Dec
20
2017

Local media highlight effects of cochlear implant on Texas Children’s patient

Five-year-old Marianne Franco failed every hearing test since she was born, causing her to move through life lip reading and hearing what she could with a hearing aid. All of that recently changed when doctors at Texas Children’s Hospital The Woodlands turned on the cochlear implant Marianne received weeks before. As an audiologist rang a Read More…

Dec
12
2017

Improving Health Care: Cognitive Bias & the Science of Decision Making

On February 10 at Third Coast on Bertner Avenue in Houston, Texas Children’s Chief of Otolaryngology Dr. Ellis Arjmand and Dr. Oded Netzer, professor of business at Columbia Business School in New York City, will lead an interactive workshop focused on the psychology of decision making in medicine. During the 8-hour course, attendees will learn Read More…

Jan
4
2017

Mehta named to top positions to professional otolaryngology organizations

Texas Children’s Otolaryngologist Dr. Deepak Mehta was recently named to two important positions in professional otolaryngology organizations. In December, Mehta was elected president of the Society for Ear, Nose and Throat Advances in Children (SENTAC). The December 2018 meeting of SENTAC will be in Houston, giving Texas Children’s otolaryngologists the chance to introduce our city Read More…

Apr
5
2016

Pediatric otolaryngologist changes toddler’s life by removing tracheostomy tube

Before learning about pediatric otolaryngologist Dr. Deepak Mehta on Facebook, Christina Harper was about to give up hope that her 2-year-old daughter, Harlow, would ever live a life without a tracheostomy tube. Shortly after being born in California, surgeons discovered Harlow had bilateral vocal cord paralysis, which caused her vocal cords to stay closed, preventing Read More…

Apr
5
2016

Pediatric otolaryngologist showcased in New England Journal of Medicine online feature

An instructional video from pediatric otolaryngologist Dr. Ellen Friedman was recently showcased in the New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM) online feature on Videos in Clinical Medicine. In the 15-minute video, Friedman outlines the best approaches and techniques for “Removal of Foreign Bodies from the Ear and Nose.” Subscribers to the journal can view the Read More…