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Otorhinolaryngologists named to best doctors list

Written By: Melissa McDonald, UT Physicians | Updated: December 18, 2017
Martin J. Citardi, M.D. and Amber U. Luong, M.D, Ph.D. recognized on Best Doctors in America list. Photo credit: Rob Cahill, UTHealth Media Relations

Martin J. Citardi, M.D. and Amber U. Luong, M.D, Ph.D. recognized on Best Doctors in America list. (Photo credit: Rob Cahill, UTHealth Media Relations)

Two of the nation’s top otorhinolaryngologists practice at UT Physicians, the clinical practice of McGovern Medical School at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth).

Martin J. Citardi, M.D., professor and chair of the Department of Otorhinolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery at McGovern Medical School, and Amber U. Luong, M.D., Ph.D., associate professor in the Department of Otorhinolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery, have been named to the Best Doctors in America® list for 2017-2018.

“Selection for the Best Doctors in America List is a great honor, since the list’s members are selected by physicians through a rigorous process run by the Best Doctors organization,” said Dr. Citardi, who is also chief of otorhinolaryngology at Memorial Hermann – Texas Medical Center. “Also, the Best Doctors service provides information directly to patients, and I support the concept that informed patients make the best health care decisions.”

The highly regarded Best Doctors in America® List, assembled by Best Doctors, Inc. and audited and certified by Gallup®, is the result of exhaustive polling of nearly 40,000 physicians in the United States. In a confidential review, current physician listees answer the question, “If you or a loved one needed a doctor in your specialty, to whom would you refer?”  Best Doctors, Inc. evaluates the review results and verifies all additional information to meet detailed inclusion criteria.

“I am humbled and honored to be recognized nationally by my peers as someone they would trust to care for their loved ones,” said Dr. Luong, who is also director of research in the Department of Otorhinolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery.

Dr. Luong and Dr. Citardi provide research-proven services with advanced technologies to patients from around the world. Dr. Citardi is an internationally-recognized rhinologist, researcher, author and editor. His clinical interests include refractory sinusitis, revision sinus surgery, computer-aided surgery and minimally invasive anterior skull base surgery. Dr. Luong is a surgeon-scientist who has been funded by multiple sources including the National Institutes of Health. She has co-authored more than 80 peer-reviewed articles and book chapters. Her research and clinical interests include allergic fungal rhinosinusitis, refractory chronic rhinosinusitis, the pathophysiology of chronic respiratory disease, endoscopic orbital and dacryocystorhinostomy surgery.

Both physicians see patients at the UT Physicians Otorhinolaryngology – Texas Medical Center clinic at 6400 Fannin St., Suite 2700, Houston, 77030. To schedule an appointment, call 713-486-5000.

 

As the clinical practice of McGovern Medical School at UTHealth Houston, UT Physicians has locations across the Greater Houston area to serve the community. To schedule an appointment, call 888-4UT-DOCS.