Dr. Samer Fakhri, MD

Dr. Samer Fakhri, MD

Ear, Nose, and Throat  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 48
Dr. Samer Fakhri, MD is an otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat) specialist in Houston, TX and has been practicing for 14 years. He graduated from McGill University Faculty Of Medicine in 1998 and specializes in ear, nose, and throat.Read his story

6400 Fannin St Ste 2290

Houston, TX 77030

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  • Aetna
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • Assurant Health
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • CareOregon
  • CareSource
  • Cigna
  • Community Health Choice
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
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Top Care Areas

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Head or Neck Lump or Swelling
more than 79% of peers
Earwax Buildup
more than 56% of peers
Sleep Disorders
more than 27% of peers

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Dr. Fakhri's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Fakhri " 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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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Fakhri "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."

1  Specialties

  • Ear, Nose, and Throat

2  Board Certifications

  • Otolaryngology
    Accredited by: American Board of Otolaryngology*
  • Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery
    Accredited by: Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada

45  Conditions Treated

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21  Procedures

  • 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
  • Endoscopic Polypectomy
  • Endoscopic Sinus Surgery
  • Endoscopic Sinus Surgery With Navigational System
  • ENT Surgery
  • 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

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Texas.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


  • McGill University / Faculty Of Medicine
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1998
  • McGill University Faculty Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1998
  • McGill University Health Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1999
  • McGill University Health Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2003
  • Cleveland Clinic
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2004

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Fakhri has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Arabic
  • French

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Fakhri's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Fakhri to family and friends
25 total reviews (2 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (25)

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Dr. Fakhri's Performance

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  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (2)

Dr. Fakhri treated both me and my wife and solved a breathing issue for my wife that had gone undiagnosed for years, He is one of the best.
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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...more
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