American Board of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery

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5615 Kirby Drive, Suite 600
Houston, TX 77005
(713) 850-0399

Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery

An Otolaryngologist – head and neck surgeon provides medical and/or surgical therapy or prevention of diseases, allergies, neoplasms, deformities, disorders and/or injuries of the ears, nose, sinuses, throat, respiratory and upper alimentary systems, face, jaws and the other head and neck systems. Head and neck oncology, facial plastic and reconstructive surgery and the treatment of disorders of hearing and voice are fundamental areas of expertise.

Specialty training required prior to board certification: Five years


Certification in one of the following subspecialties requires additional training and assessment as specified by the board.

  • Neurotology
    Neurotologist has special expertise in the management of diseases of the inner ear, temporal bone, and skull base, including tumors and other conditions.
  • Complex Pediatric Otolaryngology
    A Pediatric Otolaryngologist has special expertise in the management of infants and children with disorders that include congenital and acquired conditions involving the aerodigestive tract, nose and paranasal sinuses, the ear and other areas of the head and neck and in the diagnosis, treatment and management of childhood disorders of voice, speech, language and hearing.
  • Plastic Surgery Within the Head and Neck
    An Otolaryngologist trained in this area has additional expertise in plastic and reconstructive procedures within the head, face, neck and associated structures, including cutaneous head and neck oncology and reconstruction, management of maxillofacial trauma, soft tissue repair and cosmetic surgery.
  • Sleep Medicine
    An Otolaryngologist with demonstrated expertise in the diagnosis and management of clinical conditions that occur during sleep, that disturb sleep, or that are affected by disturbances in the wake-sleep cycle. This specialist is skilled in the analysis and interpretation of comprehensive polysomnography, and well versed in emerging research and management of a sleep laboratory.