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Dr. Samer Fakhri

Surgeon

Memorial Hermann Hospital

HQ Phone: (713) 704-4000

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Memorial Hermann Hospital

6400 Fannin Street

Houston, Texas 77030

United States

Company Description

An integrated health system, Memorial Hermann is known for world-class clinical expertise, patient-centered care, leading edge technology, and innovation. The system, with its exceptional medical staff and more than 23,000 employees, serves to advance hea ... more

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Background Information

Employment History

Professor, Vice Chair and Residency Program Director

The University of Texas Medical School at Houston

Clinical Professor

University of Texas

Affiliations

Committee Chair
American Rhinologic Society

Scientific Advisory Board Member
ENTvantage DX

Founding Member
Houston Plastics

Fellow
Royal College of Surgeons of Canada.

Fellow
American College of Surgeons

Fellow
American Academy of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery , Inc.

Faculty Member
UTHealth OtorhinolarygnologyTexas Sinus Institute and Texas

Education

MD

medical degree

McGill University

Web References (83 Total References)


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The Principal Investigator is Samer Fakhri, MD, surgeon at Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Centre and associate professor and program director in the Department of Otorhinolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery at UTHealth.

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"Currently, the only treatment options for sensorineural hearing loss are hearing aids or cochlear implants," Dr Fakhri said.
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About 15 per cent of children in the US also suffer from low-frequency or high-frequency hearing loss that can impact the child's speech, language, and social development and can increase their risk of developing learning disabilities, according to Dr Fakhri.
"We share Dr Fakhri's and Dr Baumgartner's passion and commitment to understanding more about the potential applications of cord blood to help repair nerve tissue," said Heather Brown, vice president of scientific and medical affairs at CBR.


"There are a number of treatments ...

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"There are a number of treatments for hearing loss, but most of them rely on amplification of noises, not reversal of the hearing loss," said Dr. Samer Fakhri, associate professor and program director in the Department of Otorhinolaryngology at Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center, and principal investigator of the study.

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Fakhri said it's still too early to determine whether the procedure benefitted Madeleine, or may be beneficial for other children.
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"If there's any improvement, it should be detected within six months to a year," Fakhri said. "We can't determine from just one child if there's an overall benefit." If the study results show significant improvement overall among the collective children studied, children with acquired -- not genetic -- hearing loss, may be able to benefit from the procedure. "We do not recommend that stem cells at this point now should be a treatment modality for hearing loss," Fakhri said. Previous studies in mice suggest long-term hearing repair after stem cell infusion. Fakhri says it's likely that if the procedure works, children like Madeleine will have long-term restored hearing.
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"The way the stem cells work is they support repair," said Fakhri.


The Principal Investigator is Samer ...

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The Principal Investigator is Samer Fakhri, MD, surgeon at Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Centre and associate professor and program director in the Department of Otorhinolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery at UTHealth.

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"Currently, the only treatment options for sensorineural hearing loss are hearing aids or cochlear implants," Dr Fakhri said.
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About 15 per cent of children in the US also suffer from low-frequency or high-frequency hearing loss that can impact the child's speech, language, and social development and can increase their risk of developing learning disabilities, according to Dr Fakhri. "We share Dr Fakhri's and Dr Baumgartner's passion and commitment to understanding more about the potential applications of cord blood to help repair nerve tissue," said Heather Brown, vice president of scientific and medical affairs at CBR.


The Principal Investigator is Samer ...

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The Principal Investigator is Samer Fakhri, M.D., surgeon at Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center and associate professor and program director in the Department of Otorhinolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery at UTHealth.

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"Currently, the only treatment options for sensorineural hearing loss are hearing aids or cochlear implants," Dr. Fakhri said.
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About 15 percent of children in the U.S. also suffer from low-frequency or high-frequency hearing loss that can impact the child's speech, language and social development and can increase their risk of developing learning disabilities, according to Dr. Fakhri.
"We share Dr. Fakhri's and Dr. Baumgartner's passion and commitment to understanding more about the potential applications of cord blood to help repair nerve tissue," said Heather Brown, vice president of scientific and medical affairs at CBR.


The Principal Investigator of the ...

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The Principal Investigator of the clinical trial is Samer Fakhri, M.D., surgeon at Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center and associate professor and program director in the Department of Otorhinolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery at UTHealth. "Currently, the only treatment options for sensorineural hearing loss are hearing aids or cochlear implants," Dr. Fakhri said.

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