Dr. Samer Fakhri, MD
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Care Philosophy

My care philosphy is simple: I will listen to you and identify the issues that affect your health and quality of life and try to resolve them. I will use my clinical and research expertise to offer you individividualized and unparalleled quality care in the least invasive way. Under my care you will benefit from innovative and cutting edge technologies. I wilI treat you with respect and give you the opportunity to be involved in your health decisions.

Biography

Dr. Samer Fakhri is an internationally renowned rhinologist who has been practicing in the Houston area for over 10 years. Dr. Fakhri has a special interest in space medicine and managing sinus barotrauma. He has been entrusted with the care of NASA astronauts, airline pilots, and professional deep sea divers. 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. Dr. Fakhri's 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. Dr. Fakhri is a clinical professor at the University of Texas medical school at Houston and holds leadership positions in healthcare institutions and specialty societies nationally and internationally. He joined The University of Texas Medical School at Houston in 2004 and established the division of sinonasal and skull base surgery, 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. He 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. He 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. He contributes to the education of future otolaryngologists and has trained many residents and fellow surgeons. His expertise is widely recognized and he draws patients from across the globe. Dr. Fakhri received his medical degree from McGill University in Montreal, Canada. He completed his 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. Fakhri 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. In addition he is on the editorial board and a reviewer for Otolaryngology journals. He is a frequently invited national and international panelist and speaker. Dr. Fakhri has published over 60 scientific articles and book chapters, including description of new minimally invasive surgical techniques to treat complex sinus conditions. Dr. Fakhri's 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.

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For most of my life I have suffered with severe sinus infections and not breathing well. Sadly I had been to another surgeon that operated and it was worse than ever and leaving me with a poor quality of life. After several visits to Dr. Fakhri and sending me to other specialists to investigate other issues...migraine, immune, etc. He was correct in all of his theories, but it still did not tackle my anatomic issues. We operated today and for the first time I have been able to breathe! So happy!
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  • Dr. Samer Fakhri is an internationally renowned rhinologist who has been practicing in the Houston area for over 10 years.

    Dr. Fakhri has a special interest in space medicine and managing sinus barotrauma. He has been entrusted with the care of NASA astronauts, airline pilots, and professional deep sea divers.

    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. Dr. Fakhri's 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.

    Dr. Fakhri is a clinical professor at the University of Texas medical school at Houston and holds leadership positions in healthcare institutions and specialty societies nationally and internationally. He joined The University of Texas Medical School at Houston in 2004 and established the division of sinonasal and skull base surgery, 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. He 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. He 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. He contributes to the education of future otolaryngologists and has trained many residents and fellow surgeons. His expertise is widely recognized and he draws patients from across the globe.

    Dr. Fakhri received his medical degree from McGill University in Montreal, Canada. He completed his 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. Fakhri 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. In addition he is on the editorial board and a reviewer for Otolaryngology journals. He is a frequently invited national and international panelist and speaker. Dr. Fakhri has published over 60 scientific articles and book chapters, including description of new minimally invasive surgical techniques to treat complex sinus conditions. Dr. Fakhri's 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.

Dr. Fakhri's Care Philosophy

My care philosphy is simple: I will listen to you and identify the issues that affect your health and quality of life and try to resolve them. I will use my clinical and research expertise to offer you individividualized and unparalleled quality care in the least invasive way. Under my care you will benefit from innovative and cutting edge technologies. I wilI treat you with respect and give you the opportunity to be involved in your health decisions.

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  •  Specializes in Ear, Nose, and Throat
  •  Board certified in Otolaryngology and Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery
  •  No malpractice claims found
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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  • Otolaryngology
  • Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery

Conditions Treated

  • Acute Sinusitis
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Allergic Reaction
  • Allergic Rhinitis
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Rhinorrhea
  • Chronic Sinusitis
  • Deafness
  • Deviated Septum
  • Dizziness
  • Dysphagia
  • ENT Cancer
  • Ear Disorders
  • Earwax Buildup
  • Enlarged Turbinates
  • Facial Fracture
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Head and Neck Cancer
  • Head or Neck Lump or Swelling
  • Headache
  • Hoarse Voice (Dysphonia)
  • Jaw Fracture
  • Larynx Conditions
  • Malignant Bone Cancer of the Skull, Face, and Jaw
  • Maxillary and Malar Fractures
  • Nasal Obstruction
  • Nasal Polyp
  • Nosebleed
  • Oral Cancer
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Otitis Media
  • Peritonsillar Abscess
  • Postnasal Drip
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Salivary Gland Cancer
  • Sinus Disorders
  • Sinusitis
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Skull Base Lesions
  • Skull Base Tumor
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Vertigo

Education

  • Medical School
    McGill University Faculty Of Medicine

    Graduated in 1998

  • Internship Hospital
    McGill University Health Center

    Completed in 1999

  • Residency Hospital
    McGill University Health Center

    Completed in 2003

  • Fellowship Hospital
    Cleveland Clinic

    Completed in 2004

  • Undergraduate School
    McGill University / Faculty Of Medicine

    Graduated in 1998

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Arabic
  • French

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Specialties

  • Ear, Nose, and Throat

Procedures Performed

  • Ablation or Excision of Nasal Turbinates
  • Adenoidectomy
  • Antrostomy and Antrotomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Balloon Sinuplasty
  • Cancer Treatment
  • Complex Skull Base Surgery
  • Diagnostic Nasal and-or Sinus Endoscopy
  • ENT Surgery
  • Endoscopic Polypectomy
  • Endoscopic Sinus Surgery
  • Endoscopic Sinus Surgery With Navigational System
  • Ethmoidectomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Intranasal or Sinus Procedure
  • Lip, Excision or Resection
  • Nasal Septum Surgery (Septoplasty)
  • Sinus Surgery
  • Skull Base Surgery
  • Sphenoidotomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Tonsillectomy
  • Tracheal Surgery
  • Wound Repair