Biography

Dr. Tang Ho is chief of facial plastic and reconstructive surgery and is 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. Tang 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. Tang 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, 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.

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

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, 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, 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, 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, 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, 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, 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, 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, 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, Farrag T, Boahene K, Ishii L, Byrne P.  “Treatment of Lagophthalmos with Platinum and Gold Implants.” Poster presentation at the American Academy of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery annual meeting, San Diego, October 4 – 7, 2009

Sweeney A, Ho T, Friedman E “Juvenile Xanthogranuloma of the Airway.”  Poster presentation at the Combined Triological Sections Meeting, Miami, FL, January 2012

Smuelson MB, Bangert C, Ho T.  “Nontraumatic Spontaneous Mandibular Fracture:  An Unusual Presentation of Parry-Romberg Syndrome.”  Poster presentation at the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery spring meeting, Orlando, FL, April 13 – 14, 2013.

Ho T. “Complex Composite Oromandibular Reconstruction with Virtual Surgical Planning.”  Poster presentation at the Taiwanese Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery annual meeting, Taipei, Taiwan, November 2013

Ho T. “Complex Composite Oral Maxillofacial Reconstruction with Virtual Surgical Planning.”  Oral presentation at the 11th International Symposium of Facial Plastic Surgery, New York, NY, May 2014

Brydon C, Bigcas JL, Ho T.  “Indocyanine Green Angiography Use in the Supraclavicular Artery Island Flap.”  Poster presentation at the Triological Meeting, Boston, MA, April 2015.

Bigcas JL, Siddiqui Z, Ho T.  “Pedicle Ossification of a Fibular Free Flap Presenting as a Midline Submental Mass:  A Case Report and Review of the Literature.”  Poster Presentation at the Triological Meeting, Boston, MA, April 2015.

Zebda D, Naqvi S, Caceres K, Karni RJ, Freet D, Ho T.  “Clavicular Bone Graft Harvest with Supraclavicular Artery Island Flap for Reconstruction of Composite Head and Neck Defect.”  Poster presentation at the Triological Meeting, Chicago, IL, May 2016

Lam K, Ho T, Yao W.  “Over-pursuit of Femininity: Sinocutaneous Fistula Formation after Facial Feminization Surgery.”  Poster presentation at the American Rhinological Society Meeting, San Diego, CA, September 2016.

Johnson J, Ho T.  “Reconstruction of maxillary defect secondary to intraosseous hemangioma resection with osteofascial radial forearm free flap.”  Poster presentation at the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Annual Meeting, San Diego CA, April 2017

Low G, Naqvi S, Esianor B, Ho T, Kunal Jain MD.  “Outcomes in Salvage Oral and Oropharyngeal Cancer with Mandibulotomy”  Poster presentation at the American Academy of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery Meeting, Chicago IL, September 2017

Esianor B, Karni R, Luong A, Ho T.  “Feasibility of Head and Neck Free Tissue Transfer in a Patient with Polycythemia Vera and Internal Jugular Vein Thrombosis.”  Oral presentation at the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Annual Meeting, Phoenix AZ, October 2017

Trenton C. Piepergerdes, Alexander M. Tatara, Sarita R. Shah, Emma Watson, Brandon T. Smith, Gerry L. Koons, Nagi Demian, James Melville, Issa Hanna, Tang Ho, Jonathan Shum, Jeroen J.J.P. van den Beucken, John A. Jansen, Mark E. Wong, and Antonios G. Mikos “Osteogenic, Chondrogenic, and Angiogenic Gene Expression of Tissue-Engineered Flaps Grown in an In Vivo Ovine Bioreactor”  Oral presentation at TERMIS, Charlotte NC, December 2017

Caceres K, Ho T.  “The Opioid Crisis:  Has Hydrocodone Rescheduling Changed Our Practices.”  Oral presentation at 12th International Symposium of Facial Plastic Surgery, Dallas TX, October 2018

Smith J, Johnson J, Ho T.  “Temporoparietal Fascial Flap Utilization in Staged Repair of Grade 2 Microtia:  Case Report and Literature Review.”  Poster presentation at SENTAC, Houston TX, November 2018

Johnson J, Karni R, Ho T. “Rib Graft and Anterolateral Thigh Flap for Composite Reconstruction of Mandibular Defect: A Case Report.”  Poster presentation at COSM, Austin, TX, May 2019

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

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.

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, 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.

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

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

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, 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.

 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, 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.

Maioriello AV, Stanley DJ, Ho T, Ashley WW. “Successful Onyx embolization of life threatening traumatic posterior jugal artery fistula following mandibular fracture.” J Neurointerv Surg. 2012 Jul;4(4):e15.

Basañez IZ, Fakhri S, Ho T, Man LX. “Pathology quiz case 2. Metastatic calcium phosphate deposition secondary to chronic kidney disease (CKD).” Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2012 Apr;138(4):429-31.

Tatara AM, Kretlow JD, Spicer PP, Lu S, Lam J, Liu W, Cao Y, Liu G, Jackson JD, Yoo JJ, Atala A, van den Beucken JJ, Jansen JA, Kasper FK, Ho T, Demian N, Miller MJ, Wong ME, Mikos AG. “Autologously generated tissue-engineered bone flaps for reconstruction of large mandibular defects in an ovine model.” Tissue Eng Part A. 2015 May;21(9-10):1520-8.

Tatara AM, Shah SR, Demian N, Ho T, Shum J, van den Beucken JJ, Jansen JA, Wong ME, Mikos AG.  “Reconstruction of Large Mandibular Defects Using Autologous Tissues Generated from In Vivo Bioreactors.”  Acta Biomater. 2016 Nov;45:72-84.

Lam K, Ho T, Yao WC. “Sinocutaneous Fistula Formation After Forehead Recontouring Surgery for Transgender Patients.” J Craniofac Surg. 2017 Jan 30.  PMID: 28141638 Johnson J, Karni R, Ho T. “Osteofascial Radial Forearm Free Flap Reconstruction of Midface Defect After Resection of Intraosseous Hemangioma.”  J Craniofac Surg.  2018 May;29(3):754-756. PMID: 29485562

A.M. Tatara, G.L. Koons, E. Watson, T.C. Piepergerdes, S.R. Shah, B.T. Smith, J. Shum, J.C. Melville, I.A. Hanna, N. Demian, T. Ho, A. Ratcliffe, J.J.J.P. van den Beucken, J.A. Jansen, M.E. Wong, and A.G. Mikos, “Biomaterials-Aided Mandibular Reconstruction Using In Vivo Bioreactors,” Proceed. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA, 116, 6954-6963 (2019).