Dr. Albritton is an expert in many areas within the ENT field, including: Sinus & Rhinology Minimally Invasive Sinus and Septal Surgery Balloon Sinuplasty He's driven by his passion to deliver the most successful outcomes in a safe and caring way, NOT an assembly line manner. Dr. Albritton is one of the nation's most experienced sinus surgeons. He has lectured on the topic worldwide. Authoring the preeminent publication regarding awake in-office procedures, he has trained numerous physicians across the world. In fact, many of Dallas' best ENT doctors were were tutored by Dr. Albritton in the use of balloon sinus instruments and techniques. Education: B.S. Texas A&M University, Cum Laude (combined BS/MD) M.D. Texas A&M University College of Medicine; With Honors (graduated 3rd in his class) Internship and Residency; Emory University Chief Resident; Emory (promoted 1 year early) Has served as Chairman of Texas Institute for Surgery and of Department of Otolaryngology at Texas Health Presbyterian Dallas. He is board certified in Otolaryngology, is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons, and American Rhinologic Society. A Dallas native, he has been recognized by D Magazine as "Best" ENT doctors in Dallas every year from 2006 through 2016. During his free time, Dr. Albritton enjoys spending time with his wife and 3 children, traveling, cycling, cooking. A man of many interests, he even helps manage an independent record label, Misra Records. Publications: Albritton FD, Casiano R, Sillers M. Feasibility of in-office endoscopic sinus surgery with balloon sinus dilation. American Journal of Rhinology & Allergy. 2012; 26(3):243-48. Albritton FD; Kingdom TT; DelGaudio JM.Malleable registration mask: application of a novel registration method in image guided sinus surgery. American Journal of Rhinology. 2001; 15(4): 219-24 Albritton FD; Kingdom TT. Endoscopic sinus surgery in patients with cystic fibrosis: an analysis of complications. American Journal of Rhinology. 2000; 14(6): 379-85 Albritton, FD, Levine, H, Smith, J, et al. Surgeon Radiation Exposure in ESS Using Balloon Catheters. Otolaryngology Head & Neck Surgery. 2009; 140(6):834-40. DelGaudio JM, Dillard DG, Albritton FD, et al. Computed tomography--guided needle biopsy of head and neck lesions. Archives of Otolaryngology Head & Neck Surgery. 2000 Mar; 126(3):366-70. Albritton, FD, Kingdom, TT. Cystic Fibrosis and Nasal Polyposis. Medscape Respiratory Care. Volume 4, Number 1; January/February 2000. Read Article » Albritton, FD, Lenis, AX. (1994) Cavernous Hemangioma of Tympanic Membrane. Ear Nose Throat Journal. 1994 Nov; 73(11):808. Albritton, FD, Lenis, AX. (1994) Mixed Adenoma of the Middle Ear. Ear Nose Throat Journal. 1994 Dec; 73(12):882. Lectures Interventional Rhinology: Early Intervention, Keynote Lecturer. London, UK 2013 Interventional Rhinology: Matching Treatment to Disease, Rhinology Keynote Lecturer 97th Annual Clinical Assembly of the AOCOO-HNS 2013 Rhinology/Sinus Panel and Case Discussions, 97th Annual Clinical Assembly of the AOCOO-HNS 2013 Sinus/Allergy Workshop, 97th Annual Clinical Assembly of the AOCOO-HNS 2013 Drug delivery: co-panelists David Conley (Northwestern), John DelGaudio (Emory), Bruce Tan(Northwestern), Ashtoush Kacker(Weill Cornell Medical College), Rohan Wijewickrama (St. Elizabeth's), New York City 2012 The "interventional" doctor: co-panelists Peter Catalano (Boston, MA), Leonardo Balsalobre (Sao Paulo, Brazil), Martin Hopp (Cedars-Sinai, Los Angeles, CA), Barry Schaitkin (UPMC, Pittsburgh, PA), Reuben Setliff III (Sioux Falls, ND) New York City 2012 Interventional rhinology: co-panelists Fred Kuhn (Savannah, GA), Reuben Setliff (Sioux Falls, SD), Prof. A. Simon Carney (Adelaide ,AU) Ray Weiss (Biloxi, MS) Brian Weeks (San Diego, CA) New York City 2011 Live Surgeon: Sinus Forum, Washington D.C. 2009 The Maxillary Sinus in Minimally Invasive Technique (International Societies of Rhinology),Philadelphia, PA 2009
Dr. Albritton IV's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:
Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
Specializes in Ear, Nose, and Throat
Board certified in Otolaryngology
No malpractice claims found
No sanctions found
No board actions found
Ear, Nose, and Throat
Accredited by: American Board of Otolaryngology*
Why It Matters: Dr. Albritton IV's Board Certifications
Board certification should be one of your top considerations when choosing a doctor. Board certification is an official recognition given to doctors who have met specific requirements set by national medical specialty boards in the United States.
Board certification indicates that a doctor is highly qualified in the medical field in which he or she practices. A board-certified doctor is more likely than a non-board-certified doctor to have the most current skills and knowledge about how to treat your medical condition.
Loss of Smell and-or Taste
Vocal Cord Nodule
Ablation or Excision of Nasal Turbinates
Antrostomy and Antrotomy (Sinus Surgery)
Diagnostic Nasal and-or Sinus Endoscopy
Ear Tube Placement
Endoscopic Sinus Surgery
Endoscopic Sinus Surgery With Navigational System
Endoscopic Sinus Surgery Without Navigational System
Ethmoidectomy (Sinus Surgery)
Excision of Parotid, Sublingual, or Submandibular Gland
Intranasal or Sinus Procedure
Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
Nasal Septum Surgery (Septoplasty)
Sleep Apnea Surgery
Sphenoidotomy (Sinus Surgery)
Thyroidectomy or Thyroid Lobectomy
0 Malpractice Claims
No malpractice history found for Texas.
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No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.
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Healthgrades collects sanction history from all 50 U.S. states. Physicians with a disciplinary action in one state may move to another state where they have a clean record. Since Healthgrades painstakingly compiles disciplinary action information from all 50 states, Healthgrades website will show if a physician has a disciplinary action in more than one state.
0 Board Actions
No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.
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Types of non-disciplinary actions include an advisory letter, a corrective action agreement, a limitation or restriction on the medical or healthcare tasks a doctor can perform, or a voluntary agreement by the doctor not to practice. A board action can also include a termination of a corrective action agreement or voluntary agreement, which allows the doctor to return to full practice.
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If a doctor has a board action, it means he or she has had a non-disciplinary action imposed upon him or her. It does not necessarily mean that he or she is a poor quality doctor. Before you make any choices about changing your doctor, evaluate the doctor's board action information and determine how severe or relevant you think the cause and action were.
How far back does Healthgrades non-disciplinary board action history go?
Healthgrades reports non-disciplinary board action history from for the previous five years, except when a doctor's license has been revoked or surrendered. Healthgrades displays all actions for doctors whose licenses have been revoked or surrendered.
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Healthgrades collects non-disciplinary board actions from all 50 U.S. states.
Texas A&M University / Main Campus
Undergraduate School | Graduated 1992
The Texas A&M University System Health Science Center College Of Medicine
Medical School | Graduated 1996
Internship Hospital | Completed 1997
Residency Hospital | Completed 2001
Awards & Recognition
Awards & Honors
Healthgrades Honor Roll
D Magazine Top Doctor, 2009
Chief Resident, Emory University School of Medicine, 2000
Healthgrades Recognized Doctor designation identifies leading doctors who:
Are board certified.
Have not had their license surrendered or revoked since Healthgrades started collecting data in 2000.
Have no malpractice judgments, adverse arbitration awards, or monetary settlements for the last five years in the states in which Healthgrades can collect malpractice data.
Are free of state or federal disciplinary actions (sanctions) for the last five years.
Healthgrades updates the Recognized Doctor list quarterly based on board certification data. Healthgrades also receives sanction and malpractice data throughout the year, depending on how frequently the state medical boards release updates.
We remove a newly sanctioned doctor from the Recognized Doctor list as soon as we receive the information. However, it is important to note that malpractice information is publically available in only 14 states.
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