycosis: Clinical Features and Treatment Implications.” Oral presentation at the American Academy of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery annual meeting, Toronto, Canada, September 17 – 20, 2006.

Ho T, Valdez T, Davis E, Giannoni CM. “Pediatric Invasive Fungal Disease of the Head and Neck.” Poster presentation at the American Academy of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery annual meeting, Toronto, Canada, September 17 – 20, 2006.

Ho T, Vrabec JT, Burton A. “Sensorineural Hearing Loss Associated with Hydrocodone Use.” Oral presentation at the Triological Society annual meeting, Combined Otolaryngological Spring Meeting, Chicago, May 22, 2006.

Ho T, Li G, Zhao C, Wei Q, Sturgis EM. “Association of XRCC1 Polymorphisms and Risk of Thyroid and Salivary Gland Carcinomas: A Case-Control Analysis.” Poster presentation at the Triological Society annual meeting, Combined Otolaryngological Spring Meeting, Chicago, May 21 – 22, 2006

Ho T, Zhao C, Zheng R, Liu Z, Wei Q, Sturgis EM. “Glutathione-S-Transferase Polymorphisms and Risk of Differentiated Thyroid Carcinomas: A Case-Control Analysis.” Poster presentation at the American Academy of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery annual meeting, Los Angeles, California, 2005.

Ho T, Zhao C, Zheng R, Wei Q, Sturgis EM. “Single Nucleotide Polymorphism of the FAS Promoter and Risk of Thyroid and Salivary Gland Carcinomas: A Case Control Analysis.” Poster presentation at the American Head and Neck Society annual meeting, Combined Otolaryngology Spring Meeting, Boca Raton, Florida, 2005.

Ho T, Li G, Zhao C, Wei Q, Sturgis EM. “RET Proto-oncogene Polymorphisms / Haplotypes and Risk of Differentiated Thyroid Cancer: A Case Control Analysis.” Oral presentation at the Triological Society annual meeting, Combined Otolaryngology Spring Meeting, Boca Raton, Florida, May 2005.

Ho T, Zahurak M, Koch WM. “Prognostic Significance of of Presentation to Diagnosis Interval in Patients with Oropharyngeal Carcinoma.” Poster presentation at the American Head and Neck Society annual meeting, Combined Otolaryngology Spring Meeting, Nashville, Tennessee, 2003.

Ho T, Didolkar M. “Prognostic Significance of CEA Levels in Hepatic Resection for Metastatic Colorectal Cancer.” Poster presentation at 4th Americas Hepatopancreato-biliary Congress, Miami Beach, Florida, 2003.

Ho T, Couch M, Byrne PJ. “Comparison of Radial Forearm Free Flap Donor Site Outcomes by Closure Techniques: Full-thickness Skin Graft vs. Split-thickness Skin Graft with AlloDerm vs. Split-thickness Skin Graft Alone.” Oral presentation at the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery annual meeting, San Diego, California, 2002.