Department of Otorhinolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery

McGovern Medical School

Two ORL Faculty Members Named to Texas Super Doctors 2013 List

Martin Citardi

Martin J. Citardi, MD

Martin J. Citardi, MD, FACS, a rhinologist, who specializes in the treatment of complicated sinus and nasal diseases and is a core member of the Texas Sinus Institute and Texas Skull Base Physicians, has been named to the Texas Super Doctors list for the third consecutive year. Dr. Citardi is chief of otorhinolaryngology-head and neck surgery at Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center and professor and chair of the Department of Otorhinolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery at UTHealth Medical School.
An internationally recognized ear, nose and throat surgeon, Dr. Citardi received his medical degree from the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at Yale University and pursued a rhinology fellowship at the Georgia Rhinology and Sinus Center. He is certified by the American Board of Otorhinolaryngology and is a fellow of the American College of Surgeons. Dr. Citardi has been named to the Best Doctors in America® list since 2005 and listed in the Guide to America’s Top Surgeons since 2010. He was named to Houstonia magazine’s inaugural listing of Top Doctors in Houston in 2013. His specialty interests include difficult-to-treat chronic sinusitis, revision sinus surgery and minimally invasive surgery for tumors of the nose and sinuses.

Samer Fakhri

Samer Fakhri, MD

Joining him on the 2013 list is Samer Fakhri, MD, FACS, FRCS(C), professor, vice chair and residency program director in the Department of Otorhinolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, and also a core member of the Texas Sinus Institute and Texas Skull Base Physicians. An internationally recognized rhinologist, Dr. Fakhri received his medical degree at McGill University in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. He completed residency training at McGill University Health Center and pursued fellowship training in rhinology at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation. He also completed a research fellowship in allergy and immunology at the Meakins-Christie Laboratories of McGill University.

Dr. Fahkri has been recognized with McGovern Medical School’s Dean’s Teaching Excellence Award for eight consecutive years and this year is a recipient of The University of Texas System Regents’ Outstanding Teaching Award. He has been named to the Best Doctors in America® list since 2010; in 2013 he was recognized as a Texas Super Doctor and named to Houstonia magazine’s inaugural listing of Top Doctors in Houston. He is certified by the American Board of Otolaryngology and the Royal College of Surgeons of Canada.

Dr. Fakhri’s areas of clinical interest include medical and surgical management of refractory chronic rhinosinusitis and sinonasal polyposis, endoscopic removal of benign and malignant sinus and nasal tumors, image-guided surgery, endoscopic lacrimal and orbital surgery, CSF leak repair and minimally invasive skull base surgery.

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