Dr. Samer Fakhri
Dr. Samer Fakhri.
Dr. Samer Fakhri is an internationally renowned rhinologist who has been practicing in the Houston area for over 10 years.
He is a founding member of the sinus center at Houston Plastics, Craniofacial and Sinus Surgery, a state of the art facility offering the highest level of expertise and personalized care to patients with nasal, sinus and skull base disorders.
Patients and peers have recognized.
skills and expertise as a sinus and skull base surgeon and have consistently named him to the local and national Top Doc lists including America's Best Doctors
and the acclaimed Castle Connolly Top Doctors, an accomplishment achieved by only 2% of physicians.
r. Fakhri holds leadership positions in healthcare institutions and specialty societies nationally and internationally.
The first of its kind in Houston and southeast Texas to offer comprehensive medical and surgical care for sinus and skull base disorders by a fellowship-trained rhinologist.
In 2013, Dr. Fakhri received the University of Texas System Regents' Outstanding Teaching Award, the highest honor bestowed by the UT Board of Regents and one of the nation's most competitive awards for medical educators.
also received the medical school Dean's Teaching Excellence Award for 8 consecutive years.
In late 2014 the president of UT Health
awarded Dr. Fakhri
the medal of excellence for his
exemplary contributions to clinical care, education and research.
During his tenure at UT, Dr. Fakhri served as Residency Program Director and Vice Chair in the department of Otorhinolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery.
is credited with transforming the learning milieu and educational structure of the otolaryngology residency program and lifting it into a fully-accredited and highly sought-after training program.
contributes to the education of future otolaryngologists and has trained many residents and fellow surgeons.
expertise is widely recognized and he
draws patients from across the globe.
Dr. Fakhri received his medical degree from McGill University in Montreal, Canada.
residency training at McGill University
Health Center and pursued fellowship training in rhinology at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation
also completed a research fellowship in Allergy and Immunology at the Meakins-Christie
Laboratories of McGill University
is one of very few surgeons certified by both the American Board of Otolaryngology
and the Royal College of Surgeons of Canada.
He is a fellow of the American College of Surgeons, the Royal College of Surgeons of Canada, the American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, and the American Rhinologic Society.
He serves as a committee Chair at the American Rhinologic Society and contributes yearly instructional courses to the American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery.
is a frequently invited national and international panelist and speaker.
has published over 60 scientific articles and book chapters, including description of new minimally invasive surgical techniques to treat complex sinus conditions.
areas of clinical interest include medical and surgical management of refractory chronic rhinosinusitis, sinus and nasal polyps, image-guided surgery, endoscopic lacrimal and orbital surgery, cerebrospinal fluid leak (CSF) repair, endoscopic removal of sinus and nasal tumors, and minimally invasive skull base surgery.
has a special interest in space medicine and managing sinus barotrauma and has been entrusted with the care of NASA astronauts, airline pilots and professional deep sea divers.
Dr. Fakhri's Care Philosophy